A new distillery set to begin production in the Cotswolds next month is drawing on Scottish expertise and a Taiwanese model in a bid to emulate the success of the US craft whiskey scene.
The UK drinks market is “more polarised than ever” thanks to premium growth, according to William Grant & Sons marketing director Gary Keogh.
This month’s top 10 new products includes the resurrection of a 180-year old Tanqueray gin recipe and two bold wines from Jacob’s Creek aged in whisk(e)y barrels.
Makers of small batch vodka have experienced a boom in sales that has taken some by surprise, including the distillers themselves.
Last month’s product launches included a new vintage from Moët, another range of Riedel glasses, a Provençal rosé for rappers and a whisky from David Beckham.
A host of drinks categories launched an array of products this month – from an exclusive Drambuie gift set to a 150-year-old Port.
A whisky branded by David Beckham and premium Côtes de Provence rosé, Cloud Chaser, were just two of the top products launched in April.
Organic wine firm Vintage Roots saw sales surge by 12% in the last nine months marking a return to growth following “several years of sales stagnation.”
This week saw pub-goers take part in a daring fire walk, the release of a limited range of vintage Ports, growler-sized craft beers and the emergence of a Magical Penis Wine.
London-based distillery Sipsmith has announced it is moving to a larger site in west London and expanding its operation to meet growing demand.
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