The gin bubble has not burst and growth in the category is in fact growing at an even greater pace, according to the latest WSTA data.
Popular gin brand Brockmans has appointed Cellar Trends to handle UK distribution from September 2019.
Spirits giants Bacardi and Brown-Forman have decided to end a joint UK distribution agreement that has been in place since 2002.
John Crabbie & Co has launched a new single malt whisky and at younger spirit fans who like long drinks and cocktails.
Diageo GB reports it has had “a positive year” in the UK, with sales up 4% driven by both the beer and spirits categories.
Adnams has added to its RTD portfolio as it continues to tap into the trend for pre-mixed gin and tonics.
Pernod Ricard UK is adding a new drink to its non-alcoholic spirits portfolio.
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.
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