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2008-08-26 06:00:51

India-based Allied Blenders and Distilleries has said that it is spending INR4 billion to expand its operations, revealed the Press Trust of India. As part of its expansion plans, the company intends to buy bottling units. Currently, Allied Blenders and Distilleries has three bottling plants and arrangements with other 27 bottlers for contract manufacturing. However, if the acquisition plans do not materialize, the company intends to set up greenfield manufacturing facility in states...

2008-08-05 15:00:36

By MARK WILLIAMSON PROFITS leaped at Glenmorangie last year as the company received a lift from the booming popularity of malt whisky overseas and investment in new lines. Accounts for the Glenmorangie Company filed at Companies House show pretax profits increased by 45per cent, to GBP10.6m in calendar 2007, when the company was in the enviable position of growing at home and overseas. Glenmorangie grew total turnover 26per cent to GBP83.8m. The fastest increase was recorded in Asia,...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

THEATREGOERS are being invited to take their partners to a new comedy murder-mystery set at a village ceilidh. The Accidental Death of an Accordionist is at Glenkinchie Distillery, East Lothian, before its three-week run at the Fringe. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-09 21:00:24

By MARK SMITH DEPUTY BUSINESS EDITOR LUXURY goods giant Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy yesterday announced a GBP45m investment plan that will see its premium whisky Glenmorangie relocate its headquarters to Edinburgh and a major revamp at the Highland distillery where the brand is made. Paris-listed LVMH, whose stable includes Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon champagnes, also announced it would build a new Glenmorangie bottling plant in the Lothians, but it said the precise location was...

2008-07-09 21:00:24

By IAN McCONNELL SCOTCH whisky distiller Edrington Group yesterday announced a near-10per cent rise in underlying annual profits - boosted by strong growth in sales of its Highland Park and Macallan single malts - but flagged tougher economic times ahead and likely price rises triggered by surging costs. In his review of the results, chief executive Ian Curle highlights the Glasgow-based distiller's awareness of its social responsibilities as an alcoholic beverage company. His comments...

2008-07-09 21:00:24

A SUPERMARKET'S own label single malt has beaten several branded whiskies to take an international title. Tesco's 12-year-old Highland Single Malt beat names such as Laphroaig, Glenmorangie, Bowmore and Glenkinchie at the International Wine and Spirit Competition awards. It won the Anglo Overseas Trophy for the best single malt whisky up to 15 years old in the blind tasting. Tesco spokesman Simon Dunn said: "This award will come as a real shock to the whisky industry." (c) 2008...

2008-07-08 15:00:39

By BRIAN DONNELLY A SUPERMARKET'S own label single malt has beaten several branded whiskies to take an international title. Tesco's 12-year-old Highland Single Malt, which sells for GBP15.58, beat names such as Laphroaig, Glenmorangie and Glenkinchie at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards . It won the Anglo Overseas Trophy for the best single malt whisky up to 15 years old in the blind tasting. The competition is run each year and all wines, spirits and...

2008-06-30 09:02:36

Producing programmes for the web may be the latest venture for tech-savvy PROs, but there are pitfalls to avoid. Polly Devaney reports. The age of web TV has finally arrived, according to some commentary Technological advances for broadband connections have brought an end to hours waiting for 'buffering'. Whether it be a 30- second spoof of an ad on YouTube, a brand-sponsored cookery show or a missed episode of a favourite show on a catch-up service, internet users are becoming ever more...

2007-05-15 12:00:10

NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DRAMBUIE(R) announces an exciting new cocktail to herald the summer season - the Drambuie Fizz cocktail. Like the signature Drambuie & Soda cocktail, which has enjoyed widespread popularity in the last year, the Drambuie Fizz is set to help a new generation of adult drinkers rediscover the unique taste of Drambuie. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070515/NYTU003) Served over crushed ice in a rocks glass, the Drambuie Fizz couples this...

2006-05-02 17:30:00

By Paul Majendie LONDON -- Smoky, honey, body, sweetness, medicinal, tobacco, spicy, winey, nutty, malty, fruity and floral. For anyone trying to pick the perfect single malt whisky, these are the 12 "cardinal flavors" identified by a Scottish academic to tickle the tastebuds of connoisseurs around the world. After sampling malt whiskies at almost 100 Scottish distilleries, Dr David Wishart is still standing -- and his classification has won official endorsement from the Scotch Whisky...