New Johnnie Walker whisky to celebrate Queen’s accession

An especially crafted blend of rare malt and grain scotch whiskies, distilled in and maturing since 1952, is being bottled today to celebrate the Queen’s accession to the British throne 60 ago today.

Drambuie toasts travel retail success

Drambuie’s premium expression Drambuie 15 is to be offered onboard all British Airways routes from December. 

British gin distiller Greenalls is sold in management buyout

G&J Greenall, one of the UK’s major distillers has been sold to a management buy out, according to unconfirmed reports.

BBPA backs tax break for low-alcohol beer

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has backed the UK Government’s planned reduction of duty on low-alcohol beer.

Bartenders draw swords in Blood Mary challenge

Seven of London’s top bartenders did battle at the inaugural Tabasco British Bloody Mary Challenge in Selfridges’ Hix Restaurant & Champagne Bar.

China: Scotch whisky gets geographical protection

China - an important market for scotch whisky – has announced that it will recognise and protect ‘scotch whisky’ as a Geographical Indication (GI).

Grolsch beer teams up with British Airways

Dutch beer Grolsch has announced a partnership with British Airways and has opened a bar in one of the airline’s lounges in Terminal 5.

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.