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Can Absolut's US Headache be Soothed by Elyx?

Late last month, in Pernod Ricard's full-year results, the spirits company flagged a tough time for Absolut vodka. Richard Woodard surveys t...

just The Preview - Diageo's FY preliminaries

On Thursday, Diageo will report its preliminary full-year results. Here just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final qua...


Mergers & Acquisitions in Alcoholic Drinks

Jeremy Cunnington at Euromonitor International | 28 May 2014

Mergers and acquisitions have to varying degrees been important in shaping the different alcoholic drinks categories.


just the Facts - Emperador Inc

James Wilmore | 9 May 2014

After months of speculation, a buyer for Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay finally emerged today (9 May). Philippines-based Emperador Inc has agreed to acquire the business from Diageo-controlled United Spirits for GBP430m (US$729m). Here, just-drinks offers a more detailed look at Emperador:


Will Diageo's United Spirits buy raise spirits?

James Wilmore | 15 Apr 2014

As expected, Diageo has stepped up its bid to take majority control of India’s United Spirits Ltd (USL). The UK-headquartered company has launched a tender offer for a further 26% stake in the UB Group unit, which, if successful would raise its stake to around 55%.


Campari CEO silent on Whyte & Mackay bid

Andy Morton | 15 Apr 2014

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

Latest Interviews

Interview: Gonzalez Byass’ CEO

Olly Wehring | 25 Nov 2014

Jorge Grosse has been CEO of González Byass since mid-2006. Earlier this year, just-drink editor Olly Wehring met him in London to discuss Sherry, casks and the firm's moves to diversify its portfolio.


Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman - Part II

Ben Cooper | 18 Dec 2012

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.

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Whyte & Mackay takes on Flor de Caña in UK

Andy Morton | 21 May 2015

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch unit of Emperador Inc, is to distribute Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua's Flor de Caña rum in the UK and Ireland.


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Olly Wehring | 19 May 2015

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Emperador overhauls Whyte & Mackay labels

Lucy Britner | 18 May 2015

Emperador Inc has unveiled the first label redesign in nine years for its Whyte & Mackay blended Scotch whisky brand.


Emperador Inc poised for Louis Royer move

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Emperador Inc has confirmed it will make a bid for Suntory's Louis Royer Cognac brand.


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Product Launch - Whyte & Mackay Jura 1984 Vintage

James Wilmore | 17 Nov 2014

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch whisky unit of Emperador Inc, has released a limited-edition version of its Jura brand in recognition of author George Orwell.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2014

Here's the 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.


Whyte & Mackay lines up Jura ad campaign for UK

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2014

Whyte & Mackay is to run a new TV ad in the UK for its Jura single malt.


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Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2014

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United Spirits to sell 11% stake in Pioneer

James Wilmore | 22 Sep 2014

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled Indian drinks firm, is planning to sell an 11.35% stake in its subsidiary Pioneer Distilleries.


Emperador Inc rises up spirits volumes chart

Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2014

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

Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2014

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


just the Research

Liz Hague | 20 May 2014

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

Olly Wehring | 16 May 2014

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


Emperador to acquire Whyte & Mackay

Olly Wehring | 9 May 2014

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


Emperador confirms talks over Whyte & Mackay buy

James Wilmore | 8 May 2014

Brandy producer Emperador Inc has revealed it is in talks with Diageo-controlled United Spirits over acquiring Whyte & Mackay.


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 17 Apr 2014

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