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PepsiCo to consider more re-franchising - CEO

PepsiCo’s CEO has hinted the group is looking at re-franchising more of its operations globally after successful partnerships in Vietnam and...

Comment - Gin's Long Quest for Kwan

For a spirits brand, what does being a “category leader” mean? Is it purely a blunt measure of cases sold? Profit made? Or something more el...

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....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific president 26 Jun 2014

James Wilmore

Spirits firm Beam is now under the control of Japan's Suntory Holdings after a US$16bn takeover earlier this year. So how will this new marriage work in some key global markets? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific & South America president, Nick Fink, to find out.


Diageo's global category director of whisk(e)y 27 Apr 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.

Latest News

William Grant silent on Drambuie bid talk 22 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has stayed quiet on speculation that it is one of a handful of companies looking to buy Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie.


Beam Suntory reveals new North America chief 16 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Beam Suntory has appointed a new division president for its North America unit.


Kirin's H1 beer sales falter in Japan 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Kirin expects to see “some recovery” in its beer sales in Japan for this year's second half after recording its biggest first-half drop for four years.


Vietnam soda tax proposals "discriminatory" 7 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

A proposed “bubble tax” on carbonated sodas in Vietnam is unfair as it will fall “almost exclusively” on US soft drink brands, a US trade body has argued.


Suntory silent on new CEO reports 24 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Suntory Holdings has yet to officially confirm reports it has appointed a new chief executive.

Latest blogs

Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 2014

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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