1. Spirits

    British Gin breaks £500m export barrier

    Exports of British gin have broken records again this year, with sales overseas breaking the half a billion-pound mark for the first time. The latest figures from HMRC ( HM Revenue and Customs) show that £530 million worth of (…)

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    Japanese saké exports continue to grow

    Japan’s saké exports increased by 19% in 2017, to 23,481,000 litres. The country’s saké exports have been increasing since 2006, and surpassed 20 million litres for the first time in 2016. This increase is largely due to (…)

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    British Gin exports show record high for half year sales

    Exports of British gin have, broken records reaching £279 million for the first half of 2018, and the WSTA project that this will be the year that exports reach £600 million for the first time. Last year (…)

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    Ben Lomond Gin release

    The Loch Lomond Group drew inspiration from Loch Lomond National Park, and more specifically Mount Ben Lomond, to create a Scottish gin. Ben Lomond Gin is a London Dry style that uses hand-harvested blackcurrants and local and forage mountain ash (…)

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    Cognac shipments still growing

    In 2018, and for the fourth consecutive year, cognac shipments grew, reaching their highest levels in volume and value. These results should be considered alongside the very good 2018 harvest. With exports standing at nearly 98%, cognac (…)

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    Australia agrees to protect Irish whiskey

    According to trade body the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA), the registration will give the industry a greater ability to combat fakes. “The registration of Irish whiskey as a certification mark in Australia is a major achievement in our efforts (…)

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    Pernod Ricard acquires Italian Malfy gin

    Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of Italian Malfy gin “is part of our long-established strategy to invest in high-potential brands in growth categories”, said Christian Porta, Pernod Ricard’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. With this acquisition, Pernod (…)

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    Ab InBev acquires remaining stake in Craft Brew Alliance

    The global brewer announced yesterday (November 11) that it will acquire the remaining shareholding in Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) for $16.50 per share, more than double the $7.33 per share price at the close last night. AB (…)

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    Liqueurs and cocktails have seen the biggest increase in quantities purchased by UK consumers

    According to analysis of the latest YouGuv ‘Family Food’ report data, which was published in September, the purchase and consumption of liqueurs and cocktails has risen by 300% in the last twenty-five years as UK consumer trends change, (…)

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