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Beer

1664 Blanc launches in the UK with exclusive experiences for London Fashion Week

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) in the UK is painting the town blue as it launches the super-premium beer 1664 Blanc in the UK. 1664 Blanc is the…
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People

Diageo announces appointment to its Board of Directors

Diageo announces the appointment of Julie Brown as a Non-Executive Director, effective 5 August 2024. On appointment, Julie will succeed Alan Stewart as Chair of…
Interview

Polish craft gin: Andrzej Weclawski about Breslauer Spirits

Breslauer Spirits handmakes Polish Gin in their own distillery in Wrocław. These 4 gins surprise consumers with wonderfully original tastes and outstanding intensity.…
Personnel

Brown-Forman: William Brooks Is New Global Brand Ambassador for Tequila Herradura

Tequila Herradura, one of the most historic and renowned tequila producers in the world, announces the appointment of William Brooks to Global Brand Ambassador. Born…
Yiannis Pafilis
People

Brown-Forman announces a European Leadership change

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA,BFB) announced a change in its European leadership and Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Effective March 1, 2024, Yiannis Pafilis…
Packaging

TricorBraun Acquires German Glass Packaging Provider Glassland

Global packaging leader TricorBraun announced today that it has acquired glass packaging provider Glassland. The acquisition grows the German footprint of TricorBraun’s…
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People

PepsiCo Announces Retirement of North America Beverages CEO

PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) announced that Kirk Tanner, CEO of the company's North America beverage business will retire on February 2. Ram Krishnan is appointed…
Interview

Berlin Packaging: Matteo Vitale about innovative and sustainable packaging solutions

Berlin Packaging is the world's largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier®, specializing in the supply of glass, plastic and metal packaging and closures. Headquartered…
Interview

First female Master Blender in the brand's 200-year history: Dr. Emma Walker about Johnnie Walker

When Johnnie Walker introduced the new Master Blender on January 1, 2022, it was like a small revolution in an industry still dominated by men. Dr. Emma Walker is…
Gin

Elevate your Valentine's Day with Sir Edmond Gin: The perfect gift for every love story

As Valentine’s day approaches, love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the season of romance than with Sir Edmond Gin? Known for its unique flavour…
Rum

From Plantation to Planteray Rum: Launch of Cut & Dry under the evolved brand name

Creating Cut & Dry was a labor of love and the result of four years of experimentation to find the perfect balance of natural coconut infusion for our delicious…
Interview

Metaxa Masters Constantinos Raptis and Konstantinos Kalpaxidis about the new METAXA Orama

Since 1888, METAXA has stood for a unique Greek spirit made from a combination of Muscat wine from the Aegean island of Samos, fine, matured wine distillates and…
Cognac

Campari Group has committed to acquire Courvoisier cognac from Beam Suntory

Campari Group announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Beam Suntory, Inc (the ‘Seller’) and granted thereto in such context a put option, with…
Leo evers

De Kuyper Royal Distillers appoints Leo Evers as new CEO

De Kuyper Royal Distillers announces the retirement of its longstanding Chief Executive Officer, Mark de Witte, effective April 30, 2024. After a remarkable nine-year…
Interview

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE: Master Distiller Dr. Anne Brock about innovation and sustainability

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE in its iconic blue bottle is one of the best-known gins in the world. The gin is still distilled in the Laverstoke Mill distillery in southern England,…
Interview

For the love of terroir - Sophie Cossy about Champagne Cossy

In the heart of the famous Champagne region of France lies Champagne Cossy, a family business run by Sophie Cossy. Known for its exquisite premium champagnes, the…
Memorandum

Campari Group and Wuliangye Group starting strategic cooperation

On November 22, Campari Group and Sichuan Yibin Wuliangye Group Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation in Wuliangye, Yibin City,…
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Partnership

David Guetta Announces Partnership with Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Lyre’s, the #1 trending Non-Alcoholic Spirits brand, announces its partnership with the world’s #1 DJ David Guetta, with the mission to change the way the world…
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Wine

Brown-Forman Agrees to Sell Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

Brown-Forman (NYSE: BFA, BFB) announced that The Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc. (“The Duckhorn Portfolio,” NYSE: NAPA), a premier wine group, will acquire Sonoma-Cutrer…
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Collaboration

Cointreau Releases Limited Edition Bottle Collaboration with Artist INSANE 51

Cointreau, the iconic orange liqueur known for its timeless association with the Margarita, is thrilled to announce the release of an exclusive Limited Edition bottle…
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Interview

Masterful craftsmanship: Scott Adamson about Tomatin whisky

Based in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the award-winning Tomatin Distillery is characterised by its smooth and mellow single malt whiskies. With a deep commitment…
Glenglassaugh Coalescence of the Coast
Whisky

Oldest Glenglassaugh breaks auction record for charity

Glenglassaugh Coalescence of the Coast aged 55 Years, a one-of-a-kind expression crafted by Master Blender Rachel Barrie, has been sold as part of the Distillers…
Interview

Dingle: Master Distiller and Distillery Manager Graham Coull about the Irish Whiskey

The Dingle Distillery was founded in November 2012 as Ireland's first independent distillery in over 100 years. Located in the town of the same name in the southwest…
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People

Diageo strengthens leadership in North America

Diageo has announced the appointment of Sally Grimes as Chief Executive Officer, North America, and Claudia Schubert as President & Chief Operating Officer,…
Gin

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE launches limited-edition label designed by artist Maggie Enterrios

