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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August’s Whisky News

There was a surprising amount of whisky news about this summer, so if you were away, then you can catch-up below. Industry Updates Holyrood Park Distillery, the first single malt distillery in Edinburgh for over 90 years, has been given the green light by planner (BBC News). And work has started in Glasgow on the
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July’s Whisky News

It’s summer (don’t let the weather fool you!), so there’s less news around than normal.  However, you’ll still find all the latest whisky news below. Industry Updates Another month and another whisky distillery receives approval, with plans for a new facility in Hawick given the thumbs up (STV News).  Work has also started on the
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June’s Whisky News

Sick of hearing about the Brexit? Well here’s a round-up of all the whisky news you might have missed from the last month. Industry News Mossburn Distillers has lodged plans to build a whisky distillery in Jedburgh (BBC News).  Also, Welsh whisky pioneer Penderyn could soon be stretching its reach to Swansea, with plans to
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May’s Whisky News

Just in case you were super busy during Whisky Month, here’s a round-up of all the whisky news you might have missed. Industry News The best kept secret in the whisky industry for a number of years, new Fife-based distillery InchDairnie was unveiled to the media and wider public (The Scotsman). The first community-owned distillery,
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April’s Whisky News

Here’s your round-up of all the latest whisky news: Industry News The BenRiach Distillery Company – which owns the GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh Scotch whisky brands – has been sold to Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman Corporation for £285 million (The Herald).  And Chivas Brothers has reported profits down by 12%, despite the continual popularity of
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March’s Whisky News

Well done on getting through March. And as your reward, here’s all the latest whisky news: Industry Updates After a number of years of decline, demand for Scotch Whisky increased last year, with the numbers of bottles released to market rising from 83.3m to 84.9m (BBC News).  And despite pressure from the SWA to cut
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February’s Whisky News

And in a blink, there’s February gone.  In case you missed anything, here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news Industry Updates The Scotch Whisky Association is pressing for a further 2% cut in excise duty in next month’s budget, outlining the industry’s value to the UK economy (BBC News), with an economic impact
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January’s Whisky News

The first month of the year was BUSY, so here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news.   Industry News The most exciting news of the month was the announcement by Hunter Laing & Company would be building Islay’s first new distillery in more than a decade. The £8m Ardnahoe distillery will be built
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