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Thursday 23 February 2017 loc: GB

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SWA calls for 2% tax cut on Scotch whisky

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%.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

SWA signs deal with Scottish craft distillers association

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.

Friday, February 10th, 2017 No Comments »

Japanese whisky the ‘first growth’ of spirits

Rickesh Kishnani, head of Platinum Wines and the Whisky Investment Fund has said that Japanese whisky is the “first growth” of spirits due to an overwhelming demand from Chinese collectors.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 No Comments »

Scottish drinks industry receives Burns Night boost

The Scottish drinks industry has another cause for celebration this Burns Night as new government figures reveal that beer and gin exports are catching up with those of ‘guid auld Scotch’.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 No Comments »

Rémy completes Westland Distillery deal

French drinks producer Rémy Cointreau has completed its acquisition of the Seattle-based Westland Distillery, furthering its reach within the growing American single malt whiskey category.

Friday, January 6th, 2017 No Comments »

Rock on Scotch: How celebrity is shaping the market

Whisky brands have been turning to famous faces to try to reverse sales declines – but not everybody is convinced this is the road to take, writes Lauren Eads

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 1 Comment »

Top 10 new products: December 2016

The last new products roundup of 2016 saw an eclectic mix of alcoholic offers, from an organic South African duo of wines and a spirit made from birch sap to a £16,000 Scotch.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Lagavulin releases limited 1991 charity bottle

Islay whisky producer Lagavulin has marked its bicentennial with the release of a 1991 single malt priced at £1,494 a bottle, the proceeds of which will benefit charities on the island.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 1 Comment »

Islay distillers: A singular vision

Distillers on Islay are harnessing the concept of terroir to make exciting single-malt whiskies using locally grown barley and traditional methods. Fiona Rintoul looks at the trend.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

SWA appeal against MUP proceeds to Supreme Court

The SWA has been given permission to progress its appeal against the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland to the Supreme Court.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

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