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The Scotch Whisky Association has won a long-running battle to stop a German Distillery from using the name Glen Buchenbach for its single malt whisky.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have joined forces to celebrate their 50th anniversaries.

Kopparberg has appointed former off-trade director Neil Robinson as its new sales director for both off and on-trade channels.

Greenwood Distillers has revealed its first release: a Scottish gin called Theodore.

Famille Oksen is bringing its range of ‘artisan craft spiced rum’ to the UK market.

The UK’s rare whisky auction market saw sales rise 62.7% to a record £40.7 million in 2018 as collectors snapped up more than 100,000 bottles.

Award-winning drinks design agency BD Creative has been renamed as Barlow & Co as it celebrates its 21st birthday. Abigail Barlow set up the firm back in 1998 and it has since worked with leading retailers including Asda and Spar, large global brands such as McGuigan and boutique producers like Jenkyn Place in Hampshire. We caught up with Barlow to find out her reflections on the past 21 years, her vision for the future and her advice for retailers bidding to create an exciting and visibly appealing wine range.

Pernod Ricard has reported a “very strong” first half-year global results, although UK sales dropped due to a change in strategy across its wine portfolio.

Glen’s Vodka has released two flavoured spirits, available now to the independent retail market.

Tennent Caledonian Breweries has announced new appointments to its senior management team.

Kokoro London Dry Gin is introducing a range of three premium gin liqueurs with flavours from Japan.

Berkmann Wine Cellars is to become the exclusive UK agent for Italian producer Umani Ronchi.

Morrisons, The Co-op, Waitrose, Hedonism and Tesco were among the big winners as we rewarded excellence at the 2019 Drinks Retailing Awards at The Dorchester.

Brewdog has appointed ex-Red Bull managing director, Andy Shaw, to the newly-created role of CEO of Beer.

Bancroft Wines is adding the Barossa Valley winery Glaetzer to its growing portfolio of Australian producers.

Love Drinks is ready to introduce the latest launch from The Bitter Truth: Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum.

QuiQuiRiQui Mezcal has secured a listing in Waitrose making it the first Mezcal to be available in a national supermarket in the UK.

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced that its first new global release in almost two years will launch on February 18.

Famille Helfrich is to launch a new Calvet wine range created specifically for independent wine shops and on-trade operators.

Bancroft Wines is now the official UK agent for Chateau de Berne.

Absolut is targeting vodka lovers with a limited-edition bottle that has hit shelves in time for Valentine’s Day.

Children’s exposure to TV alcohol advertising declined by 62.5% between 2013 and 2017, according to a new report from the Advertising Standards Authority.

Eden Mill has announced further expansion plans following the acquisition of Eden River Brewery in Penrith, Cumbria.

Berkmann Wine Cellars has expanded its premium rosé offering with Château Minuty.

The Oddbins off-licence chain has officially gone into administration, putting around 500 jobs at risk.

The amount of wine produced in Britain shot up by 160% in 2018 as the country bathed in glorious summer weather.

The UK has signed a trade deal with Chile to ensure continuity between the two countries once Brexit finally takes place.

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Guillem Kerambrun as director of fine wine & private clients.

Justerini & Brooks has added Bierzo producer Bodegas y Vinedos Raul Perez to its wine portfolio.