US: DISCUS recruits Campari, appoints new chair

Campari America has joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

Pernod launches Malibu pre-mixes

UK: Pernod Ricard has launched a range of pre-mixed serves for its coconut rum brand Malibu.

Jim Beam's Red Stag comes to UK and travel retail

Jim Beam has launched its Red Stag bourbon-based drink in the UK market and in travel retail outlets across Europe.

Havana Club goes ultra premium

Havana Club International is to launch an ultra premium rum.

Champagne Mumm goes gastro

UK: Champagne GH Mumm has launched a campaign to reinforce its links with food. The Pernod Ricard brand is to partner selected restaurants as part of a UK-wide marketing campaign to celebrate its traditional links with gastronomy.

Bruichladdich to make gin

Islay: Bruichladdich distillery has started to produce gin. The Islay distillery, usually associated with peaty whisky, began making its first batch of gin today (3 August).

Barbados/UK: Mount Gay launches new rum

Mount Gay rum has launched a new 'rare cask selection', called 1703.