Pushing forwards: One Gin is targeting staff and product expansion

Gin producer smashes fundraising target

By Gary Lloyd

Ethical gin producer One Gin has smashed its fundraising target as it seeks to expand its sales team to reach more on-trade business, develop a vodka and non-alcoholic spirit, ramp up marketing and launch a new sustainable bottle while helping to fund...

Perfect match: Britvic has released a spiced orange mixer for busy bartenders to use with rum

Britvic launches dark spirits mixer

By Emily Hawkins

Soft drinks maker Britvic has developed a mixer to be used with dark spirits, which have been billed as a growing trend in the sector.

Join us: Spirits Summit to be held in London on 2 October

Get a full measure of the spirits category

By Nicholas Robinson

Pink gin, whisky, alcohol-free ‘spirits’ and the rise of English rum are just a handful of the topics we’re exploring at this year’s Spirits Summit at the Yard, Shoreditch, in London on 2 October.

No booze: new range of alcohol-free spirits launched

Alcohol-free ‘gin’ and ‘rum’ launched

By Nicholas Robinson

Funkin cocktails founder Alex Carlton has stepped into the alcohol-free ‘spirits’ category with the launch of Stryyk Not Rum and Not Gin variants.

How you like: drinkers told not to worry about how they drink their whiskey

Drink whiskey ‘any damn way you want’

By Nicholas Robinson

That's the advice of Jim Beam’s straight-talking head distiller Fred Noe, speaking on a visit to the UK from JB's homeland of Kentucky where the spirit has been distilled since 1795.

A good Spritz: Campari sales fizz up

Aperol Spritz drives up Campari’s UK sales

By Nicholas Robinson

Gruppo Campari’s UK sales have risen significantly, with a chunk of that growth coming from sales of Aperol, the main ingredient in the Aperol Spritz.

WSTA: Celebrating spirits success

Spirits Summit

WSTA: Celebrating spirits success

By Miles Beale

I am delighted to be able to support the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Spirits Summit this year by giving a keynote address.

Greene King: Sales up & Spirit integration 'going well'

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Greene King: Sales up & Spirit integration 'going well'

By Ruth Williams, MC Allegra FS

Greene King has this morning announced that like-for-like sales across its managed retail estate grew by 1.3% in the 18 weeks to 6 September, with growth of 1.9% in the last 10 weeks.

Spirits Summit gets WSTA support

Spirits Summit gets WSTA support

By Mike Berry

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has thrown its support behind the Spirits Summit — the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s new event for the burgeoning on-trade spirits category.

Only the strong survive: A low ABV found when spirits are tested can result in serious penalties

Trading standards: Protection against low ABVs

From time to time a particular area of the country will experience a large number of visits to licensed premises by trading standards officers who will test a whole range of spirits behind the bar or bars, to determine whether they are carrying the correct...



Jones chief executive, Spirit Group (4) Karen Jones has been running Punch Retail/Spirit since 1999 and has spent the last year integrating the...



stumble The UK's largest managed operator, Spirit, which has just in excess of 2,000 pubs, has reported a decline in profits in half its estate. The...