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Will Diageo's United Spirits buy raise spirits?

As expected, Diageo has stepped up its bid to take majority control of India’s United Spirits Ltd (USL). The UK-headquartered company has la...

Campari CEO silent on Whyte & Mackay bid

Gruppo Campari's CEO has sidestepped questions over a possible swoop for Whyte & Mackay (W&M), insisting the company will first focus on ass...

In the Spotlight - Diageo's W&M Offer

One of the spirits industry's longer-running sagas gained an extra chapter this week when Diageo announced that it is willing to sell off a...

just Five Years Ago: Diageo eyes United Spirits

Five years ago this week talk of Diageo taking a stake in United Spirits first emerged. It set in train a series of events that this year sa...

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman - Part II 18 Dec 2012

Ben Cooper

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with Paul Varga, the CEO of Brown-Forman discussed the company's portfolio and prospects in emerging markets. In this second - and final - part, Varga details the company's take on the mergers & acquisitions scene in the global spirits industry, and the roll of innovation as an alternative to M&A.


just the Ten - Top Interviews of 2010 23 Dec 2010

just-drinks.com editorial team

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the ten most read interviews on just-drinks in 2010.

Latest News

Emperador Inc rises up spirits volumes chart 30 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Emperador Inc's namesake brandy became the second-largest spirits brand in the world last year, but still trails far behind HiteJinro's South Korean soju Jinro, new figures show.


Whyte & Mackay revamps Glayva bottle 26 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Whyte & Mackay has unveiled a new embossed bottle for its Glayva whisky liqueur ahead of a UK marketing push.


just the Research 20 May 2014

Liz Hague

Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks 16 May 2014

Olly Wehring

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:


Emperador to acquire Whyte & Mackay 9 May 2014

Olly Wehring

Emperador Inc is set to acquire Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay from Diageo-controlled United Spirits for GBP430m (US$729m).

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