Rounding off our series of predictions for the year ahead, Ian Buxton gives us his forecasts for whisk(e)y in the next 12 months....
Remy Cointreau has started the year with a surprise - the company's Q3 Cognac sales, announced yesterday, surpassed even the most optimistic...
In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton considers the tobacco model for drinks companies. He also gives us his tip of the stock to watch in 2017.
Yesterday, Remy Cointreau posted a strong jump in YTD sales driven by impressive Cognac Q3 performances in China and the US. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand and on a regional basis in the period.
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.
Earlier today, Rémy Cointreau and Lucas Bols announced the creation of a joint-venture to handle the Passoã liqueur. In time, Lucas Bols will look to acquire the brand outright. Here, just-drinks looks at the Passoã brand and the mechanics of today's deal.
Last month, the CEO of Pernod Ricard, Alex Ricard, was in London to discuss the group's half-year results. just-drinks sat down with Ricard following the press conference to look at both the numbers for the first six months of fiscal-2017 and Ricard's tenure so far, since assuming the leadership in early-2015. In the first part of our exclusive two-part interview, Alex considers Pernod's positions in India and China and shares his thoughts on pricing and the role it plays in a company's approach to premiumisation.
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.
The CEO of Pernod Ricard has countered suggestions that the group has been over-reliant on its Cognac portfolio in China.
Remy Cointreau has announced the 2017 release of 1703 Master Select rum from its Mount Gay distillery in Barbados.
Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau are the best-placed spirits companies to appeal to Millennial consumers, according to a recent report.
Michter's Distillery in Kentucky has lined up the release of the 2017 edition of its ten-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye.
Bourbon, rye and Tennessee whiskey helped drive spirits exports from the US in 2016, according to new industry figures.
Strong Cognac sales in the third quarter have helped deliver an impressive year-to-date performance for Remy Cointreau.
On Thursday, Remy Cointreau will release its third quarter and year-to-date sales figures. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the spirits group's highlights during the three months to the end of December.
US plans to lower corporate tax could offset potential cost increases from a proposed border levy, an analyst has said.
Remy Cointreau has set up a new business unit to group together its recently-bolstered whisky assets.
Remy Cointreau has moved further into the brown spirits category with the acquisition of North American single malt whiskey producer Westland Distillery.
The head of Remy Cointreau has said Donald Trump's plans to lower corporation tax in the US could benefit the luxury brands category in the country.
Remy Cointreau has followed its flat first quarter with a healthy second three months of the year, resulting in a strong profits performance in the half-year.
Remy Cointreau has launched a limited-edition Mount Gay rum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence for Barbados.
Remy Cointreau has entered into exclusive talks to buy French distillery Domaine des Hautes Glaces.
Remy Cointreau's CFO has said stricter border controls helped drive down Travel Retail sales this year as the channel failed to match strong growth elsewhere for the company.
Remy Cointreau has praised "remarkable" growth in the US as first half sales lifted on the back of strong performances across the company's portfolio.
Remy Cointreau has lined up the divestment of its Passoã liqueur to Lucas Bols, with the two companies initially setting up a joint-venture to handle the brand's global activities.
A new report has found that drinkers in the UK do not feel that price has much impact on the amount of alcohol they buy.
Remy Cointreau has released details of the latest addition to the Origin Series run of expressions of its Mount Gay rum brand.
Remy Cointreau is in talks with Lucas Bols over forming a joint-venture to manage its Passoa brand.
Remy Cointreau has reported flat underlying sales for the first three months of this year, with partner brands offsetting slight dips across its owned portfolio.
Remy Cointreau's CEO has said Africa is like Asia 25 years ago, predicting the continent will quickly accelerate sales contribution.
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.
Here's what happened on just-drinks last week, featuring a brouhaha over beer ingredients, Scotch and the independence question, and our global gin report.
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