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Manchester Gin has revealed plans to open a city centre distillery in Manchester.

Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery has launched Scotland’s first Rye Whisky in over 100 years, using rye grown on its highland estate.

Eight distilleries have joined forces to introduce a new Whisky festival in the Scottish Highlands, while at the same time a Highland Malt Scotch Whisky brand has revealed plans for a limited-edition launch.

Morgenrot, the specialist beer importer, has added a non-alcoholic variant from Dutch craft brewer, vandeStreek Brouwerij, to its portfolio.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro is introducing an 0.0% abv variant billed “the first super-premium alcohol-free beer” to hit the UK market.

A new alcohol-free spirit is set to hit the market in time for Dry January.

Drinkaware ambassadors will go into 100 Asda stores across the UK this month to educate shoppers about the pitfalls of drinking to excess.

Manchester brewery Seven Brothers has completed a £500,000 crowdfunding drive after attracting investment from more than 850 craft beer fans.

Stock Spirits, the Central and Eastern European branded spirits and liqueurs business, will move its UK distribution to The Drinks Company as of January 1, 2019.

Gin sales in the UK this year reached almost £2 billion, which is nearly double the amount sold in 2016, the year dubbed ‘Year of Gin’.

Off-Piste Wines has revealed plans to expand its Most Wanted Wines sparkling range in 2019, following “a great year” for the brand in the off-trade.

Budweiser is to be brewed with renewable electricity following a deal between ABInbev and European solar energy company, Lightsource BP.

Thatchers has added two West Country style ciders to its Cider Barn collection for 2019.

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Matt Smith as one of its wine buyers.

Diageo Reserve has officially launched Belsazar Vermouth after acquiring the brand from Distill Ventures earlier this year.

Diageo is piloting a new Amazon Alexa Skill to inspire consumers to 'think, talk and try' Scotch at home this festive season.

Pinkster gin has raised £1.1 million in a round of private financing to allow it to fully capitalise on the pink gin boom.

Square Root Soda is launching its Non-Alcoholic Gin & Tonic in January 2019.

The Crafty Brewing Company has acquired Guildford-based brewery, The Little Beer Corporation (LBC).

Lidl UK has revealed the next collection of wines to feature in its Wine Tour series.

Tesco BWS director Rob Cooke has challenged suppliers to bring more genuine innovation to the market in order to maintain a thriving drinks industry.

Neil Ellis Wines has appointed Gonzalez Byass UK as its distributor from February 2019.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has granted awards to thirteen projects set up to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland.

Barefoot has leapfrogged Echo Falls, Blossom Hill and McGuigan to become the second most popular wine brand in the UK off-trade.

Halewood Wines & Spirits, owner of Whitley Neill Gin, Crabbie’s and the Crabbie malt whisky brand, has announced that spirit production has commenced at its new distillery in Edinburgh.

Jägermeister has launched its shot glass off-trade pack into Tesco stores, while its Yard of Jägermeister concept has been given a refreshed look for Christmas.

That Boutique-y Gn Company is introducing a pink gin, which is described as having “a Boutique-y twist on a traditional recipe”.

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has released a limited-edition single malt whiskey aged in Acacia wood.

Famille Helfrich, the arm of Les Grand Chais de France dedicated to independent retailers and the premium on-trade, is planning its first portfolio tasting event.

Wines of Hungary UK is bringing ‘Furmint February’ to the UK in 2019.