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Single Malt Spurs Scotch Whisky Growth In The U.S.

Strong growth in the single malt segment drove Scotch whisky exports to gains in both volume and value in 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), marking a solid performance after years of mixed results. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 1, 2017

Diageo To Launch New Copper Dog Scotch Brand In The U.S.

Copper Dog Whisky Ltd.—a joint venture between nightlife entrepreneur Piers Adam and Diageo—is launching its eponymous blended Scotch in select U.S. markets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 1, 2017

Scotch Looks To Break Through On The Mixology Front

Mixologists have long embraced American whiskies, but it’s been a different story for Scotch. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 2, 2017

Interview: John Glaser On Compass Box’s Role In Blended Scotch

Editor’s Note: While most of Scotch whisky’s recent progress has come from single malts, a U.K.-based American, John Glaser, has staked out a robust niche in blended Scotch with his Compass Box range. Founded in 2000 by Glaser, a 52-year-old American who once worked in marketing for Johnnie Walker, Compass Box has adroitly sought out aged stocks—its Hedonism ($120 a 750-ml.) contains liquid 18 years and older—and sold them to high-end bars, restaurants and specialty retailers. Creative names like Peat Monster ($65 a 750-ml., with 8,000 six-pack cases shipped to the U.S. last year) have caught consumers’ attention. Compass Box, in which Bacardi has a minority stake, has also gained an iconoclastic reputation for taking on the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over issues regarding transparency and age statements. SND recently caught up with Glaser at his London headquarters to get an update Compass Box’s progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 25, 2017

Whisky Advocate Presents Cochrane, MacAffer And Paterson With Lifetime Achievement Awards

Whisky Advocate has honored Scotch whisky luminaries Willie Cochrane, Eddie MacAffer and Richard Paterson with its Lifetime Achievement award. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 20, 2016

Diageo Looks To Update Single Malt Marketing For A New Generation

Single malt Scotch whisky has long leveraged its historical mystique to burnish a reputation as one of the drinks industry’s most prestigious categories. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 14, 2016

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