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Ian Macleod Distillers acquires Tamdhu Distillery from Highland Distillers

Published:  05 July, 2011

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd, owners of the Glengoyne Highland single malt brand, has acquired Tamdhu Distillery from Highland Distillers in a deal worth £35 million.

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Pitú to sponsor Liverpool's Brazilica event

Published:  04 July, 2011

Brazilian sugar cane spirit brand, Pitú, has announced its co-sponsorship of Brazilica, the UK's largest Samba festival to be held in Liverpool.

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Kronenbourg 1664 complaint upheld

Published:  04 July, 2011

A complaint about a Kronenbourg 1664 promotion on Spotify has been upheld because it includes a song which references drinking to excess.

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Bushmills announces 'Make it 2 Bushmills' finalists

Published:  04 July, 2011

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced the 11 Facebook competition finalists who will representing their countries in 'Make it 2 Bushmills'.

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Chambord seeks talented bartenders and chefs

Published:  04 July, 2011

Chambord is offering the UK's most talented bartenders and chefs the chance to have their cocktail or culinary creation served at a major drinks industry event in London. 

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Poor manufacturing figures see sterling drop to 15 month low

Published:  04 July, 2011

Sterling finished last week at a 15 month low against the euro as manufacturing figures drop to a 21 month low.

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What a corker. Hof's Cabernet Sauvignon

Published:  04 July, 2011

Hof's South African Wines has its roots in Robertson, "the valley of wine and roses".

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The Snow Grouse and Naked Grouse launch

Published:  04 July, 2011

Two new expressions have landed via The Famous Grouse, distributor Maxxium UK.

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National Wine Month 2012 to kick off with major event

Published:  04 July, 2011

Building on the success of May's inaugural National Wine Month, next year's will kick off with a major event, and be fronted by a mainstream personality.

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WSET to increase National Wine Month investment

Published:  04 July, 2011

Plans to hold the second National Wine Month with increased investment in 2012 are underway after this year's was hailed a success by co-ordinators, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

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Scotch whisky industry receives Korean trade boost

Published:  01 July, 2011

The Scotch whisky industry is to receive one of its biggest trade boosts as the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union and South Korea comes into force today.

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Symington Family Estates launches €2m lodge renovation project

Published:  01 July, 2011

Symington Family Estates has launched a €2 million project to renovate its Graham's Lodge that includes a new restaurant.

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Sterling drops to 15 month low against euro

Published:  01 July, 2011

Sterling fell to the lowest level against the euro for 15 months as investors betted that UK interest rates will stay low in the near term.

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Sterling bounces back after Greek austerity measures approved

Published:  30 June, 2011

Sterling recovered against the euro yesterday after the Greek parliament approved a vital set of austerity measures that pave the way for a second bailout.

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WSET launches front-of-house qualifications

Published:  30 June, 2011

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, WSET have launched two new qualifications for employees in the hospitality front-of-house sector.

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Church will pull funds from irresponsible supermarkets

Published:  30 June, 2011

The Church of England is to tighten up its rules on investment in alcohol producers, and has widened its policy to include supermarkets.

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MPs want changes to smoking ban

Published:  30 June, 2011

MPs have joined forces in a campaign to persuade the government to change the smoking ban they argue has been disastrous for the pub industry.

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Bespoke campaign for Maker's Mark

Published:  30 June, 2011

Maker's Mark bourbon is being backed this summer with a major campaign under the banner Bourbon & Bespoke.

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Sterling hits eight week low against euro

Published:  29 June, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro yesterday, hitting an eight week low, after Bank of England policymakers opened the door for further quantitative easing.

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Spanish producers look for vineyards in emerging areas

Published:  29 June, 2011

Two top Spanish producers are capitalising on Spain's growing momentum by buying new vineyards in up and coming areas.

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