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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...

just The Preview - Beam Inc's Q4 & FY

Beam Inc will release its fourth-quarter and year-to-date results today (5 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs...

Analysis - The Departure of Remy Cointreau's CEO

Olly Wehring | 3 Jan 2014

As one would expect, yesterday's news that Remy Cointreau's CEO, Frederic Pflanz, has stepped down after just three months in the role hit the French company's share price this morning.

TFWA Review: Heineken, Stolichnaya, Hine

James Jordan | 24 Oct 2013

There's usually a surprise or two at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes.

Beam loses race for Absolut: Five years on

Olly Wehring | 17 Apr 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.

just The Facts - Beam Global Performance

Chris Mercer | 4 Oct 2011

Fortune Brands has turned itself into a standalone spirits company named Beam Inc. Here, just-drinks brings you stats on the company's sales and profits for wine and spirits since 2003.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Quintessential's brands director

James Wilmore | 9 Jul 2013

Quintessential Brands may not be a name familiar to many. But the burgeoning spirits group, owner of G&J Greenall, and backed by former Grupo Campari CEO Enzo Visone, has ambitious global plans. Here, just-drinks talks to Quintessential's international brands & marketing director, Mike Salmon, about those plans and where it is looking to capitalise.

just the Answer: Bols' 'chief energizing officer'

James Wilmore | 1 Jun 2012

Founded in 1575, Bols claims to be the oldest spirits brand in the world. After a rocky recent past, the company is back in Dutch hands. just-drinks caught up with Lucas Bols' self-styled “chief energizing officer” Huub van Doorne to talk about the company's plans, the launch of its new yoghurt liqueur and why the brand is big in Japan.

Latest News

Roust hands Dutch distribution to De Kuyper

Andy Morton | 16 Nov 2015

Roust, the owner of Russian Standard vodka, has appointed a new distributor in the Netherlands.

The Black Grouse becomes Smoky Black

Olly Wehring | 16 Sep 2015

Edrington has lined up a revamp of its The Black Grouse Scotch whisky brand that includes a name change.

NPD - Edrington's The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2015

Edrington has launched a new The Famous Grouse expression as it attempts to “challenge perceptions” around blended Scotch.

just a While Ago - On 26 June in...

Olly Wehring | 26 Jun 2015

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

Edrington Americas makes senior appointments

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

Edrington Americas has made several senior appointments.

just a While Ago - On 20 April in...

Olly Wehring | 20 Apr 2015

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

NPD: Beam Suntory's Laphroaig 15-Year-Old

Richard Woodard | 20 Apr 2015

As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations for Islay single malt Scotch whisky Laphroaig, brand owner Beam Suntory has announced the limited re-release of the Laphroaig 15-year-old expression.

just a While Ago - On 1 April in...

Olly Wehring | 1 Apr 2015

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

Maxxium UK appoints new MD

James Wilmore | 10 Mar 2015

Maxxium UK is promoting an internal candidate to head up the unit in the wake of Huw Pennell's upcoming departure.

Beam Suntory adds Kilbeggan 8yo to Travel Retail

Andy Morton | 4 Feb 2015

Beam Suntory has added the eight-year-old Kilbeggan single grain Irish whiskey to its Travel Retail portfolio.

just a While Ago - On 20 November in...

Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 2014

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

Beam Suntory to roll out "Scotch-infused" Bourbon

Andy Morton | 30 Oct 2014

Beam Suntory is to launch a Jim Beam extension mixed with Scotch exclusively into Travel Retail next year.

LIVE BLOG: TFWA 2014 Cannes - Mon

Andy Morton | 27 Oct 2014

The 30th Tax Free World Association exhibition is underway in Cannes. just-drinks reporter Andy Morton is there to keep you informed in this live blog as he meets top management from the Travel Retail sector and attends industry events. Get in touch at or through just-drinks' social media.

Beam Suntory's Courvoisier Extravagance

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2014

Beam Suntory has launched an extension of its Courvoisier Cognac brand in the Travel Retail channel.

Beam Suntory launches Jim Beam airport push

Andy Morton | 6 Aug 2014

Beam Suntory's Travel Retail unit, Maxxium, has launched a digital airport activation for Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year as it ramps up support for the small-batch Bourbon.

The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve

Olly Wehring | 15 Jul 2014

The spirits division of Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the launch of the latest expression from its The Glenrothes Scotch whisky portfolio.

Edrington updates bottle for Naked Grouse in UK

Olly Wehring | 14 Jul 2014

Edrington has confirmed details of a packaging revamp for its Naked Grouse blended Scotch in the UK.

Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Rye gets UK launch

James Wilmore | 20 Jun 2014

Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Rye brand is being rolled out to the UK this month.

Beam Suntory Inc's Laphroaig Select

Olly Wehring | 19 May 2014

Beam Suntory has lined up a permanent edition to its Laphroaig Scotch whisky portfolio.

Treasury Wine Estates appoints new Beringer chief

James Wilmore | 16 Apr 2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has recruited a former E&J Gallo and Heinz executive to take responsibility for its Beringer wine brand domestically and globally.

Distell tasks Asia appointment with spirits growth

Andy Morton | 3 Mar 2014

Distell has appointed a new general manager for its Asia Pacific Travel Retail arm.

Pernod Ricard details UK strategy makeover

Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2013

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard is looking to re-focus its strategy, as it aims to cement its position as the second-largest premium spirits company in the country.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home

Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at 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

Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium in Alcoholic Drinks (Ireland)

Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium in Alcoholic Drinks (Ireland)

Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium is expected to continue to benefit from offering a wide range across wine, beer and spirits....

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Beer in Ireland

Beer in Ireland

Craft beer continued to see rapid growth in Ireland in 2014, as the number of brands available expanded further....

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Spirits in Ireland

Spirits in Ireland

Volume sales of spirits in Ireland saw significant declines in 2014, on the back of increased excise duties imposed in budget submissions in October 2013 and an ongoing high VAT rate of 23%....

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