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Were these the biggest spirits trends of 2016?

At the start of the year, we asked industry buffs which trends they thought would mould each category in 2016. Were their forecasts correct? SB looks back…

Friday, December 30th, 2016 1 Comment »

How did these spirits brands perform in 2016?

Despite a turbulent year filled with economic uncertainty and political change, the international spirits community remains unexpectedly upbeat – but were the predicted fortunes of our brands to watch in 2016 realised?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Spirits boost UK govt coffers by £101m in 2016

UK spirits sales raked in an extra £101 million (US$125m) in tax for the Treasury in the 12 months to October, new Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) data reveals

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Cambridge Distillery crafts gin for BA

British flag carrier British Airways has partnered with The Cambridge Distillery to produce its own gin blend for first class customers

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

The gin brands to watch in 2017

The rise of gin is seemingly unstoppable, but is the pace sustainable? The Spirits Business forecasts the future of the so-called ‘ginnaissance’

Monday, December 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Beam Suntory snaps up Sipsmith

Global spirits group Beam Suntory has taken a “controlling stake” in London-based craft producer Sipsmith for an undisclosed sum

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Sipsmith readying to sell, reports say

London distillery Sipsmith has reportedly hired consultants at financial advisory group Rothschild & Co. to guide talks with potential buyers

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Dry January? Hotel signs up for ‘Ginuary’ instead

A UK hotel is rebuffing the Dry January concept with the launch of ‘Ginuary’, a month of cocktails featuring a different gin each day

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

UK gin sales to overtake blended Scotch by 2020

Gin sales are set to overtake Scotch whisky sales in the UK by 2020, according to new data from Euromonitor

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 No Comments »

‘First’ Scottish hand-picked tea gin launches

A husband and wife distilling team have created the “first” Scottish gin distilled with hand-picked tea, inspired by Aberdeenshire’s links to the tea trade

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 No Comments »