Spirits & Cocktails

Help is at hand: Diageo has a host of phone lines and online streams to help its customers

In association with Diageo

Diageo shows strong commitment to sector

By The Morning Advertiser

Diageo has unveiled help for its customers through phone lines so they can access financial assistance, equipment care and also live online training.

Funding: Diageo launches helpline and funding

#UnitedWeStand

Diageo pledges major support for on-trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Global drinks supplier Diageo has pledged a £1m fund to help operators during the coronavirus pandemic, as well the launch of a new information line for the independent, licensed business owners.

Juicy aroma: Absolut is hoping its new passion fruit variant will be a hit for summer

Absolut launches passion fruit variant

By Alice Leader

Absolut is set to continue its strong presence in the flavoured vodka category by introducing a tropical flair of passion fruit as its newest addition.

Pineapple paradise: the new flavour follows rapid growth of more than 570% in global sales of the brand last year

Dead Man’s Fingers launches pineapple rum

By Alice Leader

Tapping into the booming cocktails trend, rum brand Dead Man’s Fingers is taking tropical fruit to the dark side with the launch of its new pineapple rum.

Prepared: the Government outlines measures for coronavirus preparation in its Budget

Budget 2020

Pubs win in Budget 2020 with significant financial support

By Nicholas Robinson

Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.

Pub view: live coverage of the Spring Budget

Budget 2020

Budget 2020 – Duty increase on beer, cider, wine and spirits frozen

By MA Reporters

Freeze on alcohol duties and business rates on pubs with rateable value under £51,000 abolished. Plus, national living wage to rise to £10.50 per hour by 2024. Here is a blow-by-blow account of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's first Budget.

Berry cool: gin brand Bombay Sapphire has released its first coloured gin with a blackberry variant

Bombay Sapphire launches berry gin

By Emily Hawkins

Premium gin brand Bombay Sapphire has released a berry flavoured variant, as flavoured gins continue to drive growth in the category.

Growing portfolio: the new variant will be available this week (12 March)

Kopparberg launches new gin flavour

By Nikkie Thatcher

Swedish drinks supplier Kopparberg has announced a new flavour to its gin portfolio – Passionfruit & Orange – which will be available this month (12 March).

Sweet sales: new data reveals rum is becoming an increasingly popular tipple and could be in line to take the gin limelight

Rum on target to steal gin’s crown

By Alice Leader

New data shows rum is on course to hit the same heights as gin, as sales rose by 7% year on year in 2019, according to CGA.

Citrus hit: Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon is the latest variant in the brand’s gin portfolio

Gordon’s launches lemon gin

By Nikkie Thatcher

Diageo-owned Gordon’s has announced its new Sicilian Lemon gin variant, which offers “a Mediterranean twist on the original recipe”.

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