Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in spirits producer Rabbit Hole

USA – Pernod Ricard has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Louisville, Kentucky based spirits company, Rabbit Hole Whiskey for an undisclosed sum. The deal expands Pernod Ricard’s newly created […]

Kellogg’s teams up with UK brewery to create beer from cereals

UK – The Kellogg Company has joined forces with UK brewery Seven Bro7hers to create beer from its rejected Rice Krispies and Coco Pops breakfast cereals. The two have co-created coco based ‘Sling it out […]

Brown-Forman to acquire Fords Gin owner The 86 Company

USA – The American wine and spirits business, Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire The 86 Company, the New-York based spirits company. Upon completion, Brown-Forman will add Fords Gin, […]

Heineken buys minority stake in craft beer maker Oedipus Brewing

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch brewing giant, Heineken has acquired a minority shareholding in the Amsterdam-based craft brewery Oedipus Brewing for an undisclosed amount. According to the company, the investment will help bring their dreams a […]

Anheuser-Busch signs deal, on track to use 100% renewable energy by 2021

USA – Anheuser-Busch, maker of popular Bud Light and Golden Road beers has partnered with the solar and energy storage developer, Recurrent Energy in commitment to use 100% renewable energy across its entire portfolio of […]

Hillhouse Capital acquires Scotch whisky firm Loch Lomond Group

SCOTLAND – Hillhouse Capital Management, a Hong-Kong based investment fund has announced it has acquired Loch Lomond Group, a spirit’s firm from Exponent Private Equity for an undisclosed sum. Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s […]

Heineken taps 3D printing technology at its brewery in Spain

SPAIN – The Danish beer maker, Heineken has tapped 3D printing solutions from Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing to support manufacturing operations at its brewery in Seville, Spain. Using a set of […]

Carlsberg to open a new microbrewery at Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium

BELGIUM – Carlsberg has unveiled plans to reopen a new microbrewery at Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium after it was shuttered in 1798 after a fire outbreak during the French Revolution. The microbrewery, which will be […]

Heineken Russia launches new bottles using PET Engineering technology

RUSSIA – Global beer brewer, Heineken has launched two new PET bottles developed using PET Engineering’s interchangeable insert system technology. The new bottle designs have been used for brands Tri Medvedya, Okhota and Okckoe by […]

Diageo unveils new premium Villa Ascenti gin, opens new distillery in Italy

ITALY – British spirits producer, Diageo has added a super-premium gin to its portfolio after investing €420,000 (US$469,000) in a new distillery in Santa Vittoria d’Alba, Italy. Called Villa Ascenti, the new gin will first […]