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Irish whiskey exports are set to double by 2020 IRELAND/UK: Whiskey producers launch Irish Whiskey Association

9 April 2014

A new trade body has been established to promote the interests of the fast-growing Irish whiskey sector.

US: Sidney Frank CEO speaks out over Beam Inc legal battle

25 February 2014

Sidney Frank’s CEO has said he is “pleased” but not surprised that a US federal judge has allowed the firm's US$100m lawsuit against Beam Inc to proceed.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

27 January 2014

The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.

Comment - Spirits - Irish Whiskey: Set to Cause a Rattle & Hum?

29 October 2013

The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.

The just-drinks Interview - Anna Malmhake, Irish Distillers' CEO - Part II

12 September 2013

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

GLOBAL: Irish whiskey aiming high as global firms invest

11 September 2013

Irish whiskey can become 10% of global whisk(e)y category sales helped by drinks firms' renewed interest in the sub-sector, according to the head of Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers.

IRELAND: Diageo agrees Dundalk brewery sale

21 August 2013

Diageo's 'Harp Brewery' in Dundalk, Ireland, is set to become a whiskey distillery after a deal was agreed with new owners.

just the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: Vodka, Whisk(e)y

24 July 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for vodka and non-Scotch whisk(e)y.

Product Launch - IRELAND: Teeling Whiskey Co's Silver Reserve 21 Year Old Single Malt

17 June 2013

Teeling Whiskey Co's Silver Reserve 21 Year Old Single Malt

just Five Years Ago: Beam keeps powder dry after losing race for Absolut

17 April 2013

It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.

US: Beam Inc unveils online ads, redesign for Kilbeggan Whiskey

18 March 2013

Beam Inc has rolled out a packaging redesign and marketing campaign for its brand Kilbeggan Whiskey.

US: Beam Inc hits back at Sidney Frank lawsuit

4 March 2013

Beam Inc is “confident” of victory in a legal battle with Sidney Frank after the US importer filed a lawsuit against the global group and a subsidiary for US$100m.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part V: Spirits

21 December 2012

It was back to business for spirits companies in 2012 as the industry's recovery continued apace.

Product Launch - IRELAND: Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín

11 December 2012

Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín

US: Beam Inc ups Irish whiskey interest with 2 Gingers buy

10 December 2012

Beam Inc is set to bbost its Irish whiskey portfolio with the acquisition of the 2 Gingers brand.

UK: Diageo, Suntory mull move for Beam Inc - report

9 December 2012

A report in a UK newspaper today (9 December) has claimed that Diageo and Suntory held talks earlier this year with a view to making a move for Beam Inc.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Teeling Whiskey Company's Hybrid Malt Whiskey Edition No.1

22 October 2012

Teeling Whiskey Company's Hybrid Malt Whiskey Edition No.1

UK: Beam Inc hands Cooley distribution to Maxxium UK

27 June 2012

Beam Inc is set to take the UK distribution of its recently-acquired Cooley Distillery in-house from Eaux de Vie.

Comment - Spirits - Flavoured whisk(e)y: A Spirited Move

10 May 2012

Our whisk(e)y specialist, Ian Buxton, has had his head turned this month by a glut of flavoured whiskies. Or, 'spirit drinks', if you're a European.

US: Beam Inc to consolidate new brands - analyst

4 May 2012

Beam Inc will focus on developing its brands, after completing a spate of acquisitions that are expected to boost next year's bottom line, an analyst has said.

just The Preview - Beam Inc Q1

3 May 2012

Beam Inc will report its first-quarter results today (3 May). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of March.

GERMANY: William Grant & Sons hands Tullamore Dew distribution to Campari

26 April 2012

William Grant & Sons has switched distributors in Germany for its Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard H1 & Q2

14 February 2012

Pernod Ricard is set to report its half-year and second-quarter results on Thursday (16 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.

just The Facts - US Spirits: Irish Whiskey Outsells Single Malt Scotch

2 February 2012

There can't be too many key spirits markets where Irish whiskey outsells single malt Scotch, but the US has just become one. Here, just-drinks brings you some key facts from the 2011 sales figures for spirits in the US.

just the Preview – Beam Inc Q4 & FY

1 February 2012

Beam Inc is set to release its Q4 and full-year results on Friday (3 February). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.

Preview of the Year 2012 – Part III: Spirits

31 January 2012

The spirits category is up next in this, the third part of just-drinks' first management briefing of 2012. Here, Spiros Malandrakis and Jeremy Cunnington, alcoholics drinks analysts at Euromonitor International, ponder the future for the stronger stuff.

Comment - Irish Whiskey Goes Plural

18 January 2012

Beam Inc's acquisition of Cooley Distillery puts Irish whiskey entirely in the hands of drinks industry 'big hitters' and looks set to spur an unprecedented level of investment in the category.

IRELAND: Beam Inc completes Cooley Distillery buy

17 January 2012

Beam Inc has closed its acquisition of Cooley Distillery and has already earmarked the firm's Kilbeggan brand as a potential vehicle for capitalising on strong demand for Irish whiskey.

Review of the Year 2011 - Spirits

22 December 2011

Part three of our final management briefing of the year looks back at how 2011 has treated the spirits industry.

Video - Cooley Distillery chairman on Beam Inc buy

22 December 2011

Click below to watch an interview, conducted by Clontarf TV, with Jack Teeling, the founder and chairman of Cooley Distillery, in which he discusses the sale of the company to Beam Inc last week.

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