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Focus - Remy Cointreau's H1 Performance by Brand

Remy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales after another weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the c...

Scottish Independence and Scotch Whisky

The time is finally here: Today, Scotland decides. Will The Union remain or is Scotland set to declare its independence from the UK? With th...

Rouble Plunge Heaps Pressure on Travel Retail

It's been almost three years since I first went to the Tax Free World Association exhibition, the premier global Travel Retail event held ev...

Remy adds Edrington loss to damage report

Remy Cointreau's full-year sales and profits slumps, reported this week, have failed to put the company on the back foot....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle 21 Jan 2014

Olly Wehring

Late last year, just-drinks travelled to New York to interview - for the first time - the CEO of Edrington, owner of the Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse, Highland Park and The Macallan Scotch whisky brands, Brugal rum and Snow Leopard vodka.


The just-drinks interview - The new Maxxium 2 Apr 2009

Olly Wehring

Yesterday (1 April) signalled both an end and a beginning for Maxxium, the global sales and distribution joint venture created by Beam Global Spirits & Wine, The Edrington Group and Remy Cointreau in 1999. In those ten years, the company has gained one partner – Vin & Sprit in 2001 – and lost two, with Vin & Sprit calling time last year, and Remy Cointreau pulling out yesterday. The two remaining members subsequently decided to pool their resources, rather than go it alone. Speaking to just-drinks, the MD for Beam Global's international operations, Donard Gaynor, and group sales and marketing director at Edrington, Bill Farrar, look back at the break-up process, and consider how the new Maxxium – of which they will be co-chairmen – will perform in the current economic climate.

Latest News

Casa Cuervo to form single Travel Retail division 21 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Casa Cuervo, which owns the Jose Cuervo Tequila brand and Proximo Spirits, is to merge its Travel Retail operations as it lines up increased investment in the category.


Beam Suntory, Edrington part ways in Travel Retail 20 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Edrington and Beam Suntory have called time on their Travel Retail sales, marketing and distribution joint venture, but have strengthened their ties in a raft of European markets.


Edrington's The Macallan Rare Cask 6 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Edrington has released a new expression for its Macallan brand that has been aged in Spanish oak sherry-seasoned casks.


Edrington agrees deal for India Cutty Sark launch 29 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Cutty Sark Scotch whisky is set to launch in India after the brand's owner, Edrington, signed a joint-venture deal with Kyndal Group.


Scotch whisky leaders sign pro-UK letter 28 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Leading Scotch whisky figures - including Edrington's CEO and the former chairman of William Grant & Sons - have signed a letter backing the campaign for Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom. union between Scotland and England.

Latest blogs

Bowmore a smash hit in royal ship launch 4 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 July).


Whisky and the Windsors - a right royal pairing 27 May 2014

Andy Morton

The UK's rock star royals Will and Kate are set to give their son George his first taste of Scotch whisky this week. Not literally, of course.

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