On this day 1494…first mention of Scotch distilling

On 1 June 1494, the Exchequer Rolls of James IV of Scotland record the granting of malt to a monk in order to make “aqua vitae” in what is considered the first recorded mention of whisky – or at least distilling – in Scottish history.

Scottish community plans to sell whisky to help young people afford higher education

A community group in Scotland has invested in casks of whisky to gift to local teenagers when they turn 18 so they can sell it on to afford higher education.

SNP ‘bullying’ M&S over Union flag on Scotch

Prime minister Theresa May has fired a shot across the bows of the Scottish Nationalist Party for its apparent ‘bullying’ of Marks & Spencer over the retailer’s decision to label Scotch whisky as a ‘British’ product – in what has overtones of being rather a storm in a tumbler.

Minimum unit pricing in England is back under consideration

Minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol could now be enforced in England after Scotland's pricing regulations were rolled out last week, according to an MP.

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March 2nd, 2018

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