Spirits

German distillery can keep ‘glen’ name

A German distillery can continue to call its whisky ‘Glen Buchenbach’ after an EU court ruled it did not infringe Scotch whisky’s protected status.

Staff accused of stealing US$10m worth of booze in China

Employees at a Chinese wine and spirits importing company have been accused of stealing wines and spirits worth RMB 67 million (US$10.56 million), making it possibly the biggest alcoholic beverage theft in recent history in mainland China.

Private equity firm buys Spanish pink gin brand

Global private equity firm H.I.G Capital has acquired a majority stake in Puerto de Indias Group, Spain's leading pink gin brand based in Seville. 

Marie Brizard expands presence across the Americas

French wine and spirits producer and distributor, Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits (MBWS), will roll out expansions across the Americas bolstered by strong sales in the domestic and duty-free markets in 2017.

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