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Fake alcohol warning in Essex

15 December, 2011

Fake alcohol in Essex has prompted a warning from Trading Standards officers in the county.

Sainsbury’s is tipping gin as a top-selling spirit this Christmas.

Diageo has invested £2 million in a digital media and consumer PR push for Captain Morgan’s Spiced.

Diageo says it wants its packaging to be more environmentally friendly.

The Dalmore distillery has released a 1995 vintage, exclusively available at retailer The Whisky Shop.

Kraken sponsors Kitschies

29 November, 2011

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is sponsoring the Kitschies – the alternative science fiction and fantasy writing awards.

Macallan launches Facebook app

29 November, 2011

Maxxium UK has created a Facebook app that lets fans of The Macallan whisky create and share a “virtual dram”.

Luxardo pops its cherries

23 November, 2011

Cellar Trends has launched a jar of maraschino cherries marinated in sugar syrup and Luxardo Maraschino liqueur.

Talisker Whisky has signed up as the title sponsor of rowing race the Atlantic Challenge.

Absolut releases freezer pack

16 November, 2011

Absolut Vodka has launched a gift pack designed to go in the freezer.

First Drinks Brands has launched Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve – the whiskey’s best-selling variant worldwide – in the UK.

Diageo has launched a limited edition version of Johnnie Walker – Johnnie Walker Double Black.

First Drinks Brands is launching a neck collar campaign for Three Barrels, offering consumers the chance to win £1,000 as part of its Ultimate Moments marketing campaign.

Maxxium UK has launched a gift carton for Teacher’s blended Scotch whisky – the brand’s first since 1988.

Courvoisier runs Dickens tour

09 November, 2011

Courvoisier is running a walking tour that visits places in London associated with the author Charles Dickens, who is believed to have been a fan of the Cognac.

Inver House Distillers yesterday announced the release of Balblair vintages 1992 and '01 from the newly-opened visitor centre at the brand's Highland distillery.

UK Rumfest has announced the winners of the Golden Rum Barrel Awards 2011, with Foursquare Distillery of Barbados taking home two of the top prizes.

Greenall's signs TV deal

11 October, 2011

Greenall’s has signed the first TV deal in its 250-year history.

ISC trophies announced

11 October, 2011

The winners of the International Spirits Challenge trophies have been announced.

Diageo is set to launch a multimedia campaign to boost sales of its pre-mix range and encourage consumers to drink the cans on week nights.

Gift pack for Havana Club

06 October, 2011

Havana Club has launched a limited edition gift tin for its 3 Year Old rum ahead of the festive season.

English brewery and distillery, Adnams, has added the limited edition Sloe Gin and Winter Spiced Liqueur to its range of spirits and liqueurs.

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands has brought back price-marked packs of Southern Comfort for the festive season.

Malibu is releasing a limited edition coconut rum with coconut flakes floating inside to look like snowflakes.

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands has created new display units and Christmas gift packs to help convenience stores cash in on distress purchases this festive season.

Hi-Spirits is set to launch Buffalo Trace Distillery’s 2011 Antique Collection.

Russian Standard is to be distributed in the UK by Whyte & Mackay after four years with First Drinks Brands.

Pernod Ricard says an improved performance in Western Europe has contributed to an impressive set of annual results.

Maxxium is releasing what it describes as its “most complex flavoured” Laphroaig into the UK market, following two years as a travel retail exclusive.

Passoã, the passion fruit liqueur marketed by First Drinks Brands, is partnering the Sancho Panza street party at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.