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Paddy Irish whiskey - The Facts

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. He...

How do the US and UK on-trades compare? - Focus

Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:...

What will a UK sugar tax mean for CSD producers?

This month, Richard Corbett considers the impact of a sugar tax on the UK CSD market....

Who will be hit hardest by UK sugar tax? Analysis

A spoonful of sugar was long thought to help the medicine go down. These days, the medicine is more of a tough pill to swallow - especially...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Interview - Harviestoun Brewery MD Toby Knowles 26 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

Scotland, already well-known for the quality of its whisky, is carving out a reputation as a centre of craft beer excellence. According to Nielsen data, craft beer consumers in Scotland drink more per head than almost anywhere else in the UK, and every year an increasing number of new breweries open to accommodate this thirst. Last year, there were 93 breweries in Scotland, the Campaign for Real Ale, says, with 20 of them opening over the past 12 months.

Latest News

Diageo unveils first European Johnnie Walker House 27 May 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Houses have reached Europe for the first time, with the company unveiling one of the premium retail outlets in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

Jeremy Parsons steps down as Berry Bros & Rudd COO 27 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Berry Bros & Rudd has confirmed the departure of its chief operating officer, just over a year after his appointment.

Wm Grant redesigns Glenfiddich 21yo Gran Reserva 26 May 2016

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons UK unit has overhauled its Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva single malt whisky packaging as it looks to highlight the brand's finishing process. 

Henkell & Co buys rest of Copestick Murray 26 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Germany’s Henkell & Co has taken full control of UK-based wine supplier and brand owner Copestick Murray.

Coca-Cola takes aim at UK sugar tax 26 May 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has criticised UK plans for a sugar tax, saying reformulation is a better tool for fighting obesity.

Kopparberg gives Fruit Lager UK marketing push 25 May 2016

Andy Morton

Kopparberg is to launch a Summer marketing campaign in the UK for its Fruit Lager radler.

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