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28 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard reports +2% organic sales growth

Pernod Ricard reports +2% organic sales growth for the financial year 2014/15 in an environment that remains “challenging”, it says.

Single malt whisky distilling is poised to return to Scotland’s capital after a 90 year absence, according to reports.

Kingsland Drinks, the major UK wine and spirits supplier, has announced that it is to integrate the Bottle Green business, which it bought back in April.

McKinley Vintners has become UK Agent for Champagne Janisson et Fils.

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John Dewar & Sons has announced three new Royal Brackla expressions, a 12, 16 and 21 year old.

Phil Duff, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Edgar Harden, Jörg Meyer and Felipe Januzzi are among the speakers set to participate in the Bar Convent show in Berlin.

The Rothes CoRDe, part-owned by the Combination of Rothes Distillers, is a facility that is said to produce enough energy to power entire communities of neighbouring distilleries.

William Grant & Sons, makers of Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s gin has launched a promotion offering fans the chance to win tickets to Rugby World Cup matches, including the final

Pernod Ricard UK says it wants to encourage on-trade retailers to ‘get social’ this Christmas to inspire their customers and drive sales of premium wine and spirits.

Milk & Honey bar founder Sasha Petraske, was found dead last Friday, according to reports. The cause of his death is unknown.

Constellation has bought a minority share in Charles Joly’s Crafthouse Cocktails, a pre-mixed drinks company. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.

Stock Spirits Group, the leading central and eastern European branded spirits producer, is aiming to treble its UK business over the next two years with the roll-out of four of its brands.

Quintessential Brands has announced the expansion of its international commercial team with the appointment of three new drinks industry professionals.

The champagne house Krug has announced a two-day tasting experience– including one rare bottle of Krug Private Cuvée 1915 – to be auctioned as one lot at Sotheby’s New York on September 25.

Said to be made with cold-distilled quinine and fresh citrus peel, 1897 Quinine gin was launched yesterday (August 20) which was World Mosquito Day.

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Menezes upbeat

Despite some gloomy reactions among city analysts to Diageo’s full year results to June 2015, chief executive Ivan Menezes was very upbeat at his briefing to journalists and city analysts in a top London restaurant today (July 30).

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