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Olly Wehring

Olly WehringBiography

After 11 years of doing he doesn't know what, Olly Wehring's “Eureka!” moment arrived in 2003, when he decided to retrain as a journalist.

Following several freelance stints at such hallowed publications as the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Retail Week and The Daily Mirror, Olly boarded the good ship just-drinks in October 2003 as news editor.

Within only two years, he had moved up to the position of editor – a role he has assumed ever since.

Olly likes working for just-drinks, and likes drinks.

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Lidl's private-label London dry gin, AquineLidl's private-label London dry gin, Aquine - Product Launch 17 October 2018

Supermarket operator Lidl has released a private label Scottish gin brand in the country.

The Polo Edition is an annual 21-year-old bottling of Royal Salute blended ScotchPernod Ricard takes Royal Salute 21 Year Old Beach Polo Edition global 17 October 2018

Pernod Ricard has extended the availability of the 21-year-old iteration of the Royal Salute blended Scotch brand to the high-end off-premise channel.

Chris Swonger will head up both DISCUS and Responsibility.Org in the USChris Swonger to replace Clarkson Hine as DISCUS CEO 17 October 2018

US trade body the Distilled Spirits Council has confirmed the appointment of Chris Swonger as its next CEO.

Michter's 20 Year Kentucky Straight BourbonMichter's 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon - Product Launch 17 October 2018

Michter's Distillery is lining up the US launch of the latest 20-year-old iteration of its namesake Kentucky straight Bourbon.

Cott Corp has spent US$78.5m on The Mountain Valley Spring CoCott Corp adds to water footprint with Mountain Valley Spring Co purchase 16 October 2018

Cott Corp has confirmed its purchase of bottled water producer The Mountain Valley Spring Co for just under US$80m.

Bimber Distillery's The London Classic RumBimber Distillery's The London Classic Rum - Product Launch 16 October 2018

Bimber Distillery has added to its spirits stable, launching a white rum that has been produced in the UK.

Ardgowan Distillery will be located around 30 miles west of GlasgowAnother Scotch whisky distillery on the way - Ardgowan 16 October 2018

Ardgowan Distillery has lined up a GBP12m (US$15.8m) investment in the construction of a new Scotch whisky distillery on Scotland's west coast.

Eastside Distilling's Burnside Buckman RSV BourbonEastside Distilling's Burnside Buckman RSV Bourbon - Product Launch 16 October 2018

Publicly-listed craft spirits producer Eastside Distilling is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the release of a ten-year-old Bourbon.

We've got a busy Brexit week aheadWhat a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like for drinks companies - Focus 15 October 2018

As Brexit Day draws ever closer, the negotiations between the UK and the European Union have reached a critical point this week, with the European Council set to meet on Wednesday to discuss what happens next. In two separate statements, released today, two drinks trade associations have sounded the alarm bells about the consequences of the two sides failing to reach an agreement. Here, according to SpiritsEurope and the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, is what a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like.

The European Council will meet on Wednesday to discuss the UK's withdrawal from the EUSpirits industry warns of "disastrous" no-deal Brexit 15 October 2018

A 'no-deal' exit from the European Union for the UK would be "extremely detrimental" to the continent's spirits producers, while the absence of a withdrawal agreement would be "disastrous" to spirits companies either side of the Irish border, according to two trade associations.

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