Scotch Whisky Association


Scotch Whisky granted certification trademark in the US

By Rachel Arthur

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has successfully registered 'Scotch Whisky' as a certification trademark in the US - the industry’s largest global market, worth almost £800m ($982m) a year.


Scotch Whisky exports on the road to recovery, with value up 19%

By Rachel Arthur

Global exports of Scotch Whisky grew to £4.5bn ($6.1bn) during 2021 as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic and US tariffs, according to figures released this month by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).


UK Scotch sales fall

By Rachel Arthur

UK sales of Scotch whisky in the UK decreased by 1 million bottles in the first six months of 2017, with the industry attributing the fall to an increased spirits tax.


Scotch whisky grows in UK market

By Rachel Arthur

The number of 70cl Scotch Whisky bottles released for sale in the UK in the first three quarters of 2016 totalled 57.2 million, up 5.6% from the same period in 2015, according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 

Slow in the exports of Scotch

Diageo puts brakes on Scotch whisky expansion

By Nicholas Robinson

Weakening global demand for Scotch whisky could put the brakes on Diageo’s plans to upgrade its northern distilleries as part of the business’s £1bn expansion plan announced in 2007.

The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a new fund to tackle alcohol-related harm

Scotch whisky fund to tackle alcohol harm

By Michael Stones

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has launched a new fund – planned to deliver £500,000 over five years – to combat alcohol-related harm, as the number of middle-aged heavy drinkers surge, according to a new report.


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