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Whisky Exchange owners Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh have taken a big step forward in their plans to build a distillery on Islay after gaining planning permission from Argyll & Bute Council.

American gin brand Aviation has launched a limited edition to celebrate the takeover of Wrexham FC by the gin’s owner Ryan Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney.

Babco UK has reached agreement to acquire 50% equity in premium rum brand Neptune Rum.

Australian whisky brand Starward has given a UK launch to a single malt matured in red wine barrels from two of the country’s premier wine regions.

A Scottish gin producer has created a full augmented reality (AR) experience within each of its six core range bottles.

Pernod Ricard has launched “the most recyclable bottle yet” for its Absolut brand.

Mangrove UK has secured a new distribution deal with independent British tequila brand Vivir.

Cooper King Distillery has announced it now produces carbon-negative gins as part of its ongoing commitment to fighting climate change.

Amsterdam-based rum producer Spirited Union has added an Organic Coconut expression to its range in the UK.

Mangrove UK has signed a distribution deal to represent New York Distilling.

Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman is taking the UK distribution of its entire spirits portfolio in-house, ending a deal for a number of brands with Mangrove UK.

Pernod Ricard is rolling out its prototype Absolut Paper Bottle from today, initially just in the UK and Sweden.

Love Drinks has added to its portfolio by securing the UK distribution rights for Mexican Mezcal company Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto (CAGP).   

The Gin Guild has accused spirits producers who describe low- or non-alcohol products as gin of “freeloading” on the success of the category.

Mangrove UK has joined forces with Empirical to distribute the Copenhagen-based distillery’s spirits and RTDs.

A recent complaint against Silent Pool Distillery’s Colorado High CBD-infused gin has been upheld by the Portman Group’s Independent Complaints Panel.

Welsh whisky produce Penderyn has been appointed as importer and distributor for a range of single malt whiskies from Israel.

Irish Whiskey Hyde is launching in the UK for the first time.

Ten Locks, Manchester’s new premium drinks firm, has announced its first hires since its inception.

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK's food and licensing division Thomas Lowndes has launched a new 1826 range of handcrafted cocktails made with premium ingredients to create “the ultimate experience” at home.

Atom Group, which incorporates Atom Brands, Maverick Drinks and Master of Malt, has added a new innovation arm to its portfolio.

Helen Mulholland, master blender at Bushmills Irish Whiskey, has been recognised by Drinks Ireland | Irish Whiskey Association for her outstanding contribution to the development of the Irish whiskey industry.

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky plans to launch its “Dreaming of a Wild(ish) Christmas” campaign, which promises a raft of “smoky festivities”.

Dishoom’s retail arm has launched a collected of bottled cocktails.

The Whisky Exchange’s Black Friday 2020 limited-edition single malt whisky sold out in less than two hours.

The Isle of Wight Distillery’s flagship Mermaid brand has been certified Net Zero, aslongside celebrating a full year of being plastic-free.

Bacardi has acquired 100% ownership of the premium batched cocktail company Tails.

Master of Malt has revealed volume sales of spiced and flavoured rums soared by almost 170% for September 2020, compared with the same month in 2019.

Halewood Artisanal Spirits is unveiling a new £1.4 million campaign for its Whitley Neill gin brand to drive brand awareness in the run up the Christmas.

A company that claims to be the world’s first carbon-negative rum distillery has reached a crowdfunding target of £150,000 within three hours of going live.