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

Fever Tree ginger beer

Fever-Tree boosted by second half results up by nearly 50%

23 Jan 2015 | By Erin Smith

Fever-Tree, the premium mixer company, announced yesterday a strong financial performance in the second half of 2014, with sales expected to rise 43% and revenue to grow 49% to £34.7 million.

Liqueurs

Quintessential Brands adds to its marketing division.

Quintessential Brands ramps up its marketing division

15 Jan 2015 | By Erin Smith

Quintessential Brands is growing its marketing division with the addition of Nick Williamson, Claire O’Grady, Sam Chandler and new roles for Sinead O’Frighil and Kate Harrison.

Rum

Rum

Christmas Report: how rum is spicing things up Subscription

10 Nov 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Like the other spirit categories, the growth in rum is mainly driven by the premium sector. Spiced rum that is the latest big thing, with sales growing by more than 21% year on year, making it worth an annual £80m. It appears to be particularly popular in Scotland, where it accounts for over 21% of value sales, and at the younger end of the market, while well-aged rums are finding favour with a more discerning, 30-plus audience. Helen Arnold reports.

Vodka

Pop the bubbles in time for Christmas

Nielsen confirms sparkling wine and major spirits categories as big Christmas winners

16 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Nielsen has confirmed that sparkling wine and the main spirits categories were the big winners during Christmas 2014.

Whiskies

Drop the Duty

Scotch whisky worth £5 billion to UK economy

28 Jan 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Scotch whisky’s £5 billion contribution to the UK economy is worth more than the iron, steel, textiles, shipping and computing industries, a new report has shown.

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