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Spirits failing to push innovation beyond top-end

This month, spirits commentator Ian Buxton considers an opportunity that - so far - has been missed by the category. For all its investment...

Preview - TFWA Asia Pacific 2014

On Sunday (11 May), the Asia Pacific leg of Tax Free World Association's exhibition series kicks off. The event takes place against a backdr...


Joe Bates | 17 Oct 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.


Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for Scotch whisky and other spirits.


Ian Buxton | 28 Jun 2012

In the whisky category, it would appear that, while the big are getting bigger, the small are getting... more proliferative. This month, Ian Buxton considers the boom in craft distillers and flags up the perils and pitfalls they face.


Ian Buxton | 10 Apr 2012

The recent release of export numbers for Scotch whisky appeared to be cause to celebrate for the category. But, as Ian Buxton warns, the devil is in the detail.

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Lucy Britner | 22 Nov 2018

Ian Macleod has added a sixth release to the Teapot Dram series from Highland single malt distillery Glengoyne.


Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has revealed plans to build another distillery for Edinburgh Gin in the centre of the brand's namesake city.


Lucy Britner | 8 Nov 2018

Ian Macleod has launched its Speyside single malt Tamdhu into the Travel Retail sector, in an exclusive partnership with Dufry.


Olly Wehring | 31 Oct 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has announced details of a new four-strong range of expressions from its Glengoyne single malt Scotch brand, exclusive to the Travel Retail channel in the UK.


Lucy Britner | 30 Oct 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has released a heavily-peated Islay single malt that has been "heavily influenced" by Oloroso Sherry casks. Sherry Bomb follows the release earlier this year of Smokehead High Voltage.


Lucy Britner | 18 Jun 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has rolled out its first national advertising campaign for the Edinburgh Gin brand in the UK market.


Andy Morton | 15 May 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers is to significantly ramp up sales of its Smokehead after securing new stock agreements from the Islay distillery it sources the single malt brand from.


Lucy Britner | 25 Apr 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has lined up a range of RTDs under its Edinburgh Gin brand as it looks to take advantage of the trend for pre-mixed drinks in the UK market.


Lucy Britner | 20 Apr 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has added a limited-edition gin to its Edinburgh Gin portfolio.


Lucy Britner | 26 Feb 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has rolled out a Pomegranate & Rose liqueur in the UK, under its Edinburgh Gin brand.


Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2017

A day after Diageo pledged to revive two "lost" distilleries, fellow Scotch whisky producer Ian Macleod Distillers has revealed plans to bring Falkirk's Rosebank distillery back to life.


Lucy Britner | 20 Apr 2017

Ian Macleod Distillers has lined up new packaging for its blended whiskies in an effort to highlight their craft credentials. 


Lucy Britner | 5 Dec 2016

Ian Macleod Distillers has rolled out its newly-acquired gin brand to the Travel Retail market. 


Lucy Britner | 13 Sep 2016

Ian Macleod Distillers has bought Spencerfield Spirit Co, creators of the Edinburgh Gin brand. 


Andy Morton | 11 May 2016

Ian Macleod Distillers has entered the flavoured Scotch whisky category with the cinnamon-flavoured Rocket Cat


Olly Wehring | 9 May 2016

Ian Macleod Distillers has updated the packaging for two iterations of its Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Andy Morton | 24 Oct 2014

Spencerfield Spirit Co has added another flavour to its Edinburgh Gin liqueur range.


Olly Wehring | 31 Mar 2014

Family-owned Ian Macleod Distillers has lined up the release of a 25-year-old iteration of its Glengoyne Scotch whisky brand.


James Wilmore | 4 Dec 2013

Scotch whisky producer Ian Macleod Distillers has announced plans to expand its facilities and is eyeing export growth after securing a “substantial” bank loan facility.


Andy Morton | 11 Nov 2013

Ian Macleod Distillers' Glengoyne 35-Year-Old Single Malt


Andy Morton | 2 Sep 2013

Spencerfield Spirit Co has added another flavour to its Edinburgh Gin range.


Andy Morton | 7 May 2013

Ian Macleod Distillers' Tamdhu 10-Year-Old


Olly Wehring | 18 Oct 2012

Ian Macleod Distillers' Glengoyne 15-year-old, 18-year-old, cask strength


Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2012

Ian Macleod Distillers' Chieftain's Scotch whisky range

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Andy Morton | 25 Jul 2014

There was a big focus on supermarkets and their Scotch offerings this week when a couple of own-brand malts scooped top awards at the International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC).



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