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Friday 2 December 2016 loc: GB

Scotland

Diageo backtracks on sale of £10m painting

Diageo has agreed to gift more than half the value of one of Scotland’s most important paintings to the National Galleries of Scotland, rather than sell it at auction for £10 million.

Friday, November 18th, 2016 1 Comment »

The Macallan teams up with Roca bros

The Roca brothers, of Spain’s esteemed El Celler de Can Roca restaurant, have teamed up with The Macallan once again, this time to release a limited edition single malt whisky finished in casks from four Spanish bodegas.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine to ‘lose least’ from Scottish booze pricing

Wine has the least to lose from the proposed Scottish minimum unit pricing legislation (MUP), research from Nielsen found, but spirits, beer and cider and own-label lines look set to be hit harder.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 No Comments »

What is Dragon 8’s ‘MW35’ whisky?

Questions have been raised about the provenance of a specially bottled ‘35 year-old Glenlivet’ currently being offered by Hong Kong auction house Dragon 8.

Monday, November 7th, 2016 2 Comments »

Chivas Brothers to invest £40m in Dumbarton distillery

Pernod Ricard is investing more than £40m in a new plant for its Chivas Brothers whisky and gin business in Dumbarton.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

Distillery leaks £1m worth of whisky

Loch Lomond Distillery has lost more than £1 million worth of whisky after it leaked from one of its giant vats and into the River Ayr.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Government publishes post-Brexit export plans

The government has sought to calm fears over UK trade following Brexit by publishing a template to boost exports of British booze globally.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Lost Distillery plans to bring whisky-making to Ayrshire

Scotch producer The Lost Distillery is planning to bring whisky-making to Ayrshire as it moves onto an historic estate saved from falling into disrepair by Prince Charles.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Hot drinks trends set to hit the UK in 2017

We’ve had the gin boom, the coffee boom, the Japanese whisky boom – but what are the hot new trends for 2017? Dawn Davies MW and Sukhvinder Singh of The Whisky Exchange give db the low-down….

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Chivas names ‘enhanced’ blending team

Scotch whisky maker Chivas Brothers has announced new roles for its longstanding master blenders and unveiled a new blending team.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 No Comments »

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