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JAPANESE WHISKY AGED IN CHERRY TREE WOOD LAUNCHED

JAPANESE WHISKY AGED IN CHERRY TREE WOOD LAUNCHED

Yoshino Spirits Co. has launched what it claims is the first whisky to be aged in Japanese cherry tree wood, which will go on sale around the world this month.

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BEST DRINKS-BASED APRIL FOOLS OF 2020

BEST DRINKS-BASED APRIL FOOLS OF 2020

Pinkster Gin’s £1,500 gin teapot

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REMY COINTREAU PREDICTS 30% PROFIT SLUMP

REMY COINTREAU PREDICTS 30% PROFIT SLUMP

The company released initial details of the impact of coronavirus yesterday (2 April). It revealed that its revenue for the 2019/20 fiscal year ending March 2020 was down by 12% in organic terms, caused by a 26% downturn in sales in the fourth quarter of the year despite “excellent” performance at the start of the Chinese New Year. While the figures are stark, the group said it was witnessing some improvement in greater China, with most shops reopening as well as some restaurants and bars. However, it said that it would take several months for Chinese wholesalers to de-stock before...

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FIREBOX ADDS NEW HYBRID GIN RANGE

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.

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NEW RECORD: 1960 KARUIZAWA SOLD FOR £360,000

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.

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