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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.

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8 May 2015

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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.

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1 Apr 2015

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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.

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13 Mar 2015

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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.

Scotch Whisky Association steps up global efforts with new director role

8 Jan 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced a shake-up of its senior management, including plans to recruit a global affairs director and the departure of two senior figures.

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7 Jan 2015

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Sparkling wine sales still shining in UK - figures

22 Dec 2014

Sparkling wine continues to be the star performer in the UK off- and on-trade in 2014, while the flavoured vodka category has endured mixed fortunes, according to latest figures.

Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

16 Dec 2014

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the year, Andy Morton, reviews the major spirits stories of 2014.

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5 Dec 2014

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17 Nov 2014

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Sustainability in Drinks - Are Roadmaps the Way Forward?

7 Nov 2014

Ben Cooper has stumbled upon a term that crops up time and again when it comes to sustainability.

just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

31 Oct 2014

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.

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27 Oct 2014

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Pernod Ricard unveils new Dalmunach Scotch whisky distillery

13 Oct 2014

Pernod Ricard has completed the construction of a new Scotch whisky distillery ahead of schedule, with production due to kick off this month.

Comment - Scotch Whisky around the World

7 Oct 2014

“May you live in interesting times.” That ancient Chinese proverb, surely apocryphal but horribly apt, seems to apply more than ever to Scotch whisky.

Sustainability in Drinks - Scoring Points

30 Sep 2014

This month, Ben Cooper considers the need for healthy competition among drinks companies when it comes to driving industry-wide sustainability.

Sustainability in Spirits - Part I: Better Together

22 Sep 2014

The first part of this month's management briefing on sustainability in the spirits sector sees Ben Cooper flag the importance of collaboration - both internal and external - among companies and trade associations.

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