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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Spirits

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 »

19-year old scoops whisky scholarship

A 19-year-old UK whisky enthusiast has won the inaugural Ian Murray Scholarship, created by William Grant & Sons in honour of a former employee who passed away last year.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 2 Comments »

Wine and warfare part 16: Highland Spirit

Wine and Warfare returns for a look at clan warfare in the Scottish Highlands and the Battle of Glenlivet.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Absolut adds Brazilian twist

Pernod Ricard is bringing a splash of carnival colour to the Absolut vodka range as it launches the latest in a series of limited edition expressions for travel retail.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

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