Campari buys controlling interest in Ancho Reyes and Montelobos

The Campari Group has bought the controlling interest from a group of Mexican entrepreneurs, in Licorera Ancho Reyes and spicy liqueur and Montelobos mezcal.

De Kuyper launches special edition Mandarine Napoléon

De Kuyper has launched a special limited edition of its Mandarine Napoléon liqueur which boasts 125-year-old Grande Fine Champagne Cognac and comes in a bottle shrouded in 24 carat gold leaf.

Campari takes over Grand Marnier group

Gruppo Campari has launched a ‘friendly’ takeover of Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle SA, owner of the Grand Marnier liqueur brand.

Cocablue is the official drink of the Bolivian presidential palace

During the first day of his state visit to Ireland last week, President Evo Morales of Bolivia announced that a high altitude coca leaf liqueur is to become the official drink of the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bénédictine crowns its UK cocktail champions

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

Amarula Trust funds elephant protection project

The Amarula Trust is funding a new project to protect elephants.

Altia has Eurovision cocktail

Altia, the leading Nordic and Baltic wine and spirits company has come up with Danish cocktail to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in Copenhagen tomorrow (May 10).

Berrys switches to Marussia in Russia

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has appointed Marussia Beverages RUS to distribute The Glenrothes Speyside Single Malt scotch whisky, No. 3 London Dry gin, The King’s Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from June 1.

Diageo: Playing the numbers game

Playing the numbers game Diageo’s interim results for the six months to December 31 which were reported yesterday (January 30), make bleak reading.

Bénédictine sponsors UKBG competition

Bénédictine has announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s UK Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Competition.

UK: Chambord in six-figure TV push

Chambord, the French black raspberry liqueur, has invested a “six-figure sum” in its first TV advertising campaign with a sponsorship of E4’s new US drama.

Cognac Ferrand and Wondrich's Curaçao arrives in US

Pierre Ferrand Cognac's orange liqueur, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao - created in collaboration with cocktail historian David Wondrich - has been rolled out to the US.

Adnams adds Morello Cherry Liqueur to the mix

English brewer and distiller, Adnams, has added Morello Cherry Liqueur to its range.

Poliakov goes red

French vodka brand Poliakov has extended its line in the European on-trade to include a ‘red fruit’ liqueur.

Campari quadruples Aperol sales

Campari's Italian aperitif brand Aperol is going from strength to strength according to its owners.

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.

Master of Malt launches “world’s oldest liqueur”

Online whisky retailer Master of Malt has launched a 40-year old whisky liqueur.

Master of Malt launches single malt liqueur

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

New York is tough

New York is tough for a small company trying to get its brand listed and stocked in the city, according to the chief executive of Xanté, the Swedish company with the eponymous cognac and pear liqueur brand.

Licor 43 targets UK growth

Spanish liqueur brand Licor 43 is targeting UK growth, after up-scaling its marketing operations with the appointment of a brand ambassador.