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David Beckham's Haig Club whisky to open pop-up bar and retail store for Christmas

Published:  12 December, 2014

 

 

David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is opening up a pop-up bar in Manchester and its own dedicated retail store in London during the build up to Christmas.

 

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Pernod Ricard uses Jameson to target younger males with anti-drink driving message

Published:  09 December, 2014

Pernod Ricard UK has ramped up its anti-drink driving campaign this year after an AA Survey found that almost one fifth of drivers have driven the morning after drinking - even when they thought they could have been over the limit.

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Glenfiddich appoints new UK brand ambassador Mark Thomson

Published:  08 December, 2014

William Grant-owned Scotch whisky Glenfiddich has appointed Mark Thomson as its new UK brand ambassador.

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Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky launches Never Drink and Drive campaign

Published:  04 December, 2014

Johnnie Walker is giving away 30,000 kilometres of free journeys home in the UK over Christmas through Uber taxi service, as part of its responsible drinking programme.

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Glengoyne's Stuart Hendry: 'We're still selling too much whisky'

Published:  02 December, 2014

Stuart Hendry, brand heritage and commercial director for Glengoyne Distillery near Glasgow, talks Scotch whisky's enduring popularity, barrel prices, slow distillation and long-term plans with Geoffrey Dean

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Scotch Whisky Association confirms Pernod chief Pierre Pringuet as new chairman

Published:  02 December, 2014

Pernod Ricard's chief executive Pierre Pringuet is the new chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Pol Roger Portfolio to distribute Kilchoman whiskies

Published:  01 December, 2014

Islay distillery Kilchoman has signed a deal with the family-run Pol Roger Champagne to distribute its range of single malt whiskies.

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Special whisky launched to celebrate pro-independence vote in Scotland

Published:  28 November, 2014

 

Springbank Distillers, which claims to have been the only whisky distillery to back Scottish independence, has brought a limited edition bottle to commemorate the historic vote in September.

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Benromach launches two single malts aged in French wine casks

Published:  24 November, 2014

 

Benromach is launching two single malt whiskies that have been aged in French wine casks from the Rhone and Bordeaux respecitively.

 

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Glenfiddich launches online Gallery giving whisky connoisseurs access to rare malts

Published:  21 November, 2014

Glenfiddich has launched a new online service which gives whisky fans and collectors access to rare and unreleased single malts from its collection.

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Brown-Forman raises its dividend, continuing strong performance

Published:  21 November, 2014

Brown-Forman shows little signs of slowing down following the "most successful year" in the company's history, announcing yesterday that it would be increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 8.6% to $0.315 per share.

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Glenmorangie launches Dornoch in to World Duty Free

Published:  19 November, 2014

Glenmorangie Dornoch is being launched in to the travel retail sector from November 26 in an exclusive deal with the World Duty Free Group before being released across the duty free sector. 

 

 

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Arbikie, Scotland's newest farm-to-bottle distillery, kicks off with potato vodka

Published:  13 November, 2014

A super-premium Scottish potato vodka is to be the first spirit produced by Arbikie, Scotland's newest farm-to-bottle distillery.

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Big Brother on whisky watch

Published:  12 November, 2014

There are some mysterious goings on in the world of whisky this week. Jura distillery has been inviting everyone to a seriously hush-hush event about a new whisky. But it doesn't say what that whisky is.

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Christmas Report: time for big hitting whisky brands to shine

Published:  10 November, 2014

The whisky companies have been unveiling their big-hitting Christmas whiskies at a flurry of consumer shows in recent weeks, writes Dominic Roskrow, and it's clear that they're keen to cash in on the sector's current popularity by extending its appeal to new drinkers and attempting to be all things to all people.

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Christmas Report: why wine has reasons to be merry

Published:  10 November, 2014

It's that time again. With more than a third of wine sales coming through in the 12 weeks of Christmas, the trade is nervously checking the weather forecast and gauging the mood among consumers as shoppers prepare to fill their stockings, writes Gemma McKenna.

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Diageo agrees to sell Bushmills whiskey as part of Tequila Don Julio deal

Published:  03 November, 2014

Diageo has agreed a deal with Jose Cuervo that would see it acquire Tequila Don Julio in exchange for its Bushmills Irish whiskey.

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Gruppo Campari owned Glen Grant releases 50-year-old whisky

Published:  29 October, 2014

Glen Grant, the Scotch whisky brand owned by Gruppo Campari, is releasing an "exceptionally rare" 50-year-old expression in a tribute to craftsmanship.

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Berry Bros releases Exceptional Cask Collection going back 50 years

Published:  27 October, 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits is releasing a series of exclusive bottlings of whisky and rum that have been matured for 50 years as part of its new Exceptional Casks Collection.

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The Week That Was: Tescogate and other top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  24 October, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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