Global Scotch whisky insights

This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital Scotch category insights (for both malt and blended) in an easy-to-use package. Each key market is covered with much of our analysts' deeper insight being exclusive to this report.

EXCLUSIVE - Whisky downturn slows Diageo's Scotch expansion spend

The downturn in sales of Scotch globally has prompted Diageo to slow the pace of its whisky production expansion in Scotland, just-drinks has learned.

September 2014 Management Briefing - Environmental Sustainability in the Spirits Sector

In this, the third of just-drinks' annual four-part briefing on environmental sustainability in the drinks industry, Ben Cooper turns his attention to the spirits sector.

Global market review of Champagne – forecasts to 2018

This latest edition of the global market review of Champagne delves into the current situation in 11 main markets, plus some of the smaller and emerging ones, highlighting the issues, trends and future prospects in each.

Beverage Industry Insights

US cider to triple in ten years - Boston Beer CEO

The US hard cider category could triple over the next ten years despite an anticipated slowdown in current growth rates, according to the he...

A-B InBev's Q3 Performance by Region

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a rise in nine-month net profits and sales, while Q3 sales and profits were also up despite a s...

Comment - Has Scotch Whisky Jumped the Shark?

It may be age, but spirits commentator Ian Buxton is feeling somewhat jaded at the moment. Efforts by some Scotch whisky producers to entice...

Germany a Pawn in Coca-Cola Enterprises Coke deal

The 'will they, won't they?' debate over Coca-Cola Enterprises' interest in Coca-Cola Co's German bottling franchise dropped off the radar l...

SodaStream to focus on water flavours

SodaStream International is to shift its focus away from soda towards the growing sparkling water market to counteract its struggles in the...

just The Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD

Anheuser-Busch InBev will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Friday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's activ...


just On Call - C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection 29 Oct 14

The CEO of C&C Group has admitted the company is “puzzled” by the speed at which Spirit Pub Co rejected its takeover approach, but would not be drawn on whether this marks the end of the matter.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé 28 Oct 14

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look at the prospects for one of the larger water players in the region, Nestlé.

Thought Leaders


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Drinks Industry News

A-B InBev YTD profits rise, but Russia drags on Q3

James Wilmore | 31 Oct 14

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported a solid rise in nine-month net profits and sales, but third-quarter volumes were held back by Russia.


Beam Suntory to roll out "Scotch-infused" Bourbon

Andy Morton | 30 Oct 14

Beam Suntory is to launch a Jim Beam extension mixed with Scotch exclusively into Travel Retail next year.


Brewers relaunch UK beer campaign - video

James Wilmore | 30 Oct 14

Brewers in the UK are relaunching the 'Let There Be Beer' campaign under a fresh banner, including a new TV ad as part of a GBP10m (US$16m) spend.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:34pm 31 Oct 2014)

Bumper Provence harvest to relieve supply pressure

United Spirits seals Whyte & Mackay sale

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F&N to sell Myanmar Brewery stake after legal loss

just a While Ago - On 31 October in...

UK brewers 'open-minded' to calorie info on labels

Beverage Industry Interviews

just the Answer: Wines of South Africa chief executive Siobhan Thompson 25 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Siobhan Thompson joined Wines of South Africa 11 months ago after joining from drinks firm Distell. just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore talks to Thompson about the challenges she has faced in 2014 and the opportunities for South African wine in Asia and the rest of Africa.


The just-drinks Interview - Bacardi's global marketing manager, whisky - Stephen Marshall 19 Aug 14

James Wilmore

Bacardi is embarking on an ambitious mission to launch an array of new single malt Scotch whiskies from its five Speyside distilleries. Here, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, talks to Stephen Marshall, the man behind the project.


just the Answer: Te Pa Family Vineyards owner, Haysley MacDonald 29 Jul 14

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.

just-drinks Blog

Live Blog – Bacardi Triangle, Puerto Rico - Friday

Olly Wehring | 31 Oct 14

Yesterday was long. Very, very long. What started with an alarm in London at 0530 GMT ended with a Bacardi eight-year-old nightcap in Puerto Rico at 0730 GMT the following morning.


Bacardi Triangle, try to see it from my angle

Olly Wehring | 30 Oct 14

This weekend, Bacardi is hosting a three-day music event on the private island of Palomino just off the coast of Puerto Rico.


The just-drinks Readers' Survey 2014 - We have a winner

Olly Wehring | 28 Oct 14

Warmest thanks to all of you who filled in our annual readers' survey this month. The results are very important for us to learn from and look to improve our service to you.

Beverage Hot Issues

Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2014

In late-October, the Tax Free World Association held its 30th annual World Exhibition in Cannes, France. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the event.

Round-Up - The Coca-Cola Co's YTD Results

At the end of October, The Coca-Cola Co released its year-to-date results for 2014. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-Up - PepsiCo's YTD Results

At the start of October, PepsiCo released its year-to-date results for 2014. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Round-Up - Pernod Ricard's FY Results

At the end of August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal 2013/14. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Drinks Market Research

The IWSR Global Trends Report 2014

The IWSR Global Trends Report 2014

Premiumisation, the craft movement and fast-paced innovation take centre stage. The increasingly fast-paced rise and fall of trends is having a major impact on the global drinks market. Factors such as increased travel and migration, as well as the growing influence of social media, have all contributed to the rapid spread and globalisation of trends. The IWSR Global Trends Report lays all this to rest. This new report is a digest of the latest trends in the world of alcoholic drinks, which enables you to get the story behind the numbers and identify potential opportunities... Read more

Published: August 2014 - ($1785.11)


Global Wine Market: Merger and Acquisitions September 2014

Published: October 2014 - ($295.00)


Energy Drinks Innovation Report 2014

Published: August 2014 - ($1275.08)


Pubs & Bars in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

Published: July 2014 - ($875.00)


Global Beer Manufacturing

Published: August 2014 - ($1020.00)


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