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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...

Analysts upbeat on Pernod Ricard's US success

At the start of September, just after Pernod Ricard reported its full-year results, analysts described the group's progress as "slow but ste...

Ian Shackleton | 2 Dec 2016

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.

Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.

Olly Wehring | 20 Oct 2016

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a 1% lift in first-quarter sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of September.

Lucy Britner | 18 Oct 2016

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its first-quarter sales results for 2016/2017. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's activities in the three months to the end of September.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2016

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.

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 | 28 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has appointed nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt to the position of "chief entertainment officer" for its GH Mumm Champagne house.

Lucy Britner | 22 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has released the second edition of its Signature Oak range - Ballantine’s 21-Year-Old American Oak. The first - Ballantine’s 21 Year Old European Oak - was released in October last year. 

Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has launched a new Martell Cordon Bleu expression, Martell Cordon Bleu Intense Heat, which is aged in barrels with higher levels of charring on the inside.

Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard has poached a head winemaker for its white & sparkling Jacob's Creek wines from Treasury Wine Estates.

Olly Wehring | 2 Nov 2016

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has announced plans to consolidate its whisky packaging and bottling footprint in Scotland, with one of its facilities in the west of the country set to close within three years.

Olly Wehring | 20 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has posted a slight lift in first-quarter sales, with healthy performances in the Americas and Europe partly offset by ForEx impacts.

Lucy Britner | 17 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has welcomed a move by the US government to relax rules around bringing Cuban rum back to the US. 

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2016

A wider-availability of ultra-premium baijiu in China brought on by the country's anti-corruption crackdown could help boost sales abroad, a new report has said.

Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

A brand's strength is likely to protect beverage companies from a Unilever-style stand-off with UK off-premise retailers, an analyst has told just-drinks.

Olly Wehring | 13 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has given its Malibu coconut-flavoured rum brand another technological tool in the UK, this time producing a cup for the on-premise that uses the 'Internet of Things'.

Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

Mainstream vodka brands including Diageo's Smirnoff and Pernod Ricard's Absolut have strong growth potential in emerging markets, a new report has said.

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit, Chivas Brothers, has added a third expression to its Longmorn range, Longmorn 23 Year Old.

Lucy Britner | 11 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard's local vodka unit, Our/Vodka, has lined up the launch later this month of four infusion kits for its namesake brand.

Olly Wehring | 6 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has confirmed to just-drinks the closure of one of the distilleries in its Our/Vodka project, but has maintained an optimistic outlook for the localised vodka concept.

Olly Wehring | 5 Oct 2016

Constellation Brands has emerged victorious in the auction to acquire US whiskey producer High West Distillery.

Andy Morton | 3 Oct 2016

Two years after Pernod Ricard launched Chivas Regal Extra at the Tax Free World Exhibition (TFWA) the company has again used the Cannes Travel Retail show to launch a new expression under its flagship Scotch whisky brand.

Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2016

The Sazerac Co has continued its spending spree with the acquisition of Pernod Ricard's Fris Vodka brand for an undisclosed sum.

Olly Wehring | 30 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers division has added a new expression to its Scapa single malt Scotch whisky portfolio.

Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has added a second vintage to its The Glenlivet Winchester Collection.

Lucy Britner | 27 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard's US unit has announced the latest permanent addition to its Kahlua portfolio. Chili Chocolate is said to blend rich chocolate with hot chili. 

Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has added a permanent extension to its Royal Salute blended Scotch whisky brand.

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker brand has consolidated its dominance of Global Travel Retail's spirits shelves, although Pernod Ricard's Absolut has been overtaken by Chivas Regal and Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's, according to figures from The IWSR.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2016

At a media breakfast in London, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard gave an interesting response to a question he's no doubt asked a lot.

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.

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