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.
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.
Distilleries in Scotland are to benefit from a £5 million fund to help them become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The Scottish National Party has criticised the UK government for charging Scottish organisations to promote whisky in UK embassies.
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.
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.
United Spirits has confirmed the sale of its Whyte & Mackay Scotch whisky arm to the Philippines-based drinks manufacturer, Emperador.
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.
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.
Wine and Warfare returns for a look at clan warfare in the Scottish Highlands and the Battle of Glenlivet.
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