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Whisk(e)y leads vodka in US, but for how long?

The whisk(e)y category in the US – particularly Bourbon - has been stealing a significant march on vodka in recent months, but can this be s...

Irish whiskey eyes a slice of Scotch's global pie

We've had a reminder this month of the high levels of investment being ploughed into the renaissance of Irish whiskey by emerging players....

Comment - Heineken's 'No' Cuts SABMiller Options

Heineken's announcement earlier today of an approach by SABMiller confirms what some observers have warned in recent months: The 'Mega-Merge...

Guinness: A Great Day for St James's Gate

Today's official opening of the new Guinness production facility at the brand's St James's Gate site in the centre of Dublin stands in marke...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's Nick Blacknell 14 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier this year, the Worshipful Company of Distillers held a lively debate in London on the future of rum. Afterwards, just-drinks spoke to Nick Blacknell, Havana Club's international marketing director for Pernod Ricard, to discuss digital, diversity and the debate's motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”.


Interview - Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa MD 6 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

After 18 years in Latin America, Laurent Pillet moved to sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 to head up Pernod Ricard's operations in the region. At the French company's Capital Markets Day this week, just-drinks sat down with Pillet to discuss the past, present and future for Pernod in the region.

Latest News

Diageo ups Johnnie Walker Formula One presence 18 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Diageo has announced a tie-up with the organiser of the Formula One motor racing season that will see its Johnnie Walker brand become the sport's “Official Whisky”.


Diageo's Special Releases 2014 16 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Diageo has released full details of its annual line of special release single malt Scotch whiskies.


SABMiller, Heineken silent on takeover offer talk 14 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Both Heineken and SABMiller have declined to comment on reports linking the two brewers to takeover negotiations.


Cognac sees US, Africa offset China woes 12 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Rising sales of Cognac in the US and sub-Saharan Africa have offset a sharp decline for the category in China, according to latest figures.


WSTA elects Pernod UK chief as chairman 11 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Pernod Ricard's UK boss has been elected as the new chairman of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Latest blogs

Think you know the future for rum? Join the club 9 May 2014

Andy Morton

It was the biggest swing in London since the 60s. Presented with the motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”, the audience at last night's Worshipful Company of Distillers debate looked odds-on to uphold it, after a pre-event poll showed a majority in its favour.


A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America... 20 Mar 2014

Andy Morton

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.

Company research

Diageo plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Diageo plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Al

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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