The World Whiskies Conference

Malt whisky continues to outpace the growth of blended Scotch and its leading brands are putting in stellar performances. But as a new report from just-drinks explains, a closer look reveals a category still underperforming with issues of pricing, image and availability threatening its future. Chris Brook-Carter reports

If you ask me CBC – malt whisky’s rocky evolution

16 April 2008

Malt whisky continues to outpace the growth of blended Scotch and its leading brands are putting in stellar performances. But as a new report from just-drinks explains, a closer look reveals a category still underperforming with issues of pricing, image and availability threatening its future. Chris Brook-Carter reports

The World Whiskies Conference - quote, unquote, Day 2

16 April 2008

This year’s World Whiskies Conference concludes today (15 April) with a look at a wide scope of issues concerning the industry, including innovation, legal definitions and future growth possibilities. Here’s a snapshot of who said what today.

UK: Vin & Sprit defeat keeps Beam Global’s “powder” dry - CEO

16 April 2008

The head of Beam Global Spirits & Wine has said the company has “a lot of dry powder”, and will consider other acquisitions following its failure to capture Vin & Sprit earlier this month.

UK: UB Group chief hands Scotch industry olive branch

15 April 2008

The head of India’s largest spirits company has played down reports of a rift between the country and the Scotch whisky industry.

Diageo - An apology

15 April 2008

I know it was cheeky, and I’m really sorry, but I just couldn’t help it.

As the ‘any questions’ segment of Paul Walsh’s presentation to the World Whiskies Conference today (15 April) drew t...

UK: India warned over imported spirits tax treatment

15 April 2008

India has been warned that it must ensure “non-discriminatory tax treatment” for foreign spirits companies, or face a fresh complaint to the World Trade Organisation.

UK: Spirits industry, Government dialogue goes AWOL - SWA

15 April 2008

The recent budget hike on spirits in the UK could lead to “unintended consequences”, the Scotch Whisky Association has warned.

The World Whiskies Conference - quote, unquote, Day 1

15 April 2008

This year’s World Whiskies Conference kicked off today (15 April) with the double header of Diageo CEO and SWA chairman Paul Walsh and Vijay Mallya, chairman of India’s UB Group. As was expected it was a lively encounter. There is more to follow, but for now here is just a taster of what was said on day one.

The World Whiskies Conference preview

15 April 2008

Today sees the start of the third annual World Whiskies Conference. just-drinks will be there in force and is even closing the first day by presenting the findings of its

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