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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Scotch

Diageo weighs in on Scottish independence

Scotland remaining part of the European Union is “extremely important” for the Scotch whisky industry, but the decision rests with the “people of Scotland”, Diageo’s chief executive has said.

Friday, May 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 women in whisky

From bloggers and event organisers to distributors and distillers there are plenty of women doing their bit to shake up the typically perceived male dominated world of whisky.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 10 Comments »

Scotch distilleries to share £5m green fund

Distilleries in Scotland are to benefit from a £5 million fund to help them become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

UK slammed for charging Scots to promote whisky

The Scottish National Party has criticised the UK government for charging Scottish organisations to promote whisky in UK embassies.

Monday, May 19th, 2014 1 Comment »

End of ‘illegal’ tax loophole to benefit whisky

Exported drinks to Hungary, especially Scotch whisky, should now benefit from a fairer playing field after an “illegal” loophole in the Hungarian spirits market was brought to an end.

Friday, May 16th, 2014 No Comments »

2014: A year of big budget takeovers

The drinks business predicted at the turn of the year that 2014 would see notable takeover activity and deal making in the sector, and so it has proved.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Emperador buys Whyte & Mackay for £430m

United Spirits has confirmed the sale of its Whyte & Mackay Scotch whisky arm to the Philippines-based drinks manufacturer, Emperador.

Friday, May 9th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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