Cockspur rum has been named the official rum of West Indies cricket for the team’s tour of England this year.
Organic Kazakhstan vodka Snow Queen has had a revamp.
Pernod Ricard has launched a kit to make an espresso martini at home.
Alcoholic energy drink Crunk Juce is set to relaunch as Crunk CJ after the Portman Group banned it in its original format.
March 2012 sees the launch of Whisky Week London. The week will commence on March 19 and finish with the Whisky Live show on Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24.
Islay single malt whisky Bowmore has repackaged its UK and travel retail ranges with a new premium gift box and a refreshed bottle design.
First Drinks has added Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka and top Russian vodka brand Green Mark to its portfolio, after parting company with Russian Standard.
An alcoholic jelly called Suck & Blow has been banned in its current format for breaching three elements of the Portman Group’s code.
Beefeater gin has launched a limited edition pack to celebrate its London heritage.
Pre-mixed drinks scooped a host of awards in the 2012 Pre-mixed Drinks Challenge, run by OLN’s sister paper Drinks International.
Sainsbury’s is running an in-store campaign to raise awareness of alcohol units, promote lighter-style wines and encourage consumers to manage their drinking responsibly.
Rémy Martin has launched a cask-finished VSOP for the European market.
Eristoff has launched a 70cl bottle price-marked at £11.49.
Bournemouth is the latest town to be identified as a hotspot for counterfeit vodka.
Fake alcohol in Essex has prompted a warning from Trading Standards officers in the county.
Sainsbury’s is tipping gin as a top-selling spirit this Christmas.
Diageo has invested £2 million in a digital media and consumer PR push for Captain Morgan’s Spiced.
Diageo says it wants its packaging to be more environmentally friendly.
The Dalmore distillery has released a 1995 vintage, exclusively available at retailer The Whisky Shop.
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is sponsoring the Kitschies – the alternative science fiction and fantasy writing awards.
Maxxium UK has created a Facebook app that lets fans of The Macallan whisky create and share a “virtual dram”.
Cellar Trends has launched a jar of maraschino cherries marinated in sugar syrup and Luxardo Maraschino liqueur.
Talisker Whisky has signed up as the title sponsor of rowing race the Atlantic Challenge.
Absolut Vodka has launched a gift pack designed to go in the freezer.
First Drinks Brands has launched Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve – the whiskey’s best-selling variant worldwide – in the UK.
Diageo has launched a limited edition version of Johnnie Walker – Johnnie Walker Double Black.
First Drinks Brands is launching a neck collar campaign for Three Barrels, offering consumers the chance to win £1,000 as part of its Ultimate Moments marketing campaign.
Maxxium UK has launched a gift carton for Teacher’s blended Scotch whisky – the brand’s first since 1988.
Courvoisier is running a walking tour that visits places in London associated with the author Charles Dickens, who is believed to have been a fan of the Cognac.
Inver House Distillers yesterday announced the release of Balblair vintages 1992 and '01 from the newly-opened visitor centre at the brand's Highland distillery.
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