10 year conservation partnership supports the Black Grouse and welcomes a rise in numbers

RSPB Scotland and The Famous Grouse celebrate a decade of wildlife conservation work this month and announce further plans to continue to protect the enigmatic black grouse that takes centre stage on the new design of The Famous Grouse Smoky Black bottle. The partnership between RSPB Scotland and Scotland’s favourite whisky was forged in 2008 […]

Whisky industry urged to get green and more sustainable: Scottish Environment Business Awards

Whisky companies across Scotland are being urged to act now to embrace the economic opportunity of sustainability by the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards. The leading environmental awards underlined the need for urgent action to address the environmental challenges currently faced as well as highlighting the potential business benefits which this can deliver. New […]

Crucial Drinks appoints Carmen Tam as Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador

Crucial Drinks has appointed Carmen Tam as Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador for its award-winning whisky and rum portfolio, as it further strengthens its presence in the region. The first certified whisky diploma holder in Hong Kong, Carmen has extensive industry experience having worked with over 200 different whisky brands in her role as Spirits Consultant […]

Alistair McDonald joins The Clydeside Distillery team

The Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow’s newest whisky distillery and visitor centre, has appointed Alistair McDonald as Distillery Manager. Alistair brings with him over 30 years of whisky knowledge and expertise having previously worked for Beam Suntory as Distillery Manager at Auchentoshan. At The Clydeside, Alistair will use his wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to oversee […]

The Lakes Distillery Create The Very First British Blend

The Lakes Distillery, Cumbria’s first whisky distillery for over 100 years, has created an entirely new concept in blended whiskies for its inaugural product: A British Isles blend. There is a host of Scotch blends on the market, but ‘The One’, the very first British blended whisky, brings together a range of exceptional whiskies from […]

The Jim Beam American Stillhouse – Wins Green Award

The Jim Beam American Stillhouse announced today that it has received LEED® Gold certification. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The Jim Beam American Stillhouse is situated on the grounds of Jim Beam’s flagship distillery in Clermont, […]

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Opens New Prestige Hall Bottling Facility at Chivas Brothers in Paisley

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened a brand new bottling hall designed to cater for today’s luxury Scotch whisky and gin consumers during a visit to Renfrewshire. The Prestige Hall was completed last year as part of an annual £40m investment in operations by Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business […]

Former Ambassador, David Frost, To Lead The Scotch Whisky Association

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed a new chief executive as Gavin Hewitt prepares to step down after ten years in charge. David Frost, a senior civil servant in UK trade policy, will take over from Hewitt on 2 January, the SWA said today (16 September). Frost is a former UK ambassador to Denmark and […]

WhiskyFest NYC 2013 – All Star Line-up

Featuring an all-star whisky line-up from around the World – WhiskyFest New York 2013 will present rare whiskies and a fantastic opportunity to share stories from some of greatest whisky legends. Taking place October 11-12, each grand tasting will feature more than 250 of the world’s finest whiskies for you to taste. Meet the whisky […]

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 – London

For a fifth year, the show will be returning to London to bring whisky alive in new wonderful ways. Welcoming back Martine Nouet to oversee the running of this year’s Whisky Marketplace, we will be pushing the boundaries of whisky pairing by going beyond simple taste and smell. We will also be welcoming back the […]