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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...

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...


just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

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.


Remy adds Edrington loss to damage report

Andy Morton | 6 Jun 2014

Remy Cointreau's full-year sales and profits slumps, reported this week, have failed to put the company on the back foot.


just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 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.


Preview - TFWA World Exhibition 2013

Joe Bates | 17 Oct 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle Pt II

Olly Wehring | 23 Jan 2014

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the CEO of Edrington, Ian Curle set out why his company was bringing its global distribution in-house and investing heavily in its The Macallan Scotch whisky. In part two, Curle talks about his company's unique ownership structure and shares his thoughts on the next possible golden era for Scotch.


Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle

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.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 29 May in...

Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

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


NPD: Glenturret Brock Malloy Edition #Cask328

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

Edrington has released an online-only expression of a 28-year-old single cask Scotch whisky from its Glenturret distillery.


Smirnoff tops UK shopping list - figures

Andy Morton | 25 Nov 2014

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 the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 7 Nov 2014

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.


Edrington targets Snow Leopard growth

Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2014

Edrington has rolled out its Snow Leopard vodka brand in South Korea as it eyes the US for future expansion.


Edrington looks to future with FY profits return

Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2014

Edrington has returned to full-year profit in a fiscal 2014 that saw it invest heavily in a new distillery and in-house distribution arms.


Product Launch – GLOBAL: Famous Grouse 40 Year Old

Joe Bates | 19 Jul 2013

The Famous Grouse 40 Year Old is the oldest variant ever to be released by the brand's owners, The Edrington Group.


Edrington posts FY loss after Brugal write-down

Andy Morton | 1 Jul 2013

Edrington has hailed a strong full-year performance despite a GBP274.8m (US$418.4m) write-down of its Brugal rum brand that pushed profits into the red.


Edrington confirms GBP10m distribution shake-up

Andy Morton | 17 Jun 2013

Edrington Group has unveiled more details of its distribution changes, announcing a GBP10m (US$15.5m) investment for new structures in the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.


Edrington calls time on Rémy US distribution deal

Andy Morton | 12 Jun 2013

Edrington Group is ending its long-standing US distribution agreement with Rémy Cointreau and is expected to take it in-house.


Exclusive - Famous Grouse variants trialled

Ian Buxton | 31 May 2013

The Edrington Group has completed what it describes as a “research exercise” with flavoured variants of The Famous Grouse blended Scotch whisky.


Maxxium UK unveils Harveys Bristol Cream bottle

Andy Morton | 29 May 2013

Maxxium is aiming to drive summer sales of Beam's Harveys Bristol Cream brand with a limited-edition bottle.


BenRiach admits surprise at Glenglassaugh buy

Andy Morton | 25 Mar 2013

The BenRiach Distillery Co's “under the radar” swoop for Glenglassaugh last week is unlikely to be repeated as the Scotch industry's battle for capacity intensifies, the firm's head has said.


Maxxium renews Famous Grouse's rugby ties

Andy Morton | 17 Jan 2013

The Famous Grouse's links to Scottish rugby will continue after a new three-year sponsorship deal was signed, its UK distributor Maxxium has said.


Maxxium extends warehousing partnership

Andy Morton | 4 Sep 2012

UK distributor Maxxium has renewed its long-standing partnership with logistics firm Norbert Dentressangle until June 2014.


Former Bacardi man joins Edrington's The Macallan

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2012

The Edrington Group has confirmed the appointment of a new global marketing manager for its The Macallan single malt whisky brand.


Edrington sees healthy FY despite exceptional drag

Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2012

Edrington has posted a healthy set of numbers for its fiscal full-year, as emerging markets drove profits.


Edrington signals South-East Asia intent

Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2012

Edrington has South-East Asia in its sights as it seeks to expand from its China stronghold.


Distillery reopens after disease outbreak

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2012

An Edinburgh whisky distillery closed after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city has reopened.


Distillery remains closed after disease outbreak

Andy Morton | 11 Jun 2012

An Edinburgh whisky distillery remains closed and is awaiting test results after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city.


Distillery halts production over Legionnaires

Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2012

An Edinburgh whisky distillery part-owned by Diageo and The Edrington Group has been closed down after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city, according to reports.


Maxxium gives Famous Grouse, Black Grouse UK push

Andy Morton | 7 Jun 2012

Maxxium UK has invested around GBP1.5m (US$2.32m) on two new TV campaigns to push the Edrington Group's Famous Grouse and Black Grouse brands in the UK.

Latest blogs

Whisky and the Windsors - a right royal pairing

Andy Morton | 27 May 2014

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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