Book Review: Canadian Whisky The Portable Expert

The first book dedicated to Canadian whisky, according tohe publishers. So, not before time then.

Accolade Wines revamps Echo Falls

Accolade Wines has unveiled a new look for its Echo Falls Californian wine brand in key European markets, including the UK, Netherlands and Spain.

Man dies at Glenfiddich distillery

A man has been found dead at the Glenfiddich distillery in Scotland. According to several newspapers,  Brian Ettles died in a 16ft washback.

Czech Republic: Budvar toasts record exports

Budvar has reported record export results for 2011.

Master of Malt launches blogger blend St Isidore

Following a collaboration with whisky bloggers and journalists, Master of Malt has released St Isidore.

AXA Millesimes creates Sauternes for "younger market"

AXA Millesimes has released the 2009 Sauternes, Les Lions de Suduiraut, to global markets.

Master of Malt launches yesteryear expression

Online spirits merchant Master of Malt has extended its line of yesteryear spirit-based expressions with the launch of Proprietary Barley Spirit Drink.

Effect of deep discounting is on the wane in the UK

Deep discounting on wine by UK retailers may be having less impact on consumer behaviour, according to a new report

Beam launches Teacher's Origin whisky

Beam Global is to launch Teacher’s Origin in global travel retail. The product has already launched in India, where, according to Beam, Teacher’s is the number one blended whisky.

Premiumisation driving UK spirits, says First Drinks

Premiumisation is driving UK spirits volume and value growth in the on and off-trade, according to findings by First Drinks.

Ardbeg to launch Alligator expression

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

Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence.

Diageo aims to make Captain Morgan 'global mega brand'

Diageo intends to grow Captain Morgan into a "global mega brand", according to Ed Pilkington, the group’s global category director for vodka, gin and rum.

Best Bar in the World revealed

A London speakeasy has been named the best bar in the world, according to an industry poll.

Nemiroff extends vodka production to Belarus

Ukrainian brand Nemiroff has begun producing vodka in the Republic of Belarus.

Napa Valley enjoys protection in India

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has announced that the ‘Napa Valley’ name has been granted Geographic Indication Status (GI) in India.

Moscow: Vodka sales banned between 10pm-10am

Russia: Moscow is to ban sales of vodka between 10pm and 10am, according to reports.

Irish whiskey 'recession proof'

US popularity and universal appeal have kept the Irish whiskey market buoyant, according to business analyst Datamonitor.

Asia: Women prefer red wine

Red is the most popular choice of wine for Asian women, according to new research.

General election candidates say pubs more important to communities than post offices and churches

Nine in ten parliamentary candidates in winnable seats believe pubs are an important part of the British way of life and more should be done to support them, according to a new poll released today by ComRes on behalf of the British Beer & Pub Association.

Bacardi invests £20m in rum marketing

UK: Bacardi has launched a new advertising campaign, called ‘Island’. The campaign is part of a £20million marketing spend.