27 January 2014
Just before January is out, Ian Buxton is here for his first comment piece of 2014, and he's keen to consider what the fist big M&A transacion of the year will mean in the Scotch whisky industry.
27 January 2014
The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.
21 January 2014
Suntory has denied it is bidding to acquire Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay.
20 January 2014
Diageo has declined to comment on reports that Suntory has made a bid for Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay.
29 November 2013
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 large chunk of Whyte & Mackay (W&M).
29 November 2013
Vivian Imerman, the man who sold Whyte & Mackay to Vijay Mallya's UB Group in 2007, has publicly expressed an interest in buying back the Scotch whisky producer from Diageo.
25 November 2013
Diageo has offered to sell the "bulk" of Whyte & Mackay after the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) concluded that its acquisition of the Glasgow-based Scotch producer could lead to a "substantial lessening" of competition in the whisky market.
6 November 2013
Whyte & Mackay has launched a new Dalmore expression created in partnership with New York-based chef Daniel Boulud.
29 October 2013
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 saw the Smirnoff producer secure control of the Indian spirits firm.
22 October 2013
Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore 25
14 October 2013
Plans for a new GBP6.7m (US$10.7m) whisky distillery in Fife look set to go ahead after a deal between Indian drinks firm Kyndal and Perthshire distiller John Fergus Co, according to reports.
19 September 2013
What is one to make of this week's news that Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay (W&M) has installed former Diageo man Bryan Donaghey as its new chief executive?
18 September 2013
Whyte & Mackay has appointed the former head of Diageo's production business in Scotland as its new CEO, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.
13 September 2013
Diageo and Pernod Ricard have teamed up with other Scotch whisky makers to start twice-weekly shipments from Speyside by train.
13 August 2013
Diageo has confirmed that Whyte & Mackay's (W&M) “independence” will remain and its management kept separate, at least until the UK's competition authority has completed its review.
9 August 2013
Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:
8 August 2013
Whyte & Mackay's CEO has left the company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.
6 August 2013
Voli, the low-calorie, flavoured vodka producer, has poached a senior Whyte & Mackay executive to lead the company.
25 July 2013
Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka winners.
25 July 2013
Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of Scotch whisky winners.
24 July 2013
Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for Scotch whisky and other spirits.
23 July 2013
The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has confirmed it is investigating whether Diageo's United Spirits deal, giving it control of Scotch producer Whyte & Mackay, will harm competition in the UK market.
16 July 2013
Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore Paterson Collection
15 July 2013
The corporate relations director of Diageo is set to leave the company next year.
12 July 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:
10 July 2013
Diageo will seek "formal clearance" from the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after its United Spirits deal gave it control of Scotch producer Whyte & Mackay.
4 July 2013
Maxxium is taking on the UK distribution of Edrington's luxury vodka brand Snow Leopard, the company announced today (4 July).
17 June 2013
Whyte & Mackay has agreed a tie-up with Blackheath Beverage Group to boost sales of its Scotch portfolio in the US.
11 June 2013
Russian Standard is now the world's second largest vodka producer after finally getting full control of Central European Distribution Corp (CEDC). But how will it handle the troubled group and where will in benefit? Chris Mercer investigates.
10 May 2013
Whyte & Mackay has updated the packaging for its Jura single malt Scotch whisky portfolio.