Cognac Star Performer In French Spirits Exports

French spirits exports rose 1.8% to ?4.4 billion (US$4.9bn) in 2018, but Cognac was the only category to record both value and volume growth


Wine & Spirits Show Names First Exhibitors For 2019

The Spirits Business and the drinks business have revealed the first spirits exhibitors for the upcoming Wine & Spirits Show in April


The Week In Pictures

As the drinks industry turned pink for Valentine's Day, SB sampled the new Swift menu, Arizona's on-trade prepared for its annual cocktail celebration and a throng of competitions began their search f


Key Regions And Bourbon Boost Beam Suntory Results

Strong performances in the US and Japan helped Beam Suntory register mid-single-digit revenue growth in 2018, when Maker?s Mark Bourbon surpassed sales of two million cases for the first time


Uk Market: Brexit Uncertainty Could Benefit Spirits

When it comes to the UK drinks scene, gin rules the roost, with imbibers migrating from other spirits and wine to get a jolt of juniper. But, as The Spirits Business reports, other sectors are holding


Pink Gin Boosts Flavoured Gin Sales In Uk

Sales of flavoured gin in the UK were driven by pink variants last year and are expected to grow further in 2019, according to the Wine & Spirit Trade Association


Crown Royal Creates Peach-flavoured Whisky For Summer

Diageo is set to release a limited edition peach-flavoured variant under its Canadian whisky brand Crown Royal to tap into ?summertime occasions"


Douglas Laing Celebrates Big Peat?s 10th Birthday

Independent Scotch whisky bottler Douglas Laing is marking a decade of Big Peat with a commemorative 10-year-old blended malt


Morris: Woodford Reserve ?home Of Innovative Whiskeys?

For Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve?s master distiller, doing things differently is essential. As the American whiskey boom continues, he?s keen to show just how experimental and diverse the category c


Pernod: ?no-deal Brexit Would Be Short-term Nightmare?

Pernod Ricard is in a ?good position? to face the ?short-term nightmare? of a no-deal Brexit scenario and has stockpiled products in the UK and Ireland, its executives have said

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