Single Malt Welsh Whisky has recieved protected geographical status under UKGI. Image: Getty Images, lucentius


Welsh whisky receives global protected status

By Gwen Ridler

Single Malt Welsh Whisky has secured protected geographical indication (PGI) status, the first spirit to receive protection under the scheme since its launch.

Whisky distillery investment created up to 20 jobs

Jobs created through £881k whisky investment

By Gwen Ridler

Up to 20 jobs are to be created at two new distilleries in Scotland, thanks to investment of £881,000 from development agency Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE).

The SWA is opening a new London office to help boost exports currently worth £4bn a year

Scotch whisky London office to boost £4bn exports

By Michael Stones

The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA’s) new London office, will help to grow exports of Scotch, currently worth £4bn a year, while boosting jobs across the UK, claims the association.

Ambitious trade deals are needed to stop Scotch whisky sales hitting the rocks: SWA

Whisky industry urges free trade to boost exports

By Michael Stones

Sinking whisky exports underline the need for the next government to press for more open markets and ambitious Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), urges the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Sinking drinking: Scotch and beer consumption both fell last year

Whisky slump prompts budget action plea

By Michael Stones

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is urging chancellor George Osborne to cut duty by 2% in his March 18 budget, after it emerged the UK Scotch market fell by nearly 5% last year.

The Scotch whisky industry boosts the UK economy by £1.8bn

Scotch whisky pumps £1.8bn into UK economy

By Laurence Gibbons

The Scotch whisky industry pumps £1.8bn into the pockets of its suppliers annually, with 90% of that expenditure in the UK, according to a Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) report.

The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a new fund to tackle alcohol-related harm

Scotch whisky fund to tackle alcohol harm

By Michael Stones

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has launched a new fund – planned to deliver £500,000 over five years – to combat alcohol-related harm, as the number of middle-aged heavy drinkers surge, according to a new report.

Diageo is reviewing it Scottish operations

Diageo to cut 80 jobs in Scotland

By Lorraine Mullaney

Diageo is planning to “take 80 roles out of the business” as it restructures its management operations in in Scotland.

Scotch on the rocks this Christmas

Scotch on the rocks this Christmas

By Ben Bouckley

UK consumers continue to shun Scotch whisky in favour of 'fashionable' spirits, says a new report from research firm Key Note.

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