Our Budget Submission to HM Treasury sets out the case for a duty freeze on Scotch Whisky in the 2018 Autumn Budget. It is time to back our winners, and stop the Scotch Super Tax.
Scotch Whisky distillers have urged MSPs to reject minimum pricing for alcohol when the Scottish Parliament votes at the final stage of the Alcohol Bill’s parliamentary process tomorrow (10 November 2010).
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has warned consumers not to be taken in by a product which claims to be “the world’s first alcohol free whisky”. The SWA said there can be no such product and such a description is illegal in the European Union and many other countries.
As 2011 drew to a close, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) planned for its centenary celebration in 2012; there were many reasons for the industry to celebrate.
Exports of Scotch Whisky hit record levels again in 2011, up almost a quarter to £4.23bn from 2010. Such success is built on years of hard work, investing for the future, excellent marketing and innovation by the industry.
The UK spirits sector has beaten government energy efficiency targets. Investment in energy saving schemes is paying off for Scotch Whisky distilleries.
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.