Cognac

Rebecca Asselin, global brand ambassador for Courvoisier

Beam Suntory names Rebecca Asseline as Courvoisier ambassador

29 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Rebecca Asseline has been appointed the global brand ambassador for Courvoisier.

Gin

The strengthening of the UK economy could benefit wine and spirits sales in 2014

English gin grows in western Europe, says Euromonitor

28 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

English gin consumption has been dominated primarily by the US, Spain and the UK, but Euromonitor is beginning to see signs of change as the product becomes more popular in Western Europe.

Liqueurs

Christmas drinks

Christmas Report: why premium spirits are key for festive sales Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Premium spirits are a crucial selling feature of the festive season. Helen Arnold explains why:

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

P Diddy

P Diddy looks to grow wine and spirits business

21 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Famed rapper and businessman Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has recently grown his partnership with Diageo to include De León tequila as well as Ciroc vodka, and has plans to further boost the portfolio.

Whiskies

Benromach new wood finish single malts

Benromach launches two single malts aged in French wine casks

24 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle

  Benromach is launching two single malt whiskies that have been aged in French wine casks from the Rhone and Bordeaux respecitively.  

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