This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks

This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Diageo's Latin America & Caribbean unit has said it expects sales to be softer in the second half of the year, as it weighs the price of a Don Julio Tequila accounting error. 

Fifteen years ago, Patrón only sold about 100,000 cases in the US; in 2015, that figure had risen to well over 2m. Over that decade and a half, the brand has pretty much single-handedly built the luxury Tequila segment in a category previously better known for fuelling frat party antics and morning-after regrets, says Richard Woodard.

The president of Diageo's Latin American & Caribbean division has said Peru could be as successful as Colombia for the company. 

Diageo has appointed former Bacardi CEO Javier Ferran to the role of chairman. 

Scotch whisky exports continued to lose volumes and value last year as producers faced further global economic headwinds, new figures have shown.

A new single malt Scotch whisky distillery that aims to produce two million litres in its first year signals a move away from the "recent surge" in craft distilleries, its owner has said.

Tucked in to a trading estate in the Scottish county of Fife, beside a local dry cleaning firm and a rubber moulding factory, InchDairnie Distillery is an unusual spot for a whisky revolution, says Andy Morton. 

Kentucky Bourbon distillers filled almost 1.9m barrels in 2015, the highest number since 1967, as producers look to meet growing demand.

Jackson Family Wines has lined up another winery acquisition, this time in its home state of California.

Gruppo Campari has confirmed the opening of its tender offer for the shares of Société Des Produits Marnier Lapostolle (SPML).

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the completion of the divestment of its Paddy Irish whiskey brand to Sazerac.

Bacardi has lined up the "next chapter" of the current global marketing campaign for its Grey Goose vodka brand.

Expert analysis

Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The recent growth trajectory of non-Scotch whiskies shows no sign of waning in the 2015-20 period, with The IWSR predicting extra sales of some 74m cases over the period. Both US and Irish whiskey more