Scientists in Scotland have identified a gene responsible for drought resistance in barley, which could help future-proof the cereals industry. Read more
Constellation Brands has agreed to offload Black Velvet Canadian Whisky to US distilled spirits supplier Heaven Hill Brands for approximately $266m. Read more
An artificial ‘tongue’ that can taste subtle differences between drams of whisky could help tackle the counterfeit alcohol trade, scientists say. Read more
Pernod Ricard continues to expand in the US whiskey category with the acquisition of Texas-based Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. Read more
Spirits companies and producer organisations have joined forces to create a new international trade association called the World Spirits Alliance. Read more
Diageo has released a new Johnnie Walker range that aims to offer consumers a guided tour of Scotland’s whisky-producing regions. Read more
Hillhouse Capital has announced the acquisition of Loch Lomond Group as it looks to grow the whisky maker’s international presence. Read more
Sweden’s Mackmyra distillery is partnering with Microsoft to create the world’s first whisky developed with artificial intelligence. Read more
Constellation Brands has acquired a majority stake in Tennessee-based whiskey producer, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. Read more
Diageo has announced a joint venture in China with Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery, kicking off the partnership with the launch of a whisky called Zhong Shi Ji. Read more
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