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Halewood Wine & Spirits has secured a 48% share in Vestal Vodka, with both companies sharing their belief that the UK is set to see a revival of vodka.

Harvey Nichols is adding a pre-mix cocktail to its own-label range in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Whisky Exchange’s third store, which is set to open this month, will feature more than 100 spirits and wines produced in Britain to reflect the community’s support for local and artisanal products.

Harvey Nichols has added an Espresso Martini Cocktail to its own-label collection of pre-mixed cocktails, following the success of the first three variants.

The Spirit of Yorkshire has launched a second release single malt whisky, following the success of its first release last year.

The Lakes Distillery has announced it will fast-track its growth plans following a £4.2 million investment.

Think Spirits is gearing up to launch the Dragons’ Cup at this year’s event, offering attendees the chance to be part of an interactive and light-hearted debate about the spirits category.

A Baijiu made in the UK is launching in time for Chinese New Year.

Mangrove UK has appointed Joel Defries as head of marketing.

Whitley Neill is adding to its range of gin flavours with a limited-edition Gooseberry variant, launching next month.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has investigated separate adverts featuring Southern Comfort and Bombay Sapphire Gin and it concluded ads related to the former to be in breach of the CAP Code.

Harvey Nichols has added a limited-edition whisky created by The English Whisky Company to its own-label range.

Mirabeau is extending into gin with a pink variant to match its iconic rosé wine brand.

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.