The Chancellor’s decision to increase excise duty on spirits by nearly 4% or 36 pence a bottle in today’s Budget is a major blow to a key UK industry.
As the Scotch Whisky industry is penalised with a 4% excise duty hike in today's UK Budget, we look at what this means in reality.
Cutting the onerous 77% tax on Scotch Whisky in the Budget on Wednesday would benefit the public purse, as well as boost the industry and consumers, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
SWA's Alison Galbraith shares her thoughts on the importance of training, ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
The SWA has appointed Karen Betts as its new chief executive.
The industry's Scotch Whisky Action Fund has reopened for applications, once again inviting projects across Scotland to apply for grants.
The Scotch Whisky industry today met with the Treasury in advance of the UK Budget on 8 March to put its case for a 2% cut in spirits duty.
The UK market for Scotch Whisky continued to grow in 2016 - a clear sign of a reversal of declining demand experienced in recent years.
Scotch Whisky is among the industries that would benefit from the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and MEPs are being urged to vote in its favour on 15 February.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Scottish Craft Distillers Association (SCDA) have made a commitment to work in partnership to support the continued success of the entire Scotch Whisky industry and its supply chain.