Glenmorangie launches new expression 'A Tale of Cake'

Glenmorangie has launched a new single malt whisky called A Tale of Cake which has been finished in Tokaji dessert wine casks.

The Last Drop appoints new master blender

The Last Drop Distillers has appointed Colin Scott as master blender to move the brand from the curation to creation of rare spirits.

Rebel Yell launches second special edition exclusive to Europe

Kentucky-based Lux Row Distillers has launched its second limited edition release of Rebel Yell bourbon in the UK.

Benriach launches new portfolio and branding

Benriach Distillery, located in north Speyside, has relaunched its portfolio of single malt whiskies with new liquids and branding.

Stauning unveils new bottle design for global markets

Danish distillery Stauning has unveiled a new bottle design in line with the brand’s global expansion.

Jameson value growth down 1% in FY20

Irish Distillers’ Jameson experienced a -1% decline in value growth due to the impacts of COVID-19 in the second half of the year.

GreatDrams launches oldest ever whisky bottling

GreatDrams has launched three new whiskies including a 30-year-old Girvan single grain expression which are now available online.

Loch Lomond undergoes brand re-launch

Loch Lomond Whiskies has launched a complete brand refresh across its domestic and global travel retail single malt scotch whisky ranges.

Kavalan launches entry level range

Taiwanese distillery Kavalan has launched a new entry-level range of whisky called The Distillery Select Series.

Hyslop: Chivas Extra 13 a huge leap for scotch

Chivas director of blending Sandy Hyslop said the company had anticipated changes to the scotch whisky laws allowing for the launch of Chivas Extra 13 in March.

Heads steps down as Ardbeg distillery manager

In October 2020, Mickey Heads will retire as Ardbeg Distillery Manager after 13 years in the role.

Diamond P: New look for Powers Irish whiskey

Irish Distillers has unveiled a new look for its Powers Irish whiskey brand. The rebrand is meant to attract a new generation of drinkers to, historically, one of Ireland’s key whiskey brands.

Brands Report 2020: World whisky

This catch-all category, taking in global whiskies (outside of American, scotch and Irish) tends to be dominated by Japan.

Brands Report 2020: Irish whiskey

In the bar channel, Irish whiskey might take a back seat to American styles, and even scotch, but few venues don't have a small collection on their back bar.

Brands Report 2020: Scotch whisky

Because so many classics call for bourbon and rye, scotch has never been the go-to whisky in cocktail bars, but it is certainly now much more in the thinking.

Brands Report 2020: American whiskey

With the proliferation of distilleries continent-wide, North American whiskey is no longer the sole domain of its heartlands Kentucky and Tennessee.

Suntory invests in Indian whisky with Oaksmith

Japanese spirits company Suntory has invested in Indian whisky to take on Diageo and Pernod Ricard.

Distilled Spirits Council praises US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The Distilled Spirits Council of the US has applauded the signing of an agreement to move forward with the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Maker's Mark expands Private Select to travel retail

Maker’s Mark has announced the launch of Private Select in collaboration with Heinemann duty free in Australia.

Royal Salute launches 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish

Royal Salute has launched one of its most exclusive whiskies to date with an RRP $30,000 to international markets.

The Macallan re-opens Taiwan travel retail outlet

The Macallan has launched its new luxury retail experience in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as part of the brand’s global Boutique programme in Asia.

Langstane Liquor launches Glasshouse Whisky

Langstane Liquor Company has launched Glasshouse Whisky which has been specifically designed to be complement long drinks.

GlenDronach launches Traditionally Peated

The GlenDronach Distillery has launched its Traditionally Peated expression - a highland scotch with a heated finish.

Whisky distillery to open in Inner Mongolia

Chinese company MengTai Group has announced the construction of a whisky distillery in Inner Mongolia.

World's most expensive scotch collection surpasses £10m

Vietnamese businessman Viet Nguyen Dinh Tuan has entered the Guinness World Records with the most expensive collection of scotch whisky on the planet.

