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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Whiskey

Absolut write-down hits Pernod profits

Pernod Ricard saw sales rise by 8% to almost €8.56 billion in the year to the end of June, but a €404 million write down of its Absolut vodka brand caused net profits to fall by 15%.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 No Comments »

US spirits sales up for 18th year

Sales of American whiskey have helped propel the US spirits industry to its 18th consecutive year of growth.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Bootleggers’ Whiskey Island on sale for £2 million

A 3.1 acre island once used by bootleggers to smuggle alcohol into New York during Prohibition has gone on sale for US$3 million (£2m).

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Rye whiskey sees exceptional growth in US

Rye whiskey is fast becoming the on-trend spirit in the US, with volume sales growing by 536% since 2009, according to supplier figures.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Campari cashes in on core brands

Italian spirits producer Gruppo Campari is on track for a strong rise in profits this year after it posted large growth margins for the six months to 30 June.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 new products

Taking a turn towards the luxury end of the market, the latest products to hit the shelves in the last month include high-end rosé, a rare Macallan Scotch and a whiskey fronted by a certain Irish punk band.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

The Pogues launch Irish whiskey

West Cork Distillers, one of only three independent whiskey distilleries in Ireland, has launched an Irish whiskey in partnership with The Pogues.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 11 Comments »

Buffalo Trace ‘fails’ with 27-year Bourbon

Bourbon distiller Buffalo Trace will not be releasing a 27-year aged whiskey for sale to the public after the cask was declared a “failed experiment”.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

Jameson launches bitters project

Jameson Irish Whiskey has launched a “Wild Sloe Berry Bitters” to encourage bartenders to “create new experiences”.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Premium spirits brands ‘must offer more’

Thriftiness is the new norm, and the pressure is on for spirits brands to offer consumers more in order to get them to spend more, a market report has found.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 No Comments »

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