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Carlsberg's turnaround challenge in the UK - What just-drinks thinks 5 Nov 2018

It is the glue dots that will do it...


Who could buy Brockmans Gin? - What just-drinks thinks 1 Nov 2018

Brockmans Gin is reportedly up for sale, and could be set to go the same way as many of its gin start-up peers, snapped up by international spirits companies keen to jump aboard the gin boom.


What a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like for drinks companies - Focus 15 Oct 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.


Six companies that are shaking up the non-alcoholic drinks category - Focus 15 Oct 2018

On Saturday, mindful drinking consumer group Club Soda held its Mindful Drinking Festival outside of London for the first time. Just-drinks visited the event in Glasgow to speak to some of the beverage companies helping to mark out the future course of the growing non-alcoholic category. From "no sin gin" to vinegar drinks, here's a selection of what we found.


Limestone Branch Distillery targets UK with Bourbon, rye launches 26 Sep 2018

Kentucky-based Limestone Branch Distillery is to launch two of its North American whiskey expressions in the UK.

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Budweiser moves to 100% renewable energy in the UK 19 Dec 2018

The UK unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev is inviting other businesses to adopt its symbol promoting renewable energy use, having just signed what it claims to be the largest unsubsidised solar energy deal in UK history.


Diageo lines up Amazon Alexa whisky tasting experience 18 Dec 2018

Diageo is piloting a voice-activated whisky tasting using Amazon Alexa in the UK market.


Takara Shuzo's Tomatin 50 Year Old - Product Launch 17 Dec 2018

The Tomatin distillery has released a 50-year-old whisky that was distilled in November 1967.


Nonsuch Shrubs' Blood Orange and Bitter Lemon – Product Launch 17 Dec 2018

Nonsuch Shrubs, the drinking vinegars company set up by former Aspall Cyder head Henry Chevallier-Guild, has launched a new product in time for 'Dry January'.


Sleep Well's Chocolate Milk Drink sleeping aid - Product Launch 17 Dec 2018

UK Channel Islands company Sleep Well has launched a chocolate version of its namesake milk drink that claims to aid a good night's sleep.


Chambord gets biggest UK push with gin, Prosecco leg-up 14 Dec 2018

Brown-Forman has leveraged its partnership with Bacardi in the UK as part of the biggest Christmas campaign so far for its Chambord liqueur brand.


Dry January expected to pull in 10% of UK drinkers 13 Dec 2018

One in ten UK drinkers will go alcohol-free during the country's annual Dry January charity appeal, according to a new survey.


Halewood Wines & Spirits turns on taps for John Crabbie & Co Edinburgh whisky 13 Dec 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has started Edinburgh production at its John Crabbie & Co Scotch whisky distillery ahead of the completion of a new GBP7m (US$10m) home for the brand next year.


Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Distillery Exclusive Irish whiskey - Product Launch 13 Dec 2018

Cuervo's Proximo Spirits unit has lined up an Acacia-aged whiskey from its Northern Ireland distillery. Bushmills Distillery Exclusive is only available to purchase at The Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim.


Halewood Wines & Spirits' John Crabbie & Co 25-Year-Old, 40-Year-Old single malts - Product Launch 12 Dec 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has added a 25yo and a 40yo to its John Crabbie and Co Scotch whisky range.

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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'.