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.
Diageo has launched a new honey-flavoured “spirit drink” based on its J&B Scotch whisky in an effort to open the whisky category up to the next generation.
Ahead of the drinks business report into the biggest spirits brands of 2013, we take a look back at the world’s biggest spirits brands of 2012.
Diageo is being sued by an explorers club, which counts Neil Armstrong among its members, over the naming of its exclusive Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club whisky range.
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