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

Brighton Gin

Brighton's first craft gin hits the market

17 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Brighton & Hove’s first distillery has opened its doors with Brighton Gin fresh out of the still and into a host of local outlets.

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

"Is that a Belvedere vodka I see on the back bar?"

James Bond returns to vodka - Belvedere vodka for new Spectre film

16 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Bond is back and this time’s he’s drinking vodka. Belvedere vodka to be exact.

Whiskies

The Glasgow Distillery Company

Glasgow Distillery Company finds rare 30 year-old single malt casks to release its first whisky

18 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Glasgow’s first standalone whisky and gin distillery in over a 100 years has acquired 30-year-old rare aged single malt Speyside casks which it is to turn in to its first official whisky release.

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