Spirits in brief
Published:  23 March, 2007

VK Vodka Kick is sponsoring the Ford Fiesta Sporting Trophy. Running throughout 2007, the link-up will include branding on every car in the competition and a promotional presence at each rally. The overall trophy winner will win a rally car driving lesson with the

Stobar t VK World Rally Team driver Matthew Wilson.

Scion Spirits has launched Coole Swan, a liqueur made of Irish double cream and single malt Irish whiskey. The company, which is co-founded by David Phelan - the co-creator of Castle Brands - will release the liqueur in Ireland before rolling it out to the UK, US and travel retail markets over the summer.

A book containing whisky facts, anecdotes, statistics and contacts has been published in the UK. Whisky: A Brief History is written by whisky expert Gavin Smith and retails at 5.99. Find out more at www.ffnf.co.uk.




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