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Cuba-US Normalisation: Bacardi, Pernod Winners?

The announcement late yesterday that Cuba and the US have started on the road to normalised relations will be of particular interest to two...

Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the...

Brown-Forman sees "upstarts" hamper vodka pricing

The CEO of Brown-Forman has flagged the growth of rival vodka “upstarts” such as Tito's Handmade Vodka as driving a “brutally competitive” v...

Gin: Plymouth's from Plymouth, London's from...?

Pernod Ricard's decision this week to withdraw its support for the geographical indication (GI) 'Plymouth Gin' makes sense to me, but that s...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's Nick Blacknell 14 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier this year, the Worshipful Company of Distillers held a lively debate in London on the future of rum. Afterwards, just-drinks spoke to Nick Blacknell, Havana Club's international marketing director for Pernod Ricard, to discuss digital, diversity and the debate's motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”.


Interview - Pernod Ricard Sub-Saharan Africa MD 6 Jun 2014

Olly Wehring

After 18 years in Latin America, Laurent Pillet moved to sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 to head up Pernod Ricard's operations in the region. At the French company's Capital Markets Day this week, just-drinks sat down with Pillet to discuss the past, present and future for Pernod in the region.

Latest News

Pernod wins consent for Glenlivet upgrade 22 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky unit, has secured planning permission to expand its Glenlivet distillery.


Pernod agrees Caribe Cooler sale to Grupo Bepensa 22 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to sell its ready-to-drink Caribe Cooler brand as the company continues to focus on core wines and spirits.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine 19 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

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.


just a While Ago - On 19 December in... 19 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

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


Bacardi, Pernod Ricard welcome US-Cuba deal 18 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

Bacardi and Pernod Ricard have each expressed their support for yesterday's agreement between Cuba and the US to normalise relations.

Latest blogs

Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Does Pernod Ricard have something to hide? In a press conference after the release of full-year results today, only a quarter of the 100 minutes were given over to questions from journalists.


Whisky and the Windsors - a right royal pairing 27 May 2014

Andy Morton

The UK's rock star royals Will and Kate are set to give their son George his first taste of Scotch whisky this week. Not literally, of course.

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