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Tuesday 9 February 2016


Scotch trade pushes for tax cut

The Scotch Whisky Association has met British Treasury officials this week to call for a 2% cut in spirits duty.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Diageo ‘resilient’ in first half despite currency woes

Diageo has reported value sales growth of 1.8% and volume growth of 1% in the first six months of the year, with chief executive Ivan Menezes saying the company has “momentum and resilience”.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 No Comments »

SWA calls for further 2% spirits tax cut

The Scotch Whisky Association has today launched a campaign calling for a further 2% cut in spirits duty in the upcoming UK Budget.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Inver House Distillers targets Kazakhstan

Inver House Distillers has completed a £10 million investment at its Speyburn distillery, doubling its production capacity with the aim of taking on new markets in India, Kazakhstan and Poland.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Scotch to see 5% growth by 2020

Global sales of Scotch will have grown by 5% between 2015 and 2020, driven by the premium category and rising disposable incomes, new market research claims.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Hunter Laing submits plans for £8m Islay distillery

Scotch bottler Hunter Laing and Co has submitted plans to build an £8 million distillery on Islay, which could become the first to be built on the island in a decade.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 No Comments »

The Drunken Pot’s saké and hotpot pairings

‘Tis the season for hotpot in Hong Kong and newly opened The Drunken Pot serves up sumptuous steamboats along with its private label saké.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Case of DRC makes $1.5m

A case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Romanée-Conti 1990 has made HK$1.5 million at Zachys’ sale in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

London café serving whisky for a penny

Covent Garden coffee house The Black Penny is selling shots of single malt Scotch for a penny this month in a bid to help people banish the winter blues.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Beckham hosts Shanghai Haig Club bash

Celebrities flocked to a Haig Club pop-up held in Shanghai and hosted by David Beckham and Simon Fuller.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

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