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Sunday 4 October 2015


Brown-Forman ‘aims to sell’ Southern Comfort

US spirits maker Brown-Forman, which produces brands like Jack Daniel’s whiskey, is looking to sell its Southern Comfort and Chambord labels, according to reports.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Queen’s whisky raises $50k for US hospital

A bottle of 1980 Bowmore Single Malt Whisky, donated by the Queen from her private collection, has raised $50,000 at a charity auction in the US.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Midleton opens whiskey ‘innovation hub’

Irish Distillers has opened a microdistillery and placed Ireland’s “only female distiller” at its helm, putting “craft and innovation” at the forefront of its production.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo and SABMiller ‘should merge’

Diageo and SABMiller could boost their profits by nearly a fifth and see off a much-feared AB InBev takeover if they choose to merge, analysts say.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

NI distillery begins whiskey production

Rademon Estate Distillery, which claims to be Northern Ireland’s first and only craft spirits producer, has announced plans to develop a new Irish whiskey.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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