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Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced that its first new global release in almost two years will launch on February 18.

Absolut is targeting vodka lovers with a limited-edition bottle that has hit shelves in time for Valentine’s Day.

Eden Mill has announced further expansion plans following the acquisition of Eden River Brewery in Penrith, Cumbria.

Winchester Distillery is to launch its interpretation of an authentic Old Tom Gin, a style that was popular during the 18th and 19th centuries that is growing in popularity.

Dunnet Bay Distillers has added the pink grapefruit-flavoured Old Tom Gin to its Rock Rose collection, inspired by its sell-out citrus-based Artists’ Edition. 

Ian Macleod Distillers has been granted planning permission to start work on its multi-million pound redevelopment of the Rosebank Distillery in Falkirk.

The Walsh Whiskey Distillery has announced it is splitting the business by separating out the existing drinks brands from the distillery.

The London Distillery Company is gearing up for expansion with plans for a larger London site to meet increased demand, as well as more space to lay down whisky.

Mackmyra has partnered with rum producer Plantation Rum to develop a new single malt whisky.

Waitrose is adding new Fairtrade spirits to support its strategy of strengthening its Fairtrade commitment.

England can now boast more distilleries than Scotland, according to the latest data.

Producers are looking with interest at the UK’s liqueur sector, indicating that 2019 could be the year for increased NPD in this niche drinks sector. 

Drinks industry veteran James Lousada has joined Greenall’s gin supplier Quintessential Brands as managing director of its international arm.

The Borders Distillery in Hawick has launched a barley-to-bottle gin as a tribute to the town’s explorer, William Kerr.

Think Rum 2019 has revealed further details of the three rum masterclasses, which will take place throughout the day.

Diageo and HBO have joined forces to launch the Games of Thrones Single Malt Whisky Collection, inspired by the success of White Walker by Johnnie Walker.

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.