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Diageo raises curtain on 2019 Special Releases single malts

Diageo has announced the full details of this year's series of Special Releases single malt Scotch whisky expressions....

Pernod Ricard rounds off gin team with new Beefeater brand chief

Pernod Ricard has recruited internally for the next global brand director of its Beefeater gin brand....

Anheuser-Busch InBev to launch CBD drinks this year - just-drinks comments

Anheuser-Busch InBev's cannabis joint-venture is to sell its first products in Canada before the end of the year....

Consumers driving shift to smaller pack sizes - PepsiCo CEO

The head of PepsiCo has noticed a "fundamental change" in demand among North American consumers for smaller beverage bottles and cans in the...

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Anheuser-Busch InBev unveils dark Stella Artois Midnight Lager 17 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch a dark version of Stella Artois lager for Halloween


Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Chocolate Malted Rye - Product Launch 17 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Chocolate Malted Rye


Kinahan’s Kasc Project Irish Whiskey - Product Launch 17 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Irish distiller Kinahan's has launched the first in a new series of whiskies called Kasc Project in the UK.


Spirit of Harrogate names export manager for Slingsby Gin 17 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Spirit of Harrogate has appointed its first export manager as the UK company targets overseas sales for Slingsby Gin.


Diageo creates new head of communications & society post in Asia-Pacific, appoints Azmar Sukandar 17 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Diageo has recruited externally for its head of communications & society position in Asia-Pacific.


Ian Macleod Distillers' Edinburgh Gin Bramble & Honey - Product Launch 17 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Ian Macleod Distillers has become the latest spirits company to launch a berry-flavoured gin.


What were the most-mentioned drinks terms on Twitter in Q3 2019? - analysis 17 Oct 2019

GlobalData

The wine category monopolised Twitter in the third quarter of 2019. GlobalData identifies some of the top tweeted terms in the beverage industry by key individuals (influencers) in the three months to the end of September.


How did Pernod Ricard perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data - just-drinks comments 17 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has reported a slight lift in its latest three-month sales, with Asia struggling against a tough comparison.


Halewood Wines & Spirits told to withdraw hemp rum ads that "link alcohol to drugs" 17 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The UK advertising watchdog havse reprimanded Halewood Wines & Spirits, the maker of alcoholic CBD spirit Dead Man's Fingers Hemp Rum, for social media posts about the brand that contained drugs slang.


Diageo’s Bailey’s Red Velvet Liqueur - Product Launch 17 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Diageo has launched a red velvet variant of its Bailey's liqueur, available in the US as a limited edition.


Champagne Taittinger appoints Vitalie Taittinger as next president 16 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Champagne Taittinger has said that Vitalie Taittinger will take over as president of the company from her father, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger.


Beam Suntory's El Tesoro Extra Anejo - Product Launch 16 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has added a new permanent expression to its El Tesoro Tequila range.


Beam Suntory unveils Larios Provenzal as GTR exclusive 16 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has launched the first Travel Retail-exclusive for Spanish gin brand Larios.


Diageo’s Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced Rum - Product Launch 16 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Diageo has launched a Captain Morgan’s rum with spiced gingerbread flavouring in the UK.


Ugly Drinks’ Energized Sparkling Water Range - Product Launch 16 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

UK canned water producer Ugly Drinks has lined up a caffeinated range of its namesake sparkling water brand.


Diageo raises curtain on 2019 Special Releases single malts 16 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Diageo has announced the full details of this year's series of Special Releases single malt Scotch whisky expressions.


Youth gone wild - How young consumers are transforming brands - analysis 17 Oct 2019

Callum Tyndall at GlobalData

As younger consumers continue to dominate the trends driving FMCGs, GlobalData's Callum Tyndall finds out how packaging is being adapted to cater to them.


Pernod Ricard rounds off gin team with new Beefeater brand chief 16 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has recruited internally for the next global brand director of its Beefeater gin brand.


Why Canada will shape the rules for cannabis beverages - Comment 16 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Tomorrow is a big day for the cannabis beverage industry. After years of deliberations that eventually led to the federal legalisation of cannabis, edibles - as the digestible variants of cannabis products are known – will go on sale across Canada. This means that the cannabis beverage products companies have been working on in the lead up to October 17 will finally go on the shelves of dispensaries and other legal cannabis outlets in Canada.


Anheuser-Busch InBev puts footballer's tattoos on Budweiser bottle - video 15 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released a limited-edition Budweiser range decorated with the tattoos of leading Spanish footballer Sergio Ramos.


Why single malt Scotch must ignore its core consumer - Comment 17 Oct 2019

Neil Ridley

Despite drawing criticism from certain quarters, the Scotch whisky category must continue to strive for greater inspiration and innovation if it is to maintain its current trajectory, argues Neil Ridley.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019 16 Oct 2019

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.


Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up US-wide launch for 3%-abv Goose Island 15 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's main craft brewery, Goose Island, is to give a US nation-Anheuser-Busch InBev's main craft brewery, Goose Island, is to give a US nation-wide launch to the 3%-abv variant of its namesake beer brand.launch to its 3%-abv beer


Team Tenzing’s Tenzing Raspberry & Yuzu energy drink - Product Launch 15 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Team Tenzing, the UK natural energy drink company founded by a former Red Bull executive, has rolled out a Raspberry & Yuzu flavoured variant of its Tenzing energy drink.


The Boston Beer Co's Truly Lemonade Hard Seltzer - Product Launch 15 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co is to expand its Truly hard seltzer range with the addition of a spiked lemonade variant.


Australian Vintage's McGuigan Single Batch Project Dry Rosé - Product Launch 15 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Australian Vintage is utilising craft cues for the latest range from its McGuigan Wines brand in the UK.


Distill Ventures ups North America start-up hunt with new recruit 15 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Distill Ventures, the business incubation unit with an exclusive arrangement with Diageo, is intensifying its efforts in the US with the appointment in the country of a former E&J Gallo Winery executive.


The Boston Beer Co Truly seltzer "more drinkable" after recipe revamp 15 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co has overhauled the flavour profile of its Truly hard seltzer to give the range a "crisper" taste.


Amsterdam Craft Gin Co's Gin 1689 - Product Launch - Gin in the UK data 15 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Dutch start-up Amsterdam Craft Gin Co is set to release a higher-end gin in the UK that is based on a distillation recipe from 1689.


Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits poised for more losses in 2019 15 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has warned of a sizeable loss in its results for the current calendar year.


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