A malt whisky designed specifically to complement a cigar has been created by JBB. It has produced the Corriemhor Cigar Reserve from malts from the Highlands and Islands. It is already available in Spain and duty free and will be launched in the UK in April. Malcolm Cowen will handle the distribution. Heineken is being backed by a promotion on Virgin Radio for £500,000 worth of international travel inviting consumers to watch a top rugby match anywhere in the world. This will be backed by coverage in The Sun. Both Strongbow and Scrumpy Jack ciders are being relaunched by HP Bulmer this autumn with new pack designs and TV advertising. Woodpecker is also going back on TV. Two new dual varietals are to be added to the Paul Masson range. Canandaigua will be unveiling Merlot Zinfandel and Semillon Chardonnay at the London International Wine Fair in May. The entire range will also be slimmer more modern carafes. The company is also revising the blend for its rosé style. The latest addition to Liverpool brewer Robert Cain's range of gift beers is a limited edition Father's Day Ale. The 5% abv beer is in a 500ml bottle in a gift tube and retails at £1.99. It is being listed by most of the major multiples from May ahead of Father's Day on June 20. A new vodka premix is being introduced by Halewood International. Red Square (5% abv) was on show at Londis Retail '99 and its off-trade listings already include Londis and Booker. For the third year running Budweiser is putting its name to the V festival, one of the UK's leading summer music events. V99 will take place over the weekend of August 21-22 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, South Staffordshire. {{DRINKS }}