Beer: Picture this

It’s all about the branding for craft beers trying to get noticed in a crowded marketplace. Shay Waterworth gets under the skin of funky designs

Bourbon: Thinking outside the barrel

With demand outstripping supply, Kentucky’s bourbon distillers are looking for alternatives to longer ageing. Shay Waterworth reports

Book Review: Whisky Opus

Yes, it is that time of year: late summer/autumn when publishers start releasing books with an eye to the Christmas gifting market. Well, here’s one for anyone looking for either a coffee table book or an easy-to-read/glance at, authoritative book on whisky.

Guala buys South African closures maker

The Guala Closures Group has announced that it has begun the process for the acquisition of the Metal Closures division of South Africa’s MCG Industries.

Martini targets next generation

Martini has set its sights on recruiting a younger generation of consumers with a new global campaign entitled Luck Is An Attitude.

Lillet launches cocktail comp

French aperitif brand Lillet is looking for entries for its Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition. 

Prosecco Follador enters UK market

Winemaker and Prosecco brand Follador is launching to the UK market with a portfolio of sparkling and still wines.

Diageo redesigns Smirnoff 21

Diageo has redesigned its Smirnoff 21 packaging. The new bottles have launched in the UK and will roll out across the world from August.

Russian Standard Gold launches in the UK

Russian Standard is to launch its luxury Russian Standard Gold into the UK market.