Each year we exclusively reveal the top 100 ranking of booze brands in the UK and take a closer look at the emerging forces that are shaping the landscape of the alcohol industry.


10 biggest alcohol brands in the UK 2019

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

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

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Reality star Spencer Matthews launches ultra-low abv CleanGin

2019-11-14T11:06:00+00:00By Helen Gilbert

The fledgling brand is currently in the final stages of “raising a seven-figure sum from a fund in the United States”, according to the star

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Amazon boosts exclusive spirits offer with new Auchentoshan whisky

2019-11-12T11:51:00+00:00By Helen Gilbert

The Edrington Beam Suntory brand’s latest whisky is matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred into sauvignon blanc barrique casks


David Phillips steps down as Matthew Clark MD


Phillips rejoined Matthew Clark as MD in 2018 after former owner Conviviality collapsed

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Berry Bros & Rudd sales surge to highest point in almost a decade


The upmarket wine retailer grew turnover 17.4% to £219m over the year ending 31 March 2019

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James Bond car maker Aston Martin to launch spin-off booze brand


The brand applied to register a class 33 trademark covering whisky, distilled spirits, liqueurs and alcoholic cocktails

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Heineken to ditch plastic in £22m packaging overhaul


The brewer will replace plastic rings and shrink wrap with toppers made from sustainably sourced cardboard


Grolsch to disappear from the UK as Asahi calls time on brewing deal


The lager brand has been delisted in Tesco and Asda over recent weeks

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Didsbury Gin adds two new expressions to flavoured gin range

2019-11-07T10:07:00+00:00By Helen Gilbert

Rolling out in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and other retailers from 11 November, each tipple has an abv of 40%


Drty joins the hard seltzer explosion with duo of drinks


The better-for-you booze brand rolled out two flavoured hard seltzers on Monday

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US booze brand Mike’s to make UK debut with three hard seltzers


Hard seltzers have taken the US by storm over the past year

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Boozy ice lolly brand Pops goes bust but potential sale nears


The brand had big-name tie-ups with Pimm’s and Gordon’s but was dogged by cashflow issues