7 May 2013
Ian Macleod Distillers' Tamdhu 10-Year-Old
30 April 2013
Beam Inc's Jim Beam Lime Splash
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.
25 March 2013
The BenRiach Distillery Co's “under the radar” swoop for Glenglassaugh last week is unlikely to be repeated as the Scotch industry's battle for capacity intensifies, the firm's head has said.
25 March 2013
Beam Inc is lining up the first national television advert in the UK for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand.
12 March 2013
Edrington Group's Highland Park Loki
22 February 2013
Edrington is to release the first three bottles in its six-part Warrior Series, initially exclusive to European travel retail.
8 February 2013
The international scope of the Scotch whisky sector and its strong growth in emerging markets has allowed the market to continue growing in spite of the global downturn. However, as a new just-drinks/IWSR report points out, the performance in mature markets has led some to question whether more innovation is required to rejuvenate the category in what remain key markets.
25 January 2013
While there has been huge focus in the spirits sector on emerging markets in recent years, a new report from Euromonitor International suggests prioritising development in these up-and-coming regions will not be the optimal growth strategy for all companies.
17 January 2013
The Famous Grouse's links to Scottish rugby will continue after a new three-year sponsorship deal was signed, its UK distributor Maxxium has said.
21 December 2012
It was back to business for spirits companies in 2012 as the industry's recovery continued apace.
12 December 2012
The chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association's council has said the industry is “puzzled” at the Scottish Government's efforts to enforce minimum pricing.
6 December 2012
Maxxium has unveiled the world's oldest Courvoisier vintage in London.
15 November 2012
The Edrington Group has hailed the performance of its single malt Scotch whisky portfolio for driving its half-year numbers.
12 November 2012
Burn Stewart Distillers' Bunnahabhain 40-Year-Old
18 October 2012
Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show to set up shop a month earlier in sunny September. Yet the prospect of chillier nights and a shower or two on the Croisette is unlikely to dampen the spirits of the 104 liquor exhibitors attending this year’s event. Indeed, all things considered, Joe Bates believes that the duty-free wine and spirit business is in pretty good shape.
12 October 2012
In a way it must be a bit galling for the undoubtedly talented number crunchers at the International Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR) that their carefully devised methodology for calculating the world's top performing spirit brand produces probably the same outcome as the intuitive guess of most industry professionals.
8 October 2012
Diageo Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker has retained its position as the number one brand on the latest IWSR/just-drinks Performance Brands rankings, published this month.
27 September 2012
An online row broke out among the Scotch whisky fraternity earlier this month. It all kicked off with the launch of The Macallan Gold from The Edrington Group, and its cousins Amber, Sienna and Ruby, all set to follow next year. But wait, asked some observers; how old are they? Ian Buxton is equally quizzical.
26 September 2012
Edrington Group's Brugal Siglo de Oro
17 September 2012
As with water efficiency, energy efficiency can vary markedly from distillery to distillery depending on the size of the facility and the production methods employed. As a general rule, however, the production of spirits is an energy-intensive process.
14 September 2012
Diageo is taking “very seriously” an order to control warehouse vapours some Kentucky residents blame for a black fungus accumulating on houses.
14 September 2012
Edrington has unveiled the first expression in its four-strong 1824 Scotch series.
4 September 2012
Diageo has begun the process of choosing the location for its next new Scotch whisky distillery in Scotland.
4 September 2012
UK distributor Maxxium has renewed its long-standing partnership with logistics firm Norbert Dentressangle until June 2014.
7 August 2012
The Edrington Group has confirmed the appointment of a new global marketing manager for its The Macallan single malt whisky brand.
10 July 2012
Edrington has posted a healthy set of numbers for its fiscal full-year, as emerging markets drove profits.
9 July 2012
Remy Cointreau's possible acquisition of Scotch whisky producer Bruichladdich is strategically positive for the French firm, but unlikley to make a big difference to its bottom-line, an analyst has argued.
6 July 2012
William Grant & Sons has appointed André de Almeida to the role of director Europe travel retail.
4 July 2012
Edrington has South-East Asia in its sights as it seeks to expand from its China stronghold.