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Something for everyone in EU's MUP ruling

The expectation was that the long-awaited European Court of Justice ruling on minimum unit pricing would finally determine whether the pract...

Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Scotch Whisky?

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


Ian Buxton | 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.


Ben Cooper | 7 Nov 2014

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


Ian Buxton | 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.


Ben Cooper | 30 Sep 2014

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

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 23 Jan 2014

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the CEO of Edrington, Ian Curle set out why his company was bringing its global distribution in-house and investing heavily in its The Macallan Scotch whisky. In part two, Curle talks about his company's unique ownership structure and shares his thoughts on the next possible golden era for Scotch.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 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.


Lucy Britner | 4 Dec 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 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.


Andy Morton | 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.


Andy Morton | 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.


Olly Wehring | 15 Sep 2015

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


Andy Morton | 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.


Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2015

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


Lucy Britner | 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.


Lucy Britner | 26 May 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 1 Apr 2015

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


Andy Morton | 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.


Olly Wehring | 13 Mar 2015

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


James Wilmore | 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.


Olly Wehring | 7 Jan 2015

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


James Wilmore | 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.


Olly Wehring | 5 Dec 2014

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


Olly Wehring | 17 Nov 2014

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


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 27 Oct 2014

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

Latest blogs

Olly Wehring | 28 Jan 2015

To support the release of its latest report, entitled ‘The Economic Impact of Scotch Whisky Production in the UK’, trade body The Scotch Whisky Association has released this video, highlighting the size, scale and importance of the Scotch industry.

Company research

Global Spirits Market: News and Events December 2013

Global Spirits Market: News and Events December 2013

The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global spirits market during December 2013. Summary Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight into the latest...

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Global Spirits Market: News and Events January 2015

Global Spirits Market: News and Events January 2015

The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global spirits market during January....

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Global Wine Market: News and Events January 2015

Global Wine Market: News and Events January 2015

The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global wine market during January....

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