Distell launches Hunters Red Apple variant drink

Company name: Distell South Africa Product type: Cider Innovation: New flavour variant Distell South Africa has added a new variant to its popular Hunters brand with the launch of Hunters Red Apple variant. With real apples, Hunters Red Apple comes in 330 ml glass bottles and is available across the formal and other outlets in South Africa. The new variant is an addition to the existing Hunters Dry, Hunters Gold, Hunters Hard Lemon, Hunters Export Extra Dry and Hunters Chilled Non-Alcoholic variants.

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South Africa overtakes South Korea as the world’s largest cider, perry, mead exporter

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa has overtaken South Korea as the world’s largest exporter of cider, perry, mead and other fermented beverages with 2018 shipments from each country amounting to approximately 108 million liters. According to a recent report by research and consultancy firm, IndexBox, South Korea- which has long been a world leader in cider exports – has been registering a rapid decline in exports by as much as 50% within the past five years. The report, ‘World – Cider, Perry, Mead And Other Fermented Beverages – Market Analysis,…

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United Kingdom hikes wine duty but freezes duty on beer, spirits and cider

UK – United Kingdom Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced that duty tax on wine will increase while that on beer, spirits and cider would remain the same in line with the rate of inflation, effective 1 February 2019. Duties on beer and spirits will remain at the same level as last year in a bid to help the country’s pubs while those on wine will increase in line with the retail price index. However, tax on high-strength, cheap white ciders will also rise. In his UK Budget 2018 outline, the Chancellor…

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Molson Coors acquires UK eight generation cider producer Aspall

UK – Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced the expansion of its cider portfolio through the acquisition of Suffolk, UK based Aspall Cyder Limited. The acquisition brings together two companies with similar family-orientated ownership structures, with close to 650 years of combined experience in operating excellence say the two companies. Founded in 1728 by Clement Chevallier and run by the eighth generation of his family, Aspall is an established premium brand of quality and provenance. The company’s high-quality portfolio strengthens Molson Coors’ position in a fast-growing market for premium cider…

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