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Scotch whisky H1 exports rediscover volumes growth but value still down

16 Sep 2016

Scotch whisky exports grew six-month volumes for the first time in three years, new figures show, but sales remained down as key markets Taiwan and France underperformed.

India alcohol standards "good for consumers" - Scotch Whisky Association

16 Sep 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed new draught regulations in India that bring authorities one step closer to having clear definitions for alcohol categories.

Brexit threatens Scotch whisky tariffs - SWA

3 Aug 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association has warned of major uncertainty ahead as Brexit puts the UK's tariff-free access to important global markets including South Korea and South Africa at risk.

The UK Referendum - just-drinks Live Blog

24 Jun 2016

Yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum fell 52% in favour of the so-called 'Brexit'. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day on drinks industry reaction.

The Scotch whisky category today - An introduction - Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part I

24 May 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part one, we look at how the sector has performed in recent years.

InchDairnie Distillery and Fife's quiet Scotch whisky revolution - Comment

18 May 2016

Tucked in to a trading estate in the Scottish county of Fife, beside a local dry cleaning firm and a rubber moulding factory, InchDairnie Distillery is an unusual spot for a whisky revolution.

Scotch whisky exports drop again - figures

17 May 2016

Scotch whisky exports continued to lose volumes and value last year as producers faced further global economic headwinds, new figures have shown.

Diageo attacks 'Brexit' as Scotch Whisky Association caught in leaked email row

9 May 2016

The head of Diageo has warned against the UK leaving the EU, saying a so-called Brexit could jeopardise the industry's global bargaining clout. 

UK Scotch whisky volumes up 2% - figures

2 Mar 2016

Scotch whisky sales in the UK returned to growth in volume terms last year but remained far below historical highs.

"I find it hard to forgive and forget" - Interview, Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier

23 Feb 2016

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Scotch whisky wins Mozambique geographical indication status

19 Feb 2016

Scotch whisky has secured geographical indication (GI) status in Mozambique as the category continues to chase protection against fakes in Africa.

Drinks industry backs EU tax talks with Colombia

13 Jan 2016

The drinks trade has welcomed a European Union request that would see the World Trade Organisation tackle Colombia over what is perceived as being unfair taxation.

Something for everyone in EU's minimum unit pricing decision - Comment

23 Dec 2015

The expectation was that the long-awaited European Court of Justice ruling on minimum unit pricing would finally determine whether the practice is legal in the EU.

Scotch Whisky Association comes to London

4 Dec 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association has opened a London office in a bid to be closer to decision makers.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam and Penaflor

6 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Scotch whisky stems export declines in first half - figures

5 Nov 2015

Scotch whisky sales fell again in the first half of the year but declines were slower than last year as key markets the US and Singapore stemmed losses.

Scotch whisky sees sales turn corner - SWA head

1 Oct 2015

The head of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said a recent downturn in Scotch exports is over, with anecdotal evidence pointing to a return to growth.

What have craft spirits ever done for us? - Comment

22 Sep 2015

Much has been made of the effect that the rise of the craft spirits segment has had on the broader spirits category. Ian Buxton, however, believes that effect isn't quite as powerful as some have previously feared.

Scotch whisky gets geographical indication nod from 17 African markets

15 Sep 2015

The Scotch whisky industry has secured geographical indication recognition in a further 17 countries in Afirca.

Spirits industry welcomes EU-Vietnam trade deal

4 Aug 2015

The European spirits industry has hailed a new EU free-trade deal with Vietnam, saying an agreement to cut a 45% import tariff will encourage further growth.

Scotch Whisky Association names London head

30 Jun 2015

A UK ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras is to head up the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new London office.

R&B Distillers plans to open Scotch whisky distillery off Skye coast

26 May 2015

R&B Distillers plans to open the first legal whisky distillery on the island of Raasay, just off the coast of Skye.

Scotch whisky fans spend US$77m on distillery visits - figures

26 May 2015

Scotch whisky distilleries benefitted from 1.5m tourist visits in 2014, according to figures from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) today.

just a While Ago - On 8 May in...

8 May 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

2 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

just a While Ago - On 1 April in...

1 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Scotch whisky FY exports fall as US demand falters

1 Apr 2015

Export sales of Scotch whisky dropped by 7% in value terms last year as the category suffered in the US, its biggest market, new figures show.

just a While Ago - On 13 March in...

13 Mar 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

The just-drinks Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO, Pierre Pringuet - Part II

12 Feb 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.

Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Scotch Whisky?

29 Jan 2015

The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian Buxton voices his concerns.

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