Corby Distilleries, which owns the licence to Pernod Ricard brands in Canada, has appointed Spinnaker Capital Markets as its independent investor relations and capital markets adviser.

Spinnaker's job will be to expand the network of investors and analysts interested in the firm, Corby said this week.

"We are extremely excited to work with Spinnaker to increase our exposure in the markets," said Con Constandis, president and CEO of Corby.

Net profit rose by 6% to US$9.8m for the three months ended 30 September, Corby said last month. Net revenue for the first quarter period rose by 10% to $46.1m.