Cognac

Louis Royer Force 53

Suntory agrees sale of Louis Royer Cognac to Tullibardine whisky owner Terroirs Distillers

23 Jul 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Japanese drinks giant Suntory has announced in Tokyo that it is to sell the Louis Royer Cognac brand to Terroirs Distillers.

Gin

Kirsty Black, Arbikie Distillery

Arbikie launches Scotland’s first single-estate gin

30 Jul 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Arbroath-based farm-to-bottle distillery Arbikie has launched a new super premium Scottish gin. Kirsty’s Gin takes its name from Arbikie master distiller Kirsty Black, who has spent the last two years developing it.

Liqueurs

Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac

UK market strong for Rémy as China and Greece hit Cognac and liqueur group’s sales

21 Jul 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Rémy Cointreau enjoyed “healthy momentum” for its Rémy Martin Cognac brand in the UK as the French group reported an 11.2% increase in global sales for the brand in the quarter to June.

Rum

Fabio Di Giammarco

Bacardí announces new global vice president

31 Jul 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Bacardí has appointed Fabio Di Giammarco as its new global vice president. He will oversee the brand’s global marketing, with a particular emphasis on improving the brand equity.

Vodka

Russian Standard Vodka's Jason Silva

Russian Standard finds spiritual home at Edinburgh Festival

29 Jul 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Russian Standard Vodka has been confirmed as an official partner of the annual Edinburgh International Festival for the first time.

Whiskies

New borders distillery

R&B crowd-sources location for new Borders distillery

03 Aug 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Scottish whisky producer R&B Distillers is asking its customers to choose a location for a new distillery in the Borders. If completed, it will be the first distillery in the region since 1837.

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