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Silk Road Distillers is hoping to kickstart a new drinks category with the launch of its white spiced rum, which it created to show consumers that there is more to white rum than coconut.

East London Liquor has released a gin aged in red vermouth casks.

Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex has released its first gin.

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK has launched a Sauvignon Blanc finish of its Auchentoshan malt whisky brand.

Irish whiskey brand Kinahan's is returning to its roots with the release of a new whiskey made in bespoke handmade hybrid casks.

Mr Black Coffee Liqueur has joined Proof Drinks as part of its strategy to secure off-trade listings, following a successful debut for the brand in the UK’s on-trade.

Quick Brown Fox, the premium coffee liqueur from New Zealand, has secured a listing in the UK in Majestic stores.

Eden Mill has added a Christmas cocktail to its Mixology Project RTD range.

St-Rémy is introducing a festive “statement style piece” for its St-Rémy XO.

Winchester Distillery has unveiled a new design for its flagship gin, Twisted Nose, using 20% less glass and 95% less plastic.

Wild Knight Distillery is adding to its collection of spirits with the launch of an Espresso Martini.

Brits’ surging demand for Aperol has helped supplier Campari enjoy 27.9% UK sales growth during the first nine months of 2019.

Popular single malt brand Auchentoshan has been given a rebranding in an effort to appeal to younger consumers.

BrewDog Distilling Co has launched its latest spirit, described as “an innovative botanical rum”.

Sliabh Liag Distillers has added to its gin collection with a navy strength variant, while also branching into vodka.

Rock band Motörhead has moved into spirits with the launch of a dark rum, vodka and single malt whisky.

Scottish hotel, Peebles Hydro, has been transformed into a distiller with the launch of a new gin, distillery and school, using water from its own hillside spring water.

Douglas Laing & Co has announced the acquisition of Strathearn Distillery.

Amazon UK has teamed up with the Bacardi-owned John Dewar & Sons for the online retailer’s first livestream alcohol tasting.

A team of rum experts has created a rum made from two distilleries on two different continents, described as “a perfect collaboration of east and west”.

Amazon has extended into gin with the launch of its first premium spirits brand.

A record number of trademark registrations for spirits were lodged last year, according to law firm RPC.

White Heron Drinks has added a “younger sibling” to sit alongside its popular British Cassis artisan liqueur brand.

A member of the billionaire Barclay family has invested in online drinks retailer 31Dover.

The Famous Grouse is launching a new campaign this month focusing on its Smoky Black expression.

Bacardi is launching the latest addition to its collection of barrel-aged rums into the UK, in response to the growing trend for premiumisation across the spirits market.

Marketing messages related to the CBD and Hemp-infused rum Dead Man’s Fingers Hemp, owned by Halewood International, have been found to be in breach of the UK Advertising Code.

Diageo is introducing a new festive flavour for its Captain Morgan rum brand.

Brockmans has appointed former Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh to its Advisory Board, as it finalises a five-year growth plan designed to double sales.