1975 Ardbeg whisky sold for £16 million

A 1975 cask of Ardbeg Islay malt scotch whisky, Cask No.3, is the brand's oldest whisky ever released and was sold to a private collector in Asia for £16 million.

Shane Lowry appointed new Jameson brand ambassador

Jameson has announced that professional Irish golfer, Shane Lowry, is to be the new brand ambassador, as they come together for a three-year global partnership.

Jack Daniels launches two new whiskey expressions

The Jack Daniel Distillery has introduced two additions to its core range, Jack Daniel’s Bonded and Jack Daniel’s Triple Mash.

WhistlePig announces launch of PiggyBack 100% Rye

Vermont-based rye whiskey distillery WhistlePig has announced the launch of the six years aged, 100% rye PiggyBack, created by late master distiller Dave Pickerell to showcase rye’s mixability.

Bimmerle takes over Label 5 distribution in Germany

Bimmerle KG has taken over the distribution of La Martiniquaise Scotch whisky brand Label 5 Classic Black whisky in Germany.

Sazerac Company acquires Lough Gill Distillery

Hazelwood Demesne Limited, owner of the Lough Gill Distillery in Sligo, has announced its acquisition by the Sazerac Company to develop the historical site.

Bladnoch Distillery announces limited release whisky expression

Bladnoch Distillery has announced its newest expression, a 30-year-old single malt Scotch whisky with a limited release of 950 bottles.

Elixir Distillers to buy Pernod Ricard’s Tormore Distillery

Elixir Distillers has signed an agreement to buy the Tormore distillery and brand from Pernod Ricard.

Irish Distillers announces carbon neutral roadmap for Midleton Distillery

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distilleries, is to invest €50 million in Midleton Distillery over the next four years to deliver a carbon neutral operation by the end of 2026.

Balblair releases film in partnership with David Eustace

Single malt Scotch brand Balblair has partnered with acclaimed Scottish photographer and director David Eustace to produce a film.

Dewar’s launches Mizunara oak cask finished Scotch in the UK

Scotch whisky brand Dewar’s has announced the latest release in the brand’s Cask Series, Japanese Smooth, an 8-year-old blended Scotch finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.

Elixir Distillers announces name of new Islay distillery

Ahead of Fèis Ìle festival, and six months after breaking ground, co-founders of Elixir Distillers have announced that their new Islay distillery will be called Portintruan.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society announces limited-edition memory box collaborations

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has partnered with memory psychologist Dr Ansgar Endress, chef Bruce Clyne-Watson, and, rollercoaster designer Brendan Walker, to launch a series of festival bottlings paired with nostalgia-inducing memory boxes. 

The Lakes Distillery launch latest single malt from The Whiskymaker’s Reserve series

Cumbrian-based whisky producer, The Lakes Distillery, have announced the launch of their latest single malt from the acclaimed Whiskymaker’s Reserve series.

The Single Malt Shop launches in the UK with WhistlePig exclusive

Dublin-based online whisky store, The Single Malt Shop, has announced that they will now deliver to the UK and to celebrate the launch, delivery costs to the UK will be free until the end of May. 

The Balvenie announces release of French Oak 16 Year Old

Speyside whisky brand The Balvenie has announced the launch of French Oak 16 Year Old, marking the first use of French oak in the distillery’s 129-year history.

Kingsbarns Distillery announces the final release of limited-edition Distillery Reserve

Lowland scotch whisky distillery, Kingsbarns, has announced the release of the last remaining bottles of its 2021 Distillery Reserve.

Aber Falls Whisky announces plans for international expansion

Welsh whisky brand Aber Falls has announced an international roll-out that will see the brand become available in more than ten countries including Australia, Germany, Denmark, and Canada.

The Irishman Whiskey announces bottle redesign with the release of new range of single malts

Walsh Whiskey has announced the release of new additions to The Irishman’s range of Irish single malt whiskey, featuring a new bottle design.

Diageo to build $245m Crown Royal distillery

Diageo has announced plans to build a new $245m distillery for its Crown Royal Canadian Whisky brand.

The Macallan launches 81-year-old single malt

The Macallan has launched its oldest ever singe malt called The Reach which was distilled during the Second World War.

Pernod Ricard UK expands its portfolio with new super-premium Kentucky whiskies

Pernod Ricard UK has expanded its American whiskey portfolio with Rabbit Hole making the UK the first European market to launch the brand.

Derbyshire’s White Peak Distillery announces launch of debut single malt

Derbyshire’s first full-scale craft distillery White Peak has announced the release of Wire Works Whisky, its first single malt.

