Sales of liqueurs hit their highest ever level over the last 12 months, with 43 million bottles sold to a total value of £1.3 billion.
Halewood Wines and Spirits has reported strong growth throughout 2019 driven by a number of its core brands, including Whitley Neil Gin, Crabbie’s Whisky and Dead Man’s Fingers Rum.
Craft gin producer Brockmans has pulled off a significant coup in hiring former Mast-Jägermeister UK chief executive Guy Lawrence as its new managing director.
Halewood International has been ordered to pay Dame Vera Lynn £1,800 after losing a case to trademark the singer’s name for its gin.
Bimber Distillery has announced the release of the first bottling of its four-year long Founder’s series.
Love Drinks has added two limited-edition Swedish gins from craft distiller Herno.
Black Cow has launched its first advertising campaign, in time for the festive season.
When We Are Giants has become the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for New Zealand’s Jumping Goat coffee liqueur.
J&B Rare is tapping into the hard seltzer trend by championing the versatility and “blendability” of the Scotch whisky brand.
Edinburgh Gin has launched its biggest-ever campaign - including its first TV advert - backed by a multi-million pound investment.
Heaven Hill Distillery has appointed Proof Drinks as its UK distributor for brands such as Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Rittenhouse and Mellow Corn.
Bombay Sapphire has teamed up with Floom to create a Bombay Sapphire Garnish Wreath as a unique festive gift for gin fans.
Plymouth Gin has launched a marketing campaign that brings to life the South West’s approach to “doing things ‘Proper’”.
A family from Lancashire has created a range of gins inspired by recipe books dating back to the 1700s.
Paragon Brands has become the exclusive distributor for the Pusser’s family of premium rums in the UK.
Reliquum has launched an apple brandy made with Opal apples grown on the producer’s Essex farm. Each 50cl bottle contains 28kg of apples, which would otherwise have gone to waste.
Islay whisky producer Bowmore has teamed up with Aston Martin for a series of limited-edition bottlings and marketing events.
Langstane Liquor Company has added a whisky to its portfolio that has been specifically designed to be complementary in long drinks.
Speciality Brands has been appointed as UK distributor for Beluga Noble Russian vodka.
The Lakes Distillery has introduced a new bottle design for The Lakes Vodka, to bring it in line with its recent whisky and gin releases.
Silk Road Distillers is hoping to kickstart a new drinks category with the launch of its white spiced rum, which it created to show consumers that there is more to white rum than coconut.
East London Liquor has released a gin aged in red vermouth casks.
Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex has released its first gin.
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK has launched a Sauvignon Blanc finish of its Auchentoshan malt whisky brand.
Irish whiskey brand Kinahan's is returning to its roots with the release of a new whiskey made in bespoke handmade hybrid casks.
Mr Black Coffee Liqueur has joined Proof Drinks as part of its strategy to secure off-trade listings, following a successful debut for the brand in the UK’s on-trade.
Quick Brown Fox, the premium coffee liqueur from New Zealand, has secured a listing in the UK in Majestic stores.
Eden Mill has added a Christmas cocktail to its Mixology Project RTD range.
St-Rémy is introducing a festive “statement style piece” for its St-Rémy XO.
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