Pick of the Launches

25 January, 2018

Here is the pick of the launches from last month, as featured in Drinks International magazine January edition

The 2012 vintage is down more than 20% in places, but the Kiwis are happy to try to strike a balance between demand and supply. Christian Davis reports

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands has announced a £2m first-year investment for the launch of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey in the UK.

Events firm Brintex has voiced optimism ahead of this year’s London International Wine Fair (LIWF) and Distil despite the absences of Pernod Ricard, Percy Fox (Diageo’s UK wine division) and PLB.

Drambuie has reported operating profits of £2.81m – up 2% on last year.

The absinthe ban in France has been lifted, according to absinthe brand La Fée.

Diageo aims to cut its global carbon emissions by 50% by 2015, while Bacardi has published details of its environmental advancements.

The opening of a Captain Morgan branded bar on a tiny Bahamian island this last weekend signals Diageo GTME (Global Retail Middle East) division’s opening assault on the cruise line sector.

A 56% increase in exports confirmed Scotch whisky’s growing popularity in Brazil in 2009, according to new figures published by the UK-based Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Comment

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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