The Four Roses Distillery has released the latest in its series of limited-quantity bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Single Barrel, a handcrafted bourbon selected by Four Roses master distiller, Jim Rutledge.

Absinthe

09 July, 2012

With all the bans on absinthe now lifted, the traditional French and Swiss producers are now free to re-invent the category for the 21st century. Hamish Smith investigates

Gallo Family Vineyards has partnered with Australian celebrity, Holly Valance, to publicise its newly launched Moscato wine in the UK.

Yellow spot is the latest single pot still whiskey from Irish Distillers.

County Cork-based hotel, Longueville House, has launched a premium cider to the Irish market.

French wine is the ideal

18 January, 2012

French wine is the favourite of regular wine drinkers in the UK and China and the second preference in Germany, says Wine Intelligence.

The Glenmorangie Company has announced the global launch of Artein, the third release of the Glenmorangie Private Edition range.

Pernod Ricard will release Irish whiskey Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to the US in February, following the expression’s September launch to Ireland, Germany and France.

The latest addition of Highland Park’s Viking series, Drakkar, has been launched by Maxxium to travel retail outlets operated by Gebr Heinemann.

Inver House Distillers yesterday announced the global release of Balblair vintages 1992 and '01 from the newly-opened visitor centre at the brand's Highland distillery.

Pernod Ricard is rolling out its Olmeca tequila liqueurs in South Africa.

Lanson International has launched Lanson Extra Age Rosé to global markets.

Diageo has announced the launch of Baileys Biscotti to the UK.

Ardbeg has announced the September launch of its new limited release, Ardbeg Alligator, to Europe, Asia and the US.

Absolut Orient Apple has launched in Frankfurt ahead of an international roll out to major duty-free/travel retail outlets this summer.

South African winery Linton Park has announced the launch of The Rhino of Linton Park range.

Scotch distiller Laphroaig has announced the global roll out of its Triple Wood expression.

Brown-Forman has launched Canadian 'maple wood' whisky, Collingwood, in four US states.

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has launched two new whiskeys.

UK beer brewer Adnams has opened a small-scale distillery, producing vodka, gin and whisky.

US: Diageo has launched a Swedish vodka in the US market.

Glen Garioch, the 200-year old Aberdeenshire-based distillery, has re-launched its range of single malt whiskies.

Glenmorangie has launched a new whisky in its Private Edition range. The Glenmorangie Finealta, pronounced ‘Finalta’, is Scottish Gaelic for ‘elegant’. It is a recreation of Glenmorangie based on a recipe dating back to 1903.

The makers of Sheep Dip whisky have launched a gin.

First Cape wine is launching lower-alcohol (5.5% abv) extension of its First Cape brand.

Comment

Dominic Roskrow

It’s ‘up periscope’ for Irish distilleries

I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.

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