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® LAUNCHES NEW LIMITED EDITION BOTANICALLY INSPIRED LABEL, TO CELEBRATE THE BRAND’S 100% SUSTAINABLY SOURCED BOTANICALS BOMBAY SAPPHIRE announces…
Whiskey

Rebel 100 Bourbon: Lux Row launches limited edition 

Kentucky-based Lux Row Distillers is launching an international-only release of its acclaimed Rebel 100 Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Debuting at BCB Berlin (9th –…
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Whisky

The House of Suntory Unveils Two New Limited Edition Bottles from Its Centennial Range

As 2023 marks a momentous year for the House of Suntory, the founding House of Japanese whisky is thrilled to reveal the long-awaited centennial release of Hibiki…
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RTD

HEINEKEN Acquires Stake in Ellie Goulding’s ready-to-drink brand SERVED

HEINEKEN UK has acquired a significant minority stake in SERVED, the award-winning ready-to-drink brand, co-owned by Ellie Goulding, for an undisclosed sum. SERVED…
Blended Malt Whisky

Celebrating Welsh Heritage: Penderyn Distillery Introduces Penderyn Patagonia

The multi-award-winning Penderyn Distillery, also known as The Welsh Whisky Co. Ltd, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest creation, Penderyn Patagonia. This…
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People

Campari Group: Bob Kunze-Concewitz has decided to retire as CEO

After 18 years with the company, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Campari Group, informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire from his role to pursue his…
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The Ultimate Awards

Flor de Caña named Best Sustainable Rum Distillery

Flor de Caña, the world's first spirit to be both Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade certified, was recently named "Best Sustainable Rum Distillery" by The Ultimate…
Single Malt Whisky

Mackmyra creates whisky history with Sweden's first 20-year-old single malt

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky proudly presents the launch of Sweden's first 20-year-old single malt whisky. This historic moment not only marks an important milestone for…
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Beer

KOFF Christmas Beer combines regenerative farming and carbon-neutral production

KOFF Christmas Beer is the oldest and most popular Christmas beer in Finland, brewed since 1987 with the same recipe. This year one can track its malted barley to…
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Acquisition

Stock Spirits completes acquisition of Borco

Stock Spirits Group, one of the leading alcohol beverage companies in Europe, has finalised the acquisition of the Hamburg-based premium spirits producer, marketer…
Whisky and rum

Berry Bros. & Rudd has released its third seasonal release of 2023

Britain’s oldest spirits and wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd has released its third seasonal release of 2023. The collection exhibits a well-varied range…
Campagn

"Saw This Made This": BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and The Hoxton partner with artists in five cities

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and The Hoxton will be coming together to bring an exciting addition to their neighbourhoods in Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Paris, and Rome as…
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Gin

Empress 1908 Gin now introduces Elderflower Rose Gin

Empress 1908 Gin, award-winning makers of the #2 ultra-premium gin in the U.S., today announces the U.S. debut of Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin. It is handcrafted…
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Interview

160th birthday of the aperitivo icon: Global Vice President Victoria Morris about MARTINI

Since 1863, MARTINI has been synonymous with Italian craftsmanship, outstanding quality and excellent taste, putting it at the forefront of beverage and cocktail…
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Tequila

Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez Brings VMC Tequila-Based Canned Cocktails to U.S.

The fastest-growing spirit in the US1 has a new contender: VMC, a ready-to-drink tequila-based canned cocktail born from a partnership between world champion boxer…
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Alcohol-free alternative

Captain Morgan introducing Captain Morgan Spiced Gold 0.0%

Captain Morgan is unveiling Captain Morgan Spiced Gold 0.0%, an alcohol-free alternative to the iconic Original Spiced Gold, offering a deliciously spiced flavour…
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Limited Edition

Old Forester Announces 12-year-old Birthday Bourbon for 2023

There's no better way to celebrate the birthday of Old Forester's original creator, George Garvin Brown, than the annual release of the brand's most coveted expression,…
Colin Kavanagh
People

Pernod Ricard North America Appoints Colin Kavanagh as Chief Marketing Officer

Pernod Ricard North America has announced Colin Kavanagh as Chief Marketing Officer with the role aimed at continuing Pernod Ricard's transformation into an ever-more…
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Transaction

HEINEKEN completes exit from Russia

HEINEKEN N.V. announces completion of the transaction to sell its Russia operations to Arnest Group. The transaction has received all the required approvals and…
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Events

BACARDÍ Rum Named First Spirits Partner of the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

BACARDÍ, MTV and Paramount Brand Studio Will Pay Tribute to 50 Years of Hip Hop Style with Experiential BACARDÍ VINTAGE Pop-Up Shop, Limited Edition Bottle, Signature…
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Gin

Lind & Lime Gin Begins Sales in the United States

Lind & Lime Gin is pleased to announce the U.S. launch of their benchmark London Dry Gin produced in Edinburgh. The expansion marks their 25th international…
Coffee

Lavazza builds Europe's first Professional Training Center in Lower Saxony

For weeks now, Lavazza Professional has been bustling with activity: chiseling, hammering and drilling. A state-of-the-art training center for business customers…
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Packaging

Berry Creates Unique 100% rPET Bottle For New Sustainable Luxury Water Brand

A new luxury artesian mineral water is being packaged in a bottle using exclusively 100% recycled PET (rPET) bottles*, manufactured by Berry Global. NEUE Water…
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Whiskey

The James B. Beam Distilling Company Unveils 7th Chapter of Little Book® Whiskey Series

The James B. Beam Distilling Company (JBBDCo.) and Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller of the Fred B. Noe Distillery, are proud to announce the seventh…