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Spirits - Where does 'Craft' End and 'Mass' Begin?

In spirits, the craft segment is making hay, with consumers buying into the category's more artisanal, less global approach. But, where is t...

Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Scotch Whisky?

The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian...


Comment - Scotch Whisky around the World

Ian Buxton | 7 Oct 2014

“May you live in interesting times.” That ancient Chinese proverb, surely apocryphal but horribly apt, seems to apply more than ever to Scotch whisky.


Comment - Spirits - Drambuie For Sale

Ian Buxton | 27 May 2014

Last week, the owner of Drambuie put the Scotch whisky liqueur brand up for sale. Ian Buxton considers Drambuie's history and the potential runners and riders.


Comment - An Opinion on Scottish Independence?

Olly Wehring | 27 Feb 2014

On Thursday 18 September, the residents of Scotland will take to the polls to consider a question, their answer to which could have huge repercussions: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"


Comment - Spirits - Government Help?

Ian Buxton | 25 Sep 2013

The results of a consultation document regarding veryfing the geographical origin and production and aging processes for Scotch whisky will be published in the coming weeks. But, asks, Ian Buxton, is such a procedure necessary? And, what does the industry think?

Latest Interviews

just the Ten - Top Interviews of 2010

just-drinks.com editorial team | 23 Dec 2010

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read interviews on just-drinks in 2010.


The just-drinks Interview - Chivas Brothers' CEO

Olly Wehring | 1 Jul 2010

While our paths have crossed on an almost monthly basis over the last six years, just-drinks has never interviewed the chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit, Christian Porta. So, when Olly Wehring was invited to the official opening of The Glenlivet's distillery extension last month, he took the opportunity to finally pin Porta down for a chat on all things Chivas.

Latest News

Pernod Ricard shuffles executive pack

Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2015

Pernod Ricard has announced the departure of the managing director of its Asia Travel Retail division, Con Constandis.


just a While Ago - On 29 June in...

Olly Wehring | 29 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


"Bumpy road" ahead for Scotch

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2015

Scotch whisky has a “bumpy road” ahead of it but the long-term outlook remains healthy, the head of Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers has said.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Saronno boosts GTR team with Pernod hire

Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2015

Illva Saronno has poached a senior Pernod Ricard executive to head up its global Travel Retail team.


Pernod Ricard unveils new Scotch whisky distillery

James Wilmore | 13 Oct 2014

Pernod Ricard has completed the construction of a new Scotch whisky distillery ahead of schedule, with production due to kick off this month.


The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection

Olly Wehring | 9 Sep 2014

Pernod Ricard has lined up the launch of the second Nàdurra expression for The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand through its Chivas Brothers division.


Pernod Ricard unveils Beefeater gin visitor centre

James Wilmore | 23 May 2014

Pernod Ricard has lifted the curtain on a "multi-million pound" visitor centre at its Beefeater gin distillery in London.


Pernod Ricard's Tormore 14 Year Old, 16 Year Old

Olly Wehring | 6 Mar 2014

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has launched Tormore 14 Year Old and Tormore 16 Year Old in France.


Scotch Whisky Ass'n asks for independence clarity

Olly Wehring | 27 Feb 2014

The trade body for the Scotch whisky industry has called for “clarity” ahead of the independence referendum in Scotland later this year, with three major whisky producers declining to join either the 'yes' or 'no' camp.


Pernod Ricard readies Aberlour global push

Olly Wehring | 12 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division has lined up a new look and global marketing push for the Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Pernod Ricard Norway chief retires

Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2013

The head of Pernod Ricard's operations in the Nordic region has retired.


Pernod losing Imperial sales to "experimenting"

Andy Morton | 20 Sep 2013

Pernod Ricard has blamed a drop in sales for its blended Scotch whisky in South Korea on consumer trends towards white spirits and single malt.


Pernod to put QR codes on all China packaging

Andy Morton | 17 Sep 2013

Pernod Ricard will have QR codes on all products in China by next April, just-drinks has learned.


Diageo, Pernod on track with Scotch train trial

Andy Morton | 13 Sep 2013

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have teamed up with other Scotch whisky makers to start twice-weekly shipments from Speyside by train.


Pernod Ricard revamps Strathisla 12 logo, bottle

Olly Wehring | 18 Jul 2013

The Scotch whisky division of Pernod Ricard has updated the packaging for its Strathisla 12-year-old expression.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 21 Jun 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:


Pernod Ricard reopens Glen Keith whisky distillery

Andy Morton | 17 Jun 2013

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit Chivas Brothers has officially re-opened a Speyside distillery, part of an on-going investment in whisky production that includes a new distillery to open next year.


Pernod Ricard's Royal Salute The Diamond Tribute

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2013

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit, Chivas Brothers, has launched a new permanent expression to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee.


LIWF 2013 - UK: New guild puts gin on the agenda

Andy Morton | 21 May 2013

The head of a new UK trade body for gin has said that the spirit requires its own representation, because it is “more complex” than vodka.


Pernod reveals Europe, Chivas exec job swap

James Wilmore | 28 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard has announced an effective job swap for two of its executives involving the top jobs at its Europe and Chivas Brothers divisions.


Pernod targets 2015 for new Scotch distillery

Olly Wehring | 19 Feb 2013

Pernod Ricard has confirmed that it intends to open a new Scotch whisky distillery in 2015.

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