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Counterfeit alcohol worth £30k seized at Notting Hill Carnival

Published:  02 September, 2015

The Metropolitan Police says officers seized counterfeit and "overproof" alcohol with a street value of around £30,000 at this year's Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

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Whisky broker says investment market is booming with auction sales up 35% in first half of 2015

Published:  01 September, 2015

A record number of bottles of rare Scotch whisky were sold at auction in the first half of 2015 according to figures from analyst and broker Rare Whisky 101.

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Packaging overhaul for Zacapa super-premium rum pair

Published:  01 September, 2015
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£2m plan to open malt whisky distillery in the heart of Edinburgh

Published:  28 August, 2015

A former master blender at Macallan is behind plans to open the first single malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh for 90 years.

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Champagne provides some fizz for Pernod Ricard as annual sales nudge ahead by 2%

Published:  27 August, 2015

Champagne and Irish whiskey were among the main drivers of global growth for Pernod Ricard in 2014/15, though the spirits giant turned in only a modest overall sales increase of 2%. The company described the performance as "solid".

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Brown-Forman sales take 2% hit in Q1 on back of currency woes

Published:  27 August, 2015

Jack Daniel's producer Brown-Forman reported a 2% decline in net sales to US$900 million (£581.2 million) in the first quarter, to July 31, after being hit by currency exchange fluctuations.

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Cotswolds Distillery invites whisky fans on maturation journey with new-make spirit pack

Published:  26 August, 2015

The Cotswolds Distillery has released a three-bottle pack of new make spirit.

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William Grant in Rugby World Cup ticket giveaway

Published:  26 August, 2015

William Grant has launched a social media campaign for consumers to win Rugby World Cup tickets and merchandise.

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Three age-statement single malts released by Bacardi's Royal Brackla distillery

Published:  26 August, 2015

Bacardi-owned John Dewar has unveiled a new range of whiskies from its Royal Brackla distillery.

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Study claims one in five over-65s drink at 'unsafe levels'

Published:  24 August, 2015

One in five over-65s who drink alcohol are consuming at unsafe levels according to a study by researchers at King's College London.

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Bowmore to release single malt aged in rare Japanese oak

Published:  21 August, 2015
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Stock Spirits faces profit slump after torrid spell in Poland

Published:  21 August, 2015

Market disruption in Poland in the first quarter brought about a slump in revenue and profits for Stock Spirits in the half-year to June 30.

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Quintessential Brands looks to ramp up presence in international markets

Published:  21 August, 2015

Greenall's gin owner Quintessential Brands is beefing up its presence in export markets and entering the global travel retail market for the first time.

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Spanish and French liqueurs to join Instil Drinks portfolio

Published:  20 August, 2015

Bibendum PLB's spirits division Instil Drinks is adding the Quenza and Combier liqueur ranges to its portfolio.

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Export markets 'tough' but South Africa's Distell posts 10% rise in annual revenue

Published:  20 August, 2015

The South African wine producer and owner of Scotland's Burn Stewart Distillers has posted a 10.4% increase in revenue in the year to June 30.

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Wray & Nephew rum ends the summer in Jamaican party mood

Published:  20 August, 2015

Wray & Nephew Overproof rum is hosting Jamaican themed events over the last two weekends of the summer to raise awareness of the brand among consumers.

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Own-labels top Which? white wine and gin polls

Published:  19 August, 2015

Own-label wines and spirits have beaten leading brands in blind taste tests conducted by consumer rights publication Which?

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Whiskey and glass pack for Jim Beam Apple as flavours lift producer's bourbon sales

Published:  19 August, 2015

Maxxium UK is looking to give its new Jim Beam Apple flavoured bourbon a boost with the introduction of a value added pack in Asda stores.

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Kingsbarns bottles new make spirit

Published:  18 August, 2015

New Scotch whisky venture Kingsbarns Distillery is giving visitors the chance to buy bottles of its new make spirit.

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Douglas Laing has grain expectations with release of four single cask Scotch whiskies

Published:  18 August, 2015

Independent whisky bottler Douglas Laing has released a range of four single cask whiskies from Scotland's pre-eminent grain whisky distilleries.

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