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New whisky distillery planned for Lake District

Published:  20 May, 2013

A new whisky distillery is set to open in the heart of the Lake District and will be the first in the region for more than...

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Ian MacLeod relaunches Tamdhu with 10 YO whisky

Published:  09 May, 2013

Ian MacLeod Distillers celebrated the relaunch of its Tamdhu Distillery this week with the release of a 10-year-old...

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First Drinks to boost spirits in convenience sector

Published:  02 May, 2013

First Drinks has launched a programme to boost spirits sales in the convenience and wholesale channels.

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Diageo bartender competition takes to the skies

Published:  26 April, 2013

Diageo's bartender competition World Class is to take to the skies for the UK final - the company has partnered British Airways and the final of the competition will take place on a return flight from London to New York.

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Hotel seeks gin for record-breaking collection

Published:  25 April, 2013

An Oxfordshire hotel is challenging people to discover a new, original gin...

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Angostura launches world's most expensive rum

Published:  24 April, 2013

A mere 20 decanters of Legacy have been produced, just two are available in the UK and the rum sports a price...

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Beefeater to challenge consumers with premium gin

Published:  24 April, 2013

Beefeater has announced plans to launch a unique hand-crafted, ultra-premium gin in June, designed to challenge the way...

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Hine is put up for sale

Published:  17 April, 2013

The managing director of Hine has confirmed to Harpers that the Cognac house is up for sale.

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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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Dingle Distillery offers investment opportunity

Published:  05 April, 2013

The first purpose-built whiskey distillery to be built in Ireland for over 200 years is offering 500 investors the opportunity to plough their funds into a single bespoke cask of pot-stilled single malt whiskey.

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Langley's No 8 gin targeted at sophisticated males

Published:  05 April, 2013

A new English gin targeted at a sophisticated male audience has been launched. Langley's No 8 (41.7% abv; £30/75cl) is a single distillation gin handmade in small batches from eight secret...

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Diageo to build £50m Scotch whisky distillery

Published:  03 April, 2013

Diageo is to increase its Scotch whisky production with a new £50 million distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Text Diageo is to increase its Scotch whisky production with a new £50 million distillery in the Scottish Highlands.

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Tia Maria challenge to create cocktail with a twist

Published:  03 April, 2013

Tia Maria is inviting creative bartenders to come up with a twist on the classic Tia Espresso Martini in an online...

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Pernod Ricard adds to pricemarked Malibu rum range

Published:  02 April, 2013

Pernod Ricard is to extend its pricemarked Malibu range by introducing a £12.99 70cl bottle later this month.

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Scotch whisky exports fell last year but industry remains confident

Published:  02 April, 2013

Scotch whisky exports fell by 70 million bottles last year with top market France accounting for nearly three quarters of the decline.

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Asia fuels Cognac growth

Published:  27 March, 2013

Cognac exports grew by 3.2% to 168 million bottles last year according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac. Text

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The Macallan whisky in charity auction Bond link-up

Published:  26 March, 2013

To celebrate 50 years of James Bond in film, The Macallan will be donating a bottle of its 50-year-old Scotch whisky to be auctioned for charity.

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Distell sets sights on SA whiskies

Published:  22 March, 2013

Distell is eyeing the potential of its South African whiskies in key European markets, including the UK.

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Harrington gin snapped up by Fortnum & Mason

Published:  18 March, 2013

A Northamptonshire farmer and his best friend have fulfilled a long-held ambition to work for themselves by creating an...

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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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