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Rekorderlig Deal Sees Molson Coors Miss Out 6 Jul 2015

Not many business empires begin with a holiday to Peru. But that was the genesis of Chilli Marketing, which last week sold the UK rights of Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig to Molson Coors.

SABMiller edges Diageo as beer trumps spirits 17 Apr 2015

Two international beverage companies released financial results yesterday - SABMiller and Diageo - to differing reactions.

just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 2015

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.

Analysis – The UK Budget 2015 18 Mar 2015

Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his Budget for the UK. From Monday (23 March), the following duty changes will come into effect on alcoholic products sold in the country:

Interview - Meantime Brewing Co CEO Nick Miller 11 Mar 2015

Nick Miller spent 25 years working for big brewers - most recently with SABMiller - before deciding to take the role of CEO at London's Meantime Brewing Co in 2011. Here, Surrey-born Miller explains who he regards as competition, the future for UK craft brewers and the firm's plans for this year.

Latest News

Spencerfield unveils slimmer Edinburgh Gin bottle 17 Jul 2015

Spencerfield Spirit Co has launched a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand.

A-B InBev Open golf push for Stella Artois 17 Jul 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a UK TV ad as part of its Stella Artois Open golf sponsorship at St Andrews.

Diageo silent on external CFO report 15 Jul 2015

Diageo has declined to comment on reports it is looking outside the company for its next chief financial officer.

Heineken's Caledonian Brewery opens test site 14 Jul 2015

Heineken's Scottish subsidiary, Caledonian Brewery, is to roll out new craft innovations into the UK after opening a GBP100,000 (US$156,000) pilot brewery.

NPD - Edrington's The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold 14 Jul 2015

Edrington has launched a new The Famous Grouse expression as it attempts to “challenge perceptions” around blended Scotch.

Boston Beer lines up Angry Orchard's UK launch 13 Jul 2015

The Boston Beer Co is to release one of its Angry Orchard ciders in the UK.

BenRiach to invest GBP25m amid record profits 10 Jul 2015

Scotch whisky business The BenRiach Distillery Company is to invest GBP25m (US$39m) over the next two years to drive growth for its trio of single malt brands.

Bruichladdich readies warehouse project 10 Jul 2015

Remy Cointreau's Scotch whisky unit, Bruichladdich, is to start work on six new maturation warehouses on Islay.

Suntory unveils GBP6m Ribena marketing push 10 Jul 2015

Suntory soft drinks brand Ribena is launching a GBP6m (US$9.3m) marketing campaign aimed especially at consumers aged 16 to 34.

Conviviality Retail targets Matthew Clark buy 9 Jul 2015

UK off-licence group Conviviality Retail is in talks to take over distributor Matthew Clark.

Latest blogs

Making gin in the shed 14 Jul 2015

The garden shed is usually home to some spiders, a lawnmower and a few half-empty paint tins.

Are you going to London Wine Week? 20 May 2015

Here in London, the second Wine Week has kicked off to coincide with UK wine trade event London Wine Fair.

All aboard the Aperol bus 14 May 2015

Commuting in London is a drag. It’s overcrowded, sweaty and rarely goes to plan. In fact, it’s enough to turn a person to drink.