UK

Third of all alcohol sold in England consumed by 4% of population

Less than 5% of England's population is responsible for a third of all alcohol consumption in the UK, according to Public Health England, which has argued that minimum unit pricing would help reduce instances of problem drinking.

Martin Miller’s gin sells majority stake

Spain’s Zamora Company, which owns brands including Licor 43 and Ramón Bilbao, has acquired a majority stake in Martin Miller's gin, continuing a string of purchases in recent months that has included polka-dotted sangria brand Lolea, US whiskey Yellow Rose and Villa Massa Limoncello.

Fiancé of Princess Eugenie named Casamigos ambassador

Princess Eugenie's fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, has multiple interests in the wine and spirits industry, having recently been named UK brand ambassador of George Clooney's Casamigos Tequila and is the founder of his own wine merchant business. 

Gin ‘key driver’ as UK distillery numbers rise by 127% in five years

The latest figures from HMRC have revealed that 42 new distilleries were opened in the UK in 2017, bringing the total to 315 and representing a 127% rise in five years. 

UK retail goes upmarket

January 9th, 2018

Ian Harris awarded an MBE

January 2nd, 2018

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