Grape-distilled English gin Chilgove will be available in Canada from April, with interest in the spirit said to be “soaring”.
Scottish brewer BrewDog has reported a 69% increase in profit, marking a sixth consecutive year of record growth as its turnover continues to rocket.
Bacardi has confirmed it has acquired a minority stake in independent Scotch whisky producer Compass Box – two days after entering the Bourbon market.
UK pub group and brewer Marston’s has bought rival Daniel Thwaites’ beer division in a cash deal worth £25.1 million.
In an ever-crowded and competitive market the world’s biggest vodka brands have had to up their game in recent years to keep ahead of the pack.
An untapped gap in the US market for premium brandy could be worth nearly $1 billion, if producers are able to capitalise on its potential, according to Rabobank.
The UK’s major on-trade outlets saw like-for-like sales edge up 1.6% in February, continuing a near two-year trend of post-recession growth, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.
Heineken has announced plans to invest US$470 million in building a new brewery in Mexico – its seventh in the country.
Suntory is suing Japanese rival Asahi and calling for a court to suspend sales and production of its non-alcohol beer-flavoured drinks amid claims of trademark infringement.
The chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has called a report into tackling alcohol harms in the EU “disappointing”, after it suggested taxing alcohol based on its abv.
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