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Campari UK to dust-off Grand Marnier for the on-trade

Campari UK is looking to arrest the long-term decline of Grand Marnier in the UK by targeting the on-trade.

De Kuyper launches special edition Mandarine Napoléon

De Kuyper has launched a special limited edition of its Mandarine Napoléon liqueur which boasts 125-year-old Grande Fine Champagne Cognac and comes in a bottle shrouded in 24 carat gold leaf.

British Cassis gets Waitrose deal

Premium blackurrant liqueur, British Cassis has secured its first national listing with UK supermarket Waitrose, a year on from its rebranding.

Food pairing trend could immortalise St-Germain

St-Germain global brand ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal believes the shift in cooking culture will lend longevity to the French liqueur.

Marie Brizard launches cocktail branding campaign

Marie Brizard liqueurs has launched a new marketing campaign alongside Purple Creative called Are You Liqueurious? aimed at promoting its own range of cocktails.

Luxardo makes cherries blossom in Italy

Luxardo has extended its estate of cherry orchards in northern Italy with 2,000 trees to compentase for a UK sales boom.

Millionaires' Club: Liqueurs

Drinks International's annual league of million-case brands returns. Here is a list of the world's best-selling Liqueurs brands in 2015.

Robert J Cooper dies aged 39

Robert J Cooper, creator of St Germain elderflower liqueur, has died at the age of 39 in Santa Barbara, California.

Lucas Bols expects revenue and profit decline

Lucas Bols’ revenue for 2015/16 is expected to be 4-6% down and operating profit 8-9% down for the year ending 31 March 2016, said the liqueurs company.

Kahlúa not a priority for Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard has told Drinks International Kahlúa, one of its Top 14 brands, is no longer an investment priority for the group.

Lucas Bols posts sales decline

Lucal Bols saw a 2.9% slide in revenues and a 4.9% reduction in gross profit for the first half of 2015/2016.

Cocablue is the official drink of the Bolivian presidential palace

During the first day of his state visit to Ireland last week, President Evo Morales of Bolivia announced that a high altitude coca leaf liqueur is to become the official drink of the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia.

Sicilian Cilia wins inaugural Strega competition

Mattia Cilia from Sicily has won Strega liqueur’s first cocktail competition.

Cointreau names French model as creative director

French liqueur brand Cointreau has announced a creative partnership with French model and actress, Laetitia Casta.

Brands Report 2015: Liqueurs

As part of a hugely diverse category of a multitude of flavours and uses, it’s natural that the best selling liqueurs differ from bar to bar.

Diageo's Piehole goes on sale

Diageo has released Piehole, a blend of Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavoured liqueur, to the US market.

Diageo's Piehole

Diageo has released Piehole, a blend of Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavoured liqueur, to the US market.

William Grant offers hair straighteners with Tia Maria

William Grant & Sons UK has paired Tia Maria with beauty brand Babyliss to recruit 21 to 35-year-old women consumers to the liqueur brand.

Cointreau Noir to make UK bow

Cointreau Noir will make its European debut this week with the brand extension launching in London tomorrow.

Amarula Trust funds elephant protection project

The Amarula Trust is funding a new project to protect elephants.

Licor 43 appoints UK brand manager

Licor 43, which claims to be the world’s fastest growing premium liqueur, has announced the appointment of a dedicated UK brand manager.

Averna
Gruppo Campari buys Fratelli Averna Group

Gruppo Campari has agreed a €103.75 million deal to acquire Fratelli Averna Group, the Sicilian spirits company which owns the second best-selling bitters brand in Italy.

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Bacardi Brown-Forman launches Fire Eater liqueur

Bacardi Brown-Forman has launched Early Times Fire Eater to the UK on-trade, a 35% ABV American whiskey liqueur with brown sugar and cinnamon flavouring.

Quintessential Brands acquires First Ireland Spirits Company

Quintessential Brands has announced the acquisition of First Ireland Spirits Company, Ireland’s largest independent producer of Irish cream liqueurs and Irish country creams.

Lucas Bols launches Elderflower liqueur in the US

Bols Elderflower retails for US$17.99 (75cl) with a 15% abv. The product is available in both the on- and off-trade channels across the US

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Liqueurs and bitters

For the fifth instalment of the 2014 Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the liqueurs and bitters brands moving through their bars.

De Kuyper pot stills
De Kuyper expands and re-brands

De Kuyper yesterday unveiled a new look for its liqueurs range and three new pot stills that it intends to use to diversify and expand its portfolio.

Disaronno and Tia Maria brand ambassador

First Drinks has appointed Rod Eslamieh as its first ever full time brand ambassador for its Illva-owned brands – Disaronno, Tia Maria and Isolabella.

Drambuie
Drambuie sales bolstered by UK gains

The Drambuie Liqueur Company grew profits 5% in the year ended June 2013, after gains in the UK countered reverses in Southern Europe and Asia.