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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...

Pernod doesn't need China for Q1 growth - analysis

It has been more than a year since Cognac makers such as Pernod Ricard stopped estimating how long it will be before their China markets tur...


Joe Bates | 15 Oct 2015

As over 100 beer, spirits and wine firms head to flood-hit Cannes this weekend for the Tax Free World Association's World Exhibition - the biggest event in the Travel Retail industry’s calendar - they can look back on a tumultuous year. On the one hand, the number of international travellers continues to rise worldwide. Yet, a growing number of destabilising factors have hit the Travel Retail sector hard in recent times, jeopardising a niche, but high-profile business that, according to The IWSR, was worth in the region of US$9bn last year.


Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.


Ian Buxton | 18 Jun 2015

The clamour in recent years to enter the Irish whiskey category suggests that the segment is poised to become the next big thing. But, with one brand dominating the sector massively, are the prospects for growth really all they're cracked up to be? Ian Buxton considers.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 4 Dec 2015

In the second part of this week's just-drinks interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, discusses the growing role played by craft spirits, the group's core markets and future targets, and the thinking that allowed The Glenlivet to overtake Glenfiddich as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2015

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

Latest News

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

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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.


Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.


Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 4 Dec 2014

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


Olly Wehring | 7 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.


James Wilmore | 16 Oct 2014

Pernod Ricard has revealed details of new UK marketing campaigns for its Jameson, Chivas Regal and Brancott Estate brands.


Olly Wehring | 6 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard has lined up this year's St Patrick's Day bottle for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.


James Wilmore | 15 Jan 2014

Bourbon, blended American whiskies and Irish whiskey were the only spirits sub-categories to see volume growth in the US on-trade in 2013 as clear spirits lagged, according to latest figures.

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.

Company research

Irish Distillers Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Ireland)

Irish Distillers Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Ireland)

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers Ltd is one of the foremost suppliers of spirits and wine in Ireland....

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Global Spirits Market: News and Events June 2015

Global Spirits Market: News and Events June 2015

The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global spirits market during June 2015....

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Pernod Ricard SA (RI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Pernod Ricard SA (RI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysi

Pernod Ricard SA (Pernod Ricard), is an alcoholic beverage company that produces and sells spirits, beer, and wine products....

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