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30 June, 2022
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Slingsby releases new RTD vodka can

Yorkshire, England, spirit brand Slingsby has expanded its ready-to-drink range with a Slingsby Solo vodka, lime & soda can.

Hazelwood Demesne Limited, owner of the Lough Gill Distillery in Sligo, has announced its acquisition by the Sazerac Company to develop the historical site.

Monica Berg has been named the most influential person in the global bar industry in Drinks International’s Bar World 100 2022 in association with Perrier.

Bladnoch Distillery has announced its newest expression, a 30-year-old single malt Scotch whisky with a limited release of 950 bottles.

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The 2022 edition of Drinks International’s Bar World 100, in association with Perrier, is set to be released on Monday 27 June at 3pm GMT.

Elixir Distillers has signed an agreement to buy the Tormore distillery and brand from Pernod Ricard.

Old Mout is launching its biggest campaign yet to spread awareness of its partnership with WWF by introducing limited edition cider glasses.

Champagne Bollinger has unveiled its new PN TX17, the latest edition in the Bollinger PN collection which focuses on Pinot Noir from Tauxières 2017.

William Grant & Sons will host its sixth Highland Festival at East London’s Haggerston Park on 3 July 2022, following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. 

Flor de Caña has announced the opening of inscriptions in Europe for the 2022 edition of its Sustainable Cocktail Challenge. 

Graham’s Port has announced the winner of its inaugural global bartender competition which saw Swiss bartender David Pfister claim first prize.

Scottish brewer and retailer BrewDog is set to open 25 more bars in India, growing its presence in the craft beer market.

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distilleries, is to invest €50 million in Midleton Distillery over the next four years to deliver a carbon neutral operation by the end of 2026.

The value of the global alcohol market grew by 12% to reach US$1.17 trillion in 2021, making up for the 4% covid-driven losses in 2020, new data from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has found.

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Staffing crisis could open opportunities

The pandemic has thrown many challenges at bar owners over the past couple of years and the ones that survived the various lockdowns and restrictions deserve a pat on the back. However, while revenues are returning and bars are beginning to recruit once more, we’ve come up against a whole new set of problems, one of which is a global starring crisis.

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