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Rémy Cointreau announces UK closed loop distribution partnership with ecoSpirits

Rémy Cointreau has announced it has partnered with ecoSpirits to launch a closed loop distribution service in the UK from January 2023.


Toku Saké launches Junmai Daiginjo in UK on-trade

Toku Saké, a new super premium saké, has announced the release of Junmai Daiginjo, its debut liquid. 


The Shed Distillery and Monraq Group announce distribution partnership

The Shed Distillery and Monraq Group have announced a distribution partnership, allowing Monraq to exclusively represent Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin in the Caribbean and selected Latin America domestic and duty-free markets. 


Smokehead launches tequila-finished Islay single malt

Islay Scotch brand Smokehead has announced the launch of a new single malt that has been finished in tequila casks.


The Macallan unveils new guest expression

The Macallan has introduced a new single malt whisky into The Red Collection, The Macallan 77 Years Old.


Sazerac to invest US$600 million in Kentucky barrel warehouses

Louisville-based Sazerac will invest US$600 million in new barrel warehouses in London, Laurel County, Kentucky.


Lixir becomes UK's first B Corp Tonic Water & Mixer

Tonic and mixer brand, Lixir, has announced its certification as a B Corporation, the first of its category in the UK to reach this status. 


1906 Black Coupage named Supreme Champion at International Beer Challenge 2022

Spanish-lager 1906 Black Coupage by Hijos de Rivera brewery has been crowned Supreme Champion at the International Beer Challenge 2022 as well as winning the award for Best Lager above 5%.


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Buffalo Trace Distillery launches Old Fashioned Trolley

This month, Buffalo Trace Distillery will launch The Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned Trolley, in partnership with JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.


Alexandre Gabriel on renaming Plantation Rum: "It's a daunting and lengthy process"

In the summer of 2020, after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sparked protests and conversations about racism, Maison Ferrand announced it would be renaming Plantation rum, two years on and the name persists, Drinks International caught up with Alexandre Gabriel for the update.


Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2022

Historically to mark the start of a new wine season, today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, on which more than one million cases of Beaujolais wine start their journey from the Beaujolais region of France across the country.


Diageo training course supports Ukrainian refugees in accessing hospitality jobs

Diageo is celebrating the graduation of 14 students, including seven Ukrainian refugees, from its Learning for Life hospitality training programme.


The Macallan releases film celebrating the woman behind Fine & Rare 1926 Whisky

The Macallan has released a short biopic revealing the real-life story of former managing director, Janet Harbinson, who in 1926 crafted the most valuable bottle of wine or spirit ever sold at auction, The Macallan Fine & Rare 1926.


Global mezcal market expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2031

The global mezcal market is expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2031, new data by Straits Research has revealed.



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