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Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.


The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment 30 Mar 2017

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by which the UK will leave the EU. Although post-exit trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions between the two sides.


Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future 27 Feb 2017

With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve.


Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part II 24 Feb 2017

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.


Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part I 21 Feb 2017

In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.

Latest News

Portman Group heads to Tesco for new chief exec 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Brand Carlsberg replaces Tuborg in festival deal 25 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has dropped Tuborg as the main face of its UK festival programme as the brewer looks to revitalise its namesake lager brand in the country.


Fuller's launches Cornish Orchards cans 24 Apr 2017

UK brewer Fuller's has become the latest company to roll out cider in cans. 


Stone Brewing swaps BrewDog for James Clay in UK 24 Apr 2017

California-based Stone Brewing has changed distributor in the UK market.


Nichols' Feel Good Infusions - NPD 21 Apr 2017

Nichols is taking the Feel Good juice brand it bought in 2015 into the flavoured water category.


Big Drop Brewing Co's Citrus Pale Ale - NPD 21 Apr 2017

Low-alcohol beer firm Big Drop Brewing Co has added a pale ale to its line-up. 


Heineken rolls out US$6.4m Old Mout cider campaign 21 Apr 2017

Heineken's UK unit has lined up a GBP5m (US$6.4m) campaign for its New Zealand cider brand. 


Diageo to cut 105 jobs in Scotland, 50 in Italy 20 Apr 2017

Diageo is to shed more than 100 jobs at its Scottish plants as it shifts some spirits production outside of the UK, a trade union has said.


Carlsberg UK unveils US$19m "thumbstoppable" ad 20 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has spent GBP15m (US$m) on its latest UK campaign as it tries to create "thumbstoppable" content for today's saturated digital market.


Nichols' Vim2o - Product Launch 20 Apr 2017

Nichols has taken its Vimto brand into the flavoured water category with the launch of Vim2o.

Latest blogs

Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip 6 Sep 2016

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.


Heineken gets Foster's profile boost with a catch 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.


People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 2016

The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?