An updated summary of the challenges and potential opportunities faced by the industry before, during and after Brexit.
China - an important market for Scotch Whisky – has announced that it will recognise and protect ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a Geographical Indication (GI).
Nine out of Scotch Whisky’s top ten export markets grew in value over the first six months of 2010, according to new figures published today by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
A minimum unit price for alcohol set out in today’s Scottish Government Bill is unlikely to reduce alcohol misuse, is probably illegal and threatens one of Scotland’s key industries the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said.
A pioneering industry-wide environment strategy developed by Scotch Whisky distillers has been recognised at the Scottish Waste & Resources Awards.
Scotch Whisky distillers welcomed today’s vote by the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee to remove minimum pricing from the Alcohol (Scotland) Bill.
The Scottish Government’s proposed minimum price of 45p a unit will do little to address alcohol harm in Scotland but will cause significant damage to Scotch Whisky at home and abroad, The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said today.
Taxing all alcoholic drinks at the same rate by alcohol content addresses concerns over low pricing and could raise over £1 billion extra revenue a year for the Government, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.
Scotch Whisky’s growing popularity in France – more than 5 bottles every second are shipped to the country - will be toasted at a reception in the British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris tonight (Wednesday 23 June 2010).
The Scotch Whisky Association welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to freeze the excise duty on alcohol and to press ahead with a review of the system this autumn.
Figures released today (Sunday 30 May 2010) reveal that Scotch Whisky is worth £4 billion a year in added value to the Scottish economy - with the industry spending in excess of £1.1 billion annually on supplies produced north of the Border.