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James Wilmore | 28 Jul 2014

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 quarter, the three months to the end of June:


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


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:


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%.

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

Emperador has launched an out-of-home advertising push for the Whyte & Mackay blended Scotch in the UK.


Olly Wehring | 17 Sep 2015

Emperador has created the role of rare whisky director at its Whyte & Mackay unit, with former Diageo executive Jonathan Driver the inaugural appointee.


Olly Wehring | 13 Aug 2015

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Lucy Britner | 30 Jul 2015

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch unit of Emperador Inc, is to distribute rum cream liqueur brand RumChata in the UK, on behalf of American Tequila and rum producer Agave Loco Brands.


Olly Wehring | 8 Jul 2015

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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.


Olly Wehring | 19 May 2015

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Lucy Britner | 18 May 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

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Olly Wehring | 9 Apr 2015

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Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 13 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 19 Feb 2015

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Olly Wehring | 24 Nov 2014

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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.


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.


Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2014

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


Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2014

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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.


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.


Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2014

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

Company research

The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Alliance Global

The IWSR Company Profile 2014 – Alliance Global

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Spirits in the Philippines

Spirits in the Philippines

Whiskies grew rapidly in 2014, with a 27% total volume sales increase. The category’s growth is evidenced by 14% total volume sales CAGR over the review period....

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Cider/Perry in the Philippines

Cider/Perry in the Philippines

Total volume sales of cider/perry remain negligible and demand is very low. Demand is limited to expatriates who live and work in the Philippines...

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