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Sean Clinton

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Pernod's Tequila Avion release will feature the signature of boxer Floyd Mayweather JrPernod Ricard unveils Tequila Avión bottle with Floyd Mayweather Jr 22 August 2017

Pernod Ricard has launched a Floyd Mayweather Jr edition of its Tequila Avión brand in the US as it joins the marketing buzz around this weekend's so-called 'Fight of the Century'.

Loch Lomond Group is looking to grow its Scandinavian presenceLoch Lomond Group heads into Nordic Travel Retail with Five Eyes 21 August 2017

Loch Lomond Group is set to extend its Scandinavian presence beyond Sweden and into the broader Nordic travel retail channel.

Cognac volumes and value increased in Europe in the 12 months to July, after declines were recorded in calendar-2016European bounceback adds shine to global Cognac growth - figures 17 August 2017

A return to growth in Europe has helped boost global Cognac volumes as exports jumped for the third year in a row, according to figures released this week.

Diageo's Special Releases Scotch range 2017Diageo's Special Release Scotch whiskies 2017 - Product Launch 15 August 2017

Diageo has released full details of the latest annual series in its Special Releases Scotch whisky bottlings.

Spirits set to beat wine in China profits chase - study 8 August 2017

Wine volumes in China are set to outpace spirits over the next decade, a new report has said, but the category risks treading water when it comes to profits growth.

Brown-Forman's Red Dog Saloon is 43% abv, compared to regular Jack Daniel's 40% abvBrown-Forman unveils Jack Daniel's Red Dog Saloon 7 August 2017

Brown-Forman has released a limited-edition Jack Daniel’s bottle to mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of a bar by the brand’s founder.

Beam Suntory's Roku bottle for Travel Retail features Sakura flowers, to reflect the more prominent Sakura flavourBeam Suntory lines up global push for Roku Gin 31 July 2017

Beam Suntory has announced plans to roll out its Japanese gin brand Roku to international markets. 

Heaven Hill's purchase includes the Irish Mist honey liqueur Gruppo Campari offloads Carolans Irish Cream and Irish Mist to Heaven Hill Brands 24 July 2017

Gruppo Campari has sold its Carolans Irish Cream and Irish Mist brands to Heaven Hill Brands for US$165m.

The speakeasy style Tito's bar has initially rolled out at Las Vegas’ McCarren International AirportFifth Generation unveils Tito’s Handmade Vodka airport pop-up bar 24 July 2017

Fifth Generation's Tito’s Handmade Vodka is upping its Travel Retail presence with a pop-up bar at US airports.

The Remy Martin stable had a Remy Martin shines as Remy Cointreau hails "excellent" Q1 - trading update 20 July 2017

Remy Cointreau has posted an 8% lift in its first-quarter sales, in what the group has described as an "excellent start to the year".

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