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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Greener Scotch Whisky?

Last Wednesday night, I delayed my usual appointment with The Great British Bake Off and headed along to the launch of the Scotch whisky industry’s updated environmental strategy. The key word here is “updated” as the industry has taken great strides over the last seven years – since the first strategy was introduced in 2009
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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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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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December’s Whisky News

A new year may have begun, but in-case you were tied up with Christmas madness throughout December, here’s your chance to catch-up on all the latest whisky news. Industry News To assist in its role of representing the industry worldwide, the Scotch Whisky Association has opened an office in London (The Spirits Business). Continuing its
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November’s Whisky News

As we tick over into the final month of the year, here’s all the latest whisky news from November. Industry News According to the Scotch Whisky Association, the decline in overseas sales in recent years is slowing.  Exports for the first half of this year totalled £1.7bn, representing a 3% fall in value compared to
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September’s Whisky News

The biggest whisky news of the month was the return of Ardbeg’s test sample of whisky from the International Space Station.  I’d usually point you in the direction of another website about this, but you can find my blog on the project here. Continuing the science-y theme, a company which uses waste products from the
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