15 April 2014
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has claimed a victory in “one of the worst markets for fake Scotch” after the spirit was registered as a certification trademark in Australia.
11 April 2014
Export sales of Scotch whisky by value were flat last year as shipments to China fell sharply, but demand in the US and India hit a record high.
27 March 2014
Diageo has said rapid growth in the North American flavoured whiskey category convinced it to create J&B Urban Honey despite previous claims it had “no plans” to enter the flavoured Scotch sub-category.
12 March 2014
Scotch whisky's home market has appeared immune to booming global demand for the spirit, with new figures showing the UK volumes for the category fell last year by 3%.
11 March 2014
Pernod Ricard's Ballantine's brand worked “hand in glove” with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over its newly-launched Brasil variant, one of the first Scotch-based 'spirit drinks' from a major distiller.
27 February 2014
On Thursday 18 September, the residents of Scotland will take to the polls to consider a question, their answer to which could have huge repercussions: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
27 February 2014
The trade body for the Scotch whisky industry has called for “clarity” ahead of the independence referendum in Scotland later this year, with three major whisky producers declining to join either the 'yes' or 'no' camp.
21 February 2014
The new chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association has said he hopes more progress on cutting India's duty on international wines and spirits can be made after upcoming elections in the country.
30 January 2014
The next stage in the long-running legal battle over minimum unit pricing in Scotland is set to kick-off next week.
23 January 2014
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.
8 January 2014
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has branded as “fundamentally flawed” an investigation from senior doctors that claims the UK government was “subverted” by the drinks industry over a U-turn on minimum pricing.
2 January 2014
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has a new chief executive as of today (2 January), while the trade body has confirmed two other internal job switches.
16 December 2013
The Scotch whisky industry claims to have cut greenhouse gas emissions by 10% since 2008.
9 December 2013
Industry group the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is investing GBP500,000 (US$820,000) in a new fund to tackle alcohol-related harm in Scotland.
4 October 2013
Nine out of ten bottles of Scotch whisky produced are now exported, while the industry has reached its third “golden era”, a business advisory firm has claimed.
25 September 2013
The results of a consultation document regarding veryfing the geographical origin and production and aging processes for Scotch whisky will be published in the coming weeks. But, asks, Ian Buxton, is such a procedure necessary? And, what does the industry think?
16 September 2013
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a new chief executive as Gavin Hewitt prepares to step down after ten years in charge.
13 September 2013
Diageo and Pernod Ricard have teamed up with other Scotch whisky makers to start twice-weekly shipments from Speyside by train.
4 September 2013
Earlier today (4 September), the Scotch Whisky Association released details on Scotch exports in the six months to the end of June. Here, courtesy of the trade body, is a table of the 20 largest markets.
4 September 2013
Scotch sales in the US have jumped by almost a third in the first half of this year as surging global whisky exports defied predictions of a slowdown, new figures have shown.
2 September 2013
Scotch whisky producers will soon be expected to apply to the UK Government to have their brands verified as originating from Scotland, under a new scheme.
27 August 2013
William Grant & Sons is facing a legal showdown with a New Zealand whisky distillery over the trademark 'DoubleWood'.
19 August 2013
The former CEO of Diageo has been appointed as a non-executive director on the board of United Spirits.
17 July 2013
The UK Coalition Government has officially abandoned plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in England and Wales.
21 June 2013
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17 June 2013
The Scotch Whisky Association has calmed reports that Indian authorities have offered to cut the duty on international wine and spirits from 150% to 40%.
14 June 2013
Tesco has agreed to not sell beer and cider stronger than 5.5% abv in order to secure an alcohol licence from a Scottish council.
23 May 2013
A Scottish Government official has said that the drinks industry's on-going legal challenge over minimum unit pricing is "disappointing", and has argued there is no need for the policy to be decided by European authorities.
3 May 2013
The headlines today (3 May) may suggest that minimum unit pricing is on its way in Scotland. But, for those in our industry who oppose the proposal, there's no need to panic yet. There's still a way to go.
3 May 2013
The European trade organisation for spirits has said that it will appeal the legal ruling handed down this morning in favour of minimum unit pricing in Scotland.