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Thandie Sibanda


Thandie is just-drinks’ reporter, joining the site in May 2019.

A Solent University graduate with a BA in Journalism Studies, she spent four years as a journalist prior to joining just-drinks.

As a keen but particular drinker, she believes she’ll have truly made it once she can name every drinks brand on her local hostelry's backbar.

Thandie is a social media savvy Generation Z consumer. She also runs our official Instagram page.

Articles by Thandie Sibanda

William Grant & Sons rolls out packaging update for Glenfiddich 18 June 2019

William Grant & Sons has lined up a makeover for two expressions in its Glenfiddich portfolio.

Hotaling & Co’s Denizen Vatted Dark Rum - Product Launch - market data 18 June 2019

Hotaling & Co has announced the release of Denizen Vatted Dark Rum, the newest edition to its collection of Denizen craft spirits.

Diageo readies latest local bars push in US for Seagram’s 7 Crown whiskey - market data 17 June 2019

Diageo has partnered its Seagrams 7 Crown whiskey with rock band The Kills to promote the brand’s second annual National Dive Bar Day in the US.

Loch Lomond Group’s Glen Scotia Rum Cask Finish single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch 17 June 2019

Loch Lomond Group has added a limited edition 2003 vintage single malt to its Glen Scotia Scotch whisky portfolio.

Catoctin Creek Distilling and Adroit Theory Brewing’s Dia de los Muertos US whiskyCatoctin Creek Distilling and Adroit Theory Brewing’s Dia de los Muertos US whisky - Product Launch 17 June 2019

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co has created an American whisky distilled from a beer created by Adroit Theory Brewing Co.

The updated packaging will apply across the whole Shloer portfolioSHS Drinks updates Shloer packaging in uniformity move 17 June 2019

SHS Drinks has announced plans of a redesign for its Shloer adult soft drink brand in the UK.

Rabbit Hole Whiskey was founded in 2012 and today boasts volumes of 15,000 cases per yearPernod Ricard returns to Kentucky Bourbon with Rabbit Hole Whiskey stake purchase - market data 14 June 2019

The US unit of Pernod Ricard has acquired majority control of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, marking the group’s return to the Kentucky Bourbon category after a ten-year hiatus.

Mahou is handled in the UK by CarlsbergCarlsberg readies summer experiential push in UK for Mahou lager 14 June 2019

Carlsberg has lined up a set of experiential events over the summer for Mahou San Miguel’s Mahou lager brand in the UK.

Funkin Pro Sugar-Free cocktail syrupAG Barr’s Funkin Pro Sugar-Free cocktail syrup - Product Launch 14 June 2019

AG Barr has launched a sugar-free variant of its Funkin Pro cocktail syrup line.

Douglas Laing & Co’s XOP The Black Series Springbank Vintage 1994Douglas Laing & Co’s XOP The Black Series Springbank Vintage 1994 - Product Launch 14 June 2019

Independent Scotch whisky bottler Douglas Laing & Co has launched an extension of its Xtra Old Particular single cask line.

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