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22 February, 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed a managing director for Latin America

William Grant & Sons has appointed Enda O’Sullivan as managing director to Latin America, overseeing the hoped for growth of the company’s brand portfolio. 

New chapter for Tales

22 February, 2018

Tales of the Cocktail is now under new ownership bringing to an end a controversial period for the New Orleans festival.

Berry Bros. & Rudd has re-commenced distillation and bottling of its own-label London Dry Gin for global release.

Alex Kratena will be amongst the panel of judges taking part in the 10th edition of the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in Mexico later this year.

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St Peter's Brewery in Suffolk, England has created a new English Ale in 500ml cans, specifically developed for the Canadian market.

Brewdog to open beer hotel

22 February, 2018

Scottish brewing giant, Brewdog has announced plans to build a hotel called Doghouse at the brewery’s headquarters in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, opening in the first half of 2019.

Scotch whisky distiller, Loch Lomond Group, has agreed a five-year partnership with The Open, golf’s original championship for its Loch Lomond Whiskies brand.

Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018 with its seventh annual limited-edition bottle design.

Drinks International's Most Admired Champagne Brands 2018 has launched in digital form. 

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey have increased 12% in the first half of the 2018 financial year to become Pernod Ricard’s joint largest whiskey brand in terms of volume.

Maxim Schulte from Hong Kong & Macau has been crowned the Beefeater MIXLDN 7 global champion, following a four-day final in London.

Yesterday (February 8) more than 5,000 Bacardi employees around the world finished work early to go for cocktails in more than 100 different bars.

Courvoisier has launched its third annual ‘Toast of Paris’ cocktail competition where, for the first time, UK bartenders will be marked on the Instagram-worthiness of their cocktails alongside the traditional criteria.

The drinks industry’s first global intelligence network, Drinktank, has been set up to change the way brands work with the on-trade.

Scottish brewer, BrewDog is set to construct a $30m brewery in Brisbane, Australia as part of its global expansion.

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Joe Bates

A mixed bag looking ahead

There is a refreshing sense of optimism surrounding the travel retail business which I haven’t seen for quite a few years.

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