Spirits

Scotch whisky regulations to allow greater range of casks

Following a public consultation, the rules that govern Scotch whisky have been amended to allow a greater range of casks for maturation in a move designed to create more "flexibility".

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in Rabbit Hole Whiskey

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has taken a majority stake in Kentucky-based Rabbit Hole Whiskey as it strengthens its foothold in the Bourbon category. 

Brown-Forman acquires Fords Gin

US spirits specialist Brown-Forman has re-entered the gin category through the acquisition of the owner of Fords Gin, New York-based The 86 Company. 

Top new products: June

This month's new products include an English demi-sec, a wheat whiskey from Virginia, a Provençal style rosé from Rioja and a gin flavoured with English hops Fuggles and Goldings.

Top new products: May

May 14th, 2019

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