Mount Gay European ambassador appointed

Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and UK distributor First Drinks have appointed Miguel Smith as European brand ambassador for Mount Gay Rum.

Scotch Whisky Association launches job report

The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a report, which outlines the number of jobs supported by the scotch whisky industry. 

Diageo posts strong results

Diageo has cited ‘emerging markets’ as a reason for its positive results – including 16% growth in scotch whisky in emerging markets. 

G'Vine gin cocktail connoisseur announced

G’Vine has announced the winner of its Gin Connoisseur competition. Gegam Ghazaryan of Xandom Bar in Alicante, Spain took the title after a week of challenges including blending gin, aroma exams and speed drink making.  The final took place in G’Vine’s home town of Cognac.

Havana Club posts double-digit growth

Havana Club grew by 15% in 2010, following strong performances in Cuba, Germany, France and the UK.

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.

Clink! appoints operations manager

Clink! Wines, distributors to the UK and mainland Europe, has appointed Mariola Martinez as operations manager.

Master of Malt launches single malt liqueur

Whisky retailer Master of Malt has launched a liqueur made from single malt scotch whisky.

Prosecco ban progress in Australia

Italy/Australia: The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Consorzio has welcomed a ban on Australian producers using the term prosecco, under new EU laws. The Consorzio has pledged to continue fighting to get the ban implemented in other countries that continue to make prosecco, like Brazil.

Foster's Group to separate beer and wine

Foster’s Group plans to create separate stock exchange listings for its beer and wine divisions.