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10 biggest alcohol brands in the UK 2019

2019-07-12T13:29:00+01:00By The Grocer News Team

Together, the top 10 alcohol brands have racked up an extra £3.4bn. So who’s up, who’s down, and what’s behind their performance?

Alcohol news


Brits paying more for US whiskey as EU tariffs start to take effect


The likes of Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Knob Creek, Bulleit and Maker’s Mark have seen an upswing in price

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Tesco makes wine aisle more premium with range revamp


The retailer has added some 40 new SKUs this week, data reveals…

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Bumper harvest predicted for English wine - but still down on 2018


Last year was considered by many to be the best year for English wine so far


Tesco to list bestselling Argentinian wine Toros Centenaro


The Mendoza malbec will launch exclusively into 800 Tesco UK stores in November


Spiritrade moves into wine, CBD and soft drinks


The platform is moving into wine, soft drinks, CBD-infused drinks and energy drinks

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Nick Reed appointed commercial director at Cotswolds Distillery


Reed joins after almost six years at Quintessential Brands


Japanese drinks giant Asahi sees sales surge across UK


The company said the growth was achieved “through continued investment in brand marketing campaigns”…

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Sainsbury’s raises prices across raft of own label spirits


The retailer has increased prices by an average of 4% across a swathe of drinks

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Drinks suppliers scaling back investment as PDPD ban looms


As of April next year, it will be illegal to pay duty on the alcohol in a drink before increasing its volume by diluting it

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Heck mulls beer and beans ideas in diversification push


The sausage brand has registered its trademark under three alcohol categories

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British brands eye hard seltzer trend with upcoming launches


Something & Nothing is poised to launch a full range of ‘spirited’ seltzers next year…

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Muhu launches hibiscus and CBD gin developed for under £1,300


The drink is is flavoured with sweet hibiscus, and contains Canadian CBD cultivated from pesticide and chemical-free hemp


Gravity Drinks launches premium Mucha Liga tequila trio


The spirits themselves come from the La Ciénega region of Mexico, using agave grown roughly 1,530m above sea level


Spirit Cartel adds ‘Dutch-Indonesian hybrid’ gin and jenever duo


They have rolled into online retailers such as Master of Malt and Amathus


Halewood signs up to distribute Welsh whisky Penderyn


The spirits distributor said it would “utilise its extensive national footprint” to grow the brand, especially in the on-trade

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