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Monday 24 November 2014

Spirits

The week in pictures

From Eva Green and The Noisettes, to flaming pastries, Piña Coladas and loquacious cockatoos, it’s been a colourful week in the drinks business.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Bunnahabhain taps into Islay history

Bunnahabhain is adding a new limited edition whisky to its range that takes its inspiration from life on Islay during the 19th century.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 No Comments »

UK trade narrowly misses label target

The UK drinks trade has delivered on a promise to improve health labelling of alcohol, but missed its overall target by a mere 0.7%.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Teacher refused job for being Irish

A teacher’s job application was rejected point blank due to the “alcoholism nature” of her “kind”, referring to the woman’s Irish heritage.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 2 Comments »

Stock Spirits warns of €10m profit shortfall

UK-based distiller Stock Spirits has issued a profit warning after a 15% alcohol duty hike in its main market of Poland created a “very tough” trading environment.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 No Comments »

HKIWSC unveils 2014 results

Australian wine and Scotch topped the medal table as the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition announced its 2014 results.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Cognac should chase terroir over fashion

“Are too many Cognac houses simply trying to ape the region’s biggest brands, rather than look to what their own terroir can offer?”, asks one category expert.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

UK brand taps into Canadian gin thirst

One of the UK’s youngest gin brands is tapping into “soaring interest” for this category in Canada after securing its first major export deal.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Whisky revives Scot Viking heritage

A Scottish whisky distillery has launched an expression made from an ancient barley strain that is thought to have been first introduced by the Vikings.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Young shun booze as over 60s drink up

Today’s younger generation are increasingly choosing to drink less with the over 60s drinking twice as often, according to a recent poll.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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