Ulrich Adam: labels should outline environmental impact

The director general of Spirits Europe said there was “clearly a demand” for producers to display their environmental impact on labels, with a proposal on the measure expected in 2022. Speaking to The Spirits Business, Ulrich Adam, director of the European trade body, said consumers are increasingly looking for products with values that match their lifestyles, such as gluten-free labelling or vegan-friendly markers. As such, distillers could soon be encouraged to demonstrate their environmental impact…

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Spirits producers to put age restrictions on labels

Twelve leading alcohol companies, including Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Beam Suntory, have pledged to include an age restriction symbol across their products as part of a joint effort to reduce underage drinking. The beer, wine and spirits companies form the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), which was established in 2014, and also includes spirit makers Bacardi, Brown-Forman and William Grant & Sons. Members of the IARD, which also includes beer producers AB InBev, Molson…

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