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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Spirits

Red Army vodka ‘gun’ banned

A vodka packaged in a gun-shaped bottle has been found in breach of UK marketing laws for its “inappropriate” links to violence and aggression.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Carlsberg enters ‘hard drinks’ category

Carlsberg is making its first move into the “hard drinks” category with a new alcoholic lemon drink aimed at young men.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo to benefit from UK pension changes

Now that the dust has settled from this year’s Budget, City analysts and commentators are looking beyond the freeze on spirits duties and the abandonment of the alcohol duty escalator.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Bacardi CEO to retire

Bacardi has confirmed that its president and chief executive Ed Shirley is retiring after just two years with the family owned company.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Australian beer consumption at 69-year low

Australians are drinking less alcohol than at any time in the last 15 years with beer consumption dropping to a 69-year low, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Monday, April 7th, 2014 2 Comments »

‘Alcohol harms’ costing UK £21 billion

More “local partnerships” are needed to help reduce the UK’s £21 billion “alcohol harms” bill, according to Minister and MP Norman Baker.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Vodka pledges fifth of profits to Forces

A Scottish veteran has launched a drinks brand with the aim of donating 20% of profits made from its vodka to three military charities.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Quintessential buys First Ireland Spirits

International drinks group Quintessential Brands has bought First Ireland Spirits Company, which claims to be Ireland’s biggest independent producer of cream liqueurs and Irish county creams.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 3 Comments »

Spirits grab spotlight at Vinexpo Hong Kong

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2014 will reflect Asia’s position as the world’s biggest spirits consumer with the launch of a new bar concept at next month’s fair.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A: Jim Meehan – Banks Rum

The Banks Rum ambassador talks cocktails, how has Banks “reinvigorated” the blended rum category and its plans to make its mark with consumers who treat spirits like a fine wine.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

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