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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 »

Vladimir Putin orders alcohol tax review

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a crackdown on ‘surrogate’ vodka and set in motion tax changes after more than 60 people in Siberia died from drinking contaminated bath oil

Friday, December 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

Grey Goose hosts ‘largest’ activation in Dubai

Grey Goose has launched its “largest ever” travel retail activation as part of its ‘Gift of the Extraordinary’ campaign, taking place at Dubai International Airport

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Global Spirits restructures US sales team

Khortytsa vodka-maker Global Spirits has revamped its US sales team following recent growth in the market

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Absolut ad sparks social media debate

Absolut vodka has sparked controversy in South Korea after digitally altering an image of an anti-president protest in Seoul to resemble its bottle shape for a Facebook advertisement

Monday, December 12th, 2016 No Comments »

The vodka brands to watch in 2017

As SB predicted this time last year, authenticity, provenance and heritage are vodka buzzwords, and they’re sitting tight for the foreseeable future

Monday, December 12th, 2016 No Comments »

MBWS bolsters distribution in US, China

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits (MBWS) has strengthened its distribution network in a number of key markets, including the US and China, in an effort to meet its growth targets

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Global Spirits to grow US with MS Walker

Privately-held US drinks firm Global Spirits has appointed MS Walker as its New England distributor, growing the US footprint for its Khortytsa and Leaf vodka brands

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Arbikie launches strawberry vodka

Arbikie Highland Estate, producer of Scotland’s “first” potato vodka, has unveiled a limited edition strawberry vodka for the festive period

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 No Comments »