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Is Irish whiskey ready to recognise its potential?

One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' c...

Will "slow but steady" win the race for Pernod?

In its full-year results, released yesterday, Pernod Ricard posted a slight increase in sales, up 1% to EUR8.68bn (US$7.46bn), while net pro...


Olly Wehring | 30 Aug 2016

On Thursday (1 September), Pernod Ricard will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its fourth quarter, the three months to the end of Jun.


Olly Wehring | 19 Jul 2016

In our coverage of the legal ruling in favour of Irish whiskey brand The Wild Geese in Australia yesterday, I sensed a conspiracy theory of pretty impressive proportions. Could the dominant player in the Irish whiskey sector really have been looking to ride roughshod over one of its much smaller competitors?


Richard Woodard | 22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.


Richard Woodard | 22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In the final part, we look at the challenges facing the segment and the opportunities that innovation will offer in the months and years ahead.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Andy Morton | 23 Feb 2016

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 9 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has expanded its Jameson Caskmates Drinking Buddies programme to include seven US craft breweries.


Lucy Britner | 1 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has forecast a low single-digit lift in profits for the next fiscal year, as the company reported steady sales in fiscal-2016.


Lucy Britner | 11 Aug 2016

Pernod Ricard's Irish unit is to invest EUR11m (US$12.3m) in the redevelopment of its Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin, as it looks to capitalise on the growth of Irish whiskey. 


Lucy Britner | 1 Jun 2016

Pernod Ricard has restructured its Jameson Irish whiskey range and introduced new products as it looks to highlight the brand's wider offering in the category. 


Olly Wehring | 12 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has announced further details of the new structure of its operations in the US, a market that the group considers key to its medium-term goals.


Lucy Britner | 22 Apr 2016

Pernod Ricard's MD of finance & operations has said the company will only innovate around its Jameson brand "with substance".


Olly Wehring | 23 Mar 2016

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has lined up the global launch of a new Jameson Irish whiskey expression.


Andy Morton | 30 Nov 2015

Scotland's oldest working distillery, Glenturret, has teamed up with Inveralmond Brewery to launch a beer aged in whisky casks.


Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a Travel Retail-exclusive range for its Irish whiskey, Jameson.


Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.


Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard unit Irish Distillers, which owns the Jameson brand, has opened a micro-distillery to experiment with new styles of Irish whiskey.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2015

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.


Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a Jameson Irish whiskey extension that is part-aged in stout-seasoned barrels.


Andy Morton | 9 Sep 2015

Rademon Estate Distillery is to join the growing ranks of Irish whiskey makers after laying down its first casks for a small-batch malt.


Andy Morton | 7 Sep 2015

LVMH's Hennessy Cognac has taken top spot in the IWSR's 2014 World Class Brands as previous chart-topper Diageo's Johnnie Walker dropped to 34th.


Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2015

The international spirits category in China has embarked on a “new normal”, according to Pernod Ricard, with lower-priced offerings set to drive future growth.


Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has admitted that it needs to improve its marketing of Absolut in the US to connect with Millenial consumers as craft vodka continues to take share.


Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2015

Pernod Ricard's UK arm has released a social media guide for its off-trade customers.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2015

Pernod Ricard is trialling a bitters extension of its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.


Olly Wehring | 7 Jul 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 15 Jun 2015

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


Lucy Britner | 2 Jun 2015

The new head of Pernod Ricard is looking to shift the company's focus away from being brand-centric to being more consumer-centric.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

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