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17,000 bottles of Warninks Advocaat stolen in UK

On November 11, a shipping container holding 17,472 bottles of Warninks Advocaat was stolen from a haulers yard in Newcastle, UK.

De Kuyper to market Beam Suntory brands

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has announced that it is to cooperate with Beam Suntory in marketing its brands in the Netherlands.

Desmond Payne: A lifetime in gin

If gin legend Desmond Payne was any kind of cricket fan the headline might read ’50 not out’, but despite working next door to The Oval, one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world, Beefeater’s master distiller has only been to one game in more than 20 years.

UK Bacardí Legacy champ calls for more Scottish heats

UK Bacardi Legacy champion Leon Back, of Panda & Sons bar in Edinburgh believes Scotland deserves more than one heat to qualify for UK finals of the competition.

Scotland produces first Speyside-aged tequila

Scotland’s first tequila company has launched the world’s first solely aged Speyside whisky cask tequila to the market.

Sustainable wine merchants opens in UK

New wine merchant Wanderlust Wine has launched in the UK, aiming to supply sustainable wines sourced from small, artisan producers around the world.

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines adds 32 wines to portfolio

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has added 32 new wines to its Burgundy portfolio from seven new producers - bringing the total number of Burgundian producers up to 22.

LVMH buys into Colgin Cellars

Ann Colgin, founder of Colgin Cellars, and her husband Joe Wender, have sold a 60% stake in the Napa Valley winery.

Leon Back to represent UK at Bacardi Legacy world finals

Leon Back from Edinburgh’s Panda & Sons has been crowned UK winner of the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition Northern Europe finals.

WSTA chief hails decision to freeze UK alcohol duty

Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has praised the decision made by chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond to freeze UK wine and spirits duty.

WSTA calls for UK chancellor to prove he’s not a Scrooge

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling on the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer to freeze wine and spirit duty in tomorrow’s budget.

SWA chief accepts MUP ruling

The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, Karen Betts, has accepted the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland but expects an ‘objective assessment’ to be carried through.

Lux Row Distillers: A new era of bourbon

The explosion in popularity of single malt whisky around the world has led to a boom in its price points, but now its American cousin, bourbon is beginning to capitalise in the UK and other parts of Europe.

Inside Ballantine's Single Malt distilleries

Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s invited DI to Linn House, its home in Keith, Scotland for a tour of its malt distilleries following the launch of its new Single Malt series.

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