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Elixir Distillers claims to be turning navy rum on its head with the launch of its latest product.

Asterley Bros has secured its £100,000 Crowdcube fundraising target and it is now extending this to £150,000 following an “overwhelming response” to the campaign.

Atom Brands is introducing The Character of Islay Whisky Company, with the aim of “reaching a wider pool of whisky drinkers” with continuous liquid, rather than small batch and single cask expressions. 

Douglas Laing has released the 2019 edition of its festive Big Peat brand.

London’s first rum blending house in more than 100 years is set to open next month.

Franklin & Sons has unveiled new spirit and mixer partnerships by pairing two of its variants with a gin and a rum brand to add to its pre-mixed drinks collection.  

Gravity Drinks is launching a range of premium tequilas into the UK, with the initial trio of drinks each packaged in bottles inspired by Mexico’s renowned Lucha Libra.

Pernod Ricard reported a 10% rise in UK spirits sales for the past year as launches such as Beefeater Pink and Beefeater Blood Orange proved successful. 

31Dover has launched a new premium spirits subscription service designed to “lead its members on a voyage of discovery and flavour”.

Love Drinks has secured the distribution rights for White Heron Drinks, which produces British Cassis.

Four Roses Distillery has revealed a series of limited-quantity special bottlings following the culmination of its four-year, £44.4 million expansion project, which has now doubled its production capacity.

The trend for coffee in alcoholic beverages looks set to continue and a number of producers are hoping to tap in with their latest innovations.

Rebel Distillers has created a vodka made from smoked bone marrow with a new partnership linking the brand to the blockbuster video game Doom.

Spirit Cartel is introducing Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin and Schiedam Jenever to the UK.

The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the first in a series of single malt whisky releases.

British vermouth, amaro and fernet brand, Asterley Bros, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £100,000.

Luxury retailers Harrods and Selfridges have both ramped up their tequila ranges with new ultra-premium variants.

Beefeater is adding a violet-coloured gin as a third variant in its flavours range.

That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC) has launched the first in a new series of Signature Blends.

Aldi is selling a 25 Year Old Glen Marnoch single malt for just £39.99 this week to mark the 25th anniversary of its launch in Scotland.

Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home is introducing a whisky tasting experience.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported its highest-ever annual candidate figures for the latest academic year, with UK candidate numbers up 5%. 

Cognac exports to the UK decreased by 6.7% in volume and 4.1% in value during the 2018-19 financial year.

Bimber Distillery has announced the release its inaugural single malt whisky. 

Tobermory, the only whisky distillery on the Isle of Mull, has expanded its repertoire to produce a Tobermory Gin. 

Rockstar Spirits has secured a five-figure loan to expand the business, following the success of its Two Swallows rum range, which was recently selected by Coca-Cola as the official partner for its new Signature range of mixers. 

Fishers Gin has announced it will make production savings when it opens its new distillery, and it will pass this saving onto consumers.

A premium coffee liqueur from New Zealand is gearing up to secure listings in the UK.