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The Spirits Business: SB Voices: Panic at Pernod Ricard?

Pernod Ricard has an activist investor in its midst – Amy Hopkins asks what the move means for the French drinks firm, which is standing by its plan for long-term growth

The Spirits Business: Ryan Reynolds on the origins of Aviation Gin

Actor Ryan Reynolds has released a short humorous video that makes fun of his Aviation Gin brand’s production process

The Spirits Business: Not-for-profit vodka secures Enotria & Coe deal

Heroes Vodka, a not-for-profit brand that works to support military veterans, has agreed a distribution deal with Enotria & Coe in England and Wales

The Spirits Business: Macallan releases 52-year-old for $50,000

The Macallan has launched a “remarkably rare” 52-year-old single malt Scotch priced at £38,500 (US$50,000)

The Spirits Business: Maingreaud to succeed Juul-Mortensen as TFWA president

The Tax Free World Association has named Alain Maingreaud as its new president, taking over from Erik Juul-Mortensen, who has held the role for 19 years

The Spirits Business: Bushmills unveils acacia-aged Irish whiskey

Proximo Spirits-owned Bushmills has released a limited edition single malt Irish whiskey aged in acacia wood, called Bushmills Distillery Exclusive

The Spirits Business: Gebr Heinemann trials online product information

Travel retail operator Gebr Heinemann and the European Travel Retail Confederation are testing digital product labelling, enabling consumers to discover nutritional information online

The Spirits Business: Diageo to open US$130 million Kentucky distillery

Diageo has revealed plans to expand its footprint in American whiskey with the build of a US$130 million distillery in Kentucky, which is expected to be operational by 2022

The Spirits Business: Diageo to open $130 million Kentucky distillery

Diageo has revealed plans to expand its footprint in American whiskey with the build of a US$130 million distillery in Kentucky, which is expected to be operational by 2022

The Spirits Business: Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders to open Sheffield venue

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has partnered with Sheffield bar operator The Rockingham Group to open two new venues in the city

The Spirits Business: Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders to open Sheffield bar

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has partnered with Sheffield bar operator The Rockingham Group to open two new venues in the English city

The Spirits Business: The world whisky brands to watch in 2019

It's been an exciting 12 months for whisky-producing regions outside of Scotland, Ireland and the US with an array of new and innovative products. We present the brands that are set to shine in 2019

The Spirits Business: Patrón president and CEO Ed Brown to step down

Bacardi has announced that Ed Brown, president and CEO of Patrón Spirits International, will retire at the end of the month after 20 years in the role

The Spirits Business: New brand uses plants to ‘replicate’ alcohol effects

Fluid Movement founders Tristan Stephenson and Tom Aske have teamed up with bar and botanical experts to create a zero-abv spirit alternative that “replicates the positive effects of alcohol” using plants

The Spirits Business: Compass Box debuts one-year-old ‘sacrificial spirit’

Independent Scotch whisky bottler Compass Box has released two limited edition expressions including a one-year-old "sacrificial spirit" that contains liquid from Glenlossie, Glen Elgin and Linkwood distilleries

The Spirits Business: GlenDronach adds 27-year-old to Grandeur range

Highland Scotch whisky distillery GlenDronach has released the 10th bottling in its limited edition Grandeur series  – a 27-year-old Sherry cask-matured single malt

The Spirits Business: Pernod defends strategy following activist move

Pernod Ricard has insisted its strategy for growth “is the right one” following the news that activist investor Elliott Management Corporation is looking to shake up the company after building a stake of more than 2.5%

The Spirits Business: Tullamore Dew’s Quinn named Irish Whiskey Association vice chair

The Irish Whiskey Association has appointed Tullamore Dew global brand ambassador John Quinn to the role of vice chair

The Spirits Business: Tullamore Dew’s Quinn joins Irish Whiskey Association

The Irish Whiskey Association has appointed Tullamore Dew global brand ambassador John Quinn to the role of vice chair

The Spirits Business: Boutique-y launches Proper Pink Gin

Independent gin bottler That Boutique-y Gin Company has launched a pink gin designed to "take the spirit back to its 1800s roots"

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