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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...

The dangers of squaring up to your competitor

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


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.


Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.


Ian Buxton | 18 Jun 2015

The clamour in recent years to enter the Irish whiskey category suggests that the segment is poised to become the next big thing. But, with one brand dominating the sector massively, are the prospects for growth really all they're cracked up to be? Ian Buxton considers.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

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

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.


Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has continued with its global refresh of the packaging for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky range.


Lucy Britner | 11 Aug 2015

William Grant & Sons has released a 15-year-old expression of its Irish whiskey brand Tullamore Dew.


Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

William Grant & Sons is to launch a new Kininvie single malt that uses the first liquid to be produced at the 25-year-old distillery.


Lucy Britner | 29 Jun 2015

William Grant & Sons has released two whiskies under the Rare Cask Reserve banner.

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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