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The burgeoning UK gin category has surged past the £1.6 billion mark after sales grew 38% in the past year.

Whisky producer Lakes Distillery is exploring a share flotation on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market for smaller, growing companies.

Leading Irish whiskey brand Jameson is returning to TV screens for the first time in seven years with a stylish ad.

Pinkster has unveiled a new label that highlights its use of fresh fruit in an effort to differentiate itself from rival pink gins.

Drinks Retailing News and sister title Harpers Wine & Spirit are teaming up to launch a day dedicated to the thriving UK whisk(e)y category.

Convenience retailers are lagging behind their grocer counterparts when it comes to selling premium spirits and they could unlock a massive sales opportunity this Christmas.

Distiller East London Liquor has won a new listing for its gin with Waitrose and strengthened its off-trade sales team.

A record 94,832 people across the globe signed up for a Wine & Spirit Education Trust course in the 2017/18 academic year.

The world’s leading whisk(e)y associations are heading to Kentucky for a crisis meeting over the impact of an escalating trade war with the US.

Mor Gin has landed in the UK market following a successful launch in its home market.

Twenty gin festivals due to be held across the UK over the coming months have been cancelled after the financial collapse of the organiser.

Luxury Cognac brand Rome de Bellegarde has unveiled a limited edition of 150 decanters designed by artist Ghass Rouzkhosh.

Malibu is adding a Passion Fruit flavour to its 70cl bottle range, tapping into the popularity of Porn Star Martinis, of which passion fruit is a key element.

Ian Macleod Distillers has released a 58% abv version of its Smokehead whisky and revamped the packaging for the range.

Jägermeister is introducing limited-edition bottles showing the flags of famous footballing nations for the summer.

Love Drinks has taken on distribution of Kamm, the aperitif spirit brand created by acclaimed mixologist and industry consultant Alex Kammerling.

Johnnie Walker is sponsoring two trams on the route from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre to tie in with rugby union’s Six Nations tournament.

Diageo is introducing a new-look bottle for its Tanqueray Rangpur premium gin.

A Swedish whisky enthusiast has launched what claims to be the world’s first regulated and publicly-listed single malt whisky investment fund.

Spirits industry leaders have urged the government to secure a smooth Brexit transition and a positive long-term deal for distillers after record-breaking export figures for Scotch whisky and gin in 2017.

Global Brands has been appointed to handle off-trade distribution for Brewdog-owned whisky brand Uncle Duke’s.

A bottled aperitif made with organic Corsican red grapefruit is being launched in the UK by Mangrove.

Blackwoods gin and Blavod vodka producer Distil has reported a 19% increase in revenue and volume sales in the last quarter of 2017.

Three Scotland rugby union internationals have teamed up with distiller Eden Mill to create a new gin.

Italian spirits group Campari has reported a 23% upward surge in sales of its brands in the first nine months of the year.

Japanese-inspired gin brand Kuro has increased its distribution base in a listing deal with Harvey Nichols.

The highly-prized Van Winkle bourbon brand says yields for this year’s release of its whiskeys are “a bit higher” than last.

Jägermeister has launched a digital campaign for Halloween, starring Simone Marie Butler, bass player with the rock band Primal Scream and a presenter on Soho Radio.

Four Pillars Australian gin is releasing a limited number of bottles of its Christmas Gin in the UK for the first time. 

Baileys is bringing back the Pumpkin Spice version of its market-leading cream liqueur for the autumn.