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19 April, 2018

Loch Lomond Group brings Claret Jug to London

The Loch Lomond Group has launched its largest global travel retail initiative with World Duty Free at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 this month.

AB InBev subsidiary company, ZX Ventures has purchased Atom Group for an undisclosed fee.

Tickets have been released for the seventh annual Distillers’ City Debate on Thursday 3 May 2018 in London.

The timing for the launch of Bacardí Añejo Cuatro earlier this month was ‘just right’ according to Bacardí’s Maestro De Ron, Juan Piñera Guevara.

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St-Rémy has released new packaging for its XO and VSOP ranges to ‘reinforce its quality leadership’.

Irish Distillers has appointment Henry Donnelly as distiller of the Micro Distillery at the Midleton plant in Cork, replacing Karen Cotter, who has moved to a new role in the main site.

William Grant & Sons has appointed Doug Bagley as managing director for Asia Pacific, effective 14 May 2018.

Paul Lougrat from London has won the UK leg of Courvoisier’s third annual Toast of Paris cocktail competition.

Rioja’s DO (The Consejo Regulador de Rioja DOCa) has launched its new brand identity.

SIBA chairman resigns

11 April, 2018

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has today announced that Buster Grant has resigned as chairman of the society with immediate effect to dedicate more time to his personal business activities.

Tennent’s Lager is launching Tennent’s Lager Care, a quality-focused programme for the on-trade market which aims to educate customers and staff on beer management.

New Zealand cider brand, Old Mout has released its first alcohol-free cider for the first time, in response to the growing demand for low alcohol beverages.

The Famous Grouse has launched Cask Series, a new range of ‘everyday premium’ whiskies which will start with Bourbon Cask and be followed up by whiskies aged in different cask types.

Chilean wine must move for the premium sector in order to retain its growing reputation, according to Emmanuel Riffaud, general manager at Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Maipo Chile.

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Whisky goes off-piste

If you want proof that alpine whisky is set for its place in the sun, then you need look no further than the 2018 alpine whisky competition held in February.

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