Whisky exports surge despite backdrop of uncertainty

Whisky exports surge despite backdrop of uncertainty

The Scotch Whisky Association has revealed industry export figures for 2019, showing worldwide growth. The figures, compiled from HRMC export data, show that the export value of global Scotch whisky exports grew by 4.4% to £4.91bn, an increase of £208m compared with 2018, with growth in more than 106 of its global markets. The numberContinue Reading

Johnnie Walker ‘crown jewels’ displayed for first time

Johnnie Walker ‘crown jewels’ displayed for first time

Treasured historical artefacts from the roots of the world’s number one Scotch whisky, Johnnie Walker, are to go on public display for the first time in Kilmarnock – the town where the story began 200 years ago. It was in Kilmarnock in 1820 that young John Walker set out in business with the opening ofContinue Reading

Highland Park exclusive for World Duty Free and Heathrow

Highland Park exclusive for World Duty Free and Heathrow

Highland Park has created an exclusive single cask whisky bottling for World Duty Free and Heathrow. This extremely limited whisky – just 642 bottles available – is launching today (20 February) and will be available exclusively at the World of Whiskies main stores in all four terminals at the airport. Filled on the 13th MarchContinue Reading

‘The Perfect Collection’ auction sets whisky records

‘The Perfect Collection’ auction sets whisky records

Whisky history has been made as the results from the first part of the world’s largest private whisky collection to go to auction were announced – with notable record breaking hammer prices. Sold by the online whisky auction, Whisky Auctioneer from Perthshire, the auction saw 1642 bidders from 56 countries around the world taking part.Continue Reading

That’s the spirit as 2020 whisky festival is revealed

That’s the spirit as 2020 whisky festival is revealed

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has announced its 2020 programme of events, which will bring the best of the iconic whisky region to the public this spring. This year’s Festival will be the biggest yet and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Speyside in celebration of all things Scotch. Whether its havingContinue Reading

Ardbeg Blaaack is released for a double celebration

Ardbeg Blaaack is released for a double celebration

Ardbeg Distillery is releasing a special whisky to mark the 20th anniversary of the Ardbeg Committee and its black sheep members. Held on the final Saturday of Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle), Ardbeg Day is a global, annual celebration of all things Ardbeg. This year, the Distillery is inviting smoky malt whiskyContinue Reading