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just-drinks met with EdringtonThe just-drinks Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle - Part II

23 January 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.

GLOBAL: Edrington head says resillient Scotch entering unique era

23 January 2014

The CEO of Edrington has said that broad-based demand for Scotch whisky has given the category a momentum “that we haven’t seen before”.

The just-drinks Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle - Part I

21 January 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.

US: Bourbon boom marches on in on-trade, as vodka dips

15 January 2014

Bourbon, blended American whiskies and Irish whiskey were the only spirits sub-categories to see volume growth in the US on-trade in 2013 as clear spirits lagged, according to latest figures.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Edrington's The Macallan Masters of Photography: Capsule Edition - Daido Moriyama ‘Remix, Remixed’

9 December 2013

Edrington's The Macallan Masters of Photography: Capsule Edition - Daido Moriyama ‘Remix, Remixed’

UK: Edrington to up The Macallan capacity with distillery build

28 November 2013

Edrington is to build a new GBP100m (US$163m) distillery and visitors centre for The Macallan Scotch whisky brand, which will see a “significant” capacity rise for the single malt.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Edrington's Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

28 November 2013

Edrington's Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

UK: Edrington posts full-year loss after Brugal write-down

1 July 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.

GLOBAL: Edrington Group confirms GBP10m distribution shake-up

17 June 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.

US: Edrington Group calls time on Rémy Cointreau distribution deal

12 June 2013

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

just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

Product Launch - ONLINE/UK: The Edrington Group's The Macallan Coronation

23 May 2013

The Edrington Group's The Macallan Coronation

Research in Focus - Whisk(e)y: Growth Opportunities in All Markets

30 November 2012

Wherever it comes from, the prospects for whisk(e)y remain very bright indeed. But, while many producers are targeting the emerging markets, Yoanna Ilieva, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, maintains that opportunities still exist in the most developed of regions.

UK: Sales, profits stay strong in Edrington Group H1

15 November 2012

The Edrington Group has hailed the performance of its single malt Scotch whisky portfolio for driving its half-year numbers.

Comment - Spirits - Scotch: Age Ain't Nuthin' But a Number?

27 September 2012

An online row broke out among the Scotch whisky fraternity earlier this month. It all kicked off with the launch of The Macallan Gold from The Edrington Group, and its cousins Amber, Sienna and Ruby, all set to follow next year. But wait, asked some observers; how old are they? Ian Buxton is equally quizzical.

Product Launch - UK/GLOBAL: Edrington's The Macallan Gold 1824 Series

14 September 2012

Edrington has unveiled the first expression in its four-strong 1824 Scotch series.

UK: Former Bacardi man joins Edrington's The Macallan

7 August 2012

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

UK: Edrington hails healthy FY, despite exceptional drag

10 July 2012

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

FRANCE/UK: Bruichladdich move to have little impact on Remy Cointreau bottom-line - analyst

9 July 2012

Remy Cointreau's possible acquisition of Scotch whisky producer Bruichladdich is strategically positive for the French firm, but unlikley to make a big difference to its bottom-line, an analyst has argued.

UK: Edrington signals South-East Asia intent

4 July 2012

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

Product Launch - GLOBAL: The Edrington Group's Cutty Sark Storm

28 June 2012

The Edrington Group's Cutty Sark Storm

UK/GLOBAL: Edrington Group readies Macallan 1824 Series extension

26 June 2012

The Edrington Group has lined up a brand extension for its The Macallan Scotch whisky brand in the UK, ahead of a global roll-out next year.

Product Launch – UK: The Edrington Group's The Macallan Diamond Jubilee

1 June 2012

The Edrington Group's The Macallan Diamond Jubilee

Product Launch – TRAVEL RETAIL: The Edrington Group's The Macallan 1824 Collection Limited Release MMXII

2 May 2012

The Edrington Group's The Macallan 1824 Collection Limited Release MMXII

UK: Edrington Group switches distillery managers at Macallan, Highland Park

18 April 2012

The Edrington Group has confirmed a change of distillery managers at two of its whisky facilities in Scotland.

Product Launch - UK: The Edrington Group's The Famous Jubilee, Special Edition Reserve

30 March 2012

The Edrington Group's The Famous Jubilee, Special Edition Reserve

Rebranding in the Drinks Industry - Part III - Rebranding Case Studies

14 March 2012

It's case study time in this month's management briefing. In this, the penultimate part of Richard Woodard's look at rebranding, we see the right - and the wrong - way to do it.

Comment - Spirits - Taiwan: The Future for Whiskey?

13 March 2012

There’s a large and very prominently displayed sign at the entrance of Kavalan’s visitor centre in their distillery at Yi-Lan, Taiwan. “The New Homeland of Whisky”, it reads. Now, it would be easy to dismiss that as marketing hyperbole or simple self-aggrandisement, were it not that around 1m people a year see the sign.

Comment - Spirits - What Will (Not) Happen in 2012

17 January 2012

This week is prediction week on just-drinks. On Thursday, Chris Losh will give us his annual, tongue-in-cheek forecasts for the coming year. Today, however, Ian Buxton, consider what might happen in brown spirits in 2012.

ONLINE: Edrington Group launches The Macallan Facebook app

30 November 2011

The Edrington Group has upped the social media presence of its The Macallan Scotch whisky brand, with the launch of a Facebook application.

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