The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Distell has toasted its international division for driving a strong performance in the first six months of its fiscal year.

US off-trade spirits volumes rose across the category in January, with Remy Cointreau seeing the biggest lift of the major producers, according to latest figures.

Inver House Distillers is to double the capacity of its Speyburn Distillery with a GBP4m (US$6.7m) expansion programme.

Pernod Ricard has recruited film director Baz Luhrmann to design a limited edition, Australia-themed bottle for a spiced orange-flavoured variant of its Absolut vodka brand.

Diageo has launched its most expensive single malt Scotch whisky.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported a rise in full-year sales and profits, but admitted that volumes in 2013 were "below expectations" with its Central and Eastern Europe unit suffering the worst.
The head of E&J Gallo's European operations has defended the company's recent launch of the New Amsterdam vodka brand in the UK, despite a dip in vodka sales in the country.
Warsteiner has switched partners in Russia, plumping for Carlsberg's Baltika Breweries over Anadolu Efes in the country.
Monster Beverage Corp has reported a healthy rise in full-year sales, but profits continue to be held back by on-going legal issues over the safety and marketing of the group’s products.
PepsiCo has written directly to Trian Partners, rejecting the fund management company's latest demand to split the firm's beverage and snack divisions into two companies.