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Monday 8 February 2016


On this day 1808…the Rum Rebellion

On this day in 1808 Australia experienced its first and only military coup – against a governor who tried to control liquor sales.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Inver House Distillers targets Kazakhstan

Inver House Distillers has completed a £10 million investment at its Speyburn distillery, doubling its production capacity with the aim of taking on new markets in India, Kazakhstan and Poland.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Scotch to see 5% growth by 2020

Global sales of Scotch will have grown by 5% between 2015 and 2020, driven by the premium category and rising disposable incomes, new market research claims.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Rémy returns to growth in third quarter

Spirits producer Rémy Cointreau has bounced back from a poor first half of 2015/16, posting 3.2% organic growth in the latest three months to 31 December.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Case of DRC makes $1.5m

A case of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Romanée-Conti 1990 has made HK$1.5 million at Zachys’ sale in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Dry January’ sees alcohol sales halved in UK

Supermarket alcohol sales have plummeted in the UK this month as more people than ever seem to be shunning booze for ‘Dry January’.

Monday, January 18th, 2016 1 Comment »

The week in pictures

As the drinks industry starts to get back into the swing of things following the festive break, famous former footballers are increasingly getting in on the action.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

db Awards opens with two new categories

Entries are now being accepted for the 14th annual db Awards in May, which will feature two new categories: Best Social Media Campaign and Best Drinks Event.

Friday, January 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Exhibition flags up London’s leading ladies in drinks

A new exhibition aims to shine a light on some of the leading ladies working in the drinks industry in London, from bartenders to brand ambassadors.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Spirits praise action over Colombian tax regime

Representatives of the European spirits industry have backed the EU’s call for an investigation into what they call Colombia’s “discriminatory” tax system.

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 No Comments »

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