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  • SPIRIT FLAVOURED WITH SILKWORM POO RELEASED IN JAPAN

    A spirit that uses the droppings from silkworms as one of its key ingredients has been launched in Japan.
  • JAPANESE BREWERIES TRANSFORM WASTED BEER INTO GIN

    Three Japanese drinks companies have joined forces to turn wasted beer into gin to support the local cultural and entertainment industries.
  • THE BELVEDERE POMME HIGHBALL

  • TIA MARIA CREATES CANNED ICED COFFEE

    Illva Saronno-owned liqueur brand Tia Maria has entered the ready-to-drink (RTD) category with the launch of a canned iced coffee.
  • A BEGINNER GUIDE TO AMERICAN BOURBON WHISKEY

    American whiskey (that’s right, with an ‘e’) appears a less explored avenue of the malted spirit, especially outside its native lands. Ask someone if they like whisky, and chances are they’ll swear fealty to Scotches or Japanese whiskies, even Irish if they’re serious connoisseurs, but rarely do you hear bourbons and ryes getting similar love.
  • GLENFARCLAS ADDS 63 YEAR OLD TO PAGODA RESERVE SERIES

    Speyside Scotch whisky distillery Glenfarclas has completed its Pagoda Reserve Series with the addition of 63-year-old Glenfarclas Pagoda Sapphire Reserve.
  • BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ADDS FLAVOURED BRAMBLE GIN TO RANGE

    The new Bombay Bramble gin is described as “bursting with natural berry flavours” and is said to “capture the essence of fresh blackberries and raspberries harvested at their ripest moment”.
  • NEW RECORD: 1960 KARUIZAWA SOLD FOR £360,000

    A new record has been set for a bottle of Japanese whisky, with a 52 year-old Karuizawa ‘Zodiac Rat’ 1960 being sold for £363,000 by Sotheby’s in London this week.
  • BONHAMS’ ONLINE WHISKY SALES ATTRACTS BUDDING YOUNG BIDDERS

    Auctioneer Bonhams has celebrated encouraging results from its recent online whisky sale where almost 40% of the bidders were new clients and over 30% were young collectors under 40 years old.
  • FIREBOX ADDS NEW HYBRID GIN RANGE

    London-based online gift retailer Firebox.com has launched a range of hybrid wine and cocktail-flavoured gin liqueurs, that it says will tap into the growing trend for hybrid drinks.