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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Lucy Britner is just-drinks' deputy editor. She has been a drinks journalist for ten years and she holds a diploma in wine and spirits. She has traveled to wineries, breweries and distilleries around the world and she enjoys sampling drinks as well as writing about them. Her work has appeared in several major drinks publications including Imbibe, Decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Harpers. She also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants and drink in London.

Articles by Lucy Britner

Smooth Ambler's brands include Contradiction Bourbon and Old Scout Single Barrel BourbonPernod Ricard lines up Bourbon return with Smooth Ambler stake buy 9 December 2016

Pernod Ricard is set to re-enter the Bourbon market, through the purchase of a majority share in West Virginia-based Smooth Ambler Spirits Co.

Utmost Brands' Grown-up Soda Sparking Cocktail Mixers Utmost Brands' Grown-up Soda Sparking Cocktail Mixers - Product Launch 9 December 2016

Utmost brands will launch a line of cocktail mixers under its Grown-up Sodas brand. The range includes four flavours: Mojito, Moscow Mule, Sparkling Cosmo and Tonic & Lime. 

Constellation Brands is to launch a new beer - Corona Premier - in 2017What does 2017 hold for Constellation Brands and Anheuser-Busch InBev? - Focus 8 December 2016

Following a recent panel discussion, CLSA analyst Caroline Levy outlined the current state and future opportunities for Constellation Brands and Anheuser-Busch InBev in the US market.

Brown-Forman's CEO Paul Varga said used barrel prices had fallen by 10%Weak blended Scotch whisky sales hit Brown-Forman's barrel business 8 December 2016

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said a 'soft' blended Scotch whisky market has lead to a decrease in sales of the company's used barrels.

Angostura Holdings places CEO on administrative leave 8 December 2016

Trinidad & Tobago rum company Angostura Holdings has confirmed its CEO is on administrative leave. 

Label 5's 'City Edition' bottles will be released in China, Israel and RomaniaLa Martiniquaise rolls out Label 5 street art bottles 8 December 2016

French drinks company La Martiniquaise has released a limited run of 'City Edition' bottle designs for its Label 5 blended Scotch whisky brand.

Sazerac Co's Corazón Tequila Expresiones del Corazón 2016 - Product Launch 8 December 2016

New Orleans-based Sazerac Co has released four Tequilas as part of its Expresiones del Corazón range for 2016.

Pernod Ricard's chatbot will be available throughout the festive seasonPernod Ricard targets at-home drinking with cocktail chatbot 7 December 2016

Pernod Ricard's UK unit has rolled out an online cocktail coach as it looks to capitalise on seasonal drinking. 

Heaven Hill purchased Deep Eddy Vodka last yearHeaven Hill to build second Deep Eddy Vodka distillery 7 December 2016

Heaven Hill has announced plans to construct a second Deep Eddy Vodka distillery as it looks to meet growing demand for the brand. 

Carlton & United Breweries has agreed new working terms with trade unionsCarlton & United Breweries strike ends 7 December 2016

Carlton & United Breweries has announced an end to disputes with maintenance workers at its Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne. 

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