The EU Commission has confirmed Irish Whiskey’s status as a Geographical Indication (GI) has been approved.
A new contender in the alcohol-free spirits and liqueurs category has already secured a listing with Sainsbury’s.
A raft of activity and investment in the spiced rum market indicates a confidence from producers that this sector is set for more growth in the months ahead.
Diageo Reserve is set to launch the “world’s first Anejo Claro tequila” into the UK market, under its premium tequila brand Don Julio.
Think Gin will take place at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on June 18 and this year’s event will be the biggest yet.
The team at Vivir is bidding to turn tequila into a mainstream spirits category in the UK by spreading the gospel about its craft, provenance and versatility.
Mackmyra has collaborated with a leading Calvados producer to create a limited edition seasonal whisky.
The Glasgow Distiillery Company has added a spiced rum to its premium spirit collection.
Isle of Wight distillery has invested in a six-figure redesign for its Mermaid gin and is gearing up to launch the first malt whisky from the island.
A new distillery has opened in Bristol which claims to specialise in “new world” spirits.
Bacardi has launched a spiced variant to tap into the global demand for flavoured rum.
Aber Falls is distilling its first rye whisky, marking the first time that the spirit has been commercially produced in Wales.
Tamdhu single malt Scotch has unveiled the fourth annual edition of its Batch Strength series.
Hammonds of Knutsford is working with The Cartmel Spirit Company to launch Belgrove Rum in the UK.
Irish craft gin brand Mór is offering consumers the chance to win “An Irish Gin Adventure” as part of its St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
London fine wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd has taken on a mezcal for the first time in its 320-year-old history.
Bunnahabhain Distillery is set for a visitor centre and distillery upgrade, as part of a £10.5 million investment by brand owner Distell International.
English Spirit has unveiled a new look across its full portfolio of spirits and liqueurs.
Diageo Reserve has launched an “innovative new spirit” under its Ketel One vodka brand name which will be pitched as a rival to spritz-style drinks and low alcohol cocktails.
Penderyn Whisky has been given the green light – and £3.75 million - to expand the business by building a new distillery and visitor centre.
William Grant & Sons UK has launched its sixth annual Ian Murray Spirited Solutions Scholarship, which supports young people working in an off-trade spirits retail environment.
Paragon Brands has launched a new distribution partnership for its Dingle Spirits family of brands in the UK.
Brockmans Gin has secured a listing with Ocado as the consumer interest in super premium gins continues.
The growing popularity of Seedlip helped Waitrose record stronger January sales than it saw in 2018. Spirits buyer John Vine told DRN: “Seedlip is doing phenomenally well for us and we had a really good January for spirits this year because of it. We are now looking at listing other alcohol- free spirits.”
Maverick Drinks has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for Israel’s first whisky distillery.
The nation's love of pink drinks is driving sales of gin, rosé and ”instagrammable” cocktail liqueurs, according to the latest stats from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
Harvey Nichols has launched its first own-label gin.
Beefeater is bidding to capitalise on the soaring popularity of flavoured gin by launching a new Blood Orange variant.
The Scotch Whisky Association has won a long-running battle to stop a German Distillery from using the name Glen Buchenbach for its single malt whisky.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have joined forces to celebrate their 50th anniversaries.
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