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LVMH-owned Belvedere vodka is to release two vodkas under the banner name of the Single Estate Rye Series, which it says aim to reflect the terroir of the place they are made.

Quintessential Brands is adding a new premium blended Irish whiskey to its Dubliner range in January.

Diageo Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker has released three new whiskies in world markets to showcase the art of blending.

Highland distillery Tomatin has released a 2006 vintage edition as part of its range of limited edition Cù Bòcan single malts.

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed a Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada which came into force this week.

Major rum brands have pledged financial support for islands hit by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Orkney distillery has released Dragon Legend, a new whisky made with a higher proportion of peated malt.

Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey is giving away DNA testing kits as part of its global Beauty of the Blend advertising campaign.

Glenfiddich is launching a new limited edition whisky, aged in ice wine casks, as part of its Experimental Series.

Macallan has released the third single malt in its Edition Series of Scotch whiskies.

Berry Bros & Rudd has released a limited edition bottling of its No 3 gin to coincide with the launch of the action comedy spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Glenmorangie has linked with upmarket cycle manufacturer Renovo to create a bike made from whisky barrels.

Brown Forman is bringing new packaging for its Woodford Reserve American whiskey range to the UK market.

Glenmorangie is bringing its Astar single malt back to the market after a nine-year gap.

Analyst and brokering company Rare Whisky 101 has launched a cask supply service to meet global demand from enthusiasts seeking rare whisky still held in wood.

Southern Comfort has been given a pack redesign with a label intended to reflect its whiskey credentials and its 140-plus years of links with New Orleans.

Diageo has introduced £1.50 price-marked packs for the convenience sector for a range of canned ready-to-drink spirits and mixers.

Islay whisky maker Ardbeg is to release a Scotch aged in casks from the Black Sea coast of Russia.

 A blue bottle with an asymmetrical gem-like shape is the latest limited edition from Absolut vodka.

NB gin has produced a series of hand-etched bottles to mark a three-year association with the Brit Awards.

UK launch for Norwegian spirit

13 February, 2017

A Norwegian distillery is releasing a cask-aged spirit in the UK.

Diageo’s Cîroc vodka has signed up Brazilian model, fashion designer and actress Alessandra Ambrosio to take part in its ongoing global On Arrival campaign.

The Scotch Whisky Association says latest Treasury figures show that revenue from spirits duty rose after the rate was cut in 2015, thanks to a resulting increase in sales.

Italian spirits producer Luxardo is looking to add to its UK range in the new year with the launch of Luxardo Bitter Bianco.

Southern Comfort is running an outdoor and press ad campaign for Christmas, humorously referencing the turbulent times experienced in 2016 and pointing optimistically towards the new year.

David Beckham is appearing in a TV ad for Haig Club Clubman, the new addition to the single grain whisky brand the ex-footballer has launched in partnership with Diageo.

Macallan has released an age statement whisky matured in a combination of sherry-seasoned European and American oak.

Famous Grouse whisky is spending £2 million on a pre-Christmas TV campaign.

Spirit Cartel has added Pyrat XO Reserve rum to its portfolio.

Diageo has released Haig Club Clubman, a new whisky from its partnership with David Beckham and showbiz entrepreneur Simon Fuller, launched in 2014.