Panther M*lk launches new range and bottle design

Panther M*lk, an oat milk ready-to-drink cocktail has launched a new bottle design and extended its range of flavours to include Crema, Rosa, Cafe, and Menta.

Brands Report 2024: Liqueurs

­The bestselling liqueurs offer no real surprises, other than the departure of Mr Black after making its debut last year.

Mark de Witte retires after nine years as De Kuyper Royal Distillers chief executive

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has announced the retirement of chief executive Mark de Witte who will be stepping down on April 30 2024 after a nine-year tenure in the role.

Giffard launches alcohol-free range

Keeping up with the growing low/no-alcohol movement, Giffard has stepped up to the plate with its liqueurs.

Nolet Group to buy Lucas Bols for €270m

Nolet Group has agreed to acquire Lucas Bols for around €270m with all operations to remain in Amsterdam.

Luxardo launches Espresso Liqueur in the UK

Amber Beverage UK has announced it will be launching Luxardo Espresso Liqueur in the UK this Spring. 

Rémy Cointreau announces UK closed loop distribution partnership with ecoSpirits

Rémy Cointreau has announced it has partnered with ecoSpirits to launch a closed loop distribution service in the UK from January 2023.

Diageo acquires cold brew coffee liqueur Mr Black

Diageo has announced its acquisition of Mr Black, the Australian cold brew coffee liqueur. 

Kranebet Italian Gin Liqueur launches in the UK

Kranebet Italian Gin Liqueur, produced in Italy by Rossi d’Asiago distillers since 1924, has launched in the UK.

Kahlúa to reach 100% sustainable coffee by November 2022

Coffee liqueur-brand Kahlúa has announced that it will reach a 100% sustainable coffee harvest to cover all production by November 2022.

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey announces launch of Fiery Irish

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has announced the launch of a new cinnamon and chilli flavoured whiskey liqueur variant.

Brands Report 2022: Liqueurs

Liqueurs do a lot of the heavy lifting on a cocktail menu, so naturally, the bestselling list boasts a huge variety of styles.

Villa Massa launches Vermouth Giardino

Villa Massa has launched Vermouth Giardino, a pair of super-premium vermouth designed with the professional bartending community in mind.

Kahlúa launch new coffee-inspired label design

Kahlúa has unveiled a new label design, inspired by the coffee culture of the brand’s native Veracruz, Mexico.

Brands Report 2021: Liqueurs

It’s six of the best for Campari, which continues to rise above competition in our liqueurs league. Of course, its symbiotic relationship with the Negroni is a big contributor to sales – once again the Italian classic is the second most popular classic in our sample.

Villa Massa launches Sicilian amaretto

Villa Massa has released Villa Massa Amaretto as the company extends its product range beyond limoncello for the first time.

Whitetail launches new liqueurs range

Whitetail in the Isle of Mull has launched five new liqueurs across Scotland through retailer Co-op which will run alongside the brand’s flagship gin.

Krone of LA wins Licor 43 Bartenders and Baristas Challenge

Annarose Krone from Nic's on Beverly bar in Los Angeles in the US has taken the top spot in this year’s Licor 43 Bartenders and Baristas Challenge.

Kahlúa launches Nitro Cold Brew RTD cocktail

Kahlúa has launched Nitro Cold Brew, a coffee cocktail RTD made with rum, coffee liqueur and Arabica cold brew coffee.

Lucas Bols rebrands with new recipes and design

Lucas Bols has undergone a global relaunch of its Bols Liqueurs range with new recipes made with natural botanicals and a new bottle design.

Fernet-Branca announces top 12 Coin Challenge entrants

Italian liqueur brand Fernet-Branca has announced the top 12 entrants for its 2020 Coin Challenge.

Disaronno Velvet launches in the UK off-trade

Disaronno Velvet has launched in the UK as the liqueur brand enters the low ABV market for the first time.

Pernod Ricard invests in aperitivo brand Italicus

Pernod Ricard has made significant investment in Italian liqueur brand Italicus while De Kuyper Royal Distillers has sold its shares.

