Scotch Whisky Association publishes its review of 2013 and sums up the key issues affecting the industry.
The reports that follow describe some of the activities of the legal department during 2013, but by no means all.
Response to Minimum Unit Pricing appeal decision from the Inner House of The Court of Session
An exhibition exploring the heritage of Scotch Whisky is open to visitors to Speyside.
In a major breakthrough, Scotch Whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Australia, giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes.
Scotch Whisky exports remained strong in 2013, and Single Malt continued to increase in popularity, according to figures published today (11 April) by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has warmly welcomed the Coalition Government’s decision to scrap the alcohol duty escalator a year early and freeze excise duty on spirits, following calls from consumers, industry and politicians of all parties.
Representatives of the SWA will be available for comment and interview on the day of the UK Budget, Wednesday 19 March.
Hard-pressed consumers are calling on the UK Government to scrap the alcohol duty escalator and freeze duty in Wednesday’s Budget to show its support for the Scotch Whisky industry.
The UK market for Scotch Whisky declined by 3% last year at the same time as unfair annual inflation-busting excise duty increases continued to pile pressure on the industry.