The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has secured certification trademark status for 'Scotch Whisky' in Hong Kong, ensuring that only whiskies produced in Scotland following strict guidelines can be labelled as such.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released new figures demonstrating that exports in the first half of 2023 are continuing to deliver for the UK economy, as consumers drive the global trend for choosing higher quality products such as Scotch Whisky.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has slammed the decision by the Chancellor to raise duty on Scotch Whisky by 10.1%, in one of the largest tax hikes in recent decades, and further increase the competitive disadvantage faced by spirits. In the budget, the Chancellor increased duty across all four
Global exports of Scotch Whisky grew to more than £6 billion for the first time in 2022, according to figures released today by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). In 2022, the value of Scotch Whisky exports was up 37% by value, to £6.2bn. The number of 70cl bottles exported also grew b
The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, Mark Kent, discusses the current state and future aspirations of the Scotch whisky industry, the challenges it has faced and its potential to create profit and support other related sectors. Across more tha
Whisky distillers have cried out against one of the government's fiscal U-turns announced on Monday reversing of the freeze on alcohol duty. Commenting on the reversal of the UK alcohol duty freeze Mark Kent, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, said: “Business can only work on th
At a visit to Glenkinchie Distillery, trade secretary Kemi Badenoch has announced that markets over £100 million have been unlocked for UK alcohol companies. The new export markets became available as trade barriers that deterred alcohol sales to multiple countries across South America and Afr
Graeme Macaloney, a businessman who operates a drinks company in Canada, has agreed to cut "Scottish sounding" names from his products after being sued by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The SWA released a statement, revealing it had resolved its dispute with Macaloney Brewer & Distillers L
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has unveiled a limited edition blended Scotch whisky to be enjoyed by world leaders, delegates and visitors to the COP26 conference. The whisky, which has a run of just 900 bottles, represents the Scotch whisky industry’s commitment to sustainability from gr
Karen Betts, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) since May 2017, is leaving her role to become chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation. Scott McCroskie, chair of the SWA, who is also chief executive of Edrington, said: “After more than four years in post, Karen will