July’s Whisky News

My summer break was great – thanks for asking. But there’s been a whole load of whisky news since I’ve been away. So, let’s dive right in! Industry Updates Douglas Laing & Co has announced plans to build a £10 million distillery, visitor centre and restaurant on the banks of the River Clyde (The Scotsman).
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June’s Whisky News

I’m off on my summer break, but before I go, here’s all the latest whisky news. Industry Updates The Ncn’ean distillery, which claims to be Scotland’s first fully organic distillery, has opened on the Morvern peninsular (The Drinks Business). Holyrood Distillery, which will return distilling to Edinburgh after a 90-year absence, is looking to raise
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May’s Whisky News

In Scotland, May is whisky month. And in case you were too busy drinking whisky than to read about it, here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news. Industry Updates Glenrothes Distillery has been bought back by previous owners, Edrington, from wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros & Rudd (Scotch Whisky). Aldi’s Highland Black
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April’s Whisky News

With all these Bank Holidays, you must be well behind on your whisky news. Well, lucky I’ve got a round-up for you below. Industry Updates The Craigellachie 31 Year Old was named the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards (Bar Magazine). The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that exports increased in the
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March’s Whisky News

Another month means another month of freshly distilled whisky news. Industry Updates The Scotch Whisky Association has named Karen Betts as its new chief executive – the first woman in the organisation’s 105-year history to take on the role (BBC News). Inverclyde Council gave the green light for plans to build a new distillery in
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February’s Whisky News

After a sluggish start to the year, February was choc-a-block with whisky news. And you can find a round-up of all the highlights below. Industry Updates Single malt exports have topped £1bn for the first time (BBC News), with whisky helping exports to Japan to hit the £100m mark for the first time (The Scotsman).
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January’s Whisky News

New year, new news – here’s your round up of all the latest whisky news from across the industry. Industry Updates Weakness in Sterling following June’s Brexit vote has helped to push Scotch whisky exports back into growth after three successive years of decline (The Herald). And the Scotch Whisky Association has announced that Scotch
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December’s Whisky News

Did the Christmas rush distract you from all of December’s whisky news? Well, you can catch up right here. Industry Updates Plans have been submitted for a new whisky distillery and “tasting lodge” in Ross-shire (Press & Journal). Heather Nelson will be the first woman to establish a distillery in two centuries once Toulvaddie distillery
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October & November’s Whisky News

Things have been busy, busy, busy recently, so here’s two months of whisky news for you. Industry Updates The Scotch Whisky Association has lost out in its attempt to block the Scottish Government’s minimum pricing policy (The Scotsman), but the organisation has now appealed to the UK Supreme court (Daily Telegraph). Meanwhile, the Association’s chief
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September’s Whisky News

More new distilleries, mixed financial figures and loads of new releases – here’s all the latest whisky news. Industry Updates Hunter Laing & Co has been granted planning permission to build Islay’s ninth distillery, Ardnahoe Loch (BQ Live). A new £5.3 million visitor attraction is being created to mark Scotland’s intriguing illicit whisky history (The
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