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just The Facts - Lucas Bols

Lucas Bols, the Dutch owner of spirits and liqueur brands including Bols and Pisang Ambon, today announced plans to list on the Amsterdam st...

Focus - Remy Cointreau's H1 Performance by Brand

Remy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales after another weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the c...

Scottish Independence and Scotch Whisky

The time is finally here: Today, Scotland decides. Will The Union remain or is Scotland set to declare its independence from the UK? With th...

Rouble Plunge Heaps Pressure on Travel Retail

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle 21 Jan 2014

Olly Wehring

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.


The just-drinks interview - The new Maxxium 2 Apr 2009

Olly Wehring

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

Maxxium UK head to depart for Edrington role 23 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Maxxium's UK managing director is to move to Edrington as the joint-venture terminates its Travel Retail unit.


Work starts on Edrington's The Macallan distilery 4 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

Edrington has broken ground on the new distillery for its The Macallan Scotch whisky brand.


Remy Cointreau stems H1 profits fall 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau has slowed falling profits in its fiscal first half, but has warned that Cognac trends in China continue to damage performance.


Smirnoff tops UK shopping list - figures 25 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The one-litre size of Diageo's Smirnoff vodka has topped a list of the UK's top-selling brands, with the 70cl bottle coming third, according to new figures.


just a While Ago - On 21 November in... 21 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

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

Latest blogs

Bowmore a smash hit in royal ship launch 4 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

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).


Whisky and the Windsors - a right royal pairing 27 May 2014

Andy Morton

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.

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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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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Global market review of the travel retail drinks sector

Global market review of the travel retail drinks sector

Changing demographics, growing economies, increased disposable income and the rise in international and business travel have all contributed to the burgeoning travel retail sector....

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