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Three quarters of customers will pay more for a quality cocktail

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

Increase: Be At One has seen a huge rise in cocktail sales

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. 

Licensing

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.

Gin

2017 Predictions: the future of gin according to the Gin Guild

05-Jan-2017 - Gin Guild general director Nicholas Cook has predicted a continuing rosy future for gin in 2017 thanks to authenticity, heritage and a wide variety of choice for the consumer.

Health

Men push women off #DryJanuary wagon

04-Jan-2017 - Men are more likely to push their female partners off the #DryJanuary wagon, goad them into breaking healthy drinking plans and consume more alcohol than the other way round.

Drinks predictions

What 2017 has in store for the drinks category

03-Jan-2017 - Last year was a mixed bag for the pub trade, from the shockwaves following the ‘Leave’ vote of the EU referendum, to the heavily delayed pubs code and the anguish...

Gin

Pub group urges consumers to Try Ginuary

03-Jan-2017 - The Inn Collection Group has urged drinkers to Try Ginuary as an antidote to the annual campaign of Dry January.

Alcohol home delivery

Diageo launches doorstep alcohol service via Deliveroo

14-Dec-2016 - Diageo, the makers of Bailey’s and Captain Morgan rum, has partnered with Deliveroo to offer a new alcohol home delivery service. 

Competition in association with Pernod Ricard UK

Win up to £2,500 worth of Pernod Ricard UK stock

09-Dec-2016 - Pubs and bars have the opportunity to win up to £2,500 worth of premium alcohol products in an exclusive, festive Pernod Ricard UK competition in association with The Morning Advertiser....

Gin

The Apprentice jumps on the gin bandwagon

09-Dec-2016 - BBC television programme The Apprentice centred its latest episode, aired last night (Thursday 8 December) around the production and marketing of gin.

The Drinks List: Top 100 Brands

07-Dec-2016 - Drinking habits are changing as consumers are faced with more choice than ever, but in The Morning Advertiser's Drinks List: Top 100 Brands, there is a positive story showing a healthy...

spirits

Benromach releases rare whisky

30-Nov-2016 - An extremely rare single cask malt whisky has been added to Benromach Distillery Company's range.

Spirits

Lucas Bols appoints UK brand ambassador

30-Nov-2016 - Premium and super-premium spirits firm Lucas Bols has announced its UK brand ambassador. 

Spirits

'First Scottish white rum' to be launched

30-Nov-2016 - Boilermaker Drinks has announced the launch of what it claims is the first white rum to be distilled on Scottish soil, SeaWolf.

Drinks trends

Drinks Trends: what was big in 2016 and what is to come

29-Nov-2016 - We all know that gin and craft beer are the big movers and shakers in drinks trends right now. But what else is making the ground move for licensees, and...

The Drinks List: Top 100 Brands

The Drinks List: seven gins make the top 100

28-Nov-2016 - Seven gins have make it into the 100 'must-have' brands that pubs should stock behind the bar. 

Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s master distiller on marijuana, Brexit and Trump

28-Nov-2016 - Brexit and Trump are not big business concerns for Jack Daniel’s (JD), which is to grow its understanding of pub culture in the brand’s largest export market the UK. However,...

Whisky

Haig Club and Clubman: how the brands came about and what's next?

28-Nov-2016 - Diversifying an historic brand has allowed Diageo-owned Haig Club to move whisky in front of a younger demographic, according to global whisky master Ewan Gunn.