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Slow in the exports of Scotch

Diageo puts brakes on Scotch whisky expansion

By Nicholas Robinson

Weakening global demand for Scotch whisky could put the brakes on Diageo’s plans to upgrade its northern distilleries as part of the business’s £1bn expansion plan announced in 2007.

Martin and Claire Murray take delivery of Elizabeth, their new still for gin

Rock Rose gin from Britain’s most northern distillery

By Rick Pendrous

What is being claimed as the most northerly gin distillery on mainland Britain was commissioned last month, following the installation of a new still - christened ‘Elizabeth’ - in the custom-built distillery at Dunnet, Caithness.

Diageo sells Whyte and Mackay for £430M

Diageo to sell Whyte & Mackay for £430M

By Nicholas Robinson

Diageo’s United Spirits has agreed to sell its whisky brand Whyte & Mackay to Philippines-based brandy business Emperador for £430M, following Office of Fair Trading (OFT) concerns.

Whisky business

Whisky business

By Elaine Watson

David Fitt took a risk when he gave up his job at Greene King to manage England's only whisky distillery. But he wouldn't have it any other way

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