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Ian Buxton | 27 May 2014

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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

Olly Wehring | 2 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has announced plans to consolidate its whisky packaging and bottling footprint in Scotland, with one of its facilities in the west of the country set to close within three years.


Andy Morton | 12 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit, Chivas Brothers, has added a third expression to its Longmorn range, Longmorn 23 Year Old.


Olly Wehring | 30 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers division has added a new expression to its Scapa single malt Scotch whisky portfolio.


Olly Wehring | 24 Jun 2016

Yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum fell 52% in favour of the so-called 'Brexit'. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day on drinks industry reaction.


Olly Wehring | 23 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has announced the appointment of Ben Gibson as operations director for its European Travel Retail unit, with present incumbent Phil Corfield set to retire.


Andy Morton | 13 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has joined rival Diageo in backing the campaign to keep Britain in the EU.


Olly Wehring | 23 Feb 2016

The heads of UK-headquartered Diageo and SABMiller have signed a letter calling for the UK to remain in the European Union, ahead of June's referendum on the matter.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jan 2016

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division has released a no-age statement expression of its Longmorn single malt Scotch brand.


Olly Wehring | 1 Dec 2015

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2015 awards. Here are the competition's trophy winners for this year.


Andy Morton | 1 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky unit, Chivas Brothers, has launched its first peated-style Glenlivet since the 1980s.


Olly Wehring | 7 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division is set to release a “simplified” pack for the Chivas Regal 12-year-old Scotch whisky expression.


Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed to just-drinks that its Glenfiddich brand has been overtaken by Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 29 Jun 2015

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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.


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.


Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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