The Scotch whisky industry is in some respects quite unique. True, the market is dominated by the big firms, such as Diageo, Pernod-Ricard and Edrington, and their big brands—such as Johnny Walker, Chivas Regal and Famous Grouse—but it is still possible for smaller firms to start up, find a foothold and eventually expand and thrive in a such a competitive environment.
A Pitlochry whisky expert has returned from London where he helped to judge the world’s best drams.
The US has become the first £1 billion market for Scotch whisky as figures indicate exports are at an all-time high.
Drinks giant Diageo has submitted plans for a new seven-storey whisky visitor centre in the heart of Edinburgh.
It has always fascinated me that Dundee, a city where whisky consumption has always been pretty high, only ever had one legal distillery, Dudhope, that distilled briefly before and after 1820.
More than 100,000 bottles of rare single malt Scotch whisky were sold at auction in the UK last year, according to a new report.
The owners of a family-run whisky shop have been left shocked after thieves stole rare bottles worth at least £10,000 in the second break-in this month.
Whisky shop owner in ‘state of shock’ after spirits worth tens of thousands stolen in second break-in this month
The owners of a family-run whisky shop have been left reeling by the second break-in this month.
One country that produces plenty of whisky is India. One can assume that during the Raj, when Brits met at their exclusive clubs and ordered whisky—a chota pegg (small), or burra pegg (large)—club staff must have spread the word that this Scotch spirit was good stuff.
The Scotch whisky industry is today not just big but influential and highly respected. That stands in stark contrast to the way it was seen 200 and more years ago. Government laws and taxation had driven almost all legitimate distillers out of business and illicit distilling and smuggling were rampant.