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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 June 2013
Teeling Whiskey Co's Silver Reserve 21 Year Old Single Malt
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.
18 March 2013
Beam Inc has rolled out a packaging redesign and marketing campaign for its brand Kilbeggan Whiskey.
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.
21 December 2012
It was back to business for spirits companies in 2012 as the industry's recovery continued apace.
11 December 2012
Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín
10 December 2012
Beam Inc is set to bbost its Irish whiskey portfolio with the acquisition of the 2 Gingers brand.
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.
22 October 2012
Teeling Whiskey Company's Hybrid Malt Whiskey Edition No.1
27 June 2012
Beam Inc is set to take the UK distribution of its recently-acquired Cooley Distillery in-house from Eaux de Vie.
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.
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.
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.
26 April 2012
William Grant & Sons has switched distributors in Germany for its Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 December 2011
Part three of our final management briefing of the year looks back at how 2011 has treated the spirits industry.
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.
19 December 2011
Even before Fortune Brands switched to become solely a spirits player, divesting itself of its golf and home & security divisions earlier this year, the US company seemed quite proud of not behaving like a potential takeover target.
16 December 2011
Beam Inc is to buy Cooley Distillery, the only remaining independent whiskey distillery outside Pernod Ricard and Diageo's operations in Ireland, for close to US$95m.
13 December 2011
William Grant & Sons has confirmed it is in unspecified discussions regarding a new distillery in Ireland for is Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand.