Chivas Brothers workers prepare to strike

Workers at Chivas Brothers sites across Scotland will move forward with strike action this month following a vote. Chivas Brothers workers who are members of trade unions Unite and GMB are due to go on strike at a number of sites across Scotland at the end of May. In December 2020, members of Scotland’s largest union, Unite, voted by 91% to refuse a pay freeze in a consultative ballot after a ‘breakdown in pay talks’. Last month,…

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Havana Club and Ms Banks collaborate on video series

Rapper Ms Banks has partnered with Havana Club on a new campaign to showcase the brand’s Cuban Spiced spirit drink. The Raise One campaign aims to celebrate people spreading positivity across creative industries and the wider community. The campaign centres on a digital video series in which Ms Banks and Havana Club spotlight three people who are bringing ‘spice’ to their respective fields. The series will be aired exclusively on music and culture platform GRM…

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Beefeater launches trio of RTD gin and tonics

Pernod Ricard has unveiled three new ready-to-drink (RTD) products, including Beefeater Pink Strawberry Gin and Tonic. The trio of new products also includes Beefeater London Dry Gin and Tonic, and Beefeater Blood Orange and Tonic. The Beefeater cans will be available from UK convenience stores this month (April), before being rolled out across the wider off-trade channel in May. With an ABV of 4.9%, the 250ml cans will retail for RRP £2 (US$2.80) each. Chris…

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Beefeater launches lower-ABV spirit drink

Pernod Ricard-owned gin brand Beefeater has unveiled its first lower-ABV spirit drink: Beefeater Botanics Lemon and Ginger. Bottled at 27.5% ABV, Beefeater Botanics Lemon and Ginger is made from a gin base and distilled botanicals, which is enhanced with ‘100% natural flavours’. Beefeater Botanics contains no added sugar, artificial flavours or sweeteners. A serve of 50ml Beefeater Botanics and 150ml light tonic contains 83 calories. The expression is launching as a pilot test in Canada…

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Jameson opens Taste House store in Dublin Airport

Pernod Ricard-owned Jameson has opened its new Taste House store in Dublin Airport – the first of its kind for the Irish whiskey brand. Opening in Dublin Airport’s terminal two at The Loop, which is operated by travel retailer Aer Rianta International, the store will offer travel retail-exclusive products. The Taste House store features an outside wall display of Jameson Original, as well as sculpted angel wings and an original hand-blown stained-glass artwork created by…

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