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Is Irish whiskey ready to recognise its potential?

One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' c...

Why is rum still stuck on the runway? - Comment

For years, rum was lined up to be the spirits industry's next big thing. And yet, for all the shining promise of the category's mix of herit...


Richard Woodard | 6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.


Richard Woodard | 6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major gin brands and their owners.


Richard Woodard | 22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.


Richard Woodard | 24 May 2016

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

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2016

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.


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.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 18 Nov 2016

William Grant & Sons has released the second edition of its DCS Compendium. Chapter Two is called 'The Influence of Oak'. 


Andy Morton | 18 Nov 2016

The Loch Lomond Group is continuing to increase its Travel Retail presence with a new distribution partnership in the Nordics.


Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched a new global Glenfiddich ad to highlight the brand's new whisky part-aged in beer casks.


Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2016

William Grant & Sons has appointed a former Diageo executive to head up its Travel Retail unit in Taiwan. 


Andy Morton | 6 Oct 2016

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new Drambuie bottle as the whisky liqueur looks to its past for inspiration.


Andy Morton | 5 Oct 2016

New European Union regulations on nutritional labelling could put an end to alcohol exclusives in the Global Travel Retail channel, the head of the Tax Free World Association has warned.


Olly Wehring | 27 Sep 2016

William Grant & Sons has reported rising full-year sales and profits as it continues to move away from distributing third-party brands.


Lucy Britner | 8 Sep 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched two single malt Irish whiskeys in the US a month after their UK release. 


Lucy Britner | 1 Sep 2016

William Grant & Sons has released two whiskies under its new Experimental Series banner.


Andy Morton | 10 Aug 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched 14- and 18-year-old Tullamore Dew Irish whiskies on a limited release.


Andy Morton | 20 Jul 2016

William Grant & Sons has refused to rule out a first extension for its Hendrick's Gin brand.


Olly Wehring | 24 Jun 2016

The former head of William Grant & Sons, Stella David, has returned to her previous employer Bacardi, this time as a director.


Olly Wehring | 16 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has readied the release of the latest iteration from its long-running Tun expressions of The Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky.


Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has confirmed a change of leader for its Global Travel Retail division.


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has joined the growing trend for virtual reality marketing with a 360-degree tour of its Glenfiddich distillery.


Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has confirmed the pending departure of the director of its Travel Retail operations in Europe.


Lucy Britner | 26 May 2016

William Grant & Sons UK unit has overhauled its Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva single malt whisky packaging as it looks to highlight the brand's finishing process. 


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.

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.

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