on 30 October, 2012

I may be on holiday but that doesn't mean I have stopped sampling and tasting.

French bartender Julien Escot became the Havana Club Grand Prix cocktail champion for 2012 yesterday, after prevailing from a field of 40 bartenders.

Beam Inc., the new owners of Cooley’s the Irish whiskey brand, says it has signaled its intent to build the Kilbeggan brand in the US by importing the largest case shipment ever of the blended whiskey for the St Patrick’s Day (March 17) celebrations this weekend.

Irish Distillers has announced its St Patrick's Day plans for Jameson.

on 08 February, 2012

It is not every day you get to try a whisky that is going to cost a punter £100,000, plus VAT.  Today I got to try the Diamond Jubliee by John Walker & Sons, which has been produced by Diageo for the 60th anniversary of the Queen ascending the throne.

UK Rumfest has announced the winners of the Golden Rum Barrel Awards 2011, with Foursquare Distillery of Barbados taking home two of the top prizes.

Angostura CEO steps down

28 September, 2011

Angostura Holdings has announced the departure of managing director and CEO Wayne Yip Choy, effective September 21, 2011.

Diageo has launched a global, multi-media marketing campaign for its Captain Morgan rum-based brand.

Bushmills has announced that it will launch a global competition on St Patrick’s day, called Make it 2 Bushmills.

Join us for a live web chat with Jacob’s Creek chief winemaker Bernard Hickin on Wednesday January 19 at 1pm (GMT).

Maker's Mark appoints COO

29 November, 2010

Rob Samuels has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO) of Maker’s Mark bourbon, one of Fortune Brands’ premium spirits brands.

Bushmills master distiller Colum Egan has announced the names of the nine contenders who will represent their countries in the international finals of its competition.

Diageo has signed up rock band Killers frontman Brandon Flowers to help celebrate Guinness’s Arthur’s Day.

Diageo has announced the return of its Arthur’s Day celebrations for stout brand Guinness.

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