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How can gin stem the slide in the US? - Comment

Much as all looks rosy in the UK, the gin sector has struggled in the US in recent years. What is the segment doing wrong, in a spirits mark...

Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...


Richard Woodard | 24 May 2016

just-drinks presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major Scotch brands.


Richard Woodard | 24 May 2016

just-drinks presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. The final part considers the role that innovation could play for Scotch in the future.


Richard Woodard | 17 Nov 2015

Do you remember the Pepsi Taste Challenge? Richard Woodard does, and he sees echoes of it in Bacardi's latest activation for its Oakheart spiced rum brand.


Ian Buxton | 22 Sep 2015

Much has been made of the effect that the rise of the craft spirits segment has had on the broader spirits category. Ian Buxton, however, believes that effect isn't quite as powerful as some have previously feared.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 4 Dec 2015

In the second part of this week's just-drinks interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, discusses the growing role played by craft spirits, the group's core markets and future targets, and the thinking that allowed The Glenlivet to overtake Glenfiddich as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Olly Wehring | 2 Dec 2015

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with Simon Hunt, the chief commercial officer at William Grant & Sons, in a restaurant just around the corner from the company's global headquarters in west London. Before looking at the group's footprint, strategy, brands, what-have-you, editor Olly Wehring has one question he is desperate to ask.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 1 Apr 2016

William Grant & Sons has lined up a global packaging refresh for its Wood's Old Navy Rum.


Andy Morton | 31 Mar 2016

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new marketing head for its Americas Travel Retail unit.


Andy Morton | 16 Mar 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched the first of six short films in support of The Balvenie.


Olly Wehring | 4 Mar 2016

William Grant & Sons has partnered with Travel Retail operator DFS to launch a 21-year-old iteration of its The Balvenie single malt Scotch brand.


Lucy Britner | 5 Feb 2016

William Grant & Sons has appointed three executives to manage its US regions and channels, in a move that sees the "evolution" of the spirits group's commercial structure in the country.


Andy Morton | 6 Jan 2016

Pernod Ricard has taken over US distribution of its wine aperitif, Lillet, from William Grant & Sons.


Andy Morton | 17 Dec 2015

William Grant & Sons' CEO, Stella David, is to leave the Glenfiddich owner after six years in the job.


Andy Morton | 11 Dec 2015

Diageo has said it wants to fix its malt Scotch "underperformance" in Travel Retail, with plans to lead the category by 2018.


Andy Morton | 3 Dec 2015

William Grant & Sons has unveiled plans for a multi-million pound capacity upgrade at its Glenfiddich distillery in Speyside.


Olly Wehring | 30 Nov 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed the appointment of a former Diageo executive to head its Latin America operations.


Andy Morton | 28 Oct 2015

William Grant & Sons is to launch a new Kininvie expression, a 23-year-old.


Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.


Lucy Britner | 15 Oct 2015

William Grant & Sons has released the first 'chapter' of its The Balvenie DCS Compendium.


Lucy Britner | 1 Oct 2015

William Grant & Sons has released a 14-year-old expression of its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky, exclusive to the US market. 


Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.


Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed plans to double production capacity at its recently-opened Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey distillery.


Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons is utilising  its partnership with the Rugby World Cup through a consumer competition in the US, based around its Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand.


Olly Wehring | 18 Sep 2015

Here's a 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.


Olly Wehring | 15 Sep 2015

The head of William Grant & Sons has flagged a change in the company's priorities in the US, with owned brands taking precedent over agency or third-party offerings.


Olly Wehring | 14 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has posted a lift in profits for 2014, despite a double-digit slide in sales in the period.


Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2015

Here's a 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.


Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed to just-drinks that its Glenfiddich brand has been overtaken by Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

Company research

William Grant & Sons Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (United Kingdom)

William Grant & Sons Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (United Kingdom

William Grant & Sons Ltd is set to continue innovating its spirits portfolio by introducing new flavours to mature categories and to build on the success of its 2014 launches such as Three Barrels’ Ho...

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William Grant & Sons Ltd in Spirits (World)

William Grant & Sons Ltd in Spirits (World)

Primarily known as a player in Scotch whisky, in recent years William Grant has broadened its portfolio. While a number of these brands have performed well it needs to develop them further. This profi...

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Global Gin Market 2015-2019

Global Gin Market 2015-2019

Gin is a spirit, which is made from juniper berries. Increase in demand among the millennial population in the US, growing demand for premium gin, and increased marketing and promotions by vendors are...

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