Whisky News

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Here's the latest round up of national and international news stories from the wide and very wonderful world of whisky.

April 24th 2014

The Spirits Business: The Glenlivet Nadurra expands into range


April 23rd 2014

The Spirits Business: Knob Creek Bourbon launches first TV ad

Warsaw Business Journal: Poles drinking more whisky


April 22nd 2014

The Spirits Business: Master of Malt introduces first educational whiskies

The Spirits Business: Beam execs to resign ahead of Suntory takeover


April 21st 2014

Herald Scotland: Michelin stars and malt whisky: the £6000 dining...


April 17th 2014

Off Licence News: Pernod Ricard: Stop neglecting blended scotch whisky


April 16th 2014

The Drinks Business: The Singleton unveils 'accessible' duo


April 15th 2014

The Spirits Business: Diageo offers £1.13bn to increase USL stake

The Scotsman: Scotch whisky registered as trademark in Australia


April 14th 2014

The Drinks Report: Nikka Coffey Malt to be part of core range


April 13th 2014

The Telegraph: Edrington raises a glass to US growth


April 12th 2014

The Times: Chinese cutting back on whisky


April 10th 2014

The Spirits Business: Tomatin to launch first Cu Bocan limited edition


April 9th 2014

The Spirits Business: Wemyss Malts launches NAS blended Scotch


April 8th 2014

Herald Scotland: David Beckham, Simon Fuller join new Haig whisky brand

The Spirits Business: Balvenie launches whisky feed app


April 7th 2014

The Spirits Business: Two spirits shortlisted for Scotland Food & Drink...


April 4th 2014

Moodie Report: Bowmore launches travel retail exclusive whisky range


April 2nd 2014

The Spirits Business: Whisky and art pairing launches at Harrods


April 1st 2014

The Drinks Report: Auriverdes whisky inspired by the World Cup

Retail Times: Glengoyne introduces new 25 Year Old single malt

Harpers: Chivas whisky's education programme drives growth


March 28th 2014

The Drinks Report: Two new single grain Scotch whiskies unveiled


March 27th 2014

The Drinks Business: Diageo launches honey 'Scotch' whisky


March 25th 2014

The Spirits Business: Arran Distillers releases latest in extra-aged series


March 20th 2014

Whisky Magazine: World Whiskies Awards 2014


March 19th 2014

BBC News: Chancellor freezes duty on Scotch whisky


March 14th 2014

The Spirits Business: Tullamore Distillery edges towards completion


March 13th 2014

The Spirits Business: Campari: Canadian whisky will be as big...

Herald Scotland: Tax hikes blamed for dip in UK whisky sales


March 12th 2014

The Spirits Business: Kilchoman releases first travel retail exclusive

The Drinks Business: Campari buys Forty Creek for €120.5m


March 11th 2014

The Spirits Business: Girvan unveils two more single grain Scotch...

The Spirits Business: Kentucky produces fifth of US spirits exports

The Spirits Business: Flavoured Scotch not a 'short-term fad'


March 10th 2014

Evening Standard: Suntory on a mission to woo London bars


March 7th 2014

The Drinks Business: Suntory releases 'no-age' whiskies

The Spirits Business: 60 Year Old Scotch launched for under £1000


March 6th 2014

The Drinks Business: Bourbon sales booming in London

The Spirits Business: The Singleton attracts youth with colourful releases

Moodie Report: Highland Park launches The Warrior Series in US...


March 5th 2014

The Scotsman: First Whisky to be made on Isle of Harris

The Spirits Business: Scotch to benefit from global export scheme


March 4th 2014

Just Drinks: Diageo details Mortlach single malt roll-out

The Spirits Business: Buffalo Trace sues "confusingly similar" whisky


March 3rd 2014

The Spirits Business: Private equity firm takes control of Loch Lomond


February 28th 2014

The Spirits Business: Maker's Mark to get $67m distillery expansion

Caledonian Mercury: Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards


February 27th 2014

The Scotsman: Over 70k expected at first Scottish Whisky Month

Harpers: Scotch whisky industry seeks clarity over independence


February 26th 2014

The Spirits Business: Brora 40 YO is Diageo's most expensive whisky ever


February 25th 2014

Cognis PR: Cardhu launches new Amber Rock expression

Business Insider: Inver House announces £4m Speyburn Distillery...


