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Why The Macallan 2.0 is the ultimate challenge to its Scotch whisky rivals - Comment 22 May 2018

The opening this week of The Macallan's newly-"reimagined" Scotch whisky distillery by Edrington is a defining moment in the category, believes Neil Ridley. So, what is the knock-on effect for the rest of the Scotch industry?


How the sugar tax has transformed the soft drinks category - Comment 12 Apr 2018

Last week, the UK introduced its version of the sugar tax. But, as soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett explains, the fall-out from the move was becoming manifest long before its implementation.


Conviviality - Boy, that escalated quickly - Comment 29 Mar 2018

The remarkable speed of Conviviality's tumble from grace has surprised even the most seasoned drinks industry executive here in the UK. How could a company go from posting an 85% leap in full-year sales in May last year, to announcing the pending appointment of administrators in late-March. That's less than a year.


Five soft drinks growth drivers for 2018 - Focus 23 Mar 2018

Britvic has outlined several category trends to help boost soft drinks sales in the UK this year.


Why Minimum Unit Pricing could prove a win for both consumers and the drinks industry - Analysis 31 Jan 2018

Towards the end of last year, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) could proceed in Scotland. The decision has prompted many questions: Is this the right approach to tackle the issue of irresponsible drinking? Are moderate drinkers being punished for the actions of a few? Indeed, is the Scottish Government using a sledgehammer to crack a nut? Laura Foster investigates.

Latest News

Edrington puts Cutty Sark, Glenturret Scotch whiskies up for sale 22 Jun 2018

Edrington is looking to offload its Cutty Sark and Glenturret Scotch whiskies, as the group looks to focus on its core premium spirits range.


Edrington fiscal-2018 sales rise despite "challenging" blended Scotch market - results 22 Jun 2018

Edrington has reported a 7% lift in sales from its latest fiscal full-year, driven by the group's premium spirits portfolio including single malt Scotch The Macallan.


Tudor Drinks' Loveau Fruit-Infused Sparkling Water - Product Launch 22 Jun 2018

UK-based company Tudor Drinks has launched a range of zero-sugar fruit-flavoured sparkling water in cans.


Heineken warns of CO2 supply issue in UK 21 Jun 2018

Heineken has been hit by a carbon dioxide shortage in the UK that could affect beer supplies to the country's on-premise channel.


C&C Group signs Tennent's deal with Scottish Rugby 21 Jun 2018

C&C Group has extended its Tennent’s Lager sponsorship of Scottish Rugby.


Heineken funds US$53m Beavertown brewery project with minority stake 21 Jun 2018

Heineken has bought a minority stake in London brewery Beavertown.


Kopparberg's Cranberry Light cider - Product Launch 20 Jun 2018

Kopparberg has added a cranberry variant to its low-calorie fruit cider range. Cranberry Light joins Summer Fruits Light and Raspberry Light in the UK off-premise.


Jawbox Spirits Co's Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur, Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur - Product Launch 20 Jun 2018

Jawbox Spirits Co has added two gin liqueurs to its line up. The Northern Ireland-based gin distiller said today that Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur and Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur will launch in the UK this summer.


Fentimans' Pink Rhubarb and Oriental Yuzu tonics - Product Launch 19 Jun 2018

Fentimans Pink Rhubarb and Oriental Yuzu tonics


Brewfitt’s Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz - Product Launch 19 Jun 2018

Brewfitt, a UK-based drinks dispense system maker, has joined forces with soft drinks business Mr Fitzpatrick's Botanical Cordials to launch Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz, a non-alcoholic offering for the on-premise.

Latest blogs

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 2018

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...


Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge 14 Jul 2017

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.


AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 2017

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.