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Hine is looking to the futurejust the Answer: Thomas Hine & Co's MD, François Le Grelle

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.

TFWA Review: Heineken craft plans, Stolichnaya changes, Hine happy to be home

24 October 2013

There's usually a surprise or two at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes.

FRANCE: CL World Brands offloads Hine Cognac to EDV SAS

23 September 2013

CL World Brands has sold the Thomas Hine & Co Cognac house to EDV SAS.

Comment - Spirits - Cognac/Brandy: East is East

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.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

19 April 2013

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

Analysis - Hine sale to spark "significant interest"

19 April 2013

The sale of Cognac house Hine is likely to generate "significant interest" in the industry, according to an analyst.

UK: Burn Stewart Distillers sale proves Scotch in robust health - MD

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.

UK: Distell pays US$244m for Burn Stewart Distillers

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.

The World Whiskies Conference 2011 – Quotes of the Day

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.

INDIA: Tilaknagar readies new grain distillery – report

26 November 2008

Tilaknagar Industries has lined up the construction of a new distillery in the Maharashtra region of India, according to local reports.

Pot of Gould – CL approaches Bourbon from both ends

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.

US: Pernod Ricard, CL Financial complete distillery sale

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.

UK: Burn Stewart updates UK sales operations

18 June 2007

Burn Stewart Distillers has revamped its UK sales team and brought it back in-house.

INDIA: CL World Brands quashes reports of JV talks

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).

US: Angostura owner set to buy Pernod plant

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.

UK: Burn Stewart launches Ledaig 10-year-old

5 January 2007

Burn Stewart Distillers has added to its stable of single malt Scotch whiskies with the launch of Ledaig 10-year-old.

UK: Burn Stewart launches Web push

20 December 2006

Burn Stewart Distillers has launched two websites for a brace of its Scotch whisky brands.

UK: CL reshuffles Burn Stewart management

23 November 2006

The owner of Burn Stewart Distillers has reshuffled the management team at the Scotch whisky group.

INDIA: CL World Brands shelves manufacturing JV

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.

INDIA: Angostura signs distribution deal

19 October 2005

Tilaknagar Industries has entered into a distribution joint venture with rum producer Angostura, a unit of UK-based CL World Brands.

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