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Absolut launches price-marked packs for indies

Published:  22 July, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut vodka is releasing a £13.49 price-marked 50cl bottle aimed at driving sales in the independent off-trade.

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Maxxium UK adds Snow Leopard vodka to portfolio

Published:  05 July, 2013

Maxxium UK has added luxury vodka Snow Leopard to its portfolio of brands with immediate effect.

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Mamont Vodka hosts cocktail competition

Published:  03 July, 2013

New Siberian vodka brand, Mamont Vodka, hosted the EVEREST 60 Challenge last month to develop a...

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Stolichnaya appoints first UK brand ambassador

Published:  25 June, 2013

Stolichnaya vodka has announced the appointment of its first UK brand ambassador, mixologist Matthew...

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Smirnoff vodka launches TV ad campaign

Published:  08 April, 2013

Smirnoff will return to our TV screens this month with the second round of its Nocturnal Awakening ad campaign.

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Quintessentially Vodka introduced to UK market

Published:  18 March, 2013

A new ultra-premium British-made vodka has just been launched into the UK market by luxury lifestyle group...

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Diageo announces plans to roll out Smirnoff Espresso vodka

Published:  18 March, 2013

Diageo has announced it will launch Espresso Smirnoff vodka from April. The flavour extension is to be available through...

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Mark Douglas Hill launches British vodka Element 29

Published:  26 February, 2013

Food and drink writer Mark Douglas Hill is to launch a British vodka in a refillable package.

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Whisky and vodka see double-digit price hike

Published:  12 February, 2013

Spirit prices have rebounded sharply after the Christmas sales, with whisky and vodka showing a double-digit...

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Chase vodka calls for end to 'fake distilleries'

Published:  14 December, 2012

Chase Vodka founder William Chase has accused large and smaller distilleries of passing off mass-produced spirits as...

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Counterfeit distilling and bottling plant seized in Liverpool

Published:  05 December, 2012

An illegal distilling and bottling plant set up to produce branded counterfeit spirits and wine has been seized by Trading Standards officers and Merseyside Police in Liverpool.

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Belvedere: UK premium vodka market 'very dynamic'

Published:  30 November, 2012

Belvedere president Charles Gibb says the UK vodka market is "very dynamic" and fast-growing and that it wants to be at the forefront of driving awareness of premium products.

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Drive to restore British gin to 'former glory'

Published:  29 November, 2012

The former founder of Tyrrells crisps is rolling out a British gin in the wake of new figures that show an annual 11.6% increase in gin sales.

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Alcohol strategy consultation to launch this week

Published:  26 November, 2012

The government is set to launch the alcohol strategy consultation this Wednesday, which will consider at what level the minimum unit price should be set.

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Blavod enjoys a 23% UK sales uplift

Published:  01 November, 2012

Drinks distributor and manufacturer Blavod has grown its UK sales by 23% and has a new focus following its £1.2 million refinancing deal.

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Absolut revamps Drinkspiration app

Published:  25 October, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned vodka brand Absolut has revamped its Drinkspiration iPhone app to provide personalised drink recommendations and fresh cocktail ideas for the new iPhone 5.

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Spirits shoppers ignore ingredient claims, says research

Published:  24 October, 2012

Drinkers aren't influenced by ingredient claims when it comes to buying spirits, says new research.

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Smirnoff vodka gets £7m nightlife boost

Published:  03 October, 2012

Diageo has announced a £7 million marketing boost for its Smirnoff vodka brand.

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Smirnoff launches World's Best Drinks campaign

Published:  01 October, 2012

Smirnoff has launched multimedia campaign World's Best Drinks, in a bid to inspire consumers to experience new tastes across the vodka category.

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FSA issues warning on Czech spirits

Published:  19 September, 2012

The Food Standards Agency is advising travellers to or from the Czech Republic to avoid drinking locally-produced hard spirits following a spate of alcohol-related deaths.

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