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The Spirits Business: EXCLUSIVE: Pernod Ricard CEO speaks out against ‘drinking pressure’ claims

The CEO of Pernod Ricard has expressed “shock” at recent allegations the firm promotes a culture of excessive drinking within its workforce, stressing “there’s absolutely zero obligation” for staff to consume alcohol

The Spirits Business: Balvenie unveils final chapter in Compendium series

Speyside distillery The Balvenie has released the fifth and final instalment in its DCS Compendium range, including the brand’s oldest whisky to date

The Spirits Business: Study finds worrying can make hangovers feel worse

Research carried out by the University of Salford has found that worrying about pain can make the effects of alcohol feel more severe

The Spirits Business: Wright Brothers creates gin with oyster shells

London seafood restaurant Wright Brothers has come up with a solution for the thousands of oyster shells its venues go through each year by distilling them into a gin

The Spirits Business: Top Beverages debuts CBD-infused Signature Collection

UK-based cannabidiol drinks producer Top Beverages has launched a CBD-infused Signature Collection, which includes a coffee-flavoured rum

The Spirits Business: Global Brands unveils ‘craft distiller-inspired’ mixers

Global Brands-owned mixer brand Franklin & Sons has launched a new range of "craft distiller-inspired" expressions under its Sister’s Soda sub-brand

The Spirits Business: Masterchef finalist Dean Banks creates Scottish gin

Dean Banks, restaurateur and Masterchef: The Professionals finalist, has launched a Scottish gin, called Lunun

The Spirits Business: Kadle joins Beam Suntory India as board chairman

Beam Suntory has appointed Praveen K Kadle as independent director and chairman of the board for the firm’s Indian arm

The Spirits Business: Amber Beverage signs distribution deal in France

Latvian company Amber Beverage Group has appointed Spirit France Diffusion as its exclusive distributor in France

The Spirits Business: Asia Pacific bars to visit in 2020

The Asia Pacific region plays host to many exciting bars, from Hong Kong and mainland China right down to Australia

The Spirits Business: Masons distillery to reopen after fire ‘destroyed everything’

English producer Masons Yorkshire Gin will open its new distillery in 2020 after a fire gutted the original site earlier this year

The Spirits Business: Moutai exports top $369 million

Exports from baijiu maker Kweichow Moutai were valued at US$369 million after the Chinese company shipped 1,576.82 metric tons during the ten months to 31 October

The Spirits Business: Branca USA to import Stravecchio Branca brandy

Fratelli Branca has launched Stravecchio Branca brandy in the US through Branca USA, the first release under the firm's New York-based importer

The Spirits Business: Moutai exports top $369m

Chinese baijiu maker Kweichow Moutai has experienced supply shortages for international markets for the first time as exports reached US$369 million in the 10 months to 31 October

The Spirits Business: Spirits Europe calls for re-establishment of Parliamentary Intergroup

Trade organisation Spirits Europe has called for the re-establishment of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs in order to encourage “effective communication” with policy makers in the European Parliament

The Spirits Business: Pernod Ricard and Wuliangye sign strategic alliance

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has signed a strategic partnership with Chinese baijiu maker Wuliangye International to boost its presence across Asia

The Spirits Business: Aberfeldy launches 40-year-old bottle filling experience

Bacardi-owned Scotch brand Aberfeldy has launched three 40-year-old single cask whiskies, which are available exclusively from the distillery as a hand-bottling experience

The Spirits Business: Aberfeldy launches trio of 40-year-old whiskies

Bacardi owned Scotch brand Aberfeldy has launched a new bottling experience at its distillery, offering guests a choice of three 40-year-old single cask whiskies

The Spirits Business: Lakes Distillery redesigns vodka

Cumbria’s Lakes Distillery has redesigned the bottle for The Lakes Vodka to bring it in line with its whisky and gin

The Spirits Business: Lakes Distillery redesigns vodka bottle

Cumbria’s Lakes Distillery has revealed a new bottle design for The Lakes Vodka to bring it in line with its whisky and gin

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