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Kent-based Copper Rivet Distillery has launched a charter that lays down clear standards for how it makes its Masthouse whisky, which is due for release in 2020.

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Scotch brand has launched a kit to give whisky lovers the chance to try the art of blending at home.

Spanish distiller Santamanía has appointed Boutique Bar Brands to handle its UK sales and marketing.

Edrington Beam Suntory has appointed former Diageo Reserve Brands supremo Nick Temperley as its new general manager for London.

In a wry response to soaring whisky prices in world auction markets, Scotland’s Craigellachie distillery has launched what it is billing as “the world’s most uncollectable whisky”.

Ireland’s Bushmills Irish whiskey brand is hosting series of events to showcase traditional crafts in London and other cities later this year and into 2019.

Drinks brand owner and distributor Proof Drinks has appointed Jeremy Hill, founder and former chairman of Sazerac-owned Hi-Spirits, as managing director.

Popular gin brand Brockmans has continued its upward march by securing a listing at 274 Co-op stores across the UK.

The UK’s largest wine supplier is branching out into the gin category with the launch of Stone’s ginger gin.

Raasay Distillery is set to release Raasay While We Wait 2018, which is the fourth expression to date of the brand’s independently bottled single malt.

Chase Distillery has unveiled a new bottle designs for its entire range of Single Estate spirits in order to unify the vodka and gin families under the Chase name.

Winter is coming and Johnnie Walker has launched a limited edition whisky to cash in on the enduring popularity of hit show Game of Thrones.

Distell has unveiled six new limited-edition malt whiskies from a range of distilleries it owns across Scotland.

Students drink an average of 14 shots during the course of Freshers’ Week, according to new research from herbal liqueur brand Jägermeister.

Grey Goose is relaunching its La Vanille flavoured variant into the UK after gaining listings for the popular spirit at Ocado and Amazon.

The burgeoning UK gin category has surged past the £1.6 billion mark after sales grew 38% in the past year.

Whisky producer Lakes Distillery is exploring a share flotation on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market for smaller, growing companies.

Leading Irish whiskey brand Jameson is returning to TV screens for the first time in seven years with a stylish ad.

Pinkster has unveiled a new label that highlights its use of fresh fruit in an effort to differentiate itself from rival pink gins.

Drinks Retailing News and sister title Harpers Wine & Spirit are teaming up to launch a day dedicated to the thriving UK whisk(e)y category.

Convenience retailers are lagging behind their grocer counterparts when it comes to selling premium spirits and they could unlock a massive sales opportunity this Christmas.

Distiller East London Liquor has won a new listing for its gin with Waitrose and strengthened its off-trade sales team.

A record 94,832 people across the globe signed up for a Wine & Spirit Education Trust course in the 2017/18 academic year.

The world’s leading whisk(e)y associations are heading to Kentucky for a crisis meeting over the impact of an escalating trade war with the US.

Mor Gin has landed in the UK market following a successful launch in its home market.

Twenty gin festivals due to be held across the UK over the coming months have been cancelled after the financial collapse of the organiser.

Luxury Cognac brand Rome de Bellegarde has unveiled a limited edition of 150 decanters designed by artist Ghass Rouzkhosh.

Malibu is adding a Passion Fruit flavour to its 70cl bottle range, tapping into the popularity of Porn Star Martinis, of which passion fruit is a key element.

Ian Macleod Distillers has released a 58% abv version of its Smokehead whisky and revamped the packaging for the range.

Jägermeister is introducing limited-edition bottles showing the flags of famous footballing nations for the summer.