Bacardi is bringing out a coconut variant, which looks set to go head to head with category stalwart, Malibu.
A new “wild water” is being launched for those who prefer a splash of water with their whiskies.
William Grant & Sons has entered the low and no alcohol spirits category with an “ultra-low alcohol spirit”.
Angostura has launched a summer campaign to highlight the role of aromatic bitters in the Pink Gin Cocktail.
Two-thirds of all spirits bottles sold in Europe should have calorie information on the labels by 2022 after trade body spiritsEUROPE signed a memorandum of understanding.
That Boutique-y Gin Company has extended into the RTD category with five of its gins mixed as cocktails and packaged in 33cl cans.
Kopparberg has announced it is ready to add a second flavour to its new premium gin collection, just weeks after it introduced Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime Gin to the UK market.
Chapel Down saw sales for its full portfolio of products grow by 10% to £13 million in 2018, driven in particular by its wines and spirits.
Diageo Reserve is launching two ready-to-drink (RTD) formats for its Tanquaray brand.
Whyte & Mackay has launched a lower abv drink, which it describes as “a category defining premium spirit drink from Scotland”.
Black Cow is reinforcing its sustainability message and the issue of food waste with its first flavour innovation.
Chase Distillery has launched its first-ever advertising campaign to celebrate the success of its range of premium spirits.
Winchester Distillery is on track to reach its £375,000 crowdfunding target with more than 65% of funding achieved one month before the deadline.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced its Level 3 Award in Spirits is now live, with the first courses in the UK and USA now open for booking.
Accolade Wines has launched a 37.5% abv pink gin under its Echo Falls brand in a bid to tap into the category’s growing popularity.
Fever-Tree is entering the RTD market with three pre-mixed Gin & Tonics in 27.5cl bottles.
Bacardi is bringing out an RTD called Breezer, not to be confused with the original (discontinued) Bacardi Breezer brand, which was phased out in the UK in 2015.
Leading independent spirits retailer The Whisky Exchange has introduced a new classification system for rum. placing more emphasis on flavours and production than colour.
The family behind the Gordon & MacPhail whisky production, supply and retailing operation have made the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time.
The Boutique-y Gin Company (TBGC) is resizing its ten most popular gins from 50cl to 70cl, with no additional costs to the consumer.
A new Żubrówka vodka variant is set to launch in the UK, offering a "premium-tasting base spirit" with an affordable price tag.
Chapel Down is launching its Bacchus Gin paired with tonic in a 25cl can format, marking the first time the wine producer has entered the convenience market with a pre-mixed product.
Marussia Beverages UK is to distribute drinks from the newly-founded Hinch Distillery in Ireland as interest in Irish whiskey continues to grow.
Kopparberg is venturing into the popular pink gin category with a premium variant infused with its iconic strawberry & lime flavour.
Edinburgh Gin has launched a full strength Rhubarb & Ginger Gin following the success of its Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur and a ready-to-drink variant, which blends the liqueur with ginger ale.
The flavoured and spiced rum sector will overtake white rum as the most popular type of rum bought in the off-trade by the end of 2019, according to the WSTA's latest Market Report.
Waitrose looks set to be the first off-trade retailer to stock a Japanese vodka, following last year's milestone when it was the first to list a Japanese gin.
Scotch Whisky’s contribution to the UK economy has grown by 10% since 2016 to £5.5 billion, according to a new report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
Brighton Gin has launched a Navy Strength variant as consumers continue to seek out new styles and tastes in gin.
Rum continues to be cited as “the next big trend” for the UK spirits market and a raft of activity this month indicates producers are backing this theory.
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