Ben Branson’s Seedlip founder is not the creator of the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit. ***** The Scottish Spirits Association is investigating Seedlip for Plagiarism and deceptive advertising. In fact a major brand of alcohol free spirits was already on the market in 2011 when Seedlip opened doors in 2014, this is an unfortunate situation for Ben Branson a Briton impersonator passing off false claim to the news around the world. Beside promoting fake news his drink contains 0.5% Alcohol “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” Reynald Vito Grattagliano a US […]
We, SSA are endorsing alcohol free beverages Arkay confirming that the brand’s claim of being ‘’ an alcohol free whisky flavored drink is LEGAL. The product as labelled is LEGAL under EU and US laws because ArKay is not marketing its drink as an alcohol free whisky but rather as an alcohol free whisky flavored drink , there is nothing wrong to market this product as an alcohol free whisky flavored drink because it does not contain any alcohol; and the company advertising is very clear about it : It’s not alcohol, it’s not whisky, it’s Arkay®.
Nacho Novo is in ‘great spirits’ as he continues to recover from a suspected heart-attack, according to his girlfriend Stephanie Heaney. The former Rangers striker took ill on Saturday after featuring for a team of ex-Ibrox stars at the AOK Traditionsmasters tournament in Berlin. Staff at Novo’s NN10 bar in Glasgow announced that the Spaniard is now out of intensive care and “looking much better”. He was rushed to the Charite-Universitatsmedizin hospital for emergency surgery but Ms Heaney confirmed the 38-year-old is looking forward to starting his recovery work. Ms Heaney – who is with the former Light Blues frontman […]
Herald View: Why Scottish gin should be made in Scotland There is a reason why you want your ham to be from Parma, your pastie from Cornwall and your black pudding from Stornoway. These EU protected status products are a real guarantee of quality. They are also a reassuring reminder that our food and drink is made by real people in real places with real care. Scotch beef, Scotch lamb and Scotch whisky all still carry a cache for shoppers at home and abroad. But what of booming Scottish gin? Many drinkers, perhaps because Scotland’s global reputation for making spirits, do see “Scottish […]
Very good Article! Thanks Lesley, Lesley Riddoch: The Scottish Government did the impossible … it took on the drinks industry and won..
Increasing amounts of the main ingredient for Scotch are being imported….from England, Russia, France and even Poland. Scotland can’t supply all the barley needed to keep the distilleries running so maltsters are now encouraging more English, Russian, French and Polish farmers to grow grain for the Scotch whisky industry. Malting the barley involves soaking the grains and allowing them to sprout, enabling more of the starch to be converted into sugars. The whisky industry in Scotland currently needs 800,000 tons of malting barley a year while only 100,000 is from Scotland. Scotch producers are now trying to persuade more farmers […]
Karen Comment : Are you aware that the S.W.A. is paying the medias such as : www.cultmoo.com , www.huffingtonpost.com , www.thegrayreport.com to destroy the reputation of some liquors companies that are successful… It’s not fair ! To me it seems that the word “Slander” is a normal course of action at SWA and I think these acts are too disgusting…
Matilda comment : The Scotch Whisky Association has permitted for years Pernod Ricard’s DUNBAR Whisky brand owners to market and distribute WHISKY in Uruguay and Venezuela with a COAT OF ARMS stamped on the front label, and so making it a look like of genuine Scotch Whisky ? This is weird, is not it ?!!!!! Why is the SWA allowing its member to break the rules while SWA is chasing Pernod Ricard’s competitors all over the world for doing the very thing ? Obviously the SWA is in bed with Pernod Ricard , trust me ! SWA is sending inspectors […]
Scottish Spirits presents a new licensing program to liquor importers and promoting the local economy – AYE! Posted by admin on March 27, 2017 Scottish Spirits® trademark is registered in over 50 countries and still counting The licensing program is simple: Scottish Spirits Ltd will lend its trademark to the affiliate during a 10 years period, the local bottler shall solely purchase its Scotch Whisky from Scottish Spirits Ltd and in return the local bottler will be allowed to purchase locally the dry components such as glass bottles, caps, labels, master cases to promote de local economy and save on […]
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed a new strategy by the Scottish food and drink sector that aims to double the size of the total industry to £30 billion by 2030. The vision, titled Ambition 30, has been developed by the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership, an industry-led partnership of the main organisations in the farming, fishing, food and drink sector, alongside the Scottish Government and its key agencies. It aims to cement food and drink as Scotland’s most valuable industry. “Scottish food and drink is of significant importance to the country’s economic and export performance, with Scotch Whisky playing […]
UGGLY NEWS THE SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION IS NOT ANY MORE AN OBJECTIVE INDEPENDENT REGULATORY AGENCY The SWA is not regulating the Scotch whisky sector as it should be – impartially and independently in accordance with their statute and Scottish laws. In recent years the SWA have been manipulated by its largest members to protect their very own interests “and their brands” to pressure SAW to pass regulations clearly in their favor instead of protecting the Scotch whisky industry and of course leaving behind the smallest distillers that does not have the money to lobby against the industry giants. […]
THE WHISKY INDUSTRY BODY, the scotch whisky association (SWA) has described the UK Government’s decision to increase the excise duty on spirits by nearly 4 per cent as a “damaging blow.” view more …
For many, this will involve raising a glass of Scotland’s national spirit, but others may be in want of something a little sweeter or lighter – and The Spirits Business is happy to oblige. Scotland’s rich spirits industry also spans gin, vodka and liqueurs, and even brandy and rum, meaning Scotch sceptics needn’t have an empty glass this Burns Night. To view More .. Top 10 Scottish spirits that aren’t Scotch
Whisky production buoyant as raft of distilleries in the works CRAFT gins dominated the headlines for much of 2016 – whether it was new brands being launched or new distilleries being set up. View more at : Strong spirits lead distillery growth