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Home cocktail making spurred a massive surge in sales of liqeuers in the off-trade during the summer, according to latest figures from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

Warwickshire brewer Purity has created a gin in collaboration with Terry Langton, owner of Liverpool Craft Beer Co and subsequent founder of the city’s Turncoat distillery.

Pinkster gin has raised £1.1 million in a round of private financing to allow it to fully capitalise on the pink gin boom.

Three drinks experts have joined forces to launch a new Latin America-inspired spirits collection.

Edrington has sold blended Scotch brand Cutty Sark to French spirits supplier La Martiniquaise-Bardinet for an undisclosed sum.

Neptune Rum, which claims to be “The World’s most awarded rum of 2018”, is gearing up for a full UK launch.

A three-strong Australian craft vermouth brand is launching in Waitrose this month.

Diageo is set to launch a major consumer campaign in the UK to raise awareness of its premium blended Irish whiskey brand, Roe & Coe.

An Armagnac finished in a peated Scotch whisky barrel has been released in a bid to push the region in an innovative new direction.

A group of small distillers has banded together to campaign for a reduction in spirits duty for small producers. 

Plymouth Gin hopes to reach 7 million shoppers by sponsoring TV shows such as Sherlock, Cops UK and The Killing Season will 10-second idents.

Jagermeister has launched a competition but consumers will only be able to enter when their bottle is chilled to the correct temperature. 

Poetic License Distillery is repositioning its collection of gins in a bid to deseasonalise the range and expand appeal throughout the year

Spirits agency company Tortuga Brands has added four new brands to its portfolio and set up a division offering low-cost distribution to producers who already handle their own sales and marketing.

That Boutique-y Gin Company (TBGC) has announced the launch of a bespoke gin created exclusively for Asda stores.

Boadicea Gin has launched a Winter variant to kick-start a new series of seasonal limited editions.

Soaring sales of the Aperol and Campari aperitif brands helped sales for Italy’s Gruppo Campari increase by 18.2% in the first nine months of 2018, according to its latest financial results released today.

Diageo GB managing director Charles Ireland is leaving the business after a 20-year stay and travel retail boss Dayalan Nayager will replace him.

Kent-based Copper Rivet Distillery has launched a charter that lays down clear standards for how it makes its Masthouse whisky, which is due for release in 2020.

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Scotch brand has released the fifth and final edition in its John Walker & Sons Private Collection.

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Scotch brand has launched a kit to give whisky lovers the chance to try the art of blending at home.

Spanish distiller Santamanía has appointed Boutique Bar Brands to handle its UK sales and marketing.

Edrington Beam Suntory has appointed former Diageo Reserve Brands supremo Nick Temperley as its new general manager for London.

In a wry response to soaring whisky prices in world auction markets, Scotland’s Craigellachie distillery has launched what it is billing as “the world’s most uncollectable whisky”.

Ireland’s Bushmills Irish whiskey brand is hosting series of events to showcase traditional crafts in London and other cities later this year and into 2019.

Drinks brand owner and distributor Proof Drinks has appointed Jeremy Hill, founder and former chairman of Sazerac-owned Hi-Spirits, as managing director.

Popular gin brand Brockmans has continued its upward march by securing a listing at 274 Co-op stores across the UK.

The UK’s largest wine supplier is branching out into the gin category with the launch of Stone’s ginger gin.

Raasay Distillery is set to release Raasay While We Wait 2018, which is the fourth expression to date of the brand’s independently bottled single malt.

Chase Distillery has unveiled a new bottle designs for its entire range of Single Estate spirits in order to unify the vodka and gin families under the Chase name.