Kirin releases Four Roses limited edition

The Four Roses Distillery has released the latest in its series of limited-quantity bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Single Barrel, a handcrafted bourbon selected by Four Roses master distiller, Jim Rutledge.

Absinthe

With all the bans on absinthe now lifted, the traditional French and Swiss producers are now free to re-invent the category for the 21st century. Hamish Smith investigates

UK: Holly Valance to be the face of Gallo Moscato

Gallo Family Vineyards has partnered with Australian celebrity, Holly Valance, to publicise its newly launched Moscato wine in the UK.

Spot on with Yellow Spot

Yellow spot is the latest single pot still whiskey from Irish Distillers.

Ireland: Longueville House Cider launches

County Cork-based hotel, Longueville House, has launched a premium cider to the Irish market.

French wine is the ideal

French wine is the favourite of regular wine drinkers in the UK and China and the second preference in Germany, says Wine Intelligence.

Glenmorangie Artein added to Private Edition range

The Glenmorangie Company has announced the global launch of Artein, the third release of the Glenmorangie Private Edition range.

Pernod rolls out Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to US

Pernod Ricard will release Irish whiskey Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to the US in February, following the expression’s September launch to Ireland, Germany and France.

Maxxium anchors Highland Park Drakkar in travel retail

The latest addition of Highland Park’s Viking series, Drakkar, has been launched by Maxxium to travel retail outlets operated by Gebr Heinemann.

Balblair in double-vintage release

Inver House Distillers yesterday announced the global release of Balblair vintages 1992 and '01 from the newly-opened visitor centre at the brand's Highland distillery.

South Africa: Olmeca tequila launches chocolate liqueur

Pernod Ricard is rolling out its Olmeca tequila liqueurs in South Africa.

Lanson Extra Age Rosé released

Lanson International has launched Lanson Extra Age Rosé to global markets.

Baileys Biscotti ready for UK launch

Diageo has announced the launch of Baileys Biscotti to the UK.

Ardbeg to launch Alligator expression

Ardbeg has announced the September launch of its new limited release, Ardbeg Alligator, to Europe, Asia and the US.

Absolut Orient Apple launches to travel retail

Absolut Orient Apple has launched in Frankfurt ahead of an international roll out to major duty-free/travel retail outlets this summer.

Linton Park launches Rhino range

South African winery Linton Park has announced the launch of The Rhino of Linton Park range.

Laphroaig to roll out Triple Wood

Scotch distiller Laphroaig has announced the global roll out of its Triple Wood expression.

Brown-Forman launches new Canadian whisky in US

Brown-Forman has launched Canadian 'maple wood' whisky, Collingwood, in four US states.

Irish Distillers launches new whiskeys

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has launched two new whiskeys.

Adnams opens spirits distillery

UK beer brewer Adnams has opened a small-scale distillery, producing vodka, gin and whisky.

Diageo launches Swedish vodka

US: Diageo has launched a Swedish vodka in the US market.

Glen Garioch re-launches its range of single malts

Glen Garioch, the 200-year old Aberdeenshire-based distillery, has re-launched its range of single malt whiskies.

Glenmorangie launches new whisky

Glenmorangie has launched a new whisky in its Private Edition range. The Glenmorangie Finealta, pronounced ‘Finalta’, is Scottish Gaelic for ‘elegant’. It is a recreation of Glenmorangie based on a recipe dating back to 1903.

Scotland: Whisky producers launch Edinburgh gin

The makers of Sheep Dip whisky have launched a gin.

First Cape launches low alcohol wine

First Cape wine is launching lower-alcohol (5.5% abv) extension of its First Cape brand.