UK spirits market declined by 5% in 2023

Spirits volumes declined by 5% in the UK last year amid excise duty changes, the cost-of-living crisis, and a trend towards moderation according to a new report from IWSR.

Diageo sells it shareholding in Guinness Nigeria

Diageo has announced that Singapore-based consumer group Tolaram is set to acquire Diageo’s 58.02% shareholding in Guinness Nigeria.

Laphroaig submits expansion plans

Suntory Global Spirits has officially submitted plans for the redevelopment of its distillery on Islay to expand production by more than one-third.

Tokyo’s Virtù wins Michter's Art of Hospitality for Asia's 50 Best

Tokyo’s Virtù has been named the winner of the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award as part of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2024. 

The Millionaires' Club 2024 launches

The Millionaires’ Club 2024 has revealed that 44% of the world’s major spirits producers showed volume declines in 2023 as global recession and inflation takes effect.

Rosebank Distillery reopens with oldest whisky to date

The Rosebank Distillery has now opened its doors after more than 30 years of closure. 

Chivas Brothers supports Scottish barley growers

Chivas Brothers has launched an agriculture programme supporting sustainable farming practices among Scottish barley growers.

Nemiroff expands into Egypt and Tunisia

Ukrainian vodka brand Nemiroff is expanding into Egypt and Tunisia through a partnership with Odyssey Group.

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50 Best Bars Roku Scholarship 2024 opens

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Margot Robbie’s gin brand announces UK launch

Papa Salt Coastal Gin, the Australia-based gin brand co-founded by Margot Robbie, has announced that it is set to launch in the UK.

Suntory Holdings denies Boston Beer acquisition talks

The parent company of Suntory Global Spirits has denied being in early discussions to acquire Boston Beer Co (BBC) amid claims.

Ian Macleod Distillers and The Islay Boys reveal new distillery

Ian Macleod Distillers, in partnership with The Islay Boys, has announced an update on the progress of their new single malt whisky distillery, Laggan Bay, on Islay.

Whyte & Mackay workers “overwhelmingly” back industrial action

Workers at three Whyte & Mackay-owned distilleries have backed strike action after pay talks stalled.

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