Ten news stories that rocked the spirits world in 2017

11th January, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Fake whisky, mega-mergers and groundbreaking lawsuits made for an eventful year in the spirits industry – but which were the biggest stories to shake the sector in 2017?

One story to hit the headlines in the last 12 months was the revival of not one, but three iconic closed distilleries, while one of the biggest drinks firms in the world payed a whopping US$1 billion to buy a Tequila brand from a famous actor.

A years-long saga between Diageo and Vijay Mallya also continued to make waves in the industry, and an investigation into the authenticity of a fake Macallan 1878 took the attention of the drinks world.

Click through the following pages to discover our pick of the top 10 biggest spirits stories of 2017. 

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