A new limited edition carton has been launched by The Famous Grouse which was designed by design company Timorous Beasties as the brand embarks on its Winter Grouse Season campaign ahead of St Andrew's Day.
The new carton design for the 70cl bottles will be on sale exclusively in Waitrose over the Christmas period, featuring a visual history of the brand and its origins in Perth at Bordeaux House. [...more]
The Teacher's brand accounts for over 80 per cent of the company's sales in India and is also the largest selling Scotch whisky in the domestic market. It expects to sell around 2.7 lakh cases of Teachers in India this year. [...more]
JOHNNIE WALKER is set to lose its status as the world's best-selling whisky - to an Indian brand.
And last night, union chiefs claimed it was down to Johnnie Walker himself seeking revenge for Diageo's decision to stop production in his home town of Kilmarnock.
Bagpiper will be number one by the end of the year, thanks to massive sales in India, the world's biggest whisky market.
Georgina Cunningham, a Unite shop steward at the doomed Kilmarnock plant, said: "This is Johnnie Walker rising from the grave to pay Diageo back for what they have done to the people of Scotland.
"We wish Bagpiper every success for the future and hope their sales continue to rise and rise.
"And we want to know if Bagpiper can give 700 desperate folk a job."
The campaign to save jobs at the Kilmarnock plant received a body blow this week when Diageo confirmed the closure would go ahead.
Kilmarnock MSP Willie Coffey said of the status loss: "That's what they get for treating our rich heritage with utter contempt.
"We warned them this would happen and now Johnnie Walker is going to be just another brand of whisky.
"The makers of Bagpiper had the sense to sell the product in their own country and, for years, Diageo refused to sell their top product in the UK. It is a disgrace. [...more]
A brief pictorial history of Whiskey and drinking of alcohol in America preceeds an exploration of the manufacture of Bourbon whiskey, with visits to the Jim Beam, and Maker's Mark distilleries. [...more]
Bacardi - is planning to acquire mid-segment brands in India.
"We will acquire brands, especially in the whisky segment, that will fit into our premium market strategy," said Mahesh Madhavan, president and chief executive of Bacardi-Martini India Ltd. [...more]
United Spirits Limited, the world's 3rd largest spirits company, introduced alimited edition of McDowell's No. 1 Whisky for Durga Puja in Kolkata.
Recession-hit whisky major Whyte & Mackay, which was bought by Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya in 2007, has announced plans to cut 85 jobs in Scotland. [...more]
According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2009 Liquor Handbook, total distilled spirits consumption rose 2.1 percent in 2008 to 185.6 million 9-liter cases. This gain marks the eleventh consecutive year of advances for the industry.
Strong rumours from Belarus that the Minsk Kristall Distillery has concluded a deal with Inverhouse Distillers to bottle two of their Scotch Whisky brands : Inver House and Highland Cup. [...more]
Diageo Korea, the Korean arm of the world's largest alcoholic drinks maker, is preparing for the debut of a new version of its local best-selling whisky brand, Windsor, on the global market next month with the launching of its latest edition. [...more]
Diageo chiefs have promised they will give full and proper consideration to alternatives to closing their Kilmarnock plant.
The assurance was given during a meeting yesterday between First Minister Alex Salmond and Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise Jack Perry with Diageo Chief Executive Officer Paul Walsh and the company's Managing Director Global Supply & Global Procurement David Gosnell in London. [...more]
A long fight by the Scotch Whisky Association to protect consumers from imitation ‘Scotch
Whiskies’ in Italy has come to a successful end in the Italian Supreme Court. [...more]