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Torabhaig, the second legal distillery ever to be built on the Isle of Skye, is set to release a rare new arrival to the peated Single Malt market.  

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the Government's call for evidence into a comprehensive review of UK alcohol taxation, following the UK's departure from the EU.

Wine is enjoying a “mini-boom” in the Covid-19 era, but dark economic clouds are on the horizon for the category, according to the latest report from Wine Intelligence.

Ridgeview Wine Estate has launched its first new wine in a decade, to mark its 25th anniversary as “pioneers in English sparkling wine”.

Tennent’s has announced the off-trade launch of its new alcohol-free beer, Tennent’s Zero.

Kopparberg is launching a limited-edition Pear Gin, following the “soaring success” of its first three gin variants.

Radico Khaitan is launching a new expression in the UK at The Whisky Show 2020 – Rampur Asava Indian Single Malt Whisky.

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has announced it has achieved its goal of sourcing 100% of the barley used for its UK-produced beers from British farms. The company said the milestone, which has been reached ahead of schedule, eliminates the need to import barley and therefore reduces carbon emissions and champions British agriculture.

Cellar Trends is “outperforming the market” in both the grocery and online channels, according to its latest results.

Beer and cider sales picked up slightly in the off-trade last week, according to the most recent data from Nielsen.

Masons of Yorkshire has revealed a bold new look for the brand, as well as a new addition to its range of gins.

Alcohol Solutions, a specialist in drinks development and innovation, has reported a 30% increase in enquiries for its canning and bottling facilities over the last week, as the 10pm curfew introduction prompts a surge in demand across all sales channels.

Berkmann Wine Cellars has added the Mendoza-based Pulenta Estate to its agency portfolio.

The Gin Guild is stamping down on drinks producers who “cynically” and “falsely” label non-compliant products as ‘gin’ to cash in on the spirit’s popularity. 

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has highlighted “serious issues” facing the brewing and hospitality industries, which it said the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, failed to address in his Coronavirus financial support announcement today.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a range of measures to replace the furlough scheme, which helped protect jobs through the lockdown weeks and beyond.

Majestic Wine is beginning the process of rolling out a new logo following the results of a staff vote.

Marussia Beverages, producer and international distributor of wines, sakes and spirits, is adding to its portfolio of Japanese spirits brands with the launch of 135°East Gin.

Borough Wines is expanding its offering of sustainable solutions with a new zero waste range for its off and on-trade customers.

Kingsland Drinks has been appointed as distribution partner of Cellier des Dauphins, one of the leading producers of wines in the Rhône Valley, covering all key appellations, including Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages and Crus such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vinsobres and Cairanne.

The weekly sales uplift for the off-trade picked up in September with sales for the first two weeks of the month growing ahead of the end of August.

A new report from a committee of MPs shines a light on the impact to UK wine businesses of the government’s new red tape requirements, which will push up the price of wine for consumers and cause “chaos” for the wine industry.  

The Portman Group has appointed former senior civil servant Philip Rycroft as its new Chair.

Warner’s Distilery is launching its first non-alcoholic spirits.

Premium tequila brand, 1800 Tequila, has secured listings with Tesco and Waitrose.

Aston Manor has announced it is launching Sol Duc, a trio of low-calorie, alcoholic hard seltzers.

Four Pillars Gin has had a full UK off-trade launch with a new major retail listing.

Think Spirits 2021, Drinks Retailing’s annual day of spirits events, is launching a live webinar next week.

Budweiser, the official beer of the English Premier League, has announced the launch of a new on-pack competition and limited-edition Premier League packs to celebrate the return of the football season.

Westons Cider has added the New Zealand-founded Ranga Alcoholic Gingerbeer to its collection.