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Friday 12 February 2016


Scotch trade pushes for tax cut

The Scotch Whisky Association has met British Treasury officials this week to call for a 2% cut in spirits duty.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Diageo ‘resilient’ in first half despite currency woes

Diageo has reported value sales growth of 1.8% and volume growth of 1% in the first six months of the year, with chief executive Ivan Menezes saying the company has “momentum and resilience”.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Scotch to see 5% growth by 2020

Global sales of Scotch will have grown by 5% between 2015 and 2020, driven by the premium category and rising disposable incomes, new market research claims.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Hunter Laing submits plans for £8m Islay distillery

Scotch bottler Hunter Laing and Co has submitted plans to build an £8 million distillery on Islay, which could become the first to be built on the island in a decade.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Case of DRC makes $1.5m

A case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Romanée-Conti 1990 has made HK$1.5 million at Zachys’ sale in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

London café serving whisky for a penny

Covent Garden coffee house The Black Penny is selling shots of single malt Scotch for a penny this month in a bid to help people banish the winter blues.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Macallan vertical for sale in HK

Sotheby’s first Hong Kong sale of 2016 will feature a vertical of The Macallan and a Jeroboam of Louis XIII.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Macallan collection sets new travel retail record

A collection of 19 bottles of The Macallan has been sold in Dubai duty free for US$361,000, surpassing the previous record by over US$200,000.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

William Grant CEO to step down

William Grant & Sons’ chief executive Stella David is stepping down as CEO, effective at the end of February 2016.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 No Comments »

SWA pairs up for export drive

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced a new partnership with Scotland Food and Drink in a drive to push exports to over £7 billion by 2017.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 No Comments »

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