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The latest updates from the Scotch Whisky industry on the current coronavirus outbreak, including information on distillery visitor centre closures and our hand-sanitiser portal

US Tariffs on Scotch Whisky

The SWA is asking whisky fans to write to their MPs and #CallTimeOnTariffs


Brexit could have a fundamental impact on our industry and one which our members are working hard to plan and adjust for.

A Responsible Industry

We would like people to enjoy drinking Scotch Whisky, but it is important they do so responsibly. Find out how SWA initiatives are working to help reduce harmful drinking.

Protecting Scotch Whisky

Learn more about how SWA protects Scotch Whisky from those who want to take advantage of its popularity by selling fake Scotch or trading unfairly on its reputation.

International Trade

Scotch Whisky is the world's No 1 internationally traded spirit drink and the SWA works to ensure that it continues to have fair access to all markets worldwide.


Ensuring that views across the industry are understood and taken into consideration by Governments and policy makers across the world


We take a long-term and wide-ranging view of sustainability, from our operations in Scotland and beyond, to our supply chain, connectivity, our people, the communities in which we operate, our consumers and the environment.

Facts & Figures

Join our campaign for fair tax for Scotch Whisky

Tax on Scotch in the UK currently stands at 70%, meaning around £3 in every £4 spent on Scotch Whisky in the UK goes to the HM Treasury in excise and VAT. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Skills and Inclusion

The Scotch Whisky industry is committed to building the skills and careers of our people, and working to achieve a more diverse and inclusive global workforce.