Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Latest News from the whisky industry - Scottish Whisky Association - Thursday 26th November, 2009

Alcohol consensus is achievable say distillers

Right blend for scotch as new whisky law comes into force - 23th November 2009The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has today (26 November) re-affirmed the industry’s commitment to work with all parties to address alcohol misuse and change attitudes to alcohol
in Scotland.

Responding to publication of the Alcohol (Scotland) Bill, the SWA reiterated its support for the majority of the Scottish Government’s recommendations, but warned that minimum pricing would not address alcohol harm, was probably illegal under EU law, and would damage Scotch Whisky at home and in export markets.

Whilst rejecting minimum pricing, the SWA believe that a viable alternative would be to consider measures to tackle loss-leading sales of alcohol. The industry has proposed that a mechanism to prevent sales below invoice or tax prices should be examined.

Only last week the industry also introduced tough new measures which will further regulate Scotch Whisky advertising and point of sale material in terms of the inclusion of a responsible drinking message.

Gavin Hewitt, Chief Executive of The Scotch Whisky Association, said: “The industry agrees there is a need to tackle alcohol misuse. We support moves to regulate the display of alcohol, tough enforcement of existing licensing laws, and would back a ban on below cost sales to tackle loss leading of alcohol.

“Opposition parties’ recognition that minimum pricing is not the answer to alcohol misuse in Scotland has been welcome. “We must now develop a broad consensus around effective measures. We want to work in partnership with all parties in a way that directly tackles harm, but ensures the economic sustainability of the wider economy in which the Scotch Whisky industry plays a vital role.”

“The evidence of research on minimum pricing is that the heaviest drinkers are less likely to adjust their drinking than moderate consumers. Minimum pricing is illegal and the Scottish Government has less trade restrictive means available to tackle alcohol harm.”

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

World's largest private whisky collection set to sell for £8m Perth, Scotland in February 2020.

World's largest private whisky collection set to sell for £8m Perth, Scotland in February 2020.

The world’s largest ever private whisky collection, comprising 3,900 bottles, is poised to sell for a projected £8 million when it goes under the hammer in Perth next February. Further cementing Scotch whisky’s status as one of the most valuable investments on the market. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Irish Distillers: New Packaging for Jameson Caskmates Series

Irish Distillers: New Packaging for Jameson Caskmates Series

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled a packaging revamp for its Jameson Caskmates Series. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Gordon & MacPhail Reveals Unique Single Malts For Christmas: Malts from Old Pulteney and Glenlivet

Gordon & MacPhail Reveals Unique Single Malts For Christmas: Malts from Old Pulteney and Glenlivet

Single malt whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a duo of special bottlings from its iconic Connoisseurs Choice range for Christmas gifting. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Islay whisky collection up for auction in aid of RNLI: A Group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries Goes Under The Hammer

Group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries Goes Under The Hammer for RNLI

The Islay Sea Collection, a group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries presented in a one of a kind display case is set to go under the hammer in this month’s Just Whisky auction with all proceeds going to the Portrush and Islay volunteer lifeboat crews. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Bowmore 43 Year Old 1973 3cl Sample Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 43 Year Old 1973 3cl Sample Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.2% ~ 3cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £456.14
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Macallan 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.6% ~ 50cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,099.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2019 Release) Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2019 Release) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,499.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Balvenie 14 Year Old Cuban Selection Single Malt Whisky
Balvenie 14 Year Old Cuban Selection Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £395.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £780.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore 36 Years Old 1972 (cask 3881) - Prestonfield Islay Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 36 Years Old 1972 (cask 3881) - Prestonfield Islay Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,995.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Jura 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 12264) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Lain Single Malt Whisky
Jura 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 12264) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Lain Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


St Magdalene 30 Year Old 1982 - Old & Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky
St Magdalene 30 Year Old 1982 - Old & Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 58.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Ardbeg 13 Year Old 2005 (cask 1321) - Feis Ile 2018 Single Malt Whisky
Ardbeg 13 Year Old 2005 (cask 1321) - Feis Ile 2018 Single Malt Whisky ~ 56.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,750.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1961 Glencairn Crystal Decanter Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1961 Glencairn Crystal Decanter Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter