Scotch whisky brand Dewar’s has announced the latest release in the brand’s Cask Series, Japanese Smooth, an 8-year-old blended Scotch finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.

Lowland scotch whisky distillery, Kingsbarns, has announced the release of the last remaining bottles of its 2021 Distillery Reserve.

Hendrick’s have launched Neptunia, a limited-edition gin using Scottish coastal botanicals and the latest release from master distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities collection.

The Symingtons have bottled six Quinta Vintage Ports from 2019 and will release two en primeur – Quinta do Vesúvio and Dow’s Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira.

Kevin O’Gorman has unveiled his first Midleton Very Rare expression since taking over as master distiller at Irish Distillers.

Appleton Estate has launched its Hearts Collection, a limited-release of three pot-still rums aged between 21-26 years.

Beam and Maxxium Travel Retail (MTR) have jointly launched a travel retail-exclusive Jim Beam bourbon at Frankfurt airport.

Pernod Ricard UK is hoping the release of Absolut London in time for the Olympics and the Queen’s diamond jubilee will lift sales of the brand by 10%.

Bowmore Tempest No. 3 launches

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Morrison Bowmore has launched Bowmore Tempest Small Batch Release No. 3 to global markets.

Online spirits retailer Master of Malt has released Rumbullion, an “old-fashioned“ rum under its Professor Cornelius Ampleforth brand.

Venezuelan rum producer DUSA (Destilerias Unidas SA) has kicked off the multi-market release of Diplomatico Ambassador Selection with a launch event in London. 

A de Fussigny Cognac has announced the launch of four new vintage expressions at Vinexpo in Bordeaux.

Diageo has announced the launch of super premium vodka Smirnov Titul to the Russian market.

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has launched two new whiskeys.

Diageo is to launch the third batch of its single malt collection whiskies – The Managers’ Choice.

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