Scotch Whisky Association
The SWA has appointed Karen Betts as its new chief executive, taking over from David Frost who stepped down from the role late last year to become a special advisor to Boris Johnson.
The UK Scotch market showed continued signs of growth in 2016, but the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) says more still needs to be done to sustain its recovery, calling on the government yo cut the amount of tax imposed on Scotch by 2%.
The SWA has been given permission to progress its appeal against the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland to the Supreme Court.
The Scotch Whisky Association and the Scottish Craft Distillers Association have formed a partnership agreeing to work together to support to Scotch whisky industry, recognising its rapid expansion over the past three years.