The Campari Group has bought the controlling interest from a group of Mexican entrepreneurs, in Licorera Ancho Reyes and spicy liqueur and Montelobos mezcal.

De Kuyper has launched a special limited edition of its Mandarine Napoléon liqueur which boasts 125-year-old Grande Fine Champagne Cognac and comes in a bottle shrouded in 24 carat gold leaf.

Gruppo Campari has launched a ‘friendly’ takeover of Société des Produits Marnier Lapostolle SA, owner of the Grand Marnier liqueur brand.

During the first day of his state visit to Ireland last week, President Evo Morales of Bolivia announced that a high altitude coca leaf liqueur is to become the official drink of the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

The Amarula Trust is funding a new project to protect elephants.

Altia, the leading Nordic and Baltic wine and spirits company has come up with Danish cocktail to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in Copenhagen tomorrow (May 10).

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has appointed Marussia Beverages RUS to distribute The Glenrothes Speyside Single Malt scotch whisky, No. 3 London Dry gin, The King’s Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from June 1.

on 31 January, 2014

Playing the numbers game Diageo’s interim results for the six months to December 31 which were reported yesterday (January 30), make bleak reading.

Bénédictine has announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s UK Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Competition.

Chambord, the French black raspberry liqueur, has invested a “six-figure sum” in its first TV advertising campaign with a sponsorship of E4’s new US drama.

Pierre Ferrand Cognac's orange liqueur, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao - created in collaboration with cocktail historian David Wondrich - has been rolled out to the US.

English brewer and distiller, Adnams, has added Morello Cherry Liqueur to its range.

Poliakov goes red

22 August, 2011

French vodka brand Poliakov has extended its line in the European on-trade to include a ‘red fruit’ liqueur.

Campari's Italian aperitif brand Aperol is going from strength to strength according to its owners.

US: Heaven Hill has launched a liqueur called Hpnotiq Harmonie. The new product is an infusion of French vodka, natural fruits, flowers, and cognac.  The mix includes berries, violets and lavender.

Online whisky retailer Master of Malt has launched a 40-year old whisky liqueur.

Whisky retailer Master of Malt has launched a liqueur made from single malt scotch whisky.

New York is tough

19 October, 2010

New York is tough for a small company trying to get its brand listed and stocked in the city, according to the chief executive of Xanté, the Swedish company with the eponymous cognac and pear liqueur brand.

Licor 43 targets UK growth

30 September, 2010

Spanish liqueur brand Licor 43 is targeting UK growth, after up-scaling its marketing operations with the appointment of a brand ambassador.

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