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Royal Salute releases two blends in biggest ever brand move

Royal Salute has launched two new expressions and rebranded its signature 21 Year Old scotch whisky in one of the biggest moves in the brand’s history.


Edinburgh's Holyrood Distillery announces open date

Holyrood Distillery, which will be the first single malt whisky distillery in the centre of Edinburgh for almost 100 years, will open on 30 July.


The Benevolent wins Tales grant for mental health campaign

The Benevolent has been awarded a grant from Tales of the Cocktail Foundation aimed at implementing mental health workshops for bartenders and hospitality workers within the UK drinks industry.


Edrington makes Francois Saurel new Asia Pacific MD

Edrington has appointed Francois Saurel as the new regional managing director for Asia Pacific, effective from July.


Glencairn Crystal records 15-year growth

Glencairn Crystal has now recorded 15 years of continued business growth following the release of its most recent financial results.


London Mezcal Week prepares for biggest agave tasting in Europe

London Mezcal Week has returned for its third edition at TT Liquor in Shoreditch as it prepares to host the largest agave spirits tasting in Europe.


AB InBev reverses Hong Kong IPO decision

Anheuser-Busch InBev has decided not to proceed with the announced public offering of a minority stake in its Asia Pacific subsidiary, Budweiser Brewing Company APAC, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange due to a lack of demand.


No.3 London Dry Gin named ISC Supreme Spirit 2019

No.3 London Dry Gin from Berry Bros & Rudd was last night hailed as this year’s International Spirits Challenge ‘Supreme Spirit’, as chosen blind by ISC judges from the Challenge’s trophy winners.


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IWA responds to claims Irish whiskey laws favour Pernod

The Irish Whiskey Association has responded to claims that its Geographical Indication and Technical File is in danger of dumbing down’ the category.


Spirits giants join to form World Spirits Alliance

Spirits producers and organisations from across the world met in Geneva on Tuesday (9 July) to form the World Spirits Alliance.


Mariotti to take over from Demarville at Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot has announced that Didier Mariotti, former G.H. Mumm head winemaker who left the Pernod Ricard house in September last year, has been lined up to take over from Dominique Demarville.


Armagnac board names Patrick Farbos new president

Patrick Farbos has been elected the new president of the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de L’Armagnac for the next three years.


Huge fire destroys Jim Beam rickhouse

A Jim Beam rickhouse containing around 45,000 barrels of whiskey burned to the ground on Wednesday.



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