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Irish Distillers launched Yellow Spot, ‘son of Green Spot’, last night in London. The great and the good of whisk(e)y’s fourth estate crammed into a bar in the sumptuous Connaught Hotel for the unveiling and tasting.

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands has announced a £2m first-year investment for the launch of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey in the UK.

Pernod Ricard has announced the launch of Malibu Sunshine, a citrus edition of the rum and coconut liqueur.

Accolade has launched a new wine under the Hardys brand at ProWein, Germany.

Gallo launches a film club

21 February, 2012

Gallo Family Vineyards, the Californian wine producer, has launched the Gallo Film Club.

Billed as its super-premium expressions, Beam has released Teacher’s 25 Year Old and Teacher’s Highland Single Malt to global markets.

Dom Pérignon has announced the global launch of its 2003 vintage, the champagne house’s first since last year's 2002 release. 

New US consumer goods company Rok Stars, headed by Patron Spirits co-founder John Paul DeJoria, has acquired Austrian vodka brand Oval.

Pernod Ricard USA has announced a tie-up with US R&B artist Ne-Yo for the launch of Malibu Red, a liqueur made from rum and tequila. 

Lindeman’s has added a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to its international Winemaker’s Discovery range. It's a UK launch, initially, but is expected to roll out across Europe. 

Pernod Ricard is rolling out its Olmeca tequila liqueurs in South Africa.

Venezuelan rum producer DUSA (Destilerias Unidas SA) has kicked off the multi-market release of Diplomatico Ambassador Selection with a launch event in London. 

Russia: Pernod Ricard has teamed up with DJ Ferry Corsten to launch a limited edition bottle of Olmeca tequila. The product will be exclusive to Russia, where Olmeca holds a 41% market share.

The Edrington Group is to launch a smokier expression of its Black Grouse whisky. 

Nemiroff Company has made its first step into eco-friendly spirits with the launch of Nemiroff Distinct, a vodka flavoured with aloe. 

Champagne Jacquesson has announced the launch of two single-vineyard champagnes from 2002 to global markets.

Beam Global is to launch Teacher’s Origin in global travel retail. The product has already launched in India, where, according to Beam, Teacher’s is the number one blended whisky.

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

Bacardi Brown Forman Brands has launched a new vodka under the Eristoff brand.

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

Jack Daniels has launched a honey whiskey – the brand’s first launch in nearly a generation.

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

Diageo has announced the launch of super premium vodka Smirnov Titul to the Russian market.

AB InBev launches Stella cider

02 February, 2011

UK: AB InBev has launched a cider under the Stella Artois name. Stella Artois Cidre will be available from easter 2011 in 568ml bottles and 440ml cans and the company suggests serving the product over ice.

Slovakian spirits group Gas Familia has launched premium vodka Goral Master.

Indian distiller Amrut is to launch its first ‘Intermediate Sherry Matured’ whisky. The product will be a limited edition of 275 cases.

New Zealand/UK: NZ based ready to serve cocktail company VnC is to launch in the UK. The company has signed a distribution deal with Whyte & Mackay to launch into the UK market.

Islay malt whisky, Ardbeg is to launch a second edition of Ardbeg Supernova – SN2010 – to be released on May 31 2010. This limited edition release is 40% more peaty than the distillery’s already heavily peated flagship Ardbeg ten years old.

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