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Saturday 25 October 2014


Changing of the guard at SWA

As well as a new chief executive in the New Year, the Scotch Whisky Association has promoted a number of other new faces to key roles.

Monday, December 9th, 2013 No Comments »

Autumn Statement could still see a huge rise in wine duty

While the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement brought some good news for the drinks industry, there was a sting in the tail with the wine and spirits duty escalator.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Balblair pursues vintage growth

Balblair distillery manager John MacDonald has insisted that the Highland brand’s vintage specialism remains sustainable, despite ongoing growth in the Scotch whisky market.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Gift liquor sales decline for Chinese New Year

There is a huge decline in gift liquor sales ahead of this year’s Chinese New Year as a result of the government’s demands for a cut in luxury and wasteful spending.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 Vermouths

Vermouth – it is one of those drinks that most people will have heard of, but probably don’t know a huge amount about, other than it’s used in martinis.

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 1 Comment »

Scotland’s multi-buy booze ban ineffective

Scotland’s ban on multi-buy booze promotions has failed to reduce the amount of alcohol bought by Scottish consumers, according to an independent study released yesterday.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Rémy feels impact of Chinese austerity

Rémy Cointreau is feeling the effect of the Chinese slowdown as the spirits group reported a 6.3% sales decline for the six months to 30 September.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 No Comments »

The ultimate cocktail gin?

The team behind a new UK gin claims that its strength and flavour have been specially designed to make their product the ideal partner for cocktails.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Glenfarclas to release 25 YO quarter-cask

Glenfarclas is to release a limited edition quarter-cask bottling, which combines 10 of the distiller’s last remaining quarter casks, the youngest of which is 25 years old.

Monday, November 25th, 2013 No Comments »

‘Royal Salute is not just an Asian brand’

Royal Salute is becoming less dependent on Asian demand and extending its range with a new limited edition to strengthen its ties with polo.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 No Comments »

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