Cognac

Rémy Cointreau

Rémy Cointreau sales decline slows, shows signs of stabilising

22 Jan 2015 | By Erin Smith

Rémy Cointreau’s sales are still declining based on its third quarter financial results, but falls are slowing signalling that the company may finally be stabilising following a Cognac crash that hit China.

Gin

WSTA Drop the Duty

Artisan gin producers throw weight behind WSTA campaign

09 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Artisan gin distillers have joined the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s campaign calling for a 2% cut in alcohol duty.

Liqueurs

Liquers range bought by Quintessential Brands Group

Quintessential buys French spirits producer Lafragette & Legier

04 Mar 2015 | By Helen Arnold

  Quintessential Brands Group, whose spirits portfolio include Greenalls Original London Dry Gin, Berkeley Square Gin and Bloom Gin, has today acquired the French spirits producer Lafragette & Legier SA (L&L) from French American Vintners, part of the US-based Kopf Group.

Rum

PIMM's Cider Cup

Diageo puts innovation ‘at the heart’ of its UK commercial strategy

23 Mar 2015 | By Erin Smith

Diageo is stepping up its commitment to innovation as part of a commercial strategy that will see levels of npd boosted across its drinks portfolio. 

Vodka

Stoli Group

SPI Group ‘extremely disappointed’ by Dutch ruling returning Stolichnaya brand to Russia

27 Mar 2015 | By Erin Smith

Spirit International said it was “extremely disappointed” that a Dutch court has ordering the company to hand control of three vodka brands back to the Russia state-owned monopoly.

Whiskies

Liam Hughes and Ian McDougall

First single malt whisky to be distilled in Glasgow in over a century, is laid down

26 Mar 2015 | By Erin Smith

The Glasgow Distillery Company has produced and laid the first casks of single malt whisky to be distilled in Glasgow in over a century.

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