The week in pictures

Reyka Vodka this week opened the doors to the “world’s first” glacier bar, popping up at the Langjökull Glacier in Iceland. Open until 20 October, the Reyka Vodka Glacier Bar welcomed intrepid adventurers for signature Reyka Vodka cocktails including the Puffin Collins. Armed with only the bar’s co-ordinates, Reyka challenged adventurous vodka fans to locate the bar, where they would be rewarded with a warm welcome, cocktails and a chance to explore the brand’s Icelandic…

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Top 10 spirits launches in April 2019

A coffee-infused Skyy vodka, the “world’s first” Calvados-Scotch blend and a new Tequila from British singer Rita Ora are among our pick of the most exciting products to launch last month. In April, a number of line extensions were revealed, including a new coffee-infused Skyy vodka and a watermelon-flavoured vodka from Cîroc. A number of celebrities also delved into the world of Tequila with new expression from British singer Rita Ora and television chef Guy…

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BrewDog Distilling MD on bringing ‘punk attitude’ to Scotch

Free from the comparatively straight-laced confines of Diageo, David Gates is relishing his new role as head of BrewDog’s spirits unit. In line with the brewer’s disruptive ethos, he has big plans to shake up the Scotch world. *This feature was originally published in the February 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Every so often a game changer enters an industry and alters attitudes and behaviours forever. In the UK beer sector, that disrupter was…

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