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The Spirits Business: Copeland Spirits to open Irish gin and whiskey distillery

Irish gin producer Copeland Spirits has receiving planning approval to build a distillery and visitor centre in Northern Ireland as part of ambitious plans to move into new categories

The Spirits Business: US cannabis-based drinks to pass $1bn by 2023

Sales of cannabis-based drinks in the US are forecast to break the billion-dollar mark by 2022, according to a new report

The Spirits Business: Social 24 uses colour to highlight cocktail flavours

London bar Social 24 at Jason Atherton's Michelin-starred City Social has unveiled a new colour-coded cocktail menu, with different colours representing the flavours of each drink

The Spirits Business: AB InBev to acquire Cutwater Spirits

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has signed a deal to buy US-based canned cocktail and spirits producer Cutwater Spirits for an undisclosed sum

The Spirits Business: Bacardi Brown-Forman creates ‘inclusive’ cocktails

As part of its initiative to promote inclusivity in the on-trade, Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) has partnered with six London venues to create a list of 'diverse' cocktails

The Spirits Business: HDH to host ‘largest’ spirits-only auction in US history

Auction house Hart Davis Hart is set to host a two-day online sale featuring several old and rare spirits, which it claims will be the largest spirits-only auction in US history

The Spirits Business: St-Rémy XO secures Waitrose and Matthew Clark listings

Rémy Cointreau-owned French brandy St-Rémy XO has gained listings with British supermarket Waitrose and UK drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark

The Spirits Business: Bottle one of Prince Charles’s whisky sells for £9,100

Bottle number one of Prince Charles’s 30-year-old Royal Lochnagar Scotch whisky has been sold for £9,100 (US$11,850), prompting the final 20 bottles to also be released

The Spirits Business: Firebox unveils Pixie Tears Gin

British online retailer Firebox has extended its Mythical Tears spirits range with the launch of an elderflower and cucumber-flavoured expression, called Pixie Tears Gin

The Spirits Business: Bacardi meets demand for flavoured rum with Spiced

Bacardi has expanded its flavoured rum portfolio with the launch of Bacardi Spiced, which is made with gold rum mellowed in charred American Oak

The Spirits Business: Bacardi Spiced meets demand for flavoured rum

Bacardi has expanded its flavoured rum portfolio with the launch of Bacardi Spiced, which is made with gold rum mellowed in charred American Oak

The Spirits Business: Zamora expands France and Mexico infrastructure

Licor 43 maker Zamora Company is continuing its expansion strategy with the launch of a new subsidiary in France and its first commercial office in Mexico

The Spirits Business: Bartending duo on creating Soho’s acclaimed Swift bar

With Swift, bartending couple Mia Johansson and Bobby Hiddleston have created one of London’s best-loved bars. And while they may have killer cocktails and the awards to boot, their real love is offering a warm welcome

The Spirits Business: Paterson and Bottura bottle 49yo Dalmore L’Anima

Master distiller Richard Paterson has partnered with Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura to create a single 49-year-old bottle of Dalmore whisky, which will be auctioned for charity

The Spirits Business: Seedlip partners with Mercedes F1 team

Non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ Seedlip has revealed a global partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport to become the official supplier of the FIA Formula One World Championships

The Spirits Business: Penderyn receives planning approval for second distillery

Welsh whisky producer Penderyn has gained planning permission to build a multi-million-pound distillery and visitor centre in Swansea, which is expected to open in 2022

The Spirits Business: Penderyn gains planning approval for second distillery

Welsh whisky producer Penderyn has gained planning permission to build a multi-million-pound distillery and visitor centre in Swansea, which is expected to open in 2022

The Spirits Business: Kahani draws on Indian influences for latest menu

London restaurant and bar Kahani has looked to India for inspiration for its latest cocktail menu, which features drinks infused with tandoori pineapple and cardamom

The Spirits Business: Wealth Solutions bottles rums from closed Caroni Distillery

Collector’s club Wealth Solutions has unveiled a music-inspired rum series featuring three expressions sourced from closed Trinidad and Tobago distillery Caroni

The Spirits Business: Chilean pisco: Cocktails ‘fundamental’ to global growth

Pisco, Chile’s national spirit, is steeped in history, but brands are turning to the future with high-quality products that they hope will appeal to international audiences

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