SCOTCH – A PROTECTED SPECIES

Scotch - now protected from fakes The UK Government has announced a new scheme to protect Scotch whisky and other drinks from fake or sub-standard...

SCOTLAND’S ALCOHOL DEATH TOLL

The death rates are down but are still the highest on Great Britain Last year, more than a thousand Scots died as a result of...

£100m NEW DISTILLERY CENTER FOR THE MACALLAN

The new distillery will help meet demand for The Macallan Edrington, one the few whisky companies still to be in Scottish hands, is to invest...

NEW DISTILLERY PLANNED

New Production of Whisky coming on stream There seems to have been a spate of new distilleries planned, being built or just opened. The latest...

MORRISON BOWMORE: INCREASED PROFITS

2012 was a good year for Morrison Bowmore The distiller, Morrison Bowmore, has reported a 39% rise in its profits, making a pre-tax profit of...

THE NEW CHALLENGE TO MINIMUM PRICING

It was perhaps inevitable – that Scotland’s minimum pricing laws for alcohol would be challenged by other members of the EU. Now it's happened....

TOMATIN DISTILLERY: £1.2 INVESTMENT IN GREEN TECHNOLOGY

The Scotch Whisky industry has something of a reputation for investing in green technology. The latest distillery to do so is Tomatin near Inverness....

China: the Top Market for Spirits

The latest report from IWSR (International Wine & Spirit Research) presents a mixed picture of the global spirits market. It shows that consumption grew...

Malt and Barley Review: Why age isn’t everything

Age, then. It counts for nothing. Or such is the hope I cling to as stamina diminishes, hair starts growing in unaccustomed and frankly...

Spirit of Speyside 2013

Across Scotland, there are several whisky “regions”. Islay for instance is renowned for the dark, dry, smoky aroma of peat which characterises its malts....