William Grant charity auction raises £100,409

Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons has raised £100,409 (US$132,300) from its online charity auction, which will be donated to two charities, The Drinks Trust and The Ben in Scotland. The #StandFast Charity Auction took place online via Whisky.Auction from 19-28 July, and was hosted by William Grant & Sons’ brands, including Hendrick’s Gin, Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Monkey Shoulder, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore Dew, Drambuie, Reyka Vodka and more. Chris Gardner, CEO of The Ben in…

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Top seven best-selling gin brands

The gin category was in rude health last year, boosted by flavour experimentation and emerging markets. We present the brands at the top of their game. Gin volumes soared by 12% in 2019, according to figures from Euromonitor, proving the category’s resilience as many fear consumers are fatigued by the juniper-based spirit. In the UK, gin sales were valued at around £2.6 billion (US$3.3bn) last year despite a slowdown in growth, according to the Wine…

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William Grant to host #StandFast Charity Auction

Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons will host an online auction featuring more than 300 lots to raise money for two charities, The Drinks Trust and The Ben in Scotland. The #StandFast Charity Auction will take place online via Whisky.Auction from 19-28 July, and will be hosted by William Grant & Sons’ brands, including Hendrick’s Gin, Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Monkey Shoulder, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore Dew, Drambuie, Reyka Vodka and more. Items set to be auctioned…

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Glenfiddich 2007 bottles raise £240,000 for charity

William Grant & Sons has raised £240,000 (US$298,000) for Speyside charities after 450 bottles of its Glenfiddich 2007 Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 were sold at auction. The bottles were sold on Whisky Auctioneer from 17 June until 22 June 2020 and attracted more than 13,000 bidders from 55 countries. In total, the bottles raised £215,000 (US$267,000), while Whisky Auctioneer provided an additional contribution of more than £24,000 (US$30,000) by donating the 10% buyers’…

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The impact of Covid-19 on the Scotch sector

Many Scotch whisky distilleries – and all visitor centres – have been shuttered to battle the spread of Covid-19. As the industry looks forward to getting back to work, The Spirits Business asks what happens next. *This feature was originally published in the June 2020 issue of The Spirits Business As one of the UK’s largest exports, Scotch whisky has enjoyed global success and was poised for further growth in 2020, despite challenges such as…

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