An updated summary of the challenges and potential opportunities faced by the industry before, during and after Brexit.
At this week’s Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2011 in Glasgow, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)emphasised “environmental excellence” as a key consideration in the industry’s investment decisions to ensure sustainability and long-term competitiveness. The SWA also called for government action to underpin distillers’ green commitments.
Scotch Whisky exports grew strongly, defying global economic uncertainty, in the first six months of 2011.
Value of exports up 22% in first half of year - USA remains top market - Boom in emerging markets.
As Scotch Whisky production impacts virtually every constituency, we wanted MSPs, who are making decisions that affect these areas, to know the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) priorities for this new Parliamentary session. We look to the new Scottish Government and Parliament to support the Scotch Whisky industry as it invests for its future, and that of Scotland as a whole.
Scotch Whisky has become the first foreign product to be registered and protected as a ‘geographical indication of origin’ (GI) in Turkey. This means consumers in Turkey will now receive better protection from fake ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a result of the decision by authorities formally to recognise Scotch as a product that can only be made in Scotland.
Scotch Whisky distilleries and visitor centres give a much-needed boost to the economy, the job market and bring growing numbers of international tourists to Scotland, according to a survey published today.
Around 1.3 million visitors visited the 52 Scotch Whisky visitor centres and distilleries open to the public in 2010. An estimated £26.9 million was spent by visitors last year. Nearly nine out of ten visitors (86.1%) come from outside of Scotland and nearly two thirds (62.3%) come from outside of the UK. This suggests that spending and jobs associated with visitor centres inject new money into the Scottish economy by drawing visitors into Scotland.
Consumers in India now receive better protection from fake ‘Scotch Whisky’ following a decision formally to recognise Scotch Whisky as a product that can only be made in Scotland.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union and South Korea which comes into force today (1 July) is being heralded as a major milestone for the Scotch Whisky industry.
Scots and holiday makers can experience first hand how their favourite dram is produced by visiting one of almost 40 distilleries highlighted in a new guide from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
Scotch Whisky is a cornerstone of our economy impacting local jobs and economies, communities, health, transport, tourism, the environment, exports and business.