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American whisk(e)y is expected to come under threat from other categories Analysis - Whisk(e)y wins US battle with vodka, but for how long? 19 Sep 14

James Wilmore

The whisk(e)y category in the US – particularly Bourbon - has been stealing a significant march on vodka in recent months, but can this be sustained?

Scotland takes to the polls today to vote on its independenceComment - Spirits - Scottish Independence and the Scotch Whisky Industry 18 Sep 14

Ian Buxton

The time is finally here: Today, Scotland decides. Will The Union remain or is Scotland set to declare its independence from the UK? With the country taking to the polls, Ian Buxton takes one final look at what the result of the vote will mean for the Scotch whisky industry.

The wine category in the UK took quite a verbal beating yesterdayEditor's Viewpoint - Wine in the UK: Tell Us Something We Don't Know 18 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Yesterday afternoon, here in London, the UK's Wine and Spirit Trade Association hosted its annual conference. Headlining the show was Sir John Hegarty, co-founder of the Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertising agency and best known for creating the Levi 501 ads and the 'Vorsprung Durch Technik' tagline for Audi.

Comment - Wine - Can the New World Learn a Lesson from the Old? 16 Sep 14

Chris Losh

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to Chile, a wine-producing nation that could be on the cusp of something big, provided it looks to the past to help model its future.

Focus - Government, Industry want Minimum Alcohol Pricing in Scotland 16 Sep 14


Although the Scottish Government's initiative to put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice, some members of Scotland's alcohol industry are backing the initiative to tackle alcohol harm in the country.

The Irish whiskey category has ambitious growth plans Analysis - Irish whiskey eyes a slice of Scotch's global pie 15 Sep 14

James Wilmore

We've had a reminder this month of the high levels of investment being ploughed into the renaissance of Irish whiskey by emerging players.

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