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What's in store for Super Bowl 50 - Focus

Sunday's Super Bowl is fast approaching, which back in the pre-YouTube days meant growing excitement over the TV cast's ads. These days, how...

Ten things to know about spirits in the US

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drin...

What do Bourbon and craft beer have in common?

A shift towards fuller-flavoured spirits should drive continued growth in imported and craft beer in the US, an analyst has said....

SoCo sale sets Brown-Forman on US whiskey course

Many saw it coming almost four months ago, but yesterday's announcement of Brown-Forman's decision to divest Southern Comfort is part of a s...

Latest Interviews

What next for Lucas Bols? - CEO Interview 21 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.


Why did Mast-Jägermeister buy Sidney Frank? 10 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Last week, Mast-Jägermeister, the German owner of the Jägermeister herbal liqueur, took control of its US distributor Sidney Frank Importing Co. Part of Mast-Jägermeister's new strategy to control distribution in its core markets, the acquisition was otherwise noteworthy because of the important role Sidney Frank has played in Jägermeister's global rise.With Jägermeister sales in the US under pressure, Mast-Jägermeister is looking to move away from its famous brand's reputation as a party shot and embrace the new craft spirits culture. But, as Mast-Jägermeister executive board member Michael Volke told just-drinks from New York last week, not completely away.

Latest News

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye 10 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Brown-Forman is set to take advantage of the rising popularity of rye whiskey, with the launch of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye.


Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Rye - NPD 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Michter's Distillery in Kentucky has released a ten-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye. 


Coca-Cola Co ramps up re-franchising scheme 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced plans to re-franchise 100% of its North America bottling territories by the end of 2017, including all cold-fill production facilities.


Terlato Wines promotes senior execs 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Terlato Wines confirmed yesterday that current president Chris Lynch will move up to become chief development officer at the unit's holding company, Terlato Wine Group. 


Diageo completes wine category exit in US 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Foley Family Wines has purchased Diageo's Chalone Estate vineyards and Gavilan brands in California, marking Diageo's exit from wine in the US.


William Grant & Sons restructures US team 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

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.

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