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The Spirits Business: Diageo GB highlights £5bn growth opportunity in alcohol

The alcohol category is predicted to rise in value by £5.2 billion (US$6.7bn) to £47.7bn (US$61.4bn) in 2022, according to a new report from Diageo Great Britain

The Spirits Business: Caol Ila given green light for visitor centre upgrade

Diageo has been granted planning permission to renovate the Caol Ila Distillery visitor experience as part of its £150 million (US$215m) investment in Scotch whisky tourism

The Spirits Business: Laki Kane founder pens Let’s Get Tropical cocktail guide

Georgi Radev, founder of London cocktail bar Laki Kane, has launched a new cocktail guide that teaches budding mixologists how to create tropical tipples at home

The Spirits Business: Cocktails key to remoulding Tequila’s image

Tequila’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, with premium variants bolstering the category’s success. But does this mean shot culture is dying? And will other agave spirits also come to the fore? SB investigates

The Spirits Business: Winchester Distillery seeks £375,000 investment

English gin and vodka maker Winchester Distillery has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £375,000 (US$483,000) to expand the business

The Spirits Business: Fever-Tree campaign aims to ‘erase malaria’

Tonic water manufacturer Fever-Tree is hoping to accelerate the fight against malaria with a new social media campaign, called Raise Your Glass, Erase Malaria

The Spirits Business: Beam Suntory relaunches website with nutritional info

Maker’s Mark owner Beam Suntory has relaunched its corporate website with an “enhanced” user experience and nutritional information on its brands

The Spirits Business: McKee to succeed Heilmann as Michter’s master distiller

Michter’s master distiller Pamela Heilmann will retire from the Kentucky-based distillery next month and will be succeeded by Dan McKee

The Spirits Business: Distillation begins at Lagg Distillery

Production is officially under way at Isle of Arran Distillers’ new Lagg Distillery, which will create heavily peated whiskies

The Spirits Business: Survey: Tequila drinkers more likely to cheat

A survey of adult US consumers has found that Tequila drinkers are more likely to cheat in a relationship, while whiskey imbibers may cheat in school

The Spirits Business: Spirits Master: Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin – Navy-Strength

England has spearheaded the gin renaissance – and unsurprisingly so when you look at the quality of award-winning expressions such as Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin – Navy-Strength

The Spirits Business: Maker’s Mark launches ocean cleanup initiative

Beam Suntory-owned Maker’s Mark has partnered with outdoor brand United By Blue on a new scheme that aims to remove more than 30,000kg of waste from the world’s oceans and waterways

The Spirits Business: Rhett Rosen hopes to ‘reenergise’ Trader Vic’s as CEO

Polynesian bar operator Trader Vic’s has named Rhett Rosen CEO as it looks to “reenergise and reintroduce America” to its portfolio of tiki-inspired venues

The Spirits Business: Sipsmith debuts ready-to-drink G&Ts

Beam Suntory-owned Sipsmith gin has launched canned ready-to-drink gin and tonics in the UK

The Spirits Business: Rémy Cointreau reports ‘strong’ full-year sales

French drinks group Rémy Cointreau posted full-year sales growth of 7.8% in 2018/19 driven by double-digit Cognac gains

The Spirits Business: Survey: US Tequila drinkers more likely to cheat

A survey of American imbibers has found that Tequila drinkers are more likely to cheat in a relationship, while whiskey drinkers may cheat in school

The Spirits Business: The Macallan: a brand history

The Macallan is almost a victim of its own success, with fans complaining about being unable to get their hands on the coveted whisky. But, as The Spirits Business reports, the company has invested in production capacity to keep up with demand

The Spirits Business: MGP Ingredients appoints new distillers and blenders

Third-party spirits producer MGP Ingredients has certified three new master distillers and appointed two new master blenders

The Spirits Business: New Benromach replaces Classic Range whisky

Speyside distillery Benromach has replaced Benromach 100° Proof from its Classic Range with a new single malt Scotch – Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1

The Spirits Business: Slingsby creates pourers to ‘revolutionise’ on-trade

Spirit of Harrogate-owned Slingsby Gin has released a new range of branded pourers designed to “revolutionise the way bar staff work”

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