Luxury drinks company Moët Hennessy and WhistlePig have launched a full sales and marketing drive in the UK and Europe this month, following the announcement of their partnership last year.

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

Michter’s has released its US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye 2020 in the UK.

Don Papa has celebrated the close ties between the Philippines and the United States by launching a rum aged for four years in American rye casks.  

Germany’s first rye whiskey distillery has teamed up with export agency Proof Strength in a bid to boost its presence in various markets around the world.

Templeton Rye has released a limited-edition Caribbean Rum Cask Finish expression into the domestic and export markets.

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US: Beam is to launch a rye whiskey under the Knob Creek brand this July.

Kentucky-based bourbon company, Buffalo Trace Distillery, has announced the September release of its 2011 Antique Collection.

Russian Distiller has launched two new ‘bread wines’, Rye Polugar and Rye Malt Polugar.

Russian Distiller has launched Krivach, a malted rye distillate that is said to be the first of its type in Russia for 120 years.

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Talking the challenges of cocktail weeks

Having recently returned from the US visiting both Oakland and Arizona Cocktail Weeks I was amazed by the differences in approach. In Oakland there was a much bigger trade focus and it felt more relaxed, whereas in Arizona it was one massive party for consumers.

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