Scotch Whisky

Multi functional: whisky now comes in a huge array of styles

Whisky is no longer on the rocks

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators shouldn’t have to shy away from the ‘water of life’ because it can offer opportunities to save money and time while pleasing whisky and non-whisky drinkers alike

Drop the Dram Duty: Latest polling shows broad disaffection with how the Government is dealing with the Scotch Whisky industry.

Scots call on Hammond to cut whisky duty

By Stuart Stone

New polling has revealed that more than two thirds of Scots want Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut whisky's “supertax” in this month’s budget.

Emerging scene: the Japanese whisky market is a serious challenger to the old world

Future Trends: Spirits

Where next for whisky?

By James Beeson

The rise of products from the rest of the world market and an increased focus on personality are just two trends to look out for in the future of whisky, according to a leading spirits author.

Praise: WSTA chief executive Miles Beale lauded the growth

Number of distilleries up thanks to gin boom

By Nikkie Sutton

The registration of new distilleries rose by almost a fifth (17%) last year, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association WSTA), which is based on data from HM Revenue & Customs.

Pure and unadulterated: the traditional image of whisky no longer holds true for many of today's consumers

Whiskey or whisky? It's a new day

By Nicholas Robinson

Whether it’s malt whisky, an American Bourbon or an Irish whiskey, the whisk(e)y category is vast and hugely diverse. Blended Scotch may be the biggest player in the sector, but interest is piquing in other areas and will not play second fiddle to white...

Rare: only 52 Benromach Heritage 1973 bottles will be released

spirits

Benromach releases rare whisky

By James Evison

An extremely rare single cask malt whisky has been added to Benromach Distillery Company's range.

Cocktail and spirits revival in pubs and bars

Cocktail & Spirits report

Little mix: the comeback of the cocktail

By Joel Harrison

Mixed spirits drinks have been far from on-trend for a few decades. These days, however, the comeback of the cocktail is complete. Joel Harrison reports

Burns Night event ideas for UK pubs

Burns' Night: hosting a flaming good celebration

By Ben Winstanley

Burns’ Night is a hot opportunity to bring in customers and make a toast to the life of poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Ben Winstanley takes a look at how all types of venues can boost their GPs

Back bar bulletin

Back bar bulletin

By Laurie Macdonald

Your essential round-up of what's happened on the back bar.

The new Chivas Brothers Dalmunach distillery

New Chivas distillery opened by Sturgeon

By Laurie Macdonald

Chivas Brothers, has completed the construction of its new Speyside malt whisky distillery, which was opened by Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday June 22.

David Beckham has launched the first Haig Club London at the Wellington Arch

Brands

Beckham kicks off Haig Club London residency

By James Evison

David Beckham welcomed guests last night (1 March) to the first evening of the Haig Club residency in London - part of Diageo's plans to promote the single grain whisky brand. 

Highland Park

Expert advice: How to make a success of whisky

By Jo Bruce

Daryl Haldane, global brand advocate for Highland Park Single Malt Whisky – associate partner of the Budvar Budweiser Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015 – offers his expert opinion on what it takes to sell whisky successfully in pubs.

Ex-shipyard worker Alex Ward, barman Scott McLeod, and Jill Inglis, PR manager at Whyte and Mackay at Titan Crane pub

Pub opens at top of 150ft high crane

By Noli Dinkovski

Whyte & Mackay is tapping into the ‘Clydebuilt’ roots of its Scotch whisky brand by opening a pub with a difference – on top of the historic 150ft Titan Crane in Glasgow.

George Osborne announced a 1p a pint cut in beer duty in the 2014 Budget

Budget 2014: Reaction from the pub trade

By James Wallin

Trade leaders and bodies have been responding to George Osborne's budget, in which he announced a 1p a pint cut in beer duty for the second year running.

Burns Night: a big deal in pubs

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Pub activity for Burns Night

By Sheila McWattie

Sheila McWattie looks at what pubs can do to capitalise on Burns Night (25 January).

Attract customers by celebrating Burns' Night

GP Generator: Burns' Night

By Phil Mellows

With Burns’ Night, on 25 January, following hard on the heels of Christmas and new year, licensees have a perfect opportunity to keep the festive season going. The PMA reveals how to make the most of the celebration.

The Front of House Manager award is sponsored by Scotch whisky brand Highland Park

Call for entries in Front of House Manager awards

By Jo Bruce

If your pub has an excellent front of house manager who inspires their team, delivers excellent service and helps make your business a success then make sure they enter the Front of House Manager of the Year 2014 award in the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub...