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Special Yorkshire liqueur recreated in honour of the Brontë family

Published:  15 July, 2014

Sir James Aykroyd, former chairman of Speyside Distillers, has recreated a special liqueur in honour of the Brontë family and their home in Yorkshire.

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Berry Bros switches distribution of King's Ginger and Pink Pigeon rum to Mangrove

Published:  30 May, 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd has decided to switch the UK distribution of The King's Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from Cask Liquid Marketing to Mangrove, the specialist spirits company. The brands move over on June 1.

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Jägermeister to leave Cellar Trends and set up its own UK distribution company

Published:  29 April, 2014
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Campari to acquire Fratelli Averna for €103.75 million

Published:  16 April, 2014

Gruppo Campari announced yesterday it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the 150-year-old independently-owned Fratelli Averna for €103.75 million.

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Quintessential acquires First Ireland cream liqueurs firm

Published:  03 April, 2014

Quintessential Brands has acquired First Ireland Spirits Company, Ireland's largest independent producer of Irish cream liqueurs, in a multi-million euro deal.

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Campari acquires Canadian whiskey brand for $170 million

Published:  13 March, 2014

Gruppo Campari has reached an agreement to acquire Canada's fastest-growing whiskey brand Forty Creek Distillery, for US$170 million.

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Weak rand helps South Africa's Distell's sales

Published:  25 February, 2014
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Anna Greenhous gives tips for food and Sake matching

Published:  16 January, 2014

There is a mysterious Japanese saying which literally translates as: "Sake never fights with food". At a glance this doesn't make much sense. What they mean to say is that sake matches well with food. It doesn't create the kind of mismatches wine sometimes makes - as testified by anyone who's ever drunk a tannic red with smoked salmon, creating an unpleasant metallic taste. Or been disappointed to find their Champagne, though great with sushi, is ruined when wasabi is added, the delicate flavours disappearing as the heat takes over.

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Paris-inspired Grand Marnier limited edition bottle launched for Christmas

Published:  18 November, 2013

Diageo has launched a limited edition bottle for its Cognac and orange liqueur Grand Marnier based on the designs of the famous Parisien architect, Georges-Eugène Haussmann.

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Baileys launches Christmas campaign

Published:  14 November, 2013

Diageo's cream liqueur brand Baileys is to take to the TV with its first Christmas advert in five years.  The theme is a "contemporary twist on Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker ballet" and it was choreographed by Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

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Disaronno in charity link-up with Moschino

Published:  16 October, 2013

Disaronno has joined forces with fashion brand Moschino to release a limited-edition charity bottle.

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On-pack promotion for Mozart Gold chocolate liqueur

Published:  26 September, 2013

Mangrove, the spirits and liqueurs agency, has launched an on-pack competition offering consumers the chance to win a trip to Salzburg with promotional bottles of Mozart Gold chocolate liqueur.

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Selfridges offers Rhuby Rhubarb Liqueur

Published:  28 August, 2013

Selfridges and Coe Vintners have acquired the exclusive UK distribution rights for Rhuby, a Swedish produced, natural rhubarb liqueur created by Ylva Binder for the UK market.

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Lucas Bols launches honey liqueur

Published:  23 August, 2013

Lucas Bols has announced the launch of Bols Honey Liqueur to offer bartenders a new twist for cocktails.

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Step up to the Bénédictine challenge

Published:  23 August, 2013

Bartenders are being challenged to come up with a new Bénédictine cocktail for the Bénédictine Cocktail Challenge.

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Cointreau to host pop-up bar at London Fashion Week

Published:  22 August, 2013

Rémy Cointreau is to launch a pop-up bar for its Cointreau brand to coincide with London Fashion Week.

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Retailers sign up for National Calvados Week

Published:  21 August, 2013
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Diageo launches Belgian chocolate Baileys variant

Published:  14 August, 2013

Diageo has launched a chocolate variant of its cream liqueur brand Baileys.

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Travel retail focus for Tia Maria and Disaronno

Published:  30 July, 2013

Italian brand owner Illva Saronno is looking to push Tia Maria and Disaronno in the travel retail sector following domestic sales growth in new markets.

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UKBG crowns Bénédictine cocktail competition winner

Published:  24 July, 2013

The UK Bartenders Guild has announced the winner of its National Cocktail Competition, sponsored by Bénédictine...

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