Boris Johnson pledged a major review of whisky duty and signalled the industry could be in line for a tax break if he wins the General Election.
Scotch Whisky Association
Jobs in the Scotch whisky industry may be put at risk and sales could drop by 20% within a year due to new tariffs on exports to the US, it is claimed.
Distillers will today demand that Trade Secretary Liz Truss pulls out all the stops to save the whisky industry from damaging US tariffs.
Plans for 25% trade tariffs on Scotch whisky exported to the US are “profoundly worrying” for the industry and “in no-one’s interest”, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
An industry body has criticised plans for 25% trade tariffs on Scotch whisky exported to the US which have been approved amid a dispute with the EU over aircraft subsidies.
Scotland Office minister believes whisky will become more important to UK after Brexit – but concerns remain for industry
A UK Government minister has insisted whisky will only become more important to the country’s economy after Brexit – despite the industry still awaiting the answers to key questions about how Scotland’s national drink will continue to be exported.
The Scottish whisky industry has launched a lawsuit against a US distillery for using the word "Highland" on its bottles.
Whisky has grown its impact on the Scottish and UK economies by 10% in three years, new figures from the industry show.
The Scotch Whisky Association has warned that unfreezing a tax freeze on spirits could provide a double blow to the sector.
Whisky producers should face extra taxes in an independent Scotland in order to boost the public purse, a leading economist has said.
A whisky trail incorporating three Hebridean islands and four distilleries is set to launch later this month in a welcome boost to the local economy.
Annual exports of Scotch whisky and salmon have continued to grow at record levels to a combined value of more than £4.95billion, the Scottish Government said yesterday.
Trade body the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has become the latest in a growing number of companies and organisations to announce it is phasing out plastic straws and stirrers.
A plan by whisky giants Diageo to change the formula of Scotland’s national drink has been condemned by union bosses who last night claimed Robert Burns would be “turning in his grave”.
An Orkney councillor and the head of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have been appointed to a controversial new board that will oversee several agencies.
The whisky industry’s trade body has renewed calls for the chancellor to cut “staggering” levels of tax on Scotch to support sales growth in the UK and international markets ahead of Brexit.
Scotch Whisky sales in the UK have fallen by 1million bottles after Chancellor Philip Hammond hiked spirits tax in his March Budget.
The trade body for Scotch whisky-makers toasted a political agreement on a new EU free trade deal with Japan yesterday.
Farm leaders have hailed a "constructive and positive meeting" with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over concerns about the use of distillery byproducts in renewable energy plants.
A delegation of farmers is set to meet the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) next week to raise concerns over the use of distillery byproducts in renewable energy plants.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is joining a high-level mission to Canada led by European agriculture and rural development commissioner Phil Hogan.
The trade body for Scotch whisky has welcomed a resurgence in exports which has seen the value of overseas sales rise to more than £4billion.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has agreed to meet farm leaders over concerns about the use of distillery byproducts in energy plants.
The UK Government was yesterday urged to include a Scotch whisky sector deal as part of its new industrial strategy.
A fund set up by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) will distribute £100,000 this year to projects tackling alcohol abuse.
Whisky workers have called on the UK Government to introduce special measures to shield the £5billion industry from Brexit uncertainties.
Two associations representing whisky distillers in Scotland have agreed to work in partnership to support the industry and its supply chain.
Scotch whisky generates almost £5billion a year for the UK economy according to new research commissioned by an industry body.
As drams are raised in Burns Night toasts around the world today, figures show whisky, gin and beer exports are on course to deliver a £2.9billion boost to the UK economy.
The trade body for Scotch whisky say the UK should become a "voice for open markets globally," following the vote to quit the EU.
Whisky chiefs have joined Prime Minister Theresa May and UK government ministers on a trade mission to India in the hope of securing new business beyond Brexit.
The boss of the trade body for Scotch whisky is quitting the job to become a special adviser to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.