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Hop Pop Soda Co's Hop Pop Soda - Product Launch 7 Dec 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Chicago-based "soda collective" Hop Pop Soda Co has launched a soft drink that is flavoured with hops.

Edrington's The Macallan Edition No 2 - Product Launch 6 Dec 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Edrington has launched the second in the Edition series of iterations of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky.

Molson Coors & Camel Valley Vineyard's Camel Valley Pilsner – Product Launch 6 Dec 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

The Molson Coors-owned UK craft brewer Sharp's Brewery has teamed up with English winemaker Camel Valley to launch a limited-edition Pilsner.

Diageo's North America president on Donald Trump, Millennials and the rise of Bourbon - Focus 6 Dec 2016

Column: Focus

Late last week, Diageo's North America president, Deirdre Mahlan, hosted a conference call with analysts. Having spent just over a year in the role, Mahlan offered some insight into the company's largest and most profitable region. Here, just-drinks picks out some key points from the call.

"Unless there’s change, companies like ours won't be able to enter into the Travel Retail channel" – Interview, Loch Lomond Group GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 2016

Column: just the Answer

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.

Has Millennial-mania drowned out the elder consumer? - Consumer Trends 6 Dec 2016

Column: Consumer Trends

Over-60s are not only healthier, wealthier and living longer and more active lives than their predecessors, they are also more politically engaged. Ben Cooper examines why looking afresh at the seniors market chimes with recent momentous political events.

Gigglewater Wines' Gigglewater range - Product Launch 2 Dec 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Gigglewater Wines has launched a "lifestyle-led" sparkling wine range designed to appeal to Millennials and female consumers. 

Jones Soda's Wiz’s Energizing Elixir Final Fantasy XV soda - Product Launch 1 Dec 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Jones Soda has partnered publisher Square Enix to release a limited edition Final Fantast XV-themed soda. 

"Creating craft brands is a skill set that most big companies don’t have" - Interview, Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling 1 Dec 2016

Column: just the Answer

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.

Has your company made the water stewardship A-list? - Sustainability Spotlight 30 Nov 2016

Column: Sustainability in Drinks

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.

Boilermaker Drinks Co's SeaWolf rum - Product Launch 30 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Scottish drinks company Boilermaker has produced a white rum. The company claims the rum is the first of its kind to be produced in Scotland. 

The European beer market - Focus 30 Nov 2016

Column: Focus

Last week, Heineken delivered one of its What's Brewing seminars, a series of presentations by regional presidents for industry analysts. The latest covered Europe, and Heineken's head of the region, Stefan Orlowski, spoke about the importance of premium growth on the continenet as well as the contiued growth in low- and no-alcohol products. Here, just-drinks presents some of Orlowski's key findings on the European beer market.

Britvic FY 2015/16 results by region - Focus 30 Nov 2016

Column: Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the 52 weeks to 25 September.

Is Irish whiskey ready to recognise its potential? - Comment 29 Nov 2016

Column: Comment - Spirits - Buxton: Banging the Dram

One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' change of ownership, Ian Buxton asks if the country's distillers are in danger of over-stating Irish whiskey's prospects.

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol - Focus 29 Nov 2016

Column: Focus

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four states – California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – approved legislation sanctioning the recreational use of marijuana, effectively doubling the number of states that allow the practice. This legislative action suggests that the alcohol beverage industry will likely face increased competition from legalised marijuana somewhat sooner than it had expected.

Mountain Laurel Spirits' Dad's Hat Maple Syrup Barrel-Aged Rye - Product Launch 29 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Mountain Laurel Spirits' Pennsylvania distillery Dad's Hat has partnered a maple syrup producer to create a maple syrup barrel-aged rye. The limited release will be available at the distillery from 1 December. 

Britvic's Q4 & FY results 2015/16 - Preview 29 Nov 2016

Column: just the Preview

On Wednesday, Britvic will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance over the fiscal year to 28 September:

Arbikie Highland Estate's Arbikie Strawberry Vodka - Product Launch 28 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Scottish distillery Arbikie Highland Estate has launched a strawberry vodka ahead of the Christmas period.

International Beverage Holdings' Old Pulteney 35 Year Old Single Malt - Product Launch 28 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

International Beverage Holdings has announced the second release of its 35-year-old expression. The first release, which has now sold out, was in 2014. 

Britvic's The London Essence Co mixer range - Product Launch 28 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Britvic's adult beverage unit, Wisehead Productions, has released its second innovation - a range of stevia-and-sugar-based spirits mixers under the The London Essence Co name.

Big Drop Brewing Co's Chocolate Milk Stout - Product Launch 28 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

A UK brewery dedicated to low-alcohol beer has released its first product. Big Drop Brewing Co has rolled out a Chocolate Milk Stout to the UK market. 

Aston Manor's Friels Hop Infused Vintage Cider - Product Launch 25 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Aston Manor has launched a cider infused with hops. Friels Hop Infused Vintage Cider features 2015 first-press vintage cider infused with a blend of Challenger, Archer and Sterling hops.

Why taking the hit in Asia is worth it for soft drinks - Comment 24 Nov 2016

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

Long considered a colourful place to do business, Asia has grown increasingly important for soft drinks companies who are chasing growth. Richard Corbett takes a look at the region and finds that the perceived risk is most certainly worth taking.

Halewood Wines & Spirits' Whitley Neill Quince Gin - Product Launch 24 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Halewood Wines & Spirits has claimed a UK first with the launch of its Whitley Neill Quince Gin. 

Purity Brewing Co's Bunny Hop - Product Launch 24 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

UK craft brewer Purity Brewing Co has launched its first new permanent beer in seven years - an extra hoppy pale ale called Bunny Hop.

Frobishers Cordials - Product Launch 24 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

UK soft drinks producer Frobishers has launched a range of cordials in the country's off-premise, as the company looks to broaden its market.

Codigo’s Codigo 1530 Tequila range - Product Launch 23 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Codigo has extended the roll-out of its namesake Tequila portfolio in the US.

All Market's Coco Community Organic Coconut Water - Product Launch 23 Nov 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

All Market has launched a coconut water to the UK market, following its US debut earlier this year. 

How are mid-sized brewers coping with the consolidation squeeze? - Comment 23 Nov 2016

Column: Comment - Beer - Beaumont's Brews

As consolidation at each end of the beer spectrum dominates the headlines, Stephen Beaumont looks at the squeeze on those in the middle. How is life for those too big to play small and too small to play big?

What is the effect of long-term alcohol use on mortality among women? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 194 23 Nov 2016

Column: Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

In a follow-up analysis of almost 50,000 young women, aged 30 to 49 at baseline, in the Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health cohort, researchers used self-reported information on alcohol consumption on two occasions, 12 years apart, to estimate the effects of alcohol on overall and cause-specific mortality.