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The starts of hit TV series Breaking Bad have announced they are launching a Mezcal.

India’s first craft gin brand, Greater Than London Dry Gin, has been launched in the UK by Nao Spirits.

Bottlers and Distillers Wales (B&D Wales) has partnered with Vale Resort to open a full-scale distillery and visitor experience at Hensol Castle.

Ginking is adding another variant to its collection of wine and gin infused drinks.

Bloom Gin is the latest producer to introduce a range of ready-to-serve (RTS) drinks.

Hayman’s has launched a Small Gin, which it said will allow consumers to enjoy “a real gin & tonic with just 0.2 units of alcohol and 15 calories per serve”.

Dead Man’s Fingers is tapping into interest in Cannabis and CBD products with the launch of a Hemp Rum.

Amber Beverage Group has bought the UK-based drinks distributor Cellar Trends.

Majestic Wine has lowered the price of its entire spirit range and removed the two-tier pricing on the category.

Winchester Distillery has raised close to £500,000 to fund expansion plans.

William Grant & Sons has announced the sixth recipient of the Ian Murray Spirited Solutions Scholarship.

Greenall’s has introduced two new RTD gin & tonics to tap into growth in the pre-mixed canned drink sector, and well as the growing popularity of flavoured gin.

Eden Mill has unveiled plans for a major £3.1 million redevelopment of its brewery.

The Wine & Spirits Trade Association is working on a definition for flavoured gin, which “reflects the quality of the products that are already out there”, while also whittling out products that shouldn’t have the word “gin” on the label.

Australian spirits producer Manly Spirits is launching BlackFin Coffee Liqueur into the UK, to tap into growth at the premium end of this market.

Flavoured gin and gin liqueurs have brought in “a new and unique shopper base”; a group which otherwise would not have bought into regular gin, according to Kantar data.

Global Brands has extended further into canned cocktails with new “Instagrammable” and bag-in-box sharing options.

Scotch whisky can now officially be matured in a wider variety of casks - including those previously used to age tequila, mezcal, calvados, cachaca, shochu and baijiu – following a change in the law governing the industry.

Diageo Reserve has launched a series of supper clubs in London under its single malt brand, The Singleton.

Bimber Distillery has launched the UK’s “first handpicked Oolong tea gin”.

A new distillery in the heart of Scotland’s whisky country has released a Speyside Gin and Vodka.

Total whisky sales in the UK are predicted to grow 6% in value to £2.4 billion by 2022, according to a report by Edrington-Beam Suntory (EBS). 

Accolade Wines has added a new spirit and wine fusion under its Echo Falls brand.

Diageo Reserve’s premium Irish whiskey Roe & Co is set to open the doors to a new £22.3 million urban distillery and visitor centre this month.

Bacardi is bringing out a coconut variant, which looks set to go head to head with category stalwart, Malibu.

A new “wild water” is being launched for those who prefer a splash of water with their whiskies.

William Grant & Sons has entered the low and no alcohol spirits category with an “ultra-low alcohol spirit”.

Angostura has launched a summer campaign to highlight the role of aromatic bitters in the Pink Gin Cocktail.

Two-thirds of all spirits bottles sold in Europe should have calorie information on the labels by 2022 after trade body spiritsEUROPE signed a memorandum of understanding.

That Boutique-y Gin Company has extended into the RTD category with five of its gins mixed as cocktails and packaged in 33cl cans.