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Concerns raised by whisky industry over minimum pricing

The Scotch Whisky Association has warned that the Scottish Government's pland to introduce minimum pricing will hit the industry's export markets.

Island distillery sees profits rise, driven by demand for malts

Arran's sole distillery is ramping up production as its owners raise a glass to a surge in profits and growing sales.

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Dram fine increase in distillery visitors

Whisky tourism has grown in Scotland over the past two years, with one industry leader reporting an increase of almost 20 per cent in visitor numbers.

Power plant that runs on whisky waste wins funding

WASTE from more than a dozen distilleries is set to be turned into power for up to 9,000 homes after an energy developer secured funding for its £60.5 million project on Speyside.

Scotch whisky's value to economy revealed

Scotch whisky added £109 a second to the value of goods exported from the UK last year, new figures showed.

A dram fine way to help quake relief

A BOTTLE of whisky has gone under the hammer in the Capital to raise money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Whisky exports to hit record £3.3bn despite downturn

SCOTCH whisky exports hit a new record in 2010, with figures due for release this week set to show sales rising strongly to £3.3 billion.

Live webchat: Richard Paterson, Whyte and Mackay Master Blender

Scotsman Whisky will be hosting a live Q&A with Whyte & Mackay Master Blender Richard Paterson today at 12:30pm.

Slap tax rise on wine and beer, Scotch whisky chiefs urge Osborne

THE Scottish whisky industry is calling for a £1 billion hike in the duty paid on beer and wine, saying it is time for ministers to tax all alcoholic drinks at the same rate as spirits.

Whisky event draws interest from Libya

EVEN amid the turmoil of civil war, the chance to buy some rare Scotch whisky raises interest.

McTear's ready to toast record whisky sales

WHISKY auctioneer McTear's is predicting a record year for sales as it toasts the continued thirst for Scotland's national drink from American and Far East investors.

Eastern promise bears fruit for Glengoyne

A GROWING taste for Scotch in the Gulf and Far East has helped lift annual sales at family-owned distiller Ian Macleod by more than a fifth.

Pernod raises a glass to Scotch as it leads giant's growth spurt

Scotch whiskies ranked among the top-performers at Pernod Ricard which yesterday posted a 14 per cent rise in profits amid renewed speculation that it is in a tussle with Diageo to acquire some of the Fortune Brands portfolio.

Europe urged to back whisky free trade deal

MEMBERS of the European Parliament have been urged to vote in favour of a free trade agreement today that would remove South Korea's import duty on Scotch whisky.

Scotch gets rum deal in Trinid-ad

THEY HAVE the sea, sand and sunshine, and now they want the whisky market. And they are prepared to mock us to get it. An international drinks company has stirred controversy between Scotland and Trinidad and Tobago by mocking Scotsmen in kilts in a bid to lure local drinkers back to native rum.

LVMH enjoys luxurious 27% rise in dividend

LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group and owner of Scotch whisky company Glenmorangie, beat forecasts with a 13 per cent rise in fourth-quarter comparable sales, boosted by a strong Christmas, and raised its dividend 27 per cent after a record year.

Scotch whisky makes US a Fortune

Fortune Brands, which makes Teachers blended whisky and Laphroaig single malt, reported a doubling in profits during 2010, to $496 million (£308m).

Whisky's a neat female choice

WOMEN are becoming increasingly fond of whisky, according to a new survey.

Shackleton's whisky comes home

THREE bottles of rare Mackinlay's Scotch which were abandoned in Antarctica by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton are being returned to Scotland after more than a century.

Chris Marshall: Whisky fads are enough to drive aficionados to drink

A "dram in a can" may sound like sacrilege, but the story of whisky is littered with oddities, says Chris Marshall

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