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15 December, 2017

Millennials still key to UK market

While UK Millennials are drinking less than their parents, they remain a significant market for alcohol producers, according to GlobalData.

Ardbeg’s latest expression An Oa, pronounced ‘an oh’ has not been designed as a replacement to its most popular 10-year-old but a more “approachable” addition to its core range, according to its creator.

Diageo Global Travel has opened a Johnnie Walker store in partnership with Duty Free Americas at Miami International Airport.

The rise of white port wine

11 December, 2017

Port wine has held a consistent stance within the drinks industry for years thanks to its associations with cheese pairing, but now experts within the category want to bring change – starting with the exposure of white port.

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On November 11, a shipping container holding 17,472 bottles of Warninks Advocaat was stolen from a haulers yard in Newcastle, UK.

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has announced that it is to cooperate with Beam Suntory in marketing its brands in the Netherlands.

If gin legend Desmond Payne was any kind of cricket fan the headline might read ’50 not out’, but despite working next door to The Oval, one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world, Beefeater’s master distiller has only been to one game in more than 20 years.

UK Bacardi Legacy champion Leon Back, of Panda & Sons bar in Edinburgh believes Scotland deserves more than one heat to qualify for UK finals of the competition.

Scotland’s first tequila company has launched the world’s first solely aged Speyside whisky cask tequila to the market.

New wine merchant Wanderlust Wine has launched in the UK, aiming to supply sustainable wines sourced from small, artisan producers around the world.

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has added 32 new wines to its Burgundy portfolio from seven new producers - bringing the total number of Burgundian producers up to 22.

LVMH buys into Colgin Cellars

23 November, 2017

Ann Colgin, founder of Colgin Cellars, and her husband Joe Wender, have sold a 60% stake in the Napa Valley winery.

Leon Back from Edinburgh’s Panda & Sons has been crowned UK winner of the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition Northern Europe finals.

Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has praised the decision made by chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond to freeze UK wine and spirits duty.

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Sky-high rents cost duty free dear

One of the biggest bugbears for any liquor brand wanting to build a presence in duty free is the high cost of entry.

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