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Master of Malt has reported it is seeing high demand for liqueurs and tasting sets.

Last year 83 million bottles of gin were sold in the UK - worth around £2.6 billion - with gin sales almost doubling in value in just two years.

Diageo has launched a gift service that allows people to personalise a bottle of single malt Scotch whisky with their own video message, in a link with the Whisky Shop chain. 

Waitrose has added an exclusive product to its premium spirits range in partnership with US whiskey producer Woodford Reserve.

Smirnoff has entered the hard seltzer market that is being widely-tipped as the next big thing in the UK drinks market.

A small Scottish distillery has unveiled a new range of rums.

Speciality Brands has been appointed exclusive UK distributor of Waterford Distillery, the Irish whisky producer set up by Mark Reynier in 2015.

Glasgow Distillery has today unveiled the third and final expression to complete its Signature Range.

The twelfth year of The Whisky Show, which will take place in London on October 2-4, will see a new development with the introduction of a virtual segment.

The team at The Whisky Exchange is aiming to keep spirits lovers entertained at home with a series of online tastings and talks.

Brewdog Distilling’s LoneWolf Gin now has a Cactus & Lime variant, which is being launched on May 5, to coincide with Cinco de Mayo. 

Marussia Beverages plans to launch its premium Japanese spirits portfolio in the UK at the Think Spirits event, which will now take place September 15, 2020. The company has also announced it has acquired Itkulsky distillery, which produces the super-premium Mamont Vodka.

The Balvenie has announced the release of The Edge of Burnhead Wood 19-Year-Old, the latest addition to the Balvenie Stories range.
The range is a collection of single malt whiskies representing “tales of character, endeavour and generational knowledge” gathered at The Balvenie Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

A potato producer claims it has created Devon’s first potato vodka.

Disaronno is extending into a new category with the launch of a cream liqueur variant.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has selected east London Liquor Co to co-create and distill “the next generation of Kew spirits”.

Aldi has teamed up with TV mixologist Pritesh Mody to recreate “an impressive collection of world-class cocktails”, but at a fraction of the price. 

The team behind The Cognac Show plan to take the event online with Cognac tastings and a cocktail masterclass.

Bacardi has partnered with Deliveroo Editions to deliver a number of cocktails from “some of the nation’s best bars” to consumers’ doors.

OurWhisky is set to launch its first virtual whisky festival with the aim of connecting whisky fans with their favourite distillers and blenders around the world, while also raising money for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hensol Castle Distillery in South Wales has introduced a new drink to tap into the growing number of health-conscious consumers. 

Swedish gin brand Hernö has launched a new gin and opened an online shop to raise money for trade charity Hospitality Action.

Pernod Ricard’s Glenlivet single malt Scotch is launching a limited-edition set of three whiskies linked to a “gamified” online tasting programme.

The Lakes Distillery has added a pink grapefruit gin to its family of spirits.

Salcombe Gin, the spirits company based in South Devon, is creating the world’s first crowdsourced limited-edition charity gin via Instagram Live. 

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is launching the first in a series of “bold broadcasts” on Instagram. 

Bloom Gin has unveiled its latest Fruit and Floral Fusions, Bloom Passion Fruit & Vanilla Blossom Gin and Bloom Raspberry & Rose Gin.

Larkfire, the brand that is described as “wild water” for whisky, has launched a new multi-pack as a response to an increase in demand.

The Character of Islay Whisky Company has added two more aged Islay Single Malts to its range.