World Whiskies Conference 2006

The need for a united front within the whisk(e)y industry on issues like responsible drinking is hitting home but, writes Chris Brook Carter, it is imperative that the industry works together on promoting the premium image of whisk(e)y - otherwise the future of the category could be at stake.

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24 April 2006

The need for a united front within the whisk(e)y industry on issues like responsible drinking is hitting home but, writes Chris Brook Carter, it is imperative that the industry works together on promoting the premium image of whisk(e)y - otherwise the future of the category could be at stake.

Quote, unquote: World Whiskies Conference - Day Two

24 April 2006

Day two of the World Whiskies Conference took place on Friday (21 April) and the issue of corporate responsibility loomed large over the delegation again. The central theme of the day was unity, in particular the need for it if the industry is to meet its challenges head on. Again, for those unlucky enough not to make it to Edinburgh at the end of last week, here are a few of the best quotes from the day.

Quote, unquote: World Whiskies Conference – Day One

21 April 2006

The first day at the inaugural World Whiskies Conference in Scotland confronted some of the major issues and problems facing the industry, in particular the threat of increased alcohol legislation around the globe and the stifling grip of major retailers on off-trade sales. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are some of the best quotes to give you a flavour of the debates.

COMMENT: A smoky flavour

20 April 2006

The World Whiskies Conference, which began in Edinburgh today (21 April), has brought together not just members of the whisk(e)y industry but also representatives from the financial, brewing and tobacco worlds. And as Chris Brook-Carter has discovered, one delegate from the tobacco industry has warned the drinks business about the threat of increasing regulation.

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