Proximo has officially opened its £37m distillery in Northern Ireland which is poised to double the production of Bushmills Irish Whiskey.

The Boatyard Distillery is introducing a series of initiatives, beginning 17 April, to celebrate Earth Day, held each year on 22 April.

Jura Distillery, based in Scotland, is set to become the first building in the country to trial an innovative self-repairing limewash as part of the whisky maker’s commitment to sustainability within the industry.

Ireland’s Waterford Distillery, producer of natural whiskies, has announced the launch of Cuvée: Argot, a permanent addition to its single malt whisky range and accompanying Cuvée Concept.

Irish spirits maker, The Boatyard Distillery, has announced it has earned B-Corporation certification.

Atlanta-based Shortbarrel has announced the acquisition of the Old Fourth Distillery, the oldest continuously operating distillery in Atlanta, US.

The Lakes Distillery has appointed Sarah Burgess as its new whisky maker, taking over the role from Dhavall Gandhi.

On Sunday, BrewDog Distilling Co’s first ever cask sale closed after four days, hosted by Whisky Hammer, which comes as the best performing whisky cask auction to date for a new distillery start-up.

The Shed Distillery and Monraq have announced a distribution partnership, allowing Monraq to exclusively represent Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin in the Caribbean and selected Latin America domestic and duty-free markets. 

This month, Buffalo Trace Distillery will launch The Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned Trolley, in partnership with JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.

White Peak Distillery, from Derbyshire, UK, has revealed a special whisky release in time for the festive period, Wire Works Whisky Virgin Oak Finish.

Campari Group has announced it has reached an agreement to purchase an initial 70% interest, and in 2031 the remaining 30% interest, of the outstanding capital of Wilderness Trail Distillery, LLC.

Speyside distillery, The Balvenie, has announced the launch of its oldest and rarest whisky ever, The Balvenie Sixty, a single cask bottling from 1962.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery has launched its first ever members’ club to give experimental drinkers and whisky enthusiasts the chance to follow the journey of the City’s first single malt English whisky, One Point Six, from cask to glass.

House of Hazelwood has released its Autumn Collection, consisting of eight rare and old Scotch whiskies.

Bladnoch Distillery has announced the newest addition to its ‘Classic Collection’ of Lowland single malt scotch whiskies, Liora.

Premium tequila brand Cazcabel has announced that its $37million distillery is set to open in Atotonilco El Alto in the Jalisco highlands of Mexico in 2023.

Rampur Distillery has announced the launch of Jugalbandi, a series of eight Indian single malt cask strength whiskies, with the first two set to be unveiled at Whisky Live in Paris.

Irish Distillers has outlined a €250 million investment plan to build a new distillery in Midleton Co. Cork.

White Peak Distillery from Derbyshire, UK, is offering the last opportunity to own a bottle of its sell-out inaugural release of Wire Works Whisky via auction site Whisky Auctioneer.

Brown-Forman has announced an over £30m investment in The GlenDronach Distillery to increase production facilities at its homeplace in the Valley of Forgue in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 

Talisker Distillery has announced the opening of a new visitor experience on the Isle of Skye set to open on 5 August.

On 1 July The Balvenie launched the latest in its Stories range, a 27-year-old single malt finished in Caroni rum casks, Drinks International caught up with brand ambassador Alwynne Gwilt to talk about the distillery's unique relationship with rum.

The Islay Boys have announced plans to create Islay's 12th whisky distillery, Laggan Bay Distillery, at Glenegedale in Laggan Bay on Islay.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery has launched its first whisky, the OnePointSix English, as it moves into the whisky market with a £1 million investment, the biggest since it was founded in 2016.

St. Lucia Distillers has launched its ‘spiritourism project’ the Saint Lucia Rum Experience, a continuation of development for the single rum distillery on the island.

Hazelwood Demesne Limited, owner of the Lough Gill Distillery in Sligo, has announced its acquisition by the Sazerac Company to develop the historical site.

Bladnoch Distillery has announced its newest expression, a 30-year-old single malt Scotch whisky with a limited release of 950 bottles.

Elixir Distillers has signed an agreement to buy the Tormore distillery and brand from Pernod Ricard.

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distilleries, is to invest €50 million in Midleton Distillery over the next four years to deliver a carbon neutral operation by the end of 2026.

Craft spirit producer Scapegrace Distilling Company has announced plans to develop New Zealand’s largest-ever distillery project in the Central Otago region.

Single malt Scotch brand Balblair has partnered with acclaimed Scottish photographer and director David Eustace to produce a film.

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Rooster Rojo Tequila, the premium spirits brand owned by the fast-growing global beverage powerhouse, Amber Beverage Group, has announced the next stage in the development of its ‘SIP DON’T SLAM’ advertising campaign, which was first rolled out earlier this year. 

Ahead of Fèis Ìle festival, and six months after breaking ground, co-founders of Elixir Distillers have announced that their new Islay distillery will be called Portintruan.

Cumbrian-based whisky producer, The Lakes Distillery, have announced the launch of their latest single malt from the acclaimed Whiskymaker’s Reserve series.

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

Welsh whisky brand Aber Falls has announced an international roll-out that will see the brand become available in more than ten countries including Australia, Germany, Denmark, and Canada.

Diageo has announced plans to build a new $245m distillery for its Crown Royal Canadian Whisky brand.

Cardrona Distillery has opened entries to UK bartenders to its inaugural cocktail competition, Cardrona Club.

Derbyshire’s first full-scale craft distillery White Peak has announced the release of Wire Works Whisky, its first single malt.

French spirits producer, Maison Ferrand, has built a new distillery at the Château de Bonbonnet to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Citadelle Gin brand.

Single malt whisky distiller, John Campbell, has joined the independent family-owned Lochlea Distillery as its new production director.

Pernod Ricard has unveiled its new $150m malt whisky distillery called The Chuan in Emeishan, China.

Bushmills has appointed Alex Thomas as master blender at The Old Bushmills Distillery working across the entire portfolio and product development.

Diageo has revealed plans to build a US$75m malt whisky distillery in southwestern China.

Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has created a new stripped-back gin, Height of Arrows.

Glenmorangie single malt has opened the Lighthouse, the brand’s first innovation distillery created for experimentation.

Irish Distillers has launched an experimental distillate called Method and Madness Rye and Malt.

Diageo’s drinks accelerator arm Distil Ventures has made a minority investment in Japanese single malt producer Komasa Kanosuke Distillery.

The Port of Leith Distillery company has launched a new white port alongside its Portuguese partner Martha’s Wines.

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