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Yorkshire’s ‘first gin bar’ to open next month

Inspired by the surge in popularity of gin, Yorkshire is set to receive its ‘first gin bar’ and distillery next month.

In good spirit: the new gin bar and distellery will open in Hull

Scottish whisky workers: UK Government ‘asleep on the job’ over Brexit

22-Mar-2017 - Scottish whisky workers have called for greater transparency around the effects of leaving the EU on their trade. 

A timeline: how BrewDog became what it is today

13-Mar-2017 - From its conception with two employees and a dog in 2007 to its global success of today, The Morning Advertiser sets out the history of BrewDog – warts and all.

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New Diageo boss outlines spirit giant's big plans

13-Mar-2017 - Diageo’s UK operations are in good form, but the spirit giant’s new boss Charles Ireland has big plans to shake things up while he’s in office

Black Cow Pure Milk vodka ‘saddened’ by ASA ruling

10-Mar-2017 - Pure Milk Vodka has said an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling banning three of its Black Cow vodka ads was distressing, but has resulted in positive media attention.

Gin's rising popularity moves Ginposium to larger venue

10-Mar-2017 - Increased interest in gin and previous sell out events has forced the Gin Guild to move its London-based Ginposium to a bigger event space this year.

Appleton Estate releases 'unique' premium-aged rum

09-Mar-2017 - In a celebration of Joy Spence’s 20 years as the world’s first female master blender, the Appleton Estate is releasing a ‘unique’ premium-aged rum.

Spring Budget: duty rises for beer, cider, wine and spirits

08-Mar-2017 - Alcohol duty will rise for beer, cider, wine and spirits, the chancellor has announced in the budget.

£10K fines for using illicit wholesalers to start in April

07-Mar-2017 - The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS), which could see pubs fined up to £10,000 for working with illicit wholesalers, will come into force on 1 April.

Premade Pornstar Martini launched

07-Mar-2017 - Pornstar Martini creator Douglas Ankrah has launched a premade version of his original cocktail, which has become one of this century’s best-selling drinks in pubs and bars across the UK....

Jägermeister ‘premiumises’ with Manifest

02-Mar-2017 - Jägerbomb this and you’ll be in serious trouble because the launch of Jägermeister’s first super-premium herbal liqueur Manifest has been developed for the discerning drinker.

Franklin & Sons’ new cans

01-Mar-2017 - Soft drinks maker Franklin & Sons has extended its mixers range with new cans in response to increased consumer demand for spirits.

Gin exports will hit £500m this summer

24-Feb-2017 - Overseas sales of British gin were worth almost half a billion pounds last year and the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has predicted exports of the tipple will hit...

Mounting costs pose real threat to on-trade growth

23-Feb-2017 - Increasing food and drink prices, as well as business rates revaluations, pose immediate threats to on-trade growth this year, new research shows.

JDW will be first pub chain to show drinks calories

19-Feb-2017 - Calorie information for all pub giant JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) drinks will be shown on its menu and website for the first time from next month.

Three quarters of customers will pay more for a quality cocktail

14-Feb-2017 - More than 75% of customers are happy to pay for a better quality cocktail according to bar group Be At One. 

2017 drinks trends: what to stock

13-Feb-2017 - Gin will give way to Tequila and more consumers will seek to buy only locally-made alcoholic drinks, including craft beer and spirits.

BBPA rebukes calls for wine and spirit duty cut

06-Feb-2017 - The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has dismissed the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)'s calls for a cut in wine and spirit duty at the upcoming Budget and...

Diageo pledges £18.6m Irish whiskey distillery investment

01-Feb-2017 - Guinness and Smirnoff owner Diageo has announced plans for investment in a whiskey distillery in the former power station at St James’ Gate in Dublin.

Whiskey or whisky? It's a new day

26-Jan-2017 - Whether it’s malt whisky, an American Bourbon or an Irish whiskey, the whisk(e)y category is vast and hugely diverse. Blended Scotch may be the biggest player in the sector, but...

WSTA calls for 2% wine and spirit duty cut

23-Jan-2017 - The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut wine and spirit duty by 2%.

Glenfiddich launches new whisky aged in IPA casks

18-Jan-2017 - Glenfiddich has launched a new "experimental" whisky finished in India Pale Ale casks exclusively at Young’s London sites.

Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin celebrates triple-digit growth for third time

13-Jan-2017 - Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin has achieved a 100% increase in sales since last year, meaning the company has accomplished a triple digit growth for the third year in a row. 

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No ‘pleasure or relief’ at Fabric’s reopening tonight, says boss

06-Jan-2017 - Legendary London nightclub Fabric’s reopening has not made director Cameron Leslie feel either pleased or relieved.

The Drinks List: Top 100 Brands

MA Drinks List sparks national bingo competition

06-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List: Top 100 Brands has formed the basis of an Oxford accountants’ internal bingo-style competition for staff.