Whisky storms to the top of Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index with 40% annual growth

Thu 7th March 2019

The Wealth Report 2019 reveals that new entrant whisky has topped the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII), surging in value by 40% over the 12 months to Q4

£10.5m Bunnahabhain Distillery transformation begins

Tue 26th February 2019

A three-year refurbishment programme has begun at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay as its owner Distell International invests £10.5m in an extensive upgrade and ref

Balblair distiller toasts 40 years’ service

Mon 25th February 2019

The longest-serving member of the team at Balblair’s Edderton distillery is toasting four decades in the job. Martin Macdonald, distillery operator, start

Scotch Whisky exports on the up in 2018

Thu 14th February 2019

Official figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed a strong year for Scotch Whisky exports in 2018, with global growth by both value and volume. In 20

Diageo submits plans for flagship Johnnie Walker visitor attraction in Edinburgh

Tue 12th February 2019

Diageo has announced that plans have been formally submitted for the flagship Johnnie Walker visitor centre in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh attraction is intended to be


Wed 6th February 2019

A long-held dream to distill fine single malt whisky in the East Neuk of Fife has become a reality for the founders of Kingsbarns Distillery, as they toast the launc

Diageo release half-year results and reveal plans for new Edinburgh whisky visitor experience

Thu 31st January 2019

Diageo has delivered its 2019 Interim Results, half year ended 31 December 2018.

Pernod Ricard ships extra stock ahead of Brexit

Wed 30th January 2019

Pernod Ricard has started shipping extra stocks of some alcoholic drinks between Britain and continental Europe just in case there's a no-deal Brexit.

Stuart Urquhart joins Gordon & MacPhail’s board as Operations Director

Wed 30th January 2019

Gordon & MacPhail has announced the appointment of Stuart Urquhart as operations director. Stuart was previously associate director of whisky supply at the Elgin

Legacy of heritage and innovation celebrated in Port Ellen Scotch Whisky distillery plans

Tue 29th January 2019

Port Ellen distillery on Islay in Scotland will be revived in an inspiring celebration of quality, heritage and innovation, under plans that have been revealed to th

Plans to build first island distillery on Barra gather pace

Tue 29th January 2019

Plans to construct the first whisky distillery on Barra are are gathering pace with the launch of a £1.5 million community shares offer.


Tue 22nd January 2019

Teeling Distillery has named Maverick Drinks as its exclusive UK distributor. Led by Master Distiller Alex Chasko, the Teeling team produce up to 500,000 litres of s

Edinburgh Whisky Academy launches Introduction to Whisky Certificate

Tue 15th January 2019

The Edinburgh Whisky Academy, which is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), has launched their first tier of education. The Academy was

Brora Distillery set to re-open after 35 years

Wed 21st November 2018

Brora distillery, which last operated in 1983, is set to reopen and back in production by 2020.  The copper pot stills have been transported 200 miles to Diageo Ab

Islay’s Caol Ila Distillery submits plans to upgrade visit centre

Thu 15th November 2018

Plans to transform the visitor experience at Caol Ila Distillery on Islay have been submitted to Argyll & Bute Council.