Last night (Tuesday December 3), I attended a tasting of Balblair vintages. We tasted five whiskies, 2003, 1997, 1990, 1983 and 1969, prefaced by a glass of Balblair’s base spirit.
Global warming will “turn the sparkling wine world upside down”, turning the style from a northern to a southern hemisphere product, according to Dr Richard Smart.
Rhum Clément's Jonone VSOP edition will roll out to the UK and Japan in Q1 of 2014, following it’s launch in France, Italy and Israel duty free.
Adnams, best known as an English regional brewer, is about to launch its first ever whiskies.
JF Hillebrand Group has announced that it has bought the Satellite Logistics Group, a leading US-based supply chain provider for the beverage industry.
Ballantine’s Brasil is the name of a new lime-infused spirit drink, from the Chivas Brothers scotch and premium gin divisions of Pernod Ricard.
Diageo has told the trade it will re-release Mortlach single malt scotch next year, a dram dubbed “The Beast of Dufftown”.
Paramount Film Company has announced the launch of Ron Burgundy Scotch Whisky to the UK, US and Canada.
Edrington has announced plans to build a new £100 million distillery for its The Macallan brand in Speyside, Scotland.
Champagne houses and supermarkets must take equal responsibility for overly discounted Champagne in the UK, according to Nicolas Feuillatte's commercial director.
Diageo has said it will sell several Whyte & Mackay brands, including Jura, to satisfy the Office of Fair Trading.
Diageo has announced the completion of two distillery expansions in Speyside.
Banning multi-buy promotions for alcohol failed to reduce the amount purchased, according to a study.
UK-based craft distiller Two Birds spirits has added a cocktail gin to its portfolio. Two Birds Cocktail Gin aims to deliver a stronger juniper profile but still at 40% abv. The launch is exclusively for the ontrade.