Distell International launches new Amarula African Gin

Distell International’s Amarula African Gin is set to debut in Europe next month, starting with the UK, along with its Amarula Cream Liqueur, which has entered the European market for the first time.

Balblair releases film in partnership with David Eustace

Single malt Scotch brand Balblair has partnered with acclaimed Scottish photographer and director David Eustace to produce a film.

Scotch: Taking local oak seriously

While exotic woods from around the world have gained popularity for finishing Scotch, indigenous oak looks to be making a comeback for some producers, finds Shay Waterworth.

Hyslop: Royal Salute 51 is 'one-of-a-kind' expression

Royal Salute master blender Sandy Hyslop has declared its new 51-year-old a “one-of-a-kind” blend.

Mastiha brand Axia launches in the UK

Axia spirit, the world’s first extra-dry Mastiha spirit, has been released in the UK following launches in Greece and the US.

Tiempo Tequila launches with limited-edition first batch

Tiempo Tequila has debuted its first limited-edition batch of Reposado Cristalino Tequila in the UK.

Cape Wine to return in October 2022

Popular trade show Cape Wine will return to Cape Town from October 5-7, 2022.

Prosecco steps up sustainable practice

The volatile symptoms of climate change are looming larger over the wine world, Oli Dodd investigates.

Wimbledon Brewery launches debut gin

London’s Wimbledon Brewery has taken its first steps into gin production with the unveiling of Wimbledon Garden Gin.

South Africa enjoys late and large 2021 wine harvest

The 2021 South African wine harvest has been estimated at 1,461,599 tonnes, 8.9% larger than in 2020.

Fine wine delivers stability and growth for investors, says Vin-X

We caught up with Katie Souter of Vin-X to learn more about why fine wine could make an appealing investment opportunity during the current economic climate.

The unstoppable Holly Graham

“It sounds strange but I don’t have any definite goals right now because it feels like I’ve done great. I’m super happy with where I’m at and getting on that Bar World 100 list blew my fucking mind, I was in tears seeing my name at 26."

Rueda ramps up focus on exports

The Rueda wine region plans to significantly ramp up its focus on export markets after overhauling its Denomination of Origin regulations.

Carlos I commemorates 130th anniversary with exclusive brandy

Leading Spanish brandy producer Osborne has launched a limited-edition called Carlos 130 to mark the bestselling brand’s 130th anniversary.

Compass Box celebrates 20th anniversary with Hedonism Felicitas

Compass Box has marked its 20th anniversary by releasing a limited-edition expression that pays tribute to the whisky that originally launched the brand.

Jack Daniel's master distiller steps down after 20 years in Lynchburg

Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett is stepping down after a 20-year career at the world-famous American whiskey producer.

California bars ordered to close following spike in coronavirus cases

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered all bars to shut their doors after a spike in Covid-19 cases across the state.

Italy allows bars to reopen following coronavirus lockdown

Bars have reopened across Italy after the government eased lockdown restrictions that have paralysed the economy over the past 10 weeks.

Bars to reopen in South Australia on June 8

Bars in South Australia will reopen on June 8 after the number of active coronavirus cases in the state plummeted.

Vodka: A clear winner?

Is it possible to apply the craft approach to vodka? Philip Duff could have had the recipe for success

Wine to be packed in cartons in the UK for the first time

Tetra Pak, the world leader in its eponymous packaging, has announced that wine can be packed in its cartons in the UK for the first time

Buffalo Trace launches vodka distilled 159 times

US: Buffalo Trace has released a vodka that has been distilled 159 times.

Alcohol Concern loses its CEO

The board of Alcohol Concern, the anti-alcohol lobby group in the UK, has announced a restructuring of its senior management following the loss of core funding with the role of the CEO becoming part time for a year alongside the recruitment of a full time director of fundraising and campaigning.

Halewood International founder dies

John Halewood of Halewood International has died. He passed away on October 15.

Follador to sponsor Drinks International’s Travel Retail Awards

Drinks International is delighted to announce that premier Italian Prosecco producer Follador is to sponsor this year's Travel Retail Awards.

Ian Macleod Distillers sets travel retail record

Malaysia: Ian Macleod Distillers has set a new sales record for the company and the Malaysian Travel Retail industry.

Brown-Forman in $250m share repurchase

Brown-Forman has announced that its board of directors has authorised the repurchase of up to $250 million of its outstanding Class A and Class B common shares until November 30, 2011, subject to market and other conditions.