The week in drinks

The week in drinks

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

A new whiskey distillery in Ireland - the first in 47 years - is set to officially start production this week.

Craft beers are taking sales from premium and import beers in the US on-trade, a new study claims.

Rémy Cointreau has reported a major increase in first-half net profits driven by Cognac sales in the US and China.

Brown-Forman has lined up a special dividend payment to the tune of around US$850m, but maintains it still has enough capital to make “strategic acquisitions”.

The UK Government has launched a consultation on plans to set a minimum alcohol price of GBP0.45 per unit.

The "super premium" and "value" end of the US spirits market have grabbed on-trade sales in the US from an underperforming middle, a new study claims.

Carlsberg has confirmed it is “considering various options” for Myanmar following reports it is planning to build a brewery and establish joint-ventures in the country.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has partly rejected health concerns raised by two senators over energy drinks, saying there is no evidence to suggest taurine and guarana are dangerous.

The European Commission (EC) has urged the Scottish and UK Governments to abandon their plans for a minimum price as the measure is “disproportionate” and will be an obstacle to trade.

Accolade Wines has announced that CEO Troy Christensen is leaving the company today (30 November) by "mutual agreement".