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Comment - An Opinion on Scottish Independence?

On Thursday 18 September, the residents of Scotland will take to the polls to consider a question, their answer to which could have huge rep...

Scotching Rumours the Whisky Boom is Over

Is the fabled Scotch whisky boom subsiding?...

Budget: Has George Osborne Avoided a Hangover?

George Osborne must think he can walk into any pub in the UK today and be treated to a free pint....

Dewar's Highlander Honey: Start of Something New?

You may have seen us get rather excited late last week when we broke a(nother) exclusive on just-drinks. When we found out that Bacardi has...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle Pt II 23 Jan 2014

Olly Wehring

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the CEO of Edrington, Ian Curle set out why his company was bringing its global distribution in-house and investing heavily in its The Macallan Scotch whisky. In part two, Curle talks about his company's unique ownership structure and shares his thoughts on the next possible golden era for Scotch.

Interview - Bruichladdich's CEO Simon Coughlin 20 Nov 2012

Andy Morton

Two months ago, French spirits and Champagne firm Remy Cointreau paid GBP58m (US$90.3m) for Islay Scotch maker Bruichladdich.

Latest News

Russia bans Ukrainian alcohol - report 14 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Russia's food safety watchdog has announced an import ban on a number of beers and spirits produced in Ukraine, according to reports.

Scotch industry on guard for Russia sanctions 8 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is “closely monitoring” Russia's trade sanctions after the country banned food imports from the UK and other western countries.

Scotch whisky gets Myanmar legal protection boost 11 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Scotch whisky will receive better legal protection in Myanmar under new rules, while efforts to crack down on fake supplies are being stepped up.

SWA chief denies group silenced on independence 10 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

The head of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has denied the group has been pressured into silence on the question of Scottish independence, but admitted there has been “vigorous” discussions with both sides.

SWA names head of alcohol abuse fund 9 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed the first chairperson of its alcohol-harm charity, the Scotch Whisky Action Fund.

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