Whisky News

Gavin Hastings

Rugby legend, Gavin Hastings, kicks off ‘Magnum’ Christmas campaign

Scotch cream liqueur, Magnum, has added a kick to its six-week festive campaign by teaming up with Scottish rugby union legend, Gavin Hastings OBE. Magnum has appointed the famous full-back as its Brand Ambassador in the...
David Gates

BrewDog Distilling appoints news Managing Director

BrewDog has appointed David Gates as Managing Director of BrewDog Distilling who brings 27 years of experience in the industry to the burgeoning team. The appointment comes as BrewDog’s distilling arm, LoneWolf, revealed its plans...
Blue Box Design opening (LtoR) Blue Box MD Gordon Duncan, Scottish Whisky Association CEO Karen Betts, Donald and Michael McLaren, Directors of McLaren Packaging)

New whisky box design and manufacturing facility opens in Stirling

Blue Box Design’s new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility has been officially opened by Karen Betts, Chief Executive of the Scottish Whisky Association. A specialist designer and manufacturer of bespoke presentation boxes for Scotch Whisky...

Arbikie celebrates its 4th Birthday with export success

Arbikie, Scotland’s ‘Field-to-Bottle’ Distiller has just celebrated its fourth birthday by agreeing distribution deals in Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Germany. Having started to export in late 2017, their family of premium spirits are now...

Headline sponsor of Glasgow’s Whisky Festival announced

1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky is marking it’s first official sponsorship agreement as it becomes the headline sponsor of the 10th annual Glasgow’s Whisky Festival. Taking place at Hampden Park on Saturday 10th November, the...

North British Distillery unveils 58-year-old limited Edition Scotch Whisky

The North British Distillery, which was incorporated on this very day (October 24th) 1885, has joined forces with Scotch Whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co to release a one-off 58-year-old limited edition of only...
François-Xavier Dugas, CEO of Dugas and Liam Hughes, CEO of The Glasgow Distillery Company

Glasgow Distillery Company agrees new distribution deal with French distributor

The Glasgow Distillery Company is toasting a new international distribution deal with French drinks specialists, Dugas. The deal will see Glasgow Distillery’s inaugural whisky - 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - distributed throughout France,...

Scotch whisky exports increase to £1.97 billion in first half of 2018

Scotch Whisky exports increased in the first half of 2018 to £1.97 billion, a 10.8% rise in the value of exports against the same period last year. The analysis of official HMRC figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) also shows the volume...

Tomatin named as fastest growing top 10 single malt whisky in US

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, has been named the fastest growing top ten single malt whisky in the US. Recent figures released by Impact Databank confirm that the brand has increased its foothold in the...
CGI of Ardgowan Distillery

Ardgowan Distillery unveils ambitious plans for £12 million Inverclyde distillery

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for their new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles west of Glasgow. The plans showcase the flagship building which has...

Majority of Scots feel Whisky tax is unfair on Scotland

The majority of Scots (58%) believe an increase in Scotch Whisky excise duty would show that the UK government doesn’t care about the future Scotland, a new poll has found. According to a Survation poll commissioned by...

Milestone passed with Brora Distillery planning permission

The famous Brora Distillery has taken another step towards reopening after Highland planners granted permission to the landmark project. Painstaking work will now begin to restore the original buildings, which date back almost two centuries...
From left - Ewen Mackintosh and Stephen Rankin

Gordon & MacPhail sees record results for latest financial year

Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd, trading as Gordon & MacPhail, has seen record results in the year to the end of February 2018, as the company’s strategy for growth comes to fruition. Sales from its main trading...
Alan Wolstenholme credit Martin Windebank

Scottish Distillers Association relaunches to widen appeal

The national association which represents and promotes distillers in Scotland is relaunching as it widens its work within the fast-growing Scottish spirits sector. The newly titled Scottish Distillers Association has pledged a fresh set of...
Robert Swan OBE

Ardgowan Distillery launches ‘South Pole Scotch’

The Ardgowan Distillery has launched a dram with a difference – containing malt whisky which has been to the South Pole. Each bottle of Ardgowan Expedition, a 20-year-old premium blended malt Scotch whisky, contains whisky...

Do you know how much tax there is on a bottle of whisky?

Nearly three in four Scots (71 percent) believe tax on Scotch Whisky in the UK should be at least as competitive as European taxes on flagship food and drink products, according to a Survation...
From left - Richard Lochhead MSP and Karen Betts

Post-war record for Scotch Whisky Distilleries

At a reception at the Scottish Parliament on 4th September, MSPs joined the industry to celebrate the success story Scotch Whisky, with more distilleries now operating across Scotland than in the past seventy years. With global...

Tickets now on sale for second Fife Whisky Festival

The organisers of the Fife Whisky Festival have unveiled a packed programme for the showcase event which returns to the Kingdom next March. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (September 1) for the second Fife Whisky...
The Founders’ Reserve Inaugural Release.

Kingsbarns Distillery unveils first single malt Scotch whisky

Kingsbarns Distillery has unveiled its very first single malt Scotch whisky release; The Founders’ Reserve Inaugural Release. Bottled solely for the pleasure of the Kingsbarns Founders’ Club, this is the first ever single malt...

Whisky investors can support the first Scottish Borders' distillery in 180 years

New spirit from the Scottish Borders' first distillery in 180 years is now available on WhiskyInvestDirect, the online marketplace where investors can buy and sell Scotch whisky as it matures and gains value in...

Latest article

Lorien Cameron-Ross

Loch Ness Spirits first UK company to win Gold for its Absinthe

The UK’s first company to win a medal at the Absinthiades Festival in Pontarlier in France is celebrating after clinching a Gold for its...
video

six°north launch crowdfunding campaign to open Dundee bar

Multi award winning craft brewery six°north has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £40,000 to enable them to open a new bar on Union Street in...
Gavin Hastings

Rugby legend, Gavin Hastings, kicks off ‘Magnum’ Christmas campaign

Scotch cream liqueur, Magnum, has added a kick to its six-week festive campaign by teaming up with Scottish rugby union legend, Gavin Hastings OBE. Magnum has...
David Gates

BrewDog Distilling appoints news Managing Director

BrewDog has appointed David Gates as Managing Director of BrewDog Distilling who brings 27 years of experience in the industry to the burgeoning team. The...
Chris Miller

Exporter in two-week mission to China to develop Scottish craft beer and spirits sales

One of Scotland’s leading exporter of craft beer and spirits has embarked on an ambitious two-week trade visit to China as it seeks to build on...
Blue Box Design opening (LtoR) Blue Box MD Gordon Duncan, Scottish Whisky Association CEO Karen Betts, Donald and Michael McLaren, Directors of McLaren Packaging)

New whisky box design and manufacturing facility opens in Stirling

Blue Box Design’s new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility has been officially opened by Karen Betts, Chief Executive of the Scottish Whisky Association. A specialist...