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Thursday 28 August 2014

Spirits

US helps Pernod off-set Chinese slowdown

Pernod Ricard has reported a “solid performance” in its 2012/13 results, delivering a 6% profit increase despite domestic decline and a slowdown in China.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Balcones claims a first for Texan whisky

Texas whisky brand Balcones is marking its fifth birthday with a launch which the distiller claims is the US state’s first single barrel Bourbon release.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 No Comments »

China’s super rich reveal their favourite drinks

An annual survey of consumption habits among China’s millionaires has revealed the country’s preferred drinks brands for collecting and gifting.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Mauritian rum seizes the limelight

Mauritius is looking to secure a place on the world drinks map as it launches its first ever rum festival in collaboration with global rum ambassador Ian Burrell.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Gun-shaped vodka seeks $45k for launch

A China-based entrepreneur has turned to crowdfunding to raise money for a vodka packaged in a submachine gun.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Smirnoff goes for gold

Smirnoff has advanced its foray into the flavoured vodka trend with the launch of a cinnamon and gold leaf expression.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 2 Comments »

Knife-wielding robber foiled by vodka

A knife-wielding robber in Liverpool was chased away with his tail between his legs when his victim turned on him him with a bottle of vodka.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Bid for Wine launches spirit sales

Online wine auction house, Bid for Wine, and Dreweatts reported a strong turn out for their inaugural spirits auction earlier this month.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 No Comments »

Q&A with Ewan Lacey

The drinks business caught up with TV presenter and wine columnist Ewan Lacey to find out more about his latest starring role as general manager of the IWSC Group.

Monday, August 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Kyrgyzstan uncovers alcohol pipeline

Border guards in Kyrgyzstan have discovered an underwater pipeline used for a major alcohol smuggling operation from neighbouring Kazakhstan.

Monday, August 19th, 2013 No Comments »

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