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 […]

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 […]