Ten news stories that rocked the spirits world in 2017

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?

Havana Club launches 2018 Cocktail Grand Prix

Havana Club has launched its 12th Cocktail Grand Prix, which embraces modern Cuba as it hunts for the world’s most talented rum bartender

Don Q rum maker settles trademark spat over ‘Donq’

Destilería Serrallés, the producer of Don Q rum, has reportedly settled a trademark dispute with a Japanese bakery chain over the use of the term ‘Donq’

New Strike Spirits range inspired by ten-pin bowling

Strike Spirits has partnered with marketing company Strike Ten Entertainment on a ten-pin bowling-inspired line of spirits bottlings

The rum brands to watch in 2018

December 19th, 2017

Bayou Rum to get $US6m expansion

November 30th, 2017

Don Papa debuts Rare Cask rum

November 1st, 2017

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