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Quintessential Brands has revealed plans for a marketing push for its key gin brands to help its retail customers in the run-up to the festive trading period.

A British-owned rum brand claims to be enjoying a spike in demand from expats returning to the UK from the Middle East because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Campari UK has taken on the distribution of Montelobos mezcal and the Ancho Reyes range of Mexican chilli liqueurs.

Bacardi has launched a range of “cocktail pods” that help consumers to make what it says are “bar-perfect” mixed drinks at home.

Peated single malt Scotch brand Laphroaig has launched an ad campaign capturing consumer reactions to their first sip of the smoky Islay whisky.

Ireland’s McCormick Distilling is giving a formal launch to its Five Farms cream liqueur in the UK.

Diageo has reached an agreement to buy the Herefordshire-based gin and vodka producer Chase Distillery.

Cellar Trends has added Hardy Cognac to its portfolio, ahead of the key Christmas trading period.

Roust UK has announced it is breaking away from its long-term partnership with William Grant & Sons UK in order to operate as a full-service distributor.

Fishers Gin, founded by Andrew Heald, has opened its own distillery in Aldeburgh.

Ten Locks, the new premium spirits company, has added a duo of spiced rum brands to its burgeoning portfolio.

Axiom Brands has announced the addition of The Glenturret to its premium drinks portfolio.

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.  

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.

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

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. 

Eden Mill will open five seasonal pop-up stores across Scotland this year creating 25 jobs.

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.

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

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

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.

Black Cow vodka has produced a limited edition version for Christmas.

Black Tot rum is to release a special blend to mark the 50th anniversary of the last rum rations being given out to members of the Royal Navy – known as Black Tot Day.

East London Liquor Co has announced its entry into the hard seltzer category with the launch of two new drinks.

Cask Liquid Marketing has been appointed as the UK distributor for the Australian whisky brand Starward.

Devon gin producer Salcombe Distilling has entered the alcohol-free spirit market with the launch of NLL.