The Edrington Group
It's been almost three years since I first went to the Tax Free World Association exhibition, the premier global Travel Retail event held ev...
Remy Cointreau's full-year sales and profits slumps, reported this week, have failed to put the company on the back foot....
Today (5 June), Remy Cointreau posted a significant drop in full-year sales and profits after a weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks tak...
There's usually a surprise or two at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes....
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.
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.
Leading Scotch whisky figures - including Edrington's CEO and the former chairman of William Grant & Sons - have signed a letter backing the campaign for Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom. union between Scotland and England.
Edrington is to launch Snow Leopard in Vietnam and Taiwan as it continues to expand the vodka brand's Asian footprint.
Diageo is to lose one of its financial executives after AG Barr picked him to head up its group finance department.
Edrington has been given the go-ahead to start construction of a new distillery for its The Macallan Scotch whisky brand.
Remy Cointreau has posted another sharp sales drop in first-quarter results after falling Cognac sales in Asia and the loss of a distribution deal in the US.
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).
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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