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Porter's Gin gets new UK distribution deal

Porter’s Gin has confirmed a deal with When We Are Giants to become its UK & Ireland distributor as the brand prepares to expand in its local market.


Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger steps down

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger will step down from the family business and allow his daughter Vitalie Taittinger to become president of Taittinger Champagne from 31 December 2019.


Jack Daniel's announces Tennessee Calling IV winners

Jack Daniel’s has announced the winning bar team of its fourth annual Tennessee Calling bartending competition after a two-day final during London Cocktail Week.


Scotchwhisky.com to close imminently

Scotchwhisky.com announced its imminent closure on Monday 14 October due to an ‘unsustainable business model’.


UK cocktail industry surpasses £600m in 2018

The UK cocktail industry surpassed £600m in value according to the latest CGA data released by Funkin Cocktails.


Slingsby Gin adds export manager for global growth

North Yorkshire-based Spirit of Harrogate has appointed international sales expert, Nick Dunning, as export manager to increase worldwide listings of Slingsby Gin.


Pernod Ricard acquires Castle Brands

Pernod Ricard has completed the acquisition of Castle Brands by a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, through a cash tender offer followed by a short-form merger.


Bacardí launches Gran Reserva Diez in UK

Bacardí has launched a 10-year-old golden rum called Gran Reserva Diez to the UK market with an RRP £52.


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I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.
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Campari buys controlling interest in Ancho Reyes and Montelobos

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Havana Club launches bartender-focused rums

Havana Club has launched two new rums to its Havana Club Professional Editions called Edition C and Edition D.


Dr Rachel Barrie made Keeper of the Quaich

Dr Rachel Barrie has been made a Keeper of the Quaich at a private ceremony held at Blair Castle on Monday 7 October.


Cullimore: 'Barometer key for eastern Europe'

Ukrainian bar show Barometer is now one of the most influential in eastern Europe according to Bacardí global brand ambassador Dickie Cullimore.


Zamora Company CEO slams Trump tariffs

Emilio Restoy, Zamora Company CEO and vice president of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV), has spoken on President Donald Trump's measure of imposing heavy tariffs on certain European products including wine.


BCB to move in 2020

BCB, Europe’s largest bar show, will relocate from Station Berlin to Berlin ExpoCenter City in 2020.



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