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Highland Park has launched The Light, a 17-year old single malt Scotch whisky.

A range of wines from New York State is heading over to the UK as a result of a new partnership between New York Wines SaRL and distributor Inverarity Morton.

There is still time for retailers to register for Bordeaux Today, an educational tasting that showcases the region’s versatility and suitability for younger adults.

Hop Burns & Black has announced plans to open its second branch in Deptford this summer.

The Vineyard Cellars has been appointed exclusive UK agent for two Napa Valley boutique wineries: Somnium and Revana Estate.

Ocado’s hunt for Britain’s Next Top Supplier returns for its fourth year this May, offering small British food and drink businesses the chance to secure a listing with the online supermarket and win a £20,000 marketing budget.

The East London Liquor Company has revealed it smashed its original crowdfunding target within 24 hours.

Funkin is revamping its premium cocktail shakers and expanding the range to include three new flavours, with two more set to join later in the year.

The UK’s Fairtrade wine market is set to grow by 20% in volume terms following an announcement by the Co-op that it is to convert more of its South African wines to the ethical standard.

The Wine Mill has been renamed and rebranded as The Bottle Club to better reflect the way people drink today.

The Benevolent has announced that its charity 2019 Ball will be held in the Natural History Museum in Kensington.

Luscombe Drinks has launched a range of organic Sparkling Fruit Waters in response to increasing consumer demand for no added sugar products.

Halewood Wines & Spirits will now distribute Costa Rica’s Centenario Internacional Rum in the UK and Ireland; meanwhile it has ended its distribution agreement with Tsingtao Brewery.

The Scotch Whisky industry is working together to address challenges posed by Brexit and to maintain the recent growth in the sector.

Sharp’s Brewery has launched Doom Bar in a mini keg and can format in a bid to make its flagship beer more accessible to a wider range of drinkers.

New Zealand Winegrowers is gearing up to celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc day on May 4, which the group said is shaping up to be “the most successful yet”.

Craft gin distiller McQueen Gin is planning to move away from its iconic ceramic bottles to an environmentally-friendly glass option.

Westons Cider is set to ramp up investment in its off-trade brand, Henry Westons, ahead of the key May Bank Holiday period.

Diageo Reserve has launched The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection, described as “a perfect introduction for those who are new to Single Malts, as well as a treat for those well versed in the category”.

Dalston’s has launched three new flavours and a new look for its full range of “honest, additive-free and better-tasting” soft drinks.

The East London Liquor Company has revealed plans to launch a crowd-funding campaign to raise £750,000.

The UK’s finest gin retailers, bar operators, wholesalers and communicators were honoured for their hard work in making it the UK’s most exciting drinks category at our fourth annual Think Gin event this week.

Surrey brewery Hogs Back has appointed Hall & Woodhouse to distribute its broad range of beer brands in the off-trade.

Gospel Green is to launch its latest vintage, Brut Vintage 2016, after a two-year absence from the market.

Splash Wines, the US direct-to-consumer wine marketing agency, has announced it plans to expand into the UK market.

New distributor Craftwork continues to bolster its burgeoning portfolio with intriguing spirits and the latest addition is Hyde Irish whiskey.

Captain Morgan will be changing its name across seven limited-edition bottles with the aim of helping retailers tap into the growing trend for personalisation.

SHS Drinks is reintroducing Merrydown Dry to tap into the growth of glass-bottled apple ciders.

St-Remy has revealed a new look designed to echo its brand values for “leadership, quality and craftsmanship”, while also playing homage to its heritage.

Sainsbury’s share price has risen by 15% after it confirmed a merger with Asda that will create the UK’s largest retailer.