First whisky-based cryptocurrency launched

The "world's first" whisky-based cryptocurrency, called Cask Coin, has launched, giving investors the chance to own a share of a £40 million Scotch whisky portfolio by investing in its digital coins.

Campari full year sales rise 5.2% to €1.82 billion

Campari has reported strong growth in its full year 2017 results, with sales rising by 5.2% to €1.82 billion, with positive growth across all key markets, driven by the US and brands including Wild Turkey and Cabo Wabo Tequila.

Nigeria raises excise duties on wine, beer and spirits

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed an increase in excise duty on both tobacco and alcohol, as global beer giant ABInBev moves closer toward the opening of a $250 million brewery in the west African country.

Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa falls into administration

Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa restaurant chain has fallen into administration, the latest blow to the chef's restaurant empire, which has already closed 18 branches of Jamie's Italian in the past year. 

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