Maker’s Mark becomes a certified B Corp

Maker’s Mark has earned B Corporation Certification becoming the world’s largest distillery, and Kentucky’s first, to do so.

Wemyss Malts launches limited-edition blend

Edinburgh-based independent whisky bottler Wemyss Malts has announced the launch of a brand-new limited-edition blend.

Brands Report 2022: World Whiskies

Suntory has ended Nikka’s six-year reign as the most popular world whisky in the Brands Report.

Brands Report 2022: Irish whiskey

If you had to bet your house on one brand topping a list, it would probably be Jameson in the Irish whiskey category.

Brands Report 2022: American whiskey

Diageo’s Bulleit just about retained its position as the bestselling American whiskey in the World’s Best Bars.

Brands Report 2022: Scotch whisky

It seems loyalty remains strong within the scotch whisky sector given the same 10 brands make up the bestselling list in 2022 as the previous year, albeit in a different order.

Hyslop: Royal Salute 51 is 'one-of-a-kind' expression

Royal Salute master blender Sandy Hyslop has declared its new 51-year-old a “one-of-a-kind” blend.

Moët Hennessy launches WhistlePig sales and marketing drive in the UK and Europe

Luxury drinks company Moët Hennessy and WhistlePig have launched a full sales and marketing drive in the UK and Europe this month, following the announcement of their partnership last year.

Samuel Gulliver & Co partners with England Rugby

Samuel Gulliver & Co has signed a long-term deal to become the official whisky of England Rugby and coincide with the launch of its English single malts.

Laphroaig veteran John Campbell joins Lochlea Distillery

Single malt whisky distiller, John Campbell, has joined the independent family-owned Lochlea Distillery as its new production director.

Johnnie Walker releases final Masters series whisky

Johnnie Walker has launched Masters of Flavour, the third and final whisky in the Johnnie Walker Masters series.

Pernod Ricard unveils China malt distillery The Chuan

Pernod Ricard has unveiled its new $150m malt whisky distillery called The Chuan in Emeishan, China.

Amber Beverage Group acquires Walsh Whiskey

Amber Beverage Group has acquired Irish whiskey brand Walsh Whiskey for an undisclosed sum with the existing staff remaining in place.

Alex Thomas named Bushmills master blender

Bushmills has appointed Alex Thomas as master blender at The Old Bushmills Distillery working across the entire portfolio and product development.

Diageo to build $75m whisky distillery in China

Diageo has revealed plans to build a US$75m malt whisky distillery in southwestern China.

Trade reacts as US/EU whiskey tariffs dropped

Both parties have expressed their delight by Saturday’s announcement that the US and EU have agreed to lift retaliatory tariffs on American whiskey.

Yamazaki crowned The World's Most Admired Whisky brand 2021

Suntory’s Yamazaki has topped the inaugural edition of Drinks International’s The World’s Most Admired Whiskies which launched on 21 October.

Emma Walker to take over from legendary Jim Beveridge at Johnnie Walker

Dr Emma Walker will replace the legendary Dr Jim Beveridge as Johnnie Walker master blender at the end of the year.

Glenmorangie open experimental distillery

Glenmorangie single malt has opened the Lighthouse, the brand’s first innovation distillery created for experimentation.

Diageo invests in Komasa Kanosuke Distillery

Diageo’s drinks accelerator arm Distil Ventures has made a minority investment in Japanese single malt producer Komasa Kanosuke Distillery.

Aber Falls releases its 2021 single malt

Aber Falls has released its 2021 single malt bottling, the Welsh distillery’s second single malt following its inaugural release in May.

Glenfiddich launches 'closed loop' biogas trucks

Glenfiddich has launched a ‘closed loop’ sustainable transport initiative that will run its delivery fleet on green biogas made from the residues of its own distilling process.

Whisky Hammer agrees investment deal with Rare Whisky Holdings

Scottish whisky auction firm, Whisky Hammer, and sister company Still Spirit has sold a 49% stake of the business to the Hong Kong investment group, Rare Whisky Holdings.

The Glenlivet opens visitor centre following refurbishment

The Glenlivet has opened its newly refurbished distillery and visitor centre in Speyside after undergoing 18 months of renovations.

Ardgowan Distillery announces construction of new distillery following £8.4 million investment

Ardgowan Distillery has announced a new one million litre single malt distillery and visitor centre, built on the Ardgowan Estate in Inverclyde, Scotland.

Bushmills launches two whiskeys as part of Original Cask series

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has released two new products as part of its Original Cask series which combine finished single malts with triple distilled grain whiskey.

X by Glenmorangie targets mixed drinks sector

Glenmorangie has released a new single malt scotch whisky called X by Glenmorangie which has been specifically designed for mixing.