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The House of Camus launches an Irish whiskey

Cognac producer Camus has unveiled a project to make an Irish whiskey, using old cognac barrels with ex-bourbon casks blended and aged on an Irish island.

BrewDog loses Elvis copyright fight

Scottish brewer BrewDog has lost a legal battle against the Elvis Presley estate over the branding of its ‘Elvis Juice’ beer.

Japanese beer No.1 choice in South Korea

Japanese beer has topped import sales in South Korea for 2016 according to data published by The Korea Herald.

William Grant & Sons shows premium spirits boom in market report

Premium spirits are continuing to boost the UK on-trade market despite Smirnoff Red Label topping the value charts, according to the William Grant & Sons market report for 2017.

Beam Suntory denies 50 Cent and Effen Vodka split

Beam Suntory has deniedreports that US rapper 50 Cent has sold his shares in Effen Vodka for $60m.

William Grant & Sons reports rise in premium spirits

The value of premium spirits has grown nearly 10% in the UK according to the William Grant & Sons market report for 2017.

Quintessential raises €28m for Dublin distillery

Quintessential Brands has announced a €18.3m investment by Stock Spirits in its Dublin Liberties Distillery Company.

Hibiki 21 Year Old is the ISC’s Supreme Champion Spirit for 2017

The International Spirits Challenge’s Supreme Champion Spirit for 2017 is Suntory’s Hibiki 21 Year Old.

Pernod sells the Glenallachie Distillery

Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with the Glenallachie Consortium, comprising Billy Walker, Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage, for the sale of the Scottish distillery Glenallachie.

LVMH buys Washington’s Woodinville whiskey

LVMH Moët Hennessy has announced that it has bought the Woodinville Whiskey Company in Washington State. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

End the Scotch ‘Supertax’ of nearly 80%

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is calling on politicians to give the scotch whisky industry the support it needs to ensure it remains a ‘great British success story’.

Pernod Ricard UK announces new marketing director

Pernod Ricard UK has announced that Philip Ainsworth, current marketing director of Wyborowa Pernod Ricard, has been made its new marketing director.

WSTA joins food and drink giants at government roundtable

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association was invited to attend Defra’s Food and Drink discussions at a roundtable led by secretary of state, Michael Gove, last week.

Trick Dog launches children’s book menu

San Francisco bar Trick Dog, a three-time member of The World’s 50 Best Bars, has launched its tenth menu today, a children’s book named: What Rhymes with Trick Dog?

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