Scotch Whisky

Purpose of the group

The  main  purpose  of  the Cross  Party  Group  on  Scotch Whisky  is to promote  a better understanding of the Scotch Whisky industry to members of the Scottish Parliament. The industry plays a key role in Scotland with regard to the economy, exports, jobs, tourism, the environment and tackling alcohol misuse. This group will provide the forum to discuss these important issues with MSPs from all parties alongside key people from within the Scotch Whisky industry. 

Forthcoming meetings

Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 6pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5)  

Next meeting: 31 January 2019

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1).



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Blair Bowman, Whisky Consultant and Author


Scotch Whisky Association - secretary

Scotch Whisky Association, 

Chivas Brothers, 


Edinburgh Distillery Company, 


Gordon MacPhail, 

Perspectiva Consultants, 

Caledonia Public Affairs, 

Glasgow Distillery, 


Institute of Brewing and Distilling, 


Malt Whisky Trail, 


Scottish Enterprise, 

Scottish Distillers 


Forth Ports, 

Stolt Tank Containers, 

UK Chinese Times, 


Whisky Invest Direct, 

White Light Media.

Get involved

Next meeting:
31 January 2019




Murdo Fraser MSP

0131 348 5293

Gordon MacDonald MSP

0131 348 5741

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP


Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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