Speciality Drinks creates wellbeing packs for trade

On-trade wholesaler Speciality Drinks teamed up with Edrington-Beam Suntory UK to donate wellbeing packages to industry workers during the covid-19 pandemic – 1,000 of which were snapped up in one evening. The wellbeing packs were launched yesterday (25 March) and contained food and store-cupboard goods. The companies created an initial run of 1,000 packages, which have already been ordered by those eligible to receive a pack. Both companies said there was “scope to produce many…

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Famous Grouse festive sales overtake Jack Daniel’s in UK

Blended Scotch The Famous Grouse overtook American whiskey Jack Daniel’s during the festive period to become the UK’s top-selling whisky by value in the off-trade. According to data from Nielsen Scan Track, Off-Trade Total Coverage, sales of The Famous Grouse during the 12 weeks to 4 January 2020 rose 2.6% by value in the off-trade compared to the previous year. This meant that sales of The Famous Grouse exceeded £71 million (US$92.6m) in the UK…

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UK market: Brexit uncertainty could benefit spirits

When it comes to the UK drinks scene, gin rules the roost, with imbibers migrating from other spirits and wine to get a jolt of juniper. But, as The Spirits Business reports, other sectors are holding their heads high. With all the noise about Brexit, the talk of tariffs and the general sense of political chaos, Mark Riley, managing director of Edrington-­Beam Suntory UK, can’t help thinking of the Sex Pistols and their debut single…

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