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The Spirits Business: Patrón 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 year after 20 years in the role

The Spirits Business: Chapel Gate names Axiom Brands UK distributor

Irish whiskey bonder The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co has appointed Axiom Brands as its UK distributor

The Spirits Business: James Espey invests in non-alcoholic Slange Var

Co-founder of The Last Drop Distillers James Espey OBE has invested in non-alcoholic drinks brand Slange Var, which is set to launch in 2019

The Spirits Business: The Irish whiskey brands to watch in 2019

Irish whiskey is continuing its unstoppable growth with a rise in new distilleries and plans for multi-million-pound investments. These are the brands we think could be poised for great things in the coming 12 months

The Spirits Business: Kratena and Berg to open first bar in London

Acclaimed bartenders Alex Kratena and Monica Berg will open their first bar in London’s Old Street next year, called Tayēr + Elementary

The Spirits Business: Tullibardine unveils The Murray Marsala Finish

Perthshire-based Tullibardine distillery has extended its Marquess Collection with the launch of a single malt whisky aged in Sicilian Marsala wine casks

The Spirits Business: John Crabbie & Co launches its oldest Scotch whisky

Halewood has expanded its John Crabbie & Co Scotch whisky brand with the launch of two whiskies, including a 40-year-old Speyside bottling – the brand’s oldest release to date

The Spirits Business: Activist investor takes stake in Pernod Ricard

The world’s largest activist hedge fund, Elliott Management Corporation, has taken a stake of more than 2.5% in Pernod Ricard in a bid to improve the French group’s market share

The Spirits Business: Cotswolds Distillery bottles cask strength whisky

English whisky producer The Cotswolds Distillery has released a cask strength single malt expression, called The Founder's Choice

The Spirits Business: Do alcohol ad regulations need to change?

The rise of social media has been a great way for spirits brands to reach consumers. But have the rules that are in place to protect vulnerable web users kept pace with the constant changes in the online sphere?

The Spirits Business: Do online alcohol ad regulations need updating?

The rise of social media has been a great way for spirits brands to reach consumers. But have the rules that are in place to protect vulnerable web users kept pace with the constant changes in the online sphere?

The Spirits Business: The Gin Kitchen distils gin with racecourse turf

Surrey-based distillery The Gin Kitchen has created a new gin that has been distilled with turf from Lingfield Park racecourse

The Spirits Business: Woodford Reserve unveils Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Brown-Forman-owned Bourbon Woodford Reserve has created an Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup designed to help bartenders deliver faster service

The Spirits Business: Meadows Gin launches in the UK

English drinks producer Northern Spirits Partnership has released its inaugural product, Meadows Gin, which is inspired by the “fine balance between beauty and chaos in nature”

The Spirits Business: The American whiskey brands to watch in 2019

A host of product innovations, plans to ramp up production and Trump tariffs made 2018 one of the most gripping years for the contemporary American whiskey industry. But which brands will shake up the sector in 2019?

The Spirits Business: American whiskey brands to watch in 2019

A host of product innovations, plans to ramp up production and Trump tariffs made 2018 one of the most gripping years for the contemporary American whiskey industry. But which brands will shake up the sector in 2019?

The Spirits Business: Connaught Bar celebrates 10 years with new gin

The Connaught Bar in London is marking its 10th anniversary with the release of a gin “inspired by a decade of cocktail craftsmanship”

The Spirits Business: Diageo World Class 2019 final heads to Glasgow

Diageo has revealed that the global final of the World Class 2019 cocktail competition will be held in the Scottish city of Glasgow

The Spirits Business: Cognac Expert founders expand own-label Cognac

The founders of online drinks resource Cognac Expert have released their second limited edition Cognac, which is a blend of Petite Champagne Cognac from three vintages

The Spirits Business: Christie’s pre-Prohibition whiskeys ‘smash’ forecasts

A collection of pre-Prohibition American whiskey, Scotch and Cognac proved to be highly coveted at auction as numerous lots “smashed through” pre-sale estimates

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