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JD Wetherspoon founder loses £18m post-Brexit

Tim Martin, JD Wetherspoon founder and Brexit supporter, has lost more than £18 million on his stake in the business since the UK voted to leave the EU.

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The Flaming Lips to launch rye whiskey

American alt rock group The Flaming Lips will become the latest band to branch out into spirits with the release of Brainville Rye Whiskey this October.

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The world’s best-selling gin brands

As the world’s most dynamic spirits category continues to evolve, with a new gin launching almost weekly, SB takes a look at how the big players are performing.

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Hottest bar openings in June 2016

A saloon with a resident dog, a cocktail list centred on experimental house-infused rums, and a bar inspired by hedonistic literary icons top last month’s new openings.

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Girvan Distillery: A single grain pioneer

With characteristic industrial zeal, Girvan Distillery has wasted no time in establishing itself as a pioneer of the single grain Scotch category.

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Regal Rogue seeks investment to ‘tackle gin’

Vermouth brand Regal Rose is seeking investment to increase production and develop targeted marketing initiatives as it looks to “tackle gin” in the UK and Australia.

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Distell appoints James Sedgwick manager

Jeff Green has been appointed distillery manager at Distell’s James Sedgwick Distillery, taking over from Andy Watts who has served for 25 years.

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Daffy’s Gin and F1 race into Waitrose

Small-batch Daffy’s Gin has partnered with Formula 1’s Manor Racing to create a limited edition bottling for supermarket Waitrose.

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