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Thursday 17 April 2014

Scotch

Diageo bids £1bn for control of United Spirits

Ivan Menezes, Diageo’s new chief executive, has bid £1.13bn for control of India’s United Spirits, the sub-continent’s dominant spirits group.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Roca brothers hook up with The Macallan

Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca of the “world’s best restaurant”, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, have collaborated with single malt Scotch, The Macallan.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and warfare part 16: Highland Spirit

Wine and Warfare returns for a look at clan warfare in the Scottish Highlands and the Battle of Glenlivet.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo launches honey ‘Scotch’ whisky

Diageo has launched a new honey-flavoured “spirit drink” based on its J&B Scotch whisky in an effort to open the whisky category up to the next generation.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 biggest spirits brands

Ahead of the drinks business report into the biggest spirits brands of 2013, we take a look back at the world’s biggest spirits brands of 2012.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Explorers Club sues Diageo’s Johnnie Walker

Diageo is being sued by an explorers club, which counts Neil Armstrong among its members, over the naming of its exclusive Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club whisky range.

Monday, March 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Campari releases £8k Glen Grant 50 whisky

An “exceptionally rare” 50-year-old Glen Grant whisky has been released by Gruppo Campari with a starting price of €10,000 (£8,377).

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 1 Comment »

UK Scotch market shrinks by 3%

The UK Scotch whisky market shrunk by 3% last year strengthening calls by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to scrap an “unfair” super tax on spirits.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Tormore launches two new single malts

Chivas Brothers has released two limited edition single malts from its distillery in Tormore, and a fresh new look for 2014.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Speyburn distillery unveils £4m expansion

Speyburn distillery in Scotland is set to benefit from a £4 million expansion programme to meet growing global demand for Scotch whisky.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 No Comments »

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