A synchronised sigh of relief was heard right across the Armagnac region last year as the news broke of Donald Trump’s defeat in the US election.

Ghost Tequila has signed a national distribution agreement in the US with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) that will see the brand enter four new states immediately.

Don Papa has celebrated the close ties between the Philippines and the United States by launching a rum aged for four years in American rye casks.  

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.

Gruppo Campari plans to build a US$44m bottling facility at the Wild Turkey distillery in Kentucky, US.

Four Roses bourbon has taken over the downstairs bar at Shaker & Company, London, for the month of February.

Canada: Beam Global has launched two cognacs with declared age statements. According to the company, the two marques are the “first cognacs available from any of the four major cognac makers to display a declared age statement”.

Diageo has launched a £15m global campaign for its Tanqueray gin brand.

Whisky brand Glenglassaugh has announced the release of a limited edition range of single malt scotches named ‘Manager’s Legacy’.

The number of brands meeting the criteria of The IWSR’s Elite Brands has fallen from 22 in 2009 to just 10 in 2010. Ukrainian vodka Nemiroff has taken the top spot.

Graham Beck dies

28 July, 2010

Graham Beck, the name behind one of South Africa’s best-known wine brands, has died aged 80.

Red is the most popular choice of wine for Asian women, according to new research.

Highland Park has released four new whiskies exclusive to global travel retail.

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