Fabiano Latham has been running around some of London’s best bars collecting cachaça-based cocktail recipes to send to Rio for the Olympics.

The four top performing bitters brands in The Millionaires’ Club 2016 all had an increase in sales in 2015, Drinks International can report. 

Spirit Cartel has announced that Benji Purslow is the face of bourbon brand Four Roses in the UK.

William Grant & Sons, makers of Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s gin has launched a promotion offering fans the chance to win tickets to Rugby World Cup matches, including the final

Stock Spirits Group, the leading central and eastern European branded spirits producer, is aiming to treble its UK business over the next two years with the roll-out of four of its brands.

Pernod Ricard has announced the completion of the sale of the Mexican ready-to-drink brand Caribe Cooler to Grupo Bepensa.

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Gruppo Campari has attributed recent sales growth in Campari to a resurgence of the Negroni and other classic cocktails.

Yeni Raki, the leading Turkish aniseed brand brand, has unveiled what brand owner Diageo says is its most ambitious marketing campaign to date.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK has announced it is attempting to tackling the issues of ‘passing off’ and ‘pouring over’.

UK distribution of Averna, the second best-selling bitter in Italy, has gone to J. Wray and Nephew UK.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has appointed Marussia Beverages RUS to distribute The Glenrothes Speyside Single Malt scotch whisky, No. 3 London Dry gin, The King’s Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from June 1.

The owner of the new powdered alcohol brand, Palcohol, has responded to fears about the product.

Hi-Spirits has welcomed a legal settlement relating to sambuca.

The Diego Zamora group has appointed Matthew Turner as its global brand director for Licor 43.

In a report on advertising in the alcohol industry, the US Federal Trade Commission has recognised the Distilled Spirits Council for its effective self-regulatory system.

Bacardi Martini has announced the re-launching of its Martini Bitter which it says is the original bitter aperitif.

Altia, the Nordic and Baltic wine and spirits company, has announced the appointment of 44-year-old Pekka Tennilä, who has been poached from Carlsberg.

UK spirits specialist Mangrove has split from parent company Coe Vintners to create an independent firm, it has emerged.

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the brands they use in cocktails. 

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the most popular cocktails in their bars.

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the aperitfis and digestifs brands moving through their bars.

The pre-mixed drinks category, for so long the ugly duckling of the drinks world, has spread its wings and flown. 

Diageo has released the special edition baijiu Shui Jing Fang Red Fortune to travel retail ahead of Chinese New Year.

Entry to the Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge 2014, Drinks International’s annual blind-tasting event, will close on Monday 26 November.

Brand agency Bamboo has made its first venture into consumer products with the launch of frozen and bottle-aged cocktails brand Pontoon to the UK market.

Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits has launched a single estate XO aged rum from Mauritius, called Penny Blue.

Fair Spirits, the fair-trade spirits company, has launched a rum to the UK market through Coe Vintners.

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Dominic Roskrow

The serious business of bourbon

This is most odd. I’m standing with two American gentlemen in the corner of a very swish steak bar staring at a surreal painting of what we’re being told is a ship exploding as it sails towards a lighthouse. I think.

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