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Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...

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On Sunday (11 May), the Asia Pacific leg of Tax Free World Association's exhibition series kicks off. The event takes place against a backdr...


Joe Bates | 17 Oct 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.


Olly Wehring | 15 Oct 2013

Today (15 October), Diageo is hosting its annual investor conference, which this year highlights the markets in Africa. Here, just-drinks looks at Nigeria, its beverage alcohol landscape and Diageo's presence in the country.


Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka winners.


Olly Wehring | 25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of world whisk(e)y winners.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 2014

Earlier this year, South African multi-category drinks producer Distell set up a unit specifically for its higher-end wine portfolio. The CEO of Distell Vineyards & Estates, Carina Gous, spoke to just-drinks earlier this year about the new division, its plans abroad and the prospects for the broader South African wine category going forward.


James Wilmore | 25 Sep 2014

Siobhan Thompson joined Wines of South Africa 11 months ago after joining from drinks firm Distell. just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore talks to Thompson about the challenges she has faced in 2014 and the opportunities for South African wine in Asia and the rest of Africa.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2016

A strong performance in its home South African market drove double-digit sales and profits growth for Distell in the first half of the year, but the company warned of challenges ahead.


Lucy Britner | 15 Feb 2016

Distell's Scotch whisky arm, Burn Stewart, has released Ledaig 1996 from its Tobermory distillery. 


Lucy Britner | 12 Jan 2016

US distributor Terlato Wines has added Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco to its line-up as it looks to capitalise on the growing trend for Prosecco in the country. 


Olly Wehring | 4 Dec 2015

Terlato Wine Group and Distell Group have strengthened their tie-up in the US, with several of the South African company's wine brands joining its spirits range in Terlato's offering in the country.


Olly Wehring | 1 Dec 2015

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2015 awards. Here are the competition's trophy winners for this year.


Andy Morton | 25 Nov 2015

Amarula owner Distell Group is to launch a spirits joint-venture in the US with Terlato Wine Group.


Andy Morton | 16 Oct 2015

A Distell executive has said the company is ready to spearhead the South African wine category after admitting that staying in the background has not helped the industry.


Lucy Britner | 1 Oct 2015

Distell has introduced an updated label design and bottle shape for its South African whisky brand Three Ships.


Olly Wehring | 7 Sep 2015

Burn Stewart Distillers is set to roll out the second batches of three of its recently-released single malt Scotch whisky expressions.


Lucy Britner | 21 Aug 2015

Distell has announced the appointment of Lucas Verwey to the role of finance director.


Lucy Britner | 20 Aug 2015

South African drinks company Distell has seen full-year net profits fall despite a sales increase as it upped staff levels and other costs.


Andy Morton | 19 Aug 2015

South Africa's alcohol trade body has offered to work with the government over proposed changes to alcohol laws that include lowering the minimum drinking age.


Lucy Britner | 2 Jul 2015

Distell is to launch its South African grain whisky Bain's in the US.


Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

Distell is set to roll out its first global ad campaign for Scottish Leader whisky since it took ownership of the brand in 2013.


Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Lucy Britner | 29 May 2015

Cellar Trends is to undertake all UK sales, distribution and marketing for Angostura Bitters and rums, starting 1 July.


Lucy Britner | 27 May 2015

Former Nederburg cellar master Razvan Macici has been promoted to parent company Distell's newly-created role of head wine maker.


Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Burn Stewart Distillers has released two permanent, 18-year-old additions to its Scotch whisky portfolio.


Olly Wehring | 13 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


James Wilmore | 24 Mar 2015

Tilaknagar Industries has declined to comment on speculation that it is looking to sell some of its brands to South Africa’s Distell Group, but admitted it is still eyeing tie-ups.


Olly Wehring | 6 Jan 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Olly Wehring | 21 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2015

Today is the opening day at Cape Wine 2015 and that means the morning was taken up by welcome speeches.

Company research

Distell Group Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (World)

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The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Distell

The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Distell

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Spirits in South Africa

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