Next week the glitterati of the global bar industry will descend on Barcelona for the World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony, the first time it has been held outside of London.

Diageo has unveiled the new visitor experience at its Caol Ila Distillery on the Isle of Islay, following a multi-million pound transformation.

Talisker Distillery has announced the opening of a new visitor experience on the Isle of Skye set to open on 5 August.

Edrington UK has announced its appointment of Beckie Sullivan as UK national brand ambassador for Courvoisier.

The World’s 50 Best Bars has announced the launch of its first-ever scholarship, the winner of which will be awarded with expenses-paid internships at London’s Connaught Bar and New York’s Katana Kitten.

Bangkok’s BKK Social Club has been named the winner of the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award as part of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022.

Bacardi has announced that it will be extending the availability of its bottled cocktails range, Tails, to the off-trade.

I’m a perfectionist and I like to surprise people, make them experience something truly memorable,” says Giorgio Santambrogio, owner and bar manager of Officina in Milan.

DoorDash is taking on Uber and Instacart by launching an alcohol delivery service in the United States, Canada and Australia.

A Scottish gin producer has used augmented reality in a bid to create the “world’s coolest labels” for its range.

A craft spirits startup in Minnesota has secured the services of Irish Distillers’ master distiller Brian Nation.

Edinburgh-based Scotch Whisky Experience has opened the doors to its whisky shop, following a £1million refurbishment.

Maxxium Travel Retail (MTR) is raising the profile of Courvoisier and aiming to demystify the cognac category with its multi-sensory experience, ‘Le Nez de Courvoisier’ in the World Duty Free store at London Heathrow Terminal 5. 

Pernod Ricard UK has announced the following senior appointments within its executive committee and senior management group with immediate effect.

Cognac house Martell has announced it will unveil the first expression of its Millésimes Collection in Asian duty free on November 23.

Beam Global and Maxxium Travel Retail have ramped up travel retail activity in Europe.

Heinemann Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Germany-based duty free retailer and distributor Gebr Heinemann, has appointed Paul Topping to the role of director.

Ian Macleod Distillers has appointed Danielle Murphy as business development manager at its Scotland-based sales team.

Foster's appoints CFO

04 November, 2010

Foster's Group has appointed Anthony Reeves to the role of chief financial officer (CFO), on a fixed term contract, effective from Monday 8 November 2010.

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