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Madrid to host 50 Best Bars ceremony 2024

The World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony, sponsored by Perrier, will be held in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, 22 October 2024.


Diageo invests €100m to decarbonise Dublin Guinness site

Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise Guinness' home site at St. James’s Gate in Dublin.


Ramsbury distillery to expand into whisky

Wiltshire-based distillery Ramsbury, known for its London Dry Gin and Estate Vodka, has begun preparations to release English whiskies. 


Suntory Global Spirits continues peat preservation work on Islay

Suntory Global Spirits (formerly Beam Suntory) has restored a further 80 hectares of peatland through its Peatland Water Sanctuary programme on the Scottish island of Islay.


Jackson Family Wines enters bourbon sector

US wine company Jackson Family Wines has entered the American whiskey category with the launch of its Stonestreet Kentucky Straight Bourbon.


Budweiser Brewing Group to distribute Kopparberg in the UK

Budweiser Brewing Group, part of AB InBev, will be the new distributor of Kopparberg products in the UK on-trade, effective from 28 May.


James Watt to step down as BrewDog CEO

BrewDog has announced that James Arrow, currently COO, will succeed James Watt as CEO of the company, as part of a succession plan put in place last year.


John MacDonald retires from Balblair

After 18 years at the company, Balblair distillery manager John MacDonald has announced his retirement.


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Viña Concha y Toro sales up more than 25%

Viña Concha y Toro has recorded sales growth of 26.4% for the first quarter of its financial year as it continues to recover from a challenging 2023.


The bestselling classic cocktails at the world's best bars 2024

The headline act in our newly launched Cocktail Report, this latest edition of our bestselling classics list is the result of a poll of award-nominated or award-winning bars from around the world.  


WSET appoints The Heart Cut co-founder to Board of Trustees

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced that Georgie Bell will join its Board of Trustees this month.


Diageo announces new CFO

Diageo has announced that Nik Jhangiani will join the company as chief financial officer (CFO) in autumn 2024, also joining Diageo’s board and executive committee. 


Beam Suntory rebrands to Suntory Global Spirits

Beam Suntory has rebranded to become Suntory Global Spirits, as the company marks 10 years since Suntory Holdings acquired Beam Inc in 2014.


The Cocktail Report 2024 launches

Drinks International has launched The Cocktail Report 2024.



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