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just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q1

Constellation Brands will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday (1 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spiri...

Focus - Edrington's FY Performance by Brand

Edrington today reported a drop in FY sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the...

Richard Woodard | 24 May 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major Scotch brands.

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Joe Bates | 7 May 2015

Ahead of next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, Joe Bates surveys the Travel Retail landscape in the region.

Ian Buxton | 29 Jan 2015

The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian Buxton voices his concerns.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 21 Jan 2014

Late last year, just-drinks travelled to New York to interview - for the first time - the CEO of Edrington, owner of the Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse, Highland Park and The Macallan Scotch whisky brands, Brugal rum and Snow Leopard vodka.

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2009

Yesterday (1 April) signalled both an end and a beginning for Maxxium, the global sales and distribution joint venture created by Beam Global Spirits & Wine, The Edrington Group and Remy Cointreau in 1999. In those ten years, the company has gained one partner – Vin & Sprit in 2001 – and lost two, with Vin & Sprit calling time last year, and Remy Cointreau pulling out yesterday. The two remaining members subsequently decided to pool their resources, rather than go it alone. Speaking to just-drinks, the MD for Beam Global's international operations, Donard Gaynor, and group sales and marketing director at Edrington, Bill Farrar, look back at the break-up process, and consider how the new Maxxium – of which they will be co-chairmen – will perform in the current economic climate.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 10 Aug 2016

Edrington has appointed Paul Hyde to the role of chief financial officer. 

Andy Morton | 25 Jul 2016

Edrington has posted a a drop in full-year profits as its core Scotch brands, The Macallan and The Famous Grouse, lost volumes in key markets.

Andy Morton | 23 Jun 2016

Maxxium UK has said the UK spirits category can increase sales by 10% over the next 14 years, with more than half of the growth coming from the on-trade.

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has confirmed the pending departure of the director of its Travel Retail operations in Europe.

Andy Morton | 18 Apr 2016

Edrington is to cut jobs in Scotland as it moves its headquarters to a new site in central Glasgow.

Olly Wehring | 10 Mar 2016

Edrington has lined up the global release of the latest limited iteration of its Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky.

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2016

Edrington has launched a new Macallan expression that is a blend of liquid from eight European and American oak cask styles.

Andy Morton | 11 Dec 2015

Diageo has said it wants to fix its malt Scotch "underperformance" in Travel Retail, with plans to lead the category by 2018.

Lucy Britner | 6 Nov 2015

Edrington has released a range of single malts from its Glenturret Distillery: Sherry, Triple Wood and Peated.

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 2015

SPI's vodka arm Stoli Group has dropped Edrington as its distributor in four Nordic countries, to sign deals with two regional companies.

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

Edrington has readied a global campaign for its The Famous Grouse blended Scotch brand.

Olly Wehring | 16 Sep 2015

Edrington has lined up a revamp of its The Black Grouse Scotch whisky brand that includes a name change.

Olly Wehring | 17 Aug 2015

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

Lucy Britner | 3 Aug 2015

Edrington has appointed Alice Avis to its board as a non-executive director, effective 1 August.

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

Edrington is set to release an extension of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky.

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2015

Edrington has launched a new The Famous Grouse expression as it attempts to “challenge perceptions” around blended Scotch.

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2015

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed its first world-wide marketing head as it brings in new faces to drive exports.

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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.

Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2015

Edrington has said it has no plans to sell Brugal rum after the brand suffered a second write-down in three years.

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

Edrington Americas has made several senior appointments.

Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

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

Latest blogs

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.

Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2014

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 July).

Company research

Edrington Group in Spirits (World)

Edrington Group in Spirits (World)

With a limited portfolio, a narrow geographic focus and expensive and so far unsuccessful acquisition of Brugal, Edrington is a company that needs to do much more work to become a healthy internationa...

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The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Edrington

The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Edrington

Analyses of the leading companies in the alcohol industry...

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Spirits in Sweden

Spirits in Sweden

Spirits in Sweden industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains...

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