COP26 whisky will be auctioned for charities

01-12-2021, 14:24

Scotch Whisky Association will put up three bottles of limited blended Scotch whisky, created for the COP26 conference in Glasgow for auction. The organization has partnered with Whisky Auctioneer, and the profits from the sale of the bottles will be donated equally to three Scottish charities...


Maharashtra cut the duty on Scotch whisky by half

30-11-2021, 14:56

Prior to formal trade talks between the UK and India, the Indian government of Maharashtra lowered the excise duty on Scotch whisky from 300% to 150%. The Scotch whisky industry is campaigning to cut 150% of the federal tariff on imported Scotch whisky in India. The UK government has prioritized...


Mark Kent announced the new Chief Executive of SWA

26-11-2021, 17:24

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that Mark Kent, former UK ambassador to Argentina, will replace Karen Betts as CEO. Kent will take up the new position in January 2022 as Betts leaves SWA in December 2021 to take up the position of Chief Executive of the Food and Beverage Federation....

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Whisky leads the EU spirits sector

21-11-2021, 11:36

The trade organization Spirits Europe has published a new report analyzing the spirits industry in the EU region plus Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland. The report revealed the production volume and turnover of the sector, pointing to the whisky category as the leader in terms of both...


Rare Talisker 1978 whisky cask at a charity auction

12-11-2021, 11:12

Diageo, the largest Scotch whisky producer in the world, donated a 1978 Talisker cask to The Distillers' Charity charity auction. A cask containing 43-year-old single malt whisky is to cost up to 500,000 GBP. The rare cask will be the main subject of the One of One auction, which will take place...

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