Westward gets UK distribution deal

Westward Whiskey will make its European debut in the UK via an exclusive partnership with distributor Spirit Cartel as part of its ongoing global market expansion.

Auchentoshan launches Sauvignon Blanc finish

Auchentoshan has launched a Sauvignon Blanc expression which is available exclusively on Amazon.

Auchentoshan launches new brand design

Auchentoshan has launched a new brand identity as part of its new positioning to encourage younger drinkers to “share, mix and enjoy an Auchentoshan whisky together”.

Council of Whiskey Masters partners with Glencairn

The Council of Whiskey Masters has announced a strategic partnership with Glencairn Crystal.

Douglas Laing acquires Strathearn Distillery

Independent scotch whisky firm Douglas Laing has announced a 100% acquisition of Strathearn Distillery.

Jack Daniel's announces Tennessee Calling IV winners

Jack Daniel’s has announced the winning bar team of its fourth annual Tennessee Calling bartending competition after a two-day final during London Cocktail Week.

Scotchwhisky.com to close imminently

Scotchwhisky.com announced its imminent closure on Monday 14 October due to an ‘unsustainable business model’.

Dr Rachel Barrie made Keeper of the Quaich

Dr Rachel Barrie has been made a Keeper of the Quaich at a private ceremony held at Blair Castle on Monday 7 October.

Beam Suntory launches innovative US-Japan whiskey

Beam Suntory have released a collaborative American whiskey made by Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe and Suntory chief blender Shinji Fukuyo called Legent.

Michter’s: Roma Bar Show key for Italy spirits market

Michter’s vice president Matt Magliocco said this year’s inaugural Roma Bar Show provided a “perfect opportunity” to build its route to market in Italy.

That Boutique-y Broadcasting Company launches

That Boutique-y Broadcasting Company has launched a podcast series called Uncorked: Whisky Sessions.

Old Forester launches single barrel programme in UK

Old Forester has introduced a single barrel programme to the UK which will be available to the trade from autumn 2019.

The Lakes Distillery launches first sherry-led single malt

The Lakes Distillery has launched The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 - the first in a series of widely available single malt whisky releases aiming to showcase its sherry-led house style.

Glenfiddich launches Grand Cru

Glenfiddich has launched Grand Cru, a 23-year-old single malt finished in rare French cuvée oak casks.

Kavalan launches Concertmaster Sherry Finish

Kavalan distillery has launched Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Finish, the distillery’s first global release of 2019.

Jameson Barrelback promotion: decision upheld

A recent complaint about Pernod Ricard UK’s Jameson Irish whiskey Barrelback on-trade promotion was upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. 

Kilchoman completes Islay distillery expansion

Kilchoman Islay single malt whisky distillery has completed the expansion of its distillery which has the potential to double capacity.

Jim Beam $60m distillery begins construction

Beam Suntory is investing $60 to build a new distillery at its existing operations in Clermont, Kentucky.

Bulleit founder 'steps back' over abuse claims

Bulleit Bourbon founder Tom Bulleit has been made to step down from his role as brand ambassador by Diageo following claims of sex abuse by his daughter.

Pernod Ricard buys Texas whiskey brand TX

Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of Texas-based Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co, maker of super premium American whiskey.

Royal Salute releases two blends in biggest ever brand move

Royal Salute has launched two new expressions and rebranded its signature 21 Year Old scotch whisky in one of the biggest moves in the brand’s history.

Edinburgh's Holyrood Distillery announces open date

Holyrood Distillery, which will be the first single malt whisky distillery in the centre of Edinburgh for almost 100 years, will open on 30 July.

IWA responds to claims Irish whiskey laws favour Pernod

The Irish Whiskey Association has responded to claims that its Geographical Indication and Technical File is in danger of dumbing down’ the category.

Huge fire destroys Jim Beam rickhouse

A Jim Beam rickhouse containing around 45,000 barrels of whiskey burned to the ground on Wednesday.

Scotch and Irish whiskey receive US tariff threats

Scotch and Irish whiskey have been targeted by the US for potential new tariffs on imported goods.