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.
This report shows the economic impact of Scotch Whisky during the year 2008. The economic impact calculations are based on a survey of the SWA membership, data published by the Scottish Government and data regularly collected and published by the SWA.
Global exports of Scotch Whisky reached record levels in 2009 despite the economic downturn in some major markets, according to annual figures published today by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
Scotch Whisky distillers said the Chancellor had clearly not checked his own books and the falling revenue from spirits before raising duty by more than inflation. They called for a change of policy to avoid further damage to Scotch Whisky in the UK market.
Scottish Government plans to introduce alcohol minimum pricing suffered a further serious setback today (March 4th, 2010), when the European Court of Justice ruled that minimum pricing of tobacco in Austria, France and Ireland is illegal.
Protection of Scotland’s national drink has received a double boost, with news that two important export markets have agreed to specifically recognise ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a product that can only be made in Scotland.
Campbell Evans, Government & Consumer Affairs Director at The Scotch Whisky Association, responds to a Health Select Committee report on alcohol published today (8 January).
Guidance for the Scotch Whisky Industry (Issue 2: January 2010)
New figures released today (8th December 2009) show that more than 807 million bottles of Scotch Whisky were shipped abroad during the first nine months of 2009.
The Statistical Report presents information about the activities of the Scotch Whisky industry during 2009.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has today (26 November) re-affirmed the industry’s commitment to work with all parties to address alcohol misuse and change attitudes to alcohol in Scotland.