Licor 43 launches vegan liqueur Horchata

Licor 43 has released a dairy-free liqueur called Horchata which is suitable for vegans.

De Kuyper and Salvatore Calabrese launch Acqua Bianca

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has partnered with Salvatore Calabrese to launch Acqua Bianca, an aromatic premium liqueur.

Brands Report 2020: Liqueurs

While it feels like Negronis have been big business for a decade, our research suggests it’s been more like half that.

Licor 43 launches new website targeting bartenders

Licor 43 has launched a new website designed to provide product information and suggested cocktail serves.

Franck Dedieu named St-Germain ambassador

Franck Dedieu has been made UK brand ambassador for St-Germain elderflower liqueur.

Canada wins Bols Around The World 2019

The Canadian bar team from Botanist Bar in Vancouver won the Bols Around The World Grand Final 2019 in Amsterdam in June.

De Kuyper and Beam Suntory enter German market

De Kuyper Royal Distillers and Beam Suntory have expanded their distribution deal to the German market.

Proof Drinks takes on Melonade

Proof Drinks has taken on the UK marketing and distribution of Melonade, a Provençale fruit aperitif.

Tia Maria relaunches Coffee Cocktail Month

Tia Maria is set to relaunch its Coffee Cocktail Month initiatives following its international success from last year.

Kratena, Berg and Caporale launch Muyu liqueurs

Internationally recognised bartenders Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale have launched Muyu, a range of three modern liqueurs made with natural ingredients.

Saber Elyzia gets sparkling success from BCB

Saber Elyzia attracted outmost attention by receiving raving reviews for its unique touch of elegance and virtuosity at the Bar Convent Berlin, which took place between 8-10 October, 2018.

Disaronno wears Trussardi

The Italian liqueur is back with its annual Disaronno Icon project, which this year sees the iconic bottle dressed in a limited-edition design by Italian fashion house Trussardi.

Mr Black appoints global coffee ambassador

Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur has announced its first global coffee ambassador, Martin Hudak.

Jägermeister sales rise through British students

Jägermeister UK has released positive sales figures due to its increased activations with British students during freshers’ week.

Tia Maria to launch second Coffee Cocktail Month

Tia Maria is bringing back Coffee Cocktail Month for a second time this October, coinciding with International Coffee Day on 1 October.

Tia Maria sales boom in Scotland

The sales of coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria increased 320% in Scotland following its Coffee Cocktail Month.

Tia Maria targets 'lucrative' National Martini Day

National Martini Day on June 19 poses a ‘lucrative’ opportunity for brands to capatalise on in the on-trade according to a Tia Maria representative.

17,000 bottles of Warninks Advocaat stolen in UK

On November 11, a shipping container holding 17,472 bottles of Warninks Advocaat was stolen from a haulers yard in Newcastle, UK.

Campari UK to dust-off Grand Marnier for the on-trade

Campari UK is looking to arrest the long-term decline of Grand Marnier in the UK by targeting the on-trade.

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.

British Cassis gets Waitrose deal

Premium blackurrant liqueur, British Cassis has secured its first national listing with UK supermarket Waitrose, a year on from its rebranding.

Food pairing trend could immortalise St-Germain

St-Germain global brand ambassador Camille Ralph Vidal believes the shift in cooking culture will lend longevity to the French liqueur.

Marie Brizard launches cocktail branding campaign

Marie Brizard liqueurs has launched a new marketing campaign alongside Purple Creative called Are You Liqueurious? aimed at promoting its own range of cocktails.

Luxardo makes cherries blossom in Italy

Luxardo has extended its estate of cherry orchards in northern Italy with 2,000 trees to compentase for a UK sales boom.

Millionaires' Club: Liqueurs

Drinks International's annual league of million-case brands returns. Here is a list of the world's best-selling Liqueurs brands in 2015.

Robert J Cooper dies aged 39

Robert J Cooper, creator of St Germain elderflower liqueur, has died at the age of 39 in Santa Barbara, California.

Lucas Bols expects revenue and profit decline

Lucas Bols’ revenue for 2015/16 is expected to be 4-6% down and operating profit 8-9% down for the year ending 31 March 2016, said the liqueurs company.