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Wednesday 22 February 2017 loc: GB

Whisky

Four key spirits trends for 2017

Euromonitor’s Spiros Malandrakis predicts the spirits trends that will shape the industry in 2017, from a greater appreciation of blended whiskies to the rise of cognac in China.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

SWA calls for 2% tax cut on Scotch whisky

The UK Scotch market showed continued signs of growth in 2016, but the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) says more still needs to be done to sustain its recovery, calling on the government yo cut the amount of tax imposed on Scotch by 2%.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

Go-ahead for EU-Canada CETA trade deal

The EU has voted to ratify a controversial trade deal with Canada which will boost the exports of drinks between the two trade blocks, and remove Canadian regional monopolies on wine retailing.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 2 Comments »

The return of Hong Kong’s Whisky Festival

Lovers of the dark matter are in for a treat as Hong Kong’s biggest whisky festival returns next month with a plethora of new expressions on offer.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

SWA signs deal with Scottish craft distillers association

The Scotch Whisky Association and the Scottish Craft Distillers Association have formed a partnership agreeing to work together to support to Scotch whisky industry, recognising its rapid expansion over the past three years.

Friday, February 10th, 2017 No Comments »

Japanese whisky the ‘first growth’ of spirits

Rickesh Kishnani, head of Platinum Wines and the Whisky Investment Fund has said that Japanese whisky is the “first growth” of spirits due to an overwhelming demand from Chinese collectors.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 No Comments »

Scottish drinks industry receives Burns Night boost

The Scottish drinks industry has another cause for celebration this Burns Night as new government figures reveal that beer and gin exports are catching up with those of ‘guid auld Scotch’.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 No Comments »

Sotheby’s first sale of ‘17 held in HK

Auction house Sotheby’s first fine wine sale of 2017 has realised HK$26 million, with strong sales results for Petrus and Japanese whiskies.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 No Comments »

Top 10 Burns Night shindigs in London and Edinburgh

From haggis-laced cocktails and a curling competition to creamy cullen skink and a banging boat party, we round up the best Burns Night events in London and Edinburgh.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Rémy appoints CEO of new whisky arm

Rémy Cointreau has named Bruichladdich CEO Simon Coughlin as the newly appointed head of its whisky business unit, following its recent acquisition of two distilleries in the US and France.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

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