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Scots-based Whyte & Mackay whisky sold to Filipino firm for £430m

Scots-based Whyte & Mackay whisky sold to Filipino firm for £430m | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Indian owners United Spirits Ltd are to sell the Glasgow-founded brand to Emperador Inc in a deal agreed between the two Far East firms.
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NEW DISTILLERY PLANNED

NEW DISTILLERY PLANNED | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
New Production of Whisky coming on stream There seems to have been a spate of new distilleries planned, being built or just opened. The latest announcement
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US and Latin America boost Scotch whisky exports

US and Latin America boost Scotch whisky exports | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
GROWING demand from the US and Latin American economies helped boost Scotch whisky exports by over 10 per cent in the first half of the year, industry figures show.
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Work to start on new Fife distillery

Work is to start soon on a new single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre near Kingsbarns in Fife.
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Potential Perthshire jobs boost from new distillery plan

Perthshire is set to toast ambitious plans to create Big County’s first distillery for more than half a century.
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Growth stalls for whisky exports

Growth stalls for whisky exports | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The recent rapid growth of Scotch whisky exports has stalled, according to figures for last year.
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One more bluff from the so-called whisky industry

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Anger as Scotland’s whisky industry double-charged to use own embassies

Anger as Scotland’s whisky industry double-charged to use own embassies | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland is being double-charged by the Foreign Office to promote Scotch Whisky overseas, it has emerged.
 
Official figures given in response to a Prime Ministerial Question have revealed that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have spent almost £6.5m of taxpayer’s money on hospitality since December last year – putting Scotland’s share at over half a million pounds.

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Profits cheer for whisky producer

Profits cheer for whisky producer | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The makers of Famous Grouse report a sharp rise in turnover and profits for the first six months of the year.
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Survey suggests it’s packaging that sells whisky

Survey suggests it’s packaging that sells whisky | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

PEOPLE buy whisky very often because of nothing more than the packaging, according to a survey published in The Scotsman today.

 

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Whisky firm on Mongolia mission

Whisky firm on Mongolia mission | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A Scotch whisky distillery has set its sights on Mongolia as it bids to make inroads into new and emerging markets.
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France's Remy Cointreau in talks to buy Scottish whisky maker Bruichladdich - Telegraph

France's Remy Cointreau in talks to buy Scottish whisky maker Bruichladdich - Telegraph | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
French spirits group Remy Cointreau is in exclusive negotiations to buy Scottish whisky maker Bruichladdich, a distillery founded in 1881 on the Isle of Islay, the French firm has said.
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Watering down whisky's appeal

Watering down whisky's appeal | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
John Burnside: Diageo's investment in whisky production is welcome, but we must not allow market-driven 'innovations' to erode its genius...
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Dram good figures!

Whisky exports soar as the drink plays its part in New Year celebrations.
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Grants toasts record sales

Grants toasts record sales | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
WHISKY distiller William Grant & Sons yesterday toasted record revenues despite the eurozone debt crisis making 2012 a “challenging year” for the family-owned company.
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China growth drives Johnnie Walker sales record high | Herald Scotland

China growth drives Johnnie Walker sales record high | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

SALES of Johnnie Walker whisky soared above the 20 million case mark for the first time in Diageo's last financial year, despite an anti-extravagance campaign in China that has hit sales of luxury goods.

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Whisky: the alternative alternative investment. | Money Observer

Whisky: the alternative alternative investment. | Money Observer | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Investors are seeing the appeal of more alternative investments, and 'liquid gold' whisky can offer tasty returns.
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Diageo plan new malt distillery

Diageo plan new malt distillery | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A major new malt whisky distillery is being planned by Diageo for a greenfield site next to the Teaninich distillery in Easter Ross.
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China's anti-corruption drive is really hitting Scottish Whisky

China's anti-corruption drive is really hitting Scottish Whisky | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

A more unusual, but strong, market force is at work in China: an anti-corruption drive led by the new president, Xi Jinping. The giving of expensive luxury items to government officials has been a standard part of bureaucratic and business life in China, and has contributed in part to the dramatic growth in revenues and profits for multinational luxury goods companies operating in the country. Mr Xi however has swept in with a determination to stamp out showy bureaucracy and waste, and high end restaurants have suffered as official banquets have been cancelled and luxury local liquor makers have seen demand drop significantly.

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Whisky tax 'could benefit Scots'

Whisky tax 'could benefit Scots' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A tax should be levied on each bottle of Scotch whisky to give its country of origin a greater share in its growing success, economic experts have said.
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One might well wonder why Scotland would adopt some convoluted water levy in order to raise revenue from whisky production when there is the much simpler and more effective option of repatriating all tax powers through independence.

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'New golden age' for Scotch whisky gives economy a £4bn boost

'New golden age' for Scotch whisky gives economy a £4bn boost | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A report by the Scotch Whisky Association says inward investment has produced a boom in exports.
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Scottish Parliament hails World Whisky Day

Scottish Parliament hails World Whisky Day | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Maxwell has laid down a motion at the Scottish Parliament in recognition of World Whisky Day, and welcoming the announcement that the event is to be repeated next year.

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Burn Stewart prepares for overseas push with malts - Business - Scotsman.com

Burn Stewart prepares for overseas push with malts - Business - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
BURN Stewart, the maker of whiskies including Black Bottle and Scottish Leader, is unveiling a push into overseas markets including South Africa and Taiwan using its range of single malts.
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Remy Cointreau to Buy Scottish Whisky Maker Bruichladdich

Remy Cointreau to Buy Scottish Whisky Maker Bruichladdich | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
French alcoholic beverage group Remy Cointreau SA (RCO.FR) has agreed to buy Scotch single-malt whisky distiller Bruichladdich in a transaction worth 58 million pounds ($90 million) as a first move into the fast-growing premium whisky market, it...
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Blended whisky bears brunt of Scottish Government price plan - Scotsman

MORE than 80 per cent of blended whiskies bought in shops in Scotland will rise in price as a result of new minimum pricing laws backed by MSPs.
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