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Obituary: Ian Symington

It is with deep regret that the Symington family announces the death of Ian Symington, a leading figure in the Port trade for nearly 50 years.


Diageo strikes halted after refreshed offer

Strike action has been halted at Diageo’s Scottish distilleries after GMB Scotland and Unite unions settled with the spirits company.


South Korea boycotts Japanese beer

The imports of Japanese beer to South Korea plummeted to almost zero in August this year following a technology trade dispute in July.


Patrón launches oldest ever tequila

Patrón Tequila has released Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años, the oldest ever tequila launched by the Bacardí-owned brand.


Hayman's launches blended rum brand

The Hayman family, best known for its gins, has launched Charles Merser & Co – London’s first rum blending house for more than 100 years.


Chivas Brothers opens new Glasgow office

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new head office in Glasgow city centre.


Jägermeister cold brew coffee launches in the UK

Mast-Jaegermeister UK has announced the launch of Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee in the UK, available across the on-and off-trade nationwide. 


Patrón honoured at Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards

Patrón Tequila was highly commended in the Economic Sustainability category at the inaugural Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards in London last week.


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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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The Benevolent invites bartenders to mental health workshops

Following a grant awarded to the charity by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation in July, The Benevolent is inviting bartenders and hospitality workers to their Minds Matter mental health workshops.


Beefeater invests in new still at Kennington distillery

Pernod Ricard has invested in a new still for Beefeater Gin at its distillery in Kennington, London.


Peterson wins Shanghai Shake by Camus

Jesse Peterson from the Raised By Wolves bar in San Diego has been crowned winner of the Shanghai Shake by Camus cocktail competition.


WSET launches 50th anniversary with Guinness World Record

The Wine & Spirits Education Trust marked its 50th anniversary this week with the first ever global WSET Wine Education Week.


Campari Group completes €60m Rhumantilles takeover

Campari Group has finalised the acquisition of French spirits company Rhumantilles SAS in a deal worth €60m.


Old Forester launches single barrel programme in UK

Old Forester has introduced a single barrel programme to the UK which will be available to the trade from autumn 2019.



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