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Whiskey success adds to Southern Comfort's woes

Speaking after the release of Brown-Forman's first-quarter results yesterday, CEO Paul