Burleighs gains £250,000 funding

English brand Burleighs Gin has secured a £250,000 (US$354,000) investment to expand into new markets. Burleighs Gin secured the funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), provided by The FSE Group and backed by the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The Leicestershire distiller said the investment would enable it to expand operations and further establish its export sales, including across Europe, the Far East and the US. The funding will also help create…

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Fenjiu celebrates Chinese New Year Baijiu brand Fenjiu is encouraging drinkers to celebrate Chinese New Year (12 February) with a signature cocktail and bespoke hamper. To welcome the Year of the Ox, Fenjiu has created the Chinese New Year Martini with baijiu, vodka, dry vermouth infused with ginger and green tea, and orange bitters. Baijiu is the national drink of China and often enjoyed at Chinese New Year, either neat or as part of a…

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Ryan Reynolds reveals limited edition Aviation Gin design

American brand Aviation Gin has released a limited edition bottle design to celebrate co-owner Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s takeover of the Wrexham Association Football Club (AFC). The limited edition bottle is now available for fans of the Welsh National League club to purchase from the official Wrexham AFC online store. The clear, bevelled glass bottle is adorned with the official Wrexham AFC logo, and was inspired by the Art Deco era. Only 6,000 bottles…

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Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale launches on Amazon

Diageo-owned gin brand Tanqueray has released a plethora of new products, including Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale and two new ready-to-drink (RTD) cans. Priced at RRP £25 (US$34) per 700ml bottle, Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale is available to purchase on Amazon now, and will be on sale from select UK supermarkets from 17 February. The new release will launch in the on-trade later this year. Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale has been bottled at 41.3% ABV and was inspired by…

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Four Pillars to begin work on AU$6m expansion

Australian distillery Four Pillars will begin work on its AU$6 million (US$4.57m), 12-month redevelopment project next week. From 8 February, the Yarra Valley-based distillery will start constructing its new home, which will sit adjacent to the current distillery in Healesville. The new address will be 2-6 Lilydale Road, Healesville, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. The new building will be designed to ‘blend seamlessly’ with the current distillery and hospitality space, which…

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