6 November 2013
Two months ago, CL World Brands sold the Thomas Hine & Co Cognac house to EDV SAS for an undisclosed fee. just-drinks caught up with Hine's MD, François Le Grelle, at the Cannes World Exhibition last month to talk about the change, what life is like away from CL's parent, CL Financial, and why Chinese Cognac drinkers will prove more loyal than Japan's.
24 October 2013
There's usually a surprise or two at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes.
23 September 2013
CL World Brands has sold the Thomas Hine & Co Cognac house to EDV SAS.
21 June 2013
A recent bout of activity in the Cognac region - from investment to divestment - suggests lively times ahead for the brandy and Cognac category. Ian Buxton looks at the headlines, and sees his eye being drawn east, not only for future growth, but also for future Cognac players.
19 April 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:
19 April 2013
The sale of Cognac house Hine is likely to generate "significant interest" in the industry, according to an analyst.
15 April 2013
The sale of Burn Stewart Distilleries to Distell is “another vote of confidence” in the booming Scotch whiskey industry, the company's MD has told just-drinks.
15 April 2013
Distell has bought Scotch maker Burn Stewart Distillers for ZAR2.2bn (US$243.9m) in a bid to boost its blended and single malt stocks.
14 April 2011
The whisk(e)y producers among us have been congregating in Glasgow this week for the World Whiskies Conference. The annual event has been a useful source of industry news and gossip and this year's event was no exception. As tradition dictates, here is our annual snapshot of some of the more colourful quotes from the two days.
26 November 2008
Tilaknagar Industries has lined up the construction of a new distillery in the Maharashtra region of India, according to local reports.
27 September 2007
Acquisitions have transformed CL Financial from the owner of one very famous but small-scale bitters brand into a player on the world spirits stage. Having recently shored up two contrasting acquisitions in the Bourbon sector, Patience Gould suggests a move into the white spirits arena is CL’s new priority.
3 July 2007
CL Financial, the parent of UK-based drinks group CL World Brands, has closed the purchase of a US distillery from Pernod Ricard.
18 June 2007
Burn Stewart Distillers has revamped its UK sales team and brought it back in-house.
2 April 2007
CL World Brands have quashed reports in India that the company is in talks over a possible joint venture with local firm John Distillers (JDL).
16 February 2007
CL Financial, the parent of UK-based drinks group CL World Brands, looks set to buy a US distillery from Pernod Ricard.
5 January 2007
Burn Stewart Distillers has added to its stable of single malt Scotch whiskies with the launch of Ledaig 10-year-old.
20 December 2006
Burn Stewart Distillers has launched two websites for a brace of its Scotch whisky brands.
23 November 2006
The owner of Burn Stewart Distillers has reshuffled the management team at the Scotch whisky group.
19 October 2006
CL World Brands has shelved plans to form a manufacturing joint venture in India with local spirits group Tilaknagar Distilleries & Industries, just-drinks can reveal.
19 October 2005
Tilaknagar Industries has entered into a distribution joint venture with rum producer Angostura, a unit of UK-based CL World Brands.