Lakes Distillery unveils orange wine cask-finished whisky

English spirits producer The Lakes Distillery has added two new whiskies to The One collection, the first finished in orange wine casks and the second in Sherry casks. The One Orange Wine Cask was finished in first-fill American oak casks, seasoned with Vino de Naranja (orange wine). This ‘rare’ wine is made exclusively in Huelva, Andalusia, on the southern coast of Spain. Bottled at 46.6% ABV, only 2,994 bottles of The One Orange Wine Cask…

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Government risks 460,000 jobs without supplier support

Without additional government support 460,000 jobs across the hospitality supplier sector will be at risk, UK Hospitality has warned. A new survey by the UK Hospitality Supplier Alliance shows hospitality suppliers have suffered an average decline in trade of 78%, with one in four not trading at all. The survey also showed 69% of respondents make 75% or more of their revenue solely within the hospitality industry. With the UK on-trade in lockdown since 20…

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Macallan expands Double Cask whisky range

Single malt Scotch brand The Macallan has unveiled two new whiskies: Double Cask 15 Years Old and Double Cask 18 Years Old. The Double Cask range first launched in 2016 with The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old. The series uses American and European oak Sherry-seasoned casks to mature the whiskies. Both bottled at 43% ABV, The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old will be priced at RRP £100 (US$125) and The Macallan 18 Years…

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Pernod plans app to remove hate speech online

French drinks group Pernod Ricard USA will create a crowdsourcing app to help consumers flag hate speech on social media and enable brands to use their influence to have the content reviewed and removed. The app will allow people affected by hate speech on social media to identify and report content they find offensive directly to brands and companies. Brands can then use their leverage to review and remove the content if it’s deemed necessary.…

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