Bacardí has released its rarest rum to date to celebrate the 150th anniversary of founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó producing the light-bodied smooth rum.

Drinks International will celebrate its 40th birthday with the great and the good of the UK drinks industry on Thursday in London.

An especially crafted blend of rare malt and grain scotch whiskies, distilled in and maturing since 1952, is being bottled today to celebrate the Queen’s accession to the British throne 60 ago today.

French syrup maker Monin will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year by embarking on a UK cocktail tour.

The results of the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition are in. 

A record number of medals were awarded across the style categories by a judging panel of five Masters of Wine, chaired by Susan McCraith MW.  According to the organisers, results showed the quality of the 2009 vintage, particularly in the dry white and still rosé categories. Sparkling wines were consistently impressive.

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It’s ‘up periscope’ for Irish distilleries

I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.

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