Russia: Label 5 to be distributed by CEDC

La Martiniquaise, the French spirits group, has announced that, Russian Alcohol Group  the Russian subsidiary of CEDC, will be the exclusive distributor of Label 5 scotch whisky in Russia from January. Label 5 claims to be the fast-growing tenth largest worldwide scotch brand.

Heaven Hill launches new liqueur

US: Heaven Hill has launched a liqueur called Hpnotiq Harmonie. The new product is an infusion of French vodka, natural fruits, flowers, and cognac.  The mix includes berries, violets and lavender.

France: Absinthe ban lifted

The absinthe ban in France has been lifted, according to absinthe brand La Fée.

Rémy in talks with EPI over champagne sale

The Rémy Cointreau Group has announced that it has entered into “exclusive negotiations with EPI” to sell its champagne division.

Groupe Charlois acquires Winemakers Cooperage

French wine barrel manufacturer, Groupe Charlois, has expanded into the US with the purchase of Winemakers Cooperage (WC) from Treasury Wine Estates.

France: More scotch whisky sold in a month, than cognac in a year

According to the Scotch Whisky Association more than 5 bottles of scotch are shipped to France every second.