Brands Report: Vodka

04 January, 2018

There’s been little change in the best sellers, with the top brands all holding, says Hamish Smith

Events firm Brintex has voiced optimism ahead of this year’s London International Wine Fair (LIWF) and Distil despite the absences of Pernod Ricard, Percy Fox (Diageo’s UK wine division) and PLB.

Drambuie has reported operating profits of £2.81m – up 2% on last year.

A 170-year old bottle of champagne salvaged from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea has fetched €30,000 at auction.

The absinthe ban in France has been lifted, according to absinthe brand La Fée.

Consumers are returning to premium purchases, according to global drinks giant Diageo.

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Nick Strangeway

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