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25 April, 2019

UK craft beer market reaches saturation point

The craft beer boom in the UK has plateaued with just 8 new breweries opening in 2018 compared to the 390 added the year before.

This May the wine division of Carlsberg UK, Crown Cellars, will launch its 2019/20 portfolio of more than 500 wines.

Pernod Ricard UK has confirmed two senior appointments within the gin branch of its business, The Gin Hub.

As a celebration of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Tel Aviv, Milk & Honey (M&H) Distillery, the first whiskey distillery in Israel, has launched a limited edition bottle of its Levantine Gin.

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Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with Biggar & Leith for the acquisition of the Italian super-premium gin brand Malfy.

To celebrate World Earth Day, Patrón Tequila will join forces with The Conduitin London to host Cocktails with a Conscience on 24 April 2019.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail (GTR) has announced two senior team changes: Vinay Golikeri is promoted to managing director, GTR while Mike Birch will now focus entirely on Bacardi’s digital commerce business.

According to research from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, consumption of agave-based spirits was up 9% in the US in 2018.

London Mezcal Week will be held in the summer for the first time following the announcement of its new dates. 

LVMH luxury goods company, which owns Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Hennessey among others, will donate €200m ($226m) to help restore Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris after it caught fire on Monday evening.

Craigellachie has announced it will give away it’s new 51-year-old single malt for free to whisky fans around the world.

Kreol Retail FZE has been appointed as a travel retail distributor of Rhum Clément for select Middle East countries.

Limestone Branch Distillery in Kentucky has won the Bourbon Distillery of the Year award at the Berlin Intl Spirits Competition.

An archeological excavation is underway at the site of one of the earliest legal whisky distilleries in Scotland.

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