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Monday 22 September 2014

Spirits

Alcohol safety band praised by Microsoft

A bracelet that can detect levels of alcohol in someone’s system and “check in” to ensure the wearer is conscious has been praised by Microsoft.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Scotch suffers 11% drop in exports

Scotch whisky has seen a decline in exports worth £220million in lost sales, with some markets receding by nearly 50%.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

New Louis XIII makes $20k in Singapore sale

Spink’s sale in Singapore last week saw a decanter of the latest limited edition Louis XIII realise S$20,704.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Shareholders back ‘excessive’ Diageo bonuses

Diageo has garnered “overwhelming support” from its shareholders for bonuses criticised by some as “excessive” at its annual meeting.

Friday, September 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Clooney to toast wedding with Tequila

Hollywood superstar George Clooney seems to have his priorities straight when it comes to his wedding preparations – Tequila.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

WSTA calls for further cut to UK duty

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling on the UK government to cut alcohol duty by a “modest” 2% in the 2015 budget.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Tullamore Dew opens €35m distillery

William Grant & Sons has opened a new €35 million distillery designed to help it meet demand for Irish whiskey brand Tullamore Dew.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

The six types of bartender

Bartending is much like the French Foreign Legion: both challenging lifestyles, attracting a disparate and, let’s face it, occasionally shady, bunch of characters.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Iraqi trade toils amid bribes and bombs

Iraq’s alcohol trade is struggling to survive with militias tolling the country’s main trade routes at up to $15,000 per truck.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Rock band Queen release ‘killer’ vodka

Queen are to release a vodka named Killer Queen in tribute to the group’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 7 Comments »

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