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16 July, 2019

No.3 London Dry Gin named ISC Supreme Spirit 2019

No.3 London Dry Gin from Berry Bros & Rudd was last night hailed as this year’s International Spirits Challenge ‘Supreme Spirit’, as chosen blind by ISC judges from the Challenge’s trophy winners.

Baijiu brand Fenjiu has launched five varieties in the UK as it sets sights on international sales growth in Europe.

The Irish Whiskey Association has responded to claims that its Geographical Indication and Technical File is in danger of dumbing down’ the category.

Spirits producers and organisations from across the world met in Geneva on Tuesday (9 July) to form the World Spirits Alliance.

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Veuve Clicquot has announced that Didier Mariotti, former G.H. Mumm head winemaker who left the Pernod Ricard house in September last year, has been lined up to take over from Dominique Demarville.

Patrick Farbos has been elected the new president of the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de L’Armagnac for the next three years.

A Jim Beam rickhouse containing around 45,000 barrels of whiskey burned to the ground on Wednesday.

Manchester Gin has appointed Justin Horseman as sales director to drive the brand’s growth strategy management of its UK and global sales.

Veuve Clicquot has appointed Didier Mariotti as its new cellar master, effective from August 26.

Scotch and Irish whiskey have been targeted by the US for potential new tariffs on imported goods.

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) board of directors has elected Rene Riedi as its new chair.

South African drinks giant, KWV, has unveiled what is probably the Rainbow Nation’s first wine made from what is regarded as a Chilean grape variety, Carménère.

Purity Brewing Company has passed the Soil Association organic certification process allowing it to brew organic beers.

Isle of Skye Brewing Company has purchased Black Wolf Brewery and their beer brands from VC2 Brands for an undisclosed fee.

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