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Spirits industry leaders have urged the government to secure a smooth Brexit transition and a positive long-term deal for distillers after record-breaking export figures for Scotch whisky and gin in 2017.

Global Brands has been appointed to handle off-trade distribution for Brewdog-owned whisky brand Uncle Duke’s.

A bottled aperitif made with organic Corsican red grapefruit is being launched in the UK by Mangrove.

Blackwoods gin and Blavod vodka producer Distil has reported a 19% increase in revenue and volume sales in the last quarter of 2017.

Three Scotland rugby union internationals have teamed up with distiller Eden Mill to create a new gin.

Italian spirits group Campari has reported a 23% upward surge in sales of its brands in the first nine months of the year.

Japanese-inspired gin brand Kuro has increased its distribution base in a listing deal with Harvey Nichols.

The highly-prized Van Winkle bourbon brand says yields for this year’s release of its whiskeys are “a bit higher” than last.

Jägermeister has launched a digital campaign for Halloween, starring Simone Marie Butler, bass player with the rock band Primal Scream and a presenter on Soho Radio.

Four Pillars Australian gin is releasing a limited number of bottles of its Christmas Gin in the UK for the first time. 

Baileys is bringing back the Pumpkin Spice version of its market-leading cream liqueur for the autumn.

Tamdhu single malt Scotch as released a special edition lantern-shaped whisky gift tin.

Ian Macleod Distillers plans to resurrect Scotland’s Rosebank distillery after buying the site and trademark in separate deals.

Two iconic Scotch whisky distilleries are to be brought out of mothballs in a £35 million investment by Diageo.

Molson Coors’ Cornish brewery Sharp’s is making its Hopster gin a permanent part of its range after a limited release last year.

Loch Lomond Distillery is to release a limited edition 50-year-old single malt whisky with a £12,000 price tag.

LVMH-owned Belvedere vodka is to release two vodkas under the banner name of the Single Estate Rye Series, which it says aim to reflect the terroir of the place they are made.

Quintessential Brands is adding a new premium blended Irish whiskey to its Dubliner range in January.

Diageo Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker has released three new whiskies in world markets to showcase the art of blending.

Highland distillery Tomatin has released a 2006 vintage edition as part of its range of limited edition Cù Bòcan single malts.

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed a Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada which came into force this week.

Major rum brands have pledged financial support for islands hit by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Orkney distillery has released Dragon Legend, a new whisky made with a higher proportion of peated malt.

Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey is giving away DNA testing kits as part of its global Beauty of the Blend advertising campaign.

Glenfiddich is launching a new limited edition whisky, aged in ice wine casks, as part of its Experimental Series.

Macallan has released the third single malt in its Edition Series of Scotch whiskies.

Berry Bros & Rudd has released a limited edition bottling of its No 3 gin to coincide with the launch of the action comedy spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Glenmorangie has linked with upmarket cycle manufacturer Renovo to create a bike made from whisky barrels.

Brown Forman is bringing new packaging for its Woodford Reserve American whiskey range to the UK market.

Glenmorangie is bringing its Astar single malt back to the market after a nine-year gap.