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Comment - Spirits - Drambuie For Sale

Last week, the owner of Drambuie put the Scotch whisky liqueur brand up for sale. Ian Buxton considers Drambuie's history and the potential...

just The Facts - Drambuie

The owner of Drambuie today (22 May) confirmed that the liqueur is up for sale. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the brand....

Beam Inc & Suntory: What Might it Mean for Scotch?

Ian Buxton | 27 Jan 2014

Just before January is out, Ian Buxton is here for his first comment piece of 2014, and he's keen to consider what the fist big M&A transacion of the year will mean in the Scotch whisky industry.

IWSC Spirits Winners 2013 IV

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for Scotch whisky and other spirits.

Comment - Spirits - Cognac/Brandy: East is East

Ian Buxton | 21 Jun 2013

A recent bout of activity in the Cognac region - from investment to divestment - suggests lively times ahead for the brandy and Cognac category. Ian Buxton looks at the headlines, and sees his eye being drawn east, not only for future growth, but also for future Cognac players.

Are We All Men of the World in Travel Retail

Andy Morton | 31 Oct 2012

It was a bold statement from Roland Abella, even from a man who earlier in the evening had admitted he enjoyed taking risks.

Latest Interviews

just the Answer - Morrison Bowmore Distillers' CEO

Olly Wehring | 28 Sep 2010

In this month's just the Answer, Olly Wehring met up with the CEO of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, Mike Keiller, to discuss the past, the future and the East.

just the Answer - The Last Drop Distillers

Chris Brook-Carter | 17 Jun 2010

From heading up Bailey's in its formative years and chairman of Chivas Brothers, to launching Malibu, Piat d'Or and the Classic Malts range, James Espey has been one of the drinks industry's true innovators over the last 40 years. His latest venture, The Last Drop Distillers has taken him into the ultra-premium spirits industry. Alongside long-term partners Peter Fleck and Tom Jago he has already found a 50-year-old Scotch blend – enough for 1,347 bottles – and begun selling it. He talks to Chris Brook-Carter about his plans for the business, his fears for the spirits industry and why the recession is a good thing.

Latest News

NPD - Bowmore Devil's Casks III Double the Devil

Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2015

Beam Suntory has launched a third expression in its Devil's Casks Bowmore range that is matured in two different sherry casks.

Beam Suntory's Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt

Olly Wehring | 13 Oct 2014

Beam Suntory has unveiled a permanent extension of its Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky.

just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2014

Here's the 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.

Morrison Bowmore exec to head Beam Suntory TR

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2014

Beam Suntory has moved a senior executive from its Morrison Bowmore Distillers division to the newly-created role of MD for global Travel Retail.

Morrison Bowmore Distillers CEO departs

Andy Morton | 8 Oct 2014

Morrison Bowmore Distillers' chief executive, Mike Keiller, has left the company in the wake of its integration into Beam Suntory Inc.

Beam Suntory's Auchentoshan American Oak

Olly Wehring | 8 Oct 2014

Beam Suntory has added a new permanent SKU to its Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky in the US.

Morrison Bowmore boosts stocks as FY profits rise

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2014

Morrison Bowmore has posted a jump in full-year sales and profits in a 2013 that saw the Scotch whisky unit of Suntory Holdings up its whisky stocks.

Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Bowmore Tempest V

Andy Morton | 24 Jun 2014

Morrison Bowmore has released the Bowmore Tempest 5.

Drambuie owner looks for buyer

Andy Morton | 22 May 2014

The family trust that has owned Drambuie for 100 years is looking to sell the liqueur brand to a bigger industry player, just-drinks can reveal.

Bowmore Black Rock, Gold Reef, White Sands

Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2014

Morrison Bowmore Distillers is to launch a Travel Retail exclusive collection for its Bowmore Scotch brand.

AD Rattray's Cask Islay

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2014

Independent bottler AD Rattray has released a small batch Islay whisky as it targets demand for the island's Scotch.

Danone executive to head new Suntory Europe unit

Stuart Todd | 9 Jan 2014

Japan's Suntory Beverage & Food has appointed Stanislas de Gramont to head its new European subsidiary.

Morrison Bowmore's Auchentoshan 1975

Andy Morton | 18 Dec 2013

Morrison Bowmore has launched a limited-edition Auchentoshan exclusive to the Travel Retail channel.

Ex-Bowmore executive plans Glasgow distillery

Andy Morton | 15 Oct 2013

A former Morrison Bowmore Distillers director is looking to set up a GBP10m (US$16m) Scotch whisky distillery in Glasgow's city centre.

Morrison Bowmore's Auchentoshan Silveroak 1990

Olly Wehring | 12 Sep 2013

Morrison Bowmore's Auchentoshan Silveroak 1990

Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Bowmore Devil's Casks

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2013

Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Bowmore Devil's Casks

Morrison Bowmore Distillers sees FY profits jump

James Wilmore | 8 Aug 2013

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has reported a healthy rise in full-year profits after investment in its single malt brands.

Morrison Bowmore's Auchentoshan Virgin Oak

Olly Wehring | 6 Aug 2013

Morrison Bowmore's Auchentoshan Virgin Oak

Morrison Bowmore's Bowmore 23 Years Old

Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2013

Morrison Bowmore's Bowmore 23 Years Old

Morrison Bowmore overhauls Auchentoshan packs

Andy Morton | 25 Jun 2013

Morrison Bowmore has unveiled new packaging for its core Auchentoshan Scotch brands Three Wood and 12 Years Old.

Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Bowmore Tempest 4

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2013

Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Bowmore Tempest 4

Glen Garioch single cask range

Olly Wehring | 29 Jan 2013

Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Glen Garioch single cask range

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.

IWSC plays fair for white spirits as Scotch and poetry flows

Andy Morton | 19 Jan 2015

At a Burns Night supper in Kings Cross last week, the team from the International Wines and Spirits Competition were letting their hair down.

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