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Monday 25 May 2015

Scotch

Belvédére cuts to counter sales drop

Spirits producer Belvédére has revealed it cut its marketing budget by €6.5m and its workforce by around 500 people to help save money in the face of falling value sales.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

The Macallan to host classical concerts

Scotch producer The Macallan is to host a series of classical concerts in Hong Kong next month with its “Bravo!” series that celebrates the world of whisky and music.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 No Comments »

High tax on spirits gives rise to black market

A total of 32 tax increases across EU countries in the past two years have encouraged the black market to flourish, a spirits trade body has claimed.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 new products

This month’s top releases include a Champagne tankard designed by Pol Roger, honey-flavoured Cognac and a 48-year-old blended Scotch.

Monday, April 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Scotch distillery gets royal seal of approval

Scotland’s “first” single estate Scotch whisky distillery, Ballindalloch, has been officially opened by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 1 Comment »

Diageo misses the mark in all markets

Diageo has fallen below analysts’ revenue estimates in every region this quarter, as overall sales dropped unexpectedly.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Walsh slams Irish gov support for whiskey

Bernard Walsh, founder of Irish whiskey brand Walsh Whiskey, has claimed that if he had set up his company in Scotland he would have got “five times as much government support” than he does in Ireland.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Bacardi claims stake in artisan Scotch

Bacardi has confirmed it has acquired a minority stake in independent Scotch whisky producer Compass Box – two days after entering the Bourbon market.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Scotch value drops in half of top markets

Last year saw the value of Scotch whisky exports drop by up to 39% in half of its 20 top markets, contributing to an overall 7% decline in 2014.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Founder’s Reserve launched in UK

The Glenlivet has launched its new permanent expression Founder’s Reserve in the UK, after first being unveiled in October last year.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 No Comments »

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