RumFest will return in person with a real life event for 2021 taking place between 15-17th October in London.

Edrington UK has announced a series of workshops and events for the London trade as part of October’s London Cocktail Week.

Following 2020’s successful hybrid events, RumFest has announced its physical return for October 2021.

London Cocktail Week has announced that the 2021 festival will once again be extended to the full month of October and not host The Cocktail Village.

Beam Inc has celebrated the filling of the company’s 12 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition in the US in 1933.

Beam Global has launched Laphoaig Triple Wood to global markets and introduced Laphroaig PX as the expression’s global travel retail replacement.

Bill Samuels Jr is to step down as president of Maker’s Mark bourbon.

The Absolut Company Global Travel Retail threw a swish party in Cannes last night (October 18) to unveil its latest limited edition Absolut vodka.

Champagne Jacquart is to appoint Enotria as its exclusive UK distribution agent from October.

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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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