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What does the future hold for low- and no-alcohol? - analysis 3 Jan 2020

The no-alcohol drinks segment has been gaining increasing attention in light of the booming health & wellness trend. Callum Tyndall talks to those within the industry to learn about the state of the sector and where it's heading.

Finally, proof the UK gin boom is over - Analysis 10 Dec 2019

It's a question often asked - is the UK gin boom over? According to one analyst, for the first time we can answer with a definitive 'yes'.

Sterling's bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod Ricard as Jameson is taken to the mat - Analysis 22 Nov 2019

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value of the pound. Overnight, production costs, relative to other currencies, dropped sharply for beverages made in the country.

Protecting the brand - What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks? - analysis 12 Nov 2019

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure its continued safety in the wake of changing regulations and agreements. One of the less explored areas is how such changes may affect trademarks and intellectual property. Callum Tyndall investigates.

Slower growth for gin gives rum chance to capitalise in UK - data 28 Oct 2019

Since 2009, when the so-called 'gin boom' began, the gin category has been on-trend, particularly in the UK. Going forward, however, rum is set to dominate the headlines, according to GlobalData, with the impressive sales growth and innovation activities of recent years giving the sector a strong advantage.

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Dark Sky Spirits to build Scotch whisky distillery in Moffat 29 Jan 2020

Scotch whisky blender Dark Sky Spirits is to build a single malt distillery in Scotland's south-west.

Brick Brewery’s Peckham Helles Gluten-Free Helles Lager - Product Launch 29 Jan 2020

London-based Brick Brewery has added its first gluten-free beer to its core line-up.

Suntory Holdings to buy 10% stake in Edrington 28 Jan 2020

Suntory Holdings has agreed to purchase a 10% holding in Scottish distiller Edrington for an undisclosed sum.

Diageo H1 fiscal-2020 - preview 28 Jan 2020

On Thursday, Diageo will announce its results for the first half of the group's fiscal-2020. The company, which only reports on a six-monthly basis, will be hoping to maintain its mid-single-digit sales growth trend of recent years. Here's a look at the stories that will likely shape Diageo's performance in H1.

Full-year sales down, but better than expected for AG Barr - trading update 28 Jan 2020

AG Barr has reported a slowing decline in its sales last year as the group continues to battle with repercussions from the UK's sugar tax.

Halewood Wines & Spirits takes stake in Vestal Vodka 27 Jan 2020

Halewood Wines & Spirits has purchased a 48% share of Vestal Vodka as it continues to build its focus on "artisanal spirits".

Bacardi’s Craigellachie 39 Year Old Single Cask - Product Launch 27 Jan 2020

Bacardi’s Global Travel Retail unit has partnered with World Duty Free for a 39-year-old limited iteration of its Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Saicho’s Saicho sparkling tea range - Product Launch 27 Jan 2020

UK-based Saicho has rolled out a range of cold-brewed sparkling teas, designed to be paired with food.

AG Barr’s Funkin Pro Prickly Pear Purée - Product Launch 27 Jan 2020

AG Barr's fruit purée and cocktail mixers arm has added a new flavour to its purée range. Funkin Pro Prickly Pear Purée was developed in collaboration with UK restaurant brand, Las Iguanas.

In Tune's sparkling CBD-infused soft drinks - Product Launch 24 Jan 2020

New UK drinks company In Tune has launched a range of CBD-infused sparkling soft drinks.