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Irish whiskey exports are set to double by 2020 IRELAND/UK: Whiskey producers launch Irish Whiskey Association

9 April 2014

A new trade body has been established to promote the interests of the fast-growing Irish whiskey sector.

UK: Exponent completes on Loch Lomond Distillery Co buy

3 March 2014

Private equity group Exponent has lined up the acquisition of The Loch Lomond Distillery Co.

UK: "Clarity" needed on Scottish independence as whisky industry stays neutral

27 February 2014

The trade body for the Scotch whisky industry has called for “clarity” ahead of the independence referendum in Scotland later this year, with three major whisky producers declining to join either the 'yes' or 'no' camp.

UK: Loyalty fades in premium white spirits - William Grant & Sons

26 February 2014

An executive at William Grant & Sons has warned that the lines between premium white spirits in the UK have become “blurred” over the past two years, with consumers no longer loyal to one category.

Product Launch - UK: William Grant & Sons' Reyka Icelandic Bitters

26 February 2014

William Grant & Sons has launched a limited number of aromatic bitters for its Reyka Icelandic vodka brand into the UK on-trade.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons The Strathspey Reserve 21 Year Old

17 February 2014

William Grant & Sons has announced details of the launch of an exclusive signature blend from its archive of “rare” casks reserves.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

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.

US: Bourbon boom marches on in on-trade, as vodka dips

15 January 2014

Bourbon, blended American whiskies and Irish whiskey were the only spirits sub-categories to see volume growth in the US on-trade in 2013 as clear spirits lagged, according to latest figures.

UK: William Grant & Sons president passes away

2 January 2014

The life president of William Grant & Sons has died.

UK: William Grant & Sons moves travel retail head to new Europe post

20 December 2013

William Grant & Sons' global Travel Retail (GTR) managing director is moving to a new post as MD for developed European markets.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

13 December 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Remy Cointreau drops William Grant's First Drinks to go it alone in UK

10 December 2013

Remy Cointreau is set to call time on its UK sales, marketing and distribution tie-up with William Grant & Sons' First Drinks unit in the country.

just Five Years Ago: Pernod Ricard readies sale of Tia Maria

27 November 2013

Five years ago this month, reports started to emerge that Pernod Ricard was looking to offload its coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria.

UK: Tia Maria teams with Funkin for at-home cocktail push

27 November 2013

Illva Saronno's Tia Maria liqueur brand has been partnered with Funkin cocktail mixers in the UK for an end-of-year promotion pack.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

15 November 2013

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

Comment - IWSC Heralds Busy Year for William Grant & Sons

14 November 2013

You just know the IWSC awards are one of the most prestigious events in the drinks annual calender, not because it is held in the medieval Guildhall, one of London's most striking venues.

Product Launch - UK: William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Spirit of a Nation

14 November 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched a limited-edition, 29-year-old Glenfiddich to mark its sponsorship of a charity expedition to the South Pole involving injured ex-military personnel.

FRANCE: Russian Standard hands Zubrówka distribution to Lixir

8 November 2013

Russian Standard acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation has appointed Lixir to distribute its Polish vodka brand Zubrówka across France.

UK: Pernod Ricard details UK strategy makeover

6 November 2013

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard is looking to re-focus its strategy, as it aims to cement its position as the second-largest premium spirits company in the country.

TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons unveils Glenfiddich gift pack

5 November 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched three of its Glenfiddich Age of Discovery expressions in a gift pack exclusive to Travel Retail.

Comment - Spirits - Irish Whiskey: Set to Cause a Rattle & Hum?

29 October 2013

The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo ups Johnnie Walker Travel Retail volumes - Research

21 October 2013

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand strengthened its hold on the global Travel Retail market last year, increasing volumes by 15%, new figures have shown.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2013

17 October 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.

Product Launch - US: William Grant & Sons’ Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve

17 October 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched another single malt in its Glenfiddich Age of Discovery collection that has been designed to celebrate the link between American and Scottish whiskies.

UK: William Grant & Sons to add to Girvan single grain Scotch portfolio

9 October 2013

William Grant & Sons has justified the high price-point for its inaugural single grain Scotch whisky launch, and is set to launch two additions to the new brand next year.

UK: William Grant & Sons extends Grant's UK push to outdoor

9 October 2013

William Grant & Sons is set to back its recently-announced promotion for its Grant's blended Scotch whisky brand in the UK.

Comment – Wehring's Way – William Grant & Sons' Single Grain Scotch: Opportunity or Plaything?

8 October 2013

There was an element of fanfare last week when William Grant & Sons unveiled what it claimed is “a break with whisky conventions”. The launch here in the UK of The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old, announced on Friday (4 October) represents the company's entry into the single grain sub-category of the broader Scotch whisky sector.

Product Launch - US: William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 9

8 October 2013

William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 9

Product Launch - UK: William Grant & Sons' The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old

7 October 2013

William Grant & Sons' The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old

UK: William Grant & Sons FY sales rise, but profits slip

1 October 2013

UK spirits group William Grant & Sons has seen its full-year sales edge up, but profits fell slightly after what the company described as a “challenging” year.

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