February 24th 2014

The Southern Reporter: Plans unveiled for another Borders distillery


February 20th 2014

Moodie Report: Balblair to release three travel retail exclusive...

The Spirits Business: Diageo invests £2m in iconic bourbon distillery

BBC News: Jedburgh £40m distillery plan brews up

The Spirits Business: Charles Gordon's legacy remembered


February 19th 2014

BBC News: New Torabhaig malt whisky distillery planned for Isle of Skye

The Spirits Business: Jim Beam Signature Craft 12YO rolls out in UK

The Spirits Business: AD Rattray releases single malt Cask Islay


February 18th 2014

Moodie Report: William Grant & Sons releases The Strathspey 21yr...


February 17th 2014

The Spirits Business: William Grant CEO on the bright future of Scotch

The Drinks Report: Diageo's Orphan Barrel business is under way


February 13th 2014

The Spirits Business: Pernod revises profit forcast after China woes

The Telegraph: Bankers hired to sell Whyte & Mackay

The Spirits Business: Aberlour whisky gets global marketing push


February 12th 2014

Sky News: Banks raise glass to Whyte & Mackay sale

The Drinks Business: Scotch struggles to meet demand


February 11th 2014

The Drinks Business: Glenfarclas tees up mature 2014 launches


February 10th 2014

The Spirits Business: Russia's counterfeit whisky market worth £230M


February 9th 2014

The Telegraph: English distillers race to profit from £4bn whisky boom


February 7th 2014

The Grocer: Scotch whisky industry renews battle against duty rises

The Daily Mail: English whisky outsells Scotch at M&S


February 6th 2014

The Spirits Business: Jameson celebrates Paddy's Day with new bottle

Scotland Food & Drink: More young drinkers opt for whisky


February 5th 2014

The Spirits Business: Beam's sales rise despite Asia Pacific slowdown

The Scotsman: Scotch Whisky Experience toasts record year


February 4th 2014

The Spirits Business: Irish whiskey sales to double by 2020


February 3rd 2014

The Spirits Business: Highland Park adds Freya to Valhalla Collection


January 31st 2014

The Spirits Business: Ardbeg and Glenmorangie deliver 'remarkable'...

The Drinks Business: Suntory eyes the big league


January 30th 2014

The Spirits Business: Brown-Forman adds 'wood to whisky' initative

BBC News: Diageo to cut costs by £200m as China growth slows

The Spirits Business: Diageo may lose 7% stake in United Spirits


January 29th 2014

The Spirits Business: Teeling to build €10m Irish whiskey distillery


January 28th 2014

Moodie Report: Glenfiddich Vintage Cask launches with DFS at...


January 27th 2014

The Spirits Business: Gartbreck gets go-ahead for Islay distillery

The Drinks Report: Glengoyne unveils travel retail exclusive


January 24th 2014

BBC News: English barley supplied to Scotch whisky distilleries


January 23rd 2014

The Spirits Business: Scotch fans gear up for Speyside whisky festival

Just Drinks: Edrington head says resilient Scotch entering unique era

Harpers: Mangrove adds Old Forester Bourbon to its range


January 22nd 2014

The Spirits Business: Campari moves into Irish whiskey


January 21st 2014

The Spirits Business: Australians swap Johnnie Walker for Jameson's

The Drinks Business: Suntory denies Whyte & Mackay takeover

The Drinks Report: Royal Salute The Polo Batch is launched

The Spirits Business: Remy Cointreau warns of continued China...


January 20th 2014

The Drinks Business: Suntory to bid for Whyte & Mackay?

The Spirits Business: Old Forester Bourbon makes UK debut

The Drinks Business: William Grant launches spirits scholarship

The Scotsman: Plans to develop Speyside whisky tourism potential

The Drinks Report: New Scotch brand name pays tribute to history

The Spirits Business: The Macallan M becomes world's most expensive...