Scotch Whisky Association
This month, spirits commentator Ian Buxton ponders the conclusions bandied about following the publication of Scotch whisky export numbers f...
just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part one, we look at how the s...
Tucked in to a trading estate in the Scottish county of Fife, beside a local dry cleaning firm and a rubber moulding factory, InchDairnie Distillery is an unusual spot for a whisky revolution.
The expectation was that the long-awaited European Court of Justice ruling on minimum unit pricing would finally determine whether the practice is legal in the EU.
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The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian Buxton voices his concerns.
It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.
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The Scotch Whisky Association is to take its battle over minimum unit pricing out of Scotland with an appeal to the UK's highest court.
The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, David Frost, is stepping down to become an advisor to UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said it may appeal to the UK's highest court after Scotland’s justice system delivered a major blow to its efforts against minimum pricing.
Taiwan has joined the list of high-value markets where Scotch is registered as a trademark.
Scotch whisky exports grew six-month volumes for the first time in three years, new figures show, but sales remained down as key markets Taiwan and France underperformed.
The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed new draught regulations in India that bring authorities one step closer to having clear definitions for alcohol categories.
The Scotch Whisky Association has warned of major uncertainty ahead as Brexit puts the UK's tariff-free access to important global markets including South Korea and South Africa at risk.
Yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum fell 52% in favour of the so-called 'Brexit'. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day on drinks industry reaction.
Scotch whisky exports continued to lose volumes and value last year as producers faced further global economic headwinds, new figures have shown.
The head of Diageo has warned against the UK leaving the EU, saying a so-called Brexit could jeopardise the industry's global bargaining clout.
Scotch whisky sales in the UK returned to growth in volume terms last year but remained far below historical highs.
Scotch whisky has secured geographical indication (GI) status in Mozambique as the category continues to chase protection against fakes in Africa.
The drinks trade has welcomed a European Union request that would see the World Trade Organisation tackle Colombia over what is perceived as being unfair taxation.
The Scotch Whisky Association has opened a London office in a bid to be closer to decision makers.
Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.
Scotch whisky sales fell again in the first half of the year but declines were slower than last year as key markets the US and Singapore stemmed losses.
The head of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said a recent downturn in Scotch exports is over, with anecdotal evidence pointing to a return to growth.
The Scotch whisky industry has secured geographical indication recognition in a further 17 countries in Afirca.
The European spirits industry has hailed a new EU free-trade deal with Vietnam, saying an agreement to cut a 45% import tariff will encourage further growth.
A UK ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras is to head up the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new London office.
R&B Distillers plans to open the first legal whisky distillery on the island of Raasay, just off the coast of Skye.
Scotch whisky distilleries benefitted from 1.5m tourist visits in 2014, according to figures from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) today.
To support the release of its latest report, entitled ‘The Economic Impact of Scotch Whisky Production in the UK’, trade body The Scotch Whisky Association has released this video, highlighting the size, scale and importance of the Scotch industry.
Spirits in Vietnam
In the forecast period, Scotch whisky exports to Vietnam could be boosted after the EU and Vietnam reached a deal in principle over a free trade agreement (FTA)....
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