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25 July, 2017

Brewdog sets sights on Australia

Scottish brewer, Brewdog is ready to expand its industry empire to Australia with its first set of recruitment under way and plans to locate in Brisbane or Newcastle (Aus).

The Milk & Honey - Israel’s first whisky distillery will auction off the first 100 bottles of kosher single malt whisky in Israel on an online auction from August 11.

BI wine and spirits merchant has seen total sales increase by 43% to more than £50m in the first half of 2017, of which Asia accounted for 50%.

Gruppo Campari has announced the sale of Carolans and Irish Mist to Heaven Hill Brands, via the sale of 100% of the share capital of TJ Carolan & Son Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary.

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British talk show host Graham Norton has launched a new vintage for 2017 with New Zealand wine makers Invivo Wines.

Pierre-Henry Gagey, president at Louis Jadot, has announced the acquisition of Burgundian estate, Domaine Prieur-Brunet in Santenay.

Scottish craft beer club, Beer52 has doubled subscriptions every year since it was founded in Edinburgh four years ago.

Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of the largest ‘craft’ distilleries in the US, has received a $15m investment by Dr. Henning Kreke, board chairman of Düsseldorf–based beauty retailer Douglas.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has announced Lord Price, minister of state for international trade and Wetherspoon boss, Tim Martin as keynote speakers at this year’s WSTA Annual Conference this September.

The Bolney Wine Estate has won ‘Winery of the Year’ at the inaugural UK Wine Awards, led by Wine Producers’ Julia Trustram Eve and members of the EWP and UK Vineyards Association.

Cognac producer Camus has unveiled a project to make an Irish whiskey, using old cognac barrels with ex-bourbon casks blended and aged on an Irish island.

Scottish brewer BrewDog has lost a legal battle against the Elvis Presley estate over the branding of its ‘Elvis Juice’ beer.

Japanese beer has topped import sales in South Korea for 2016 according to data published by The Korea Herald.

Premium spirits are continuing to boost the UK on-trade market despite Smirnoff Red Label topping the value charts, according to the William Grant & Sons market report for 2017.

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Dominic Roskrow

How gin made the headlines

When I first arrived here I was the whisky man who was making gin as a sideline,” says Daniel Szor, founder and owner of the Cotswolds Distillery, which lies close to Banbury in the no-man’s land between the west, the south and the middle of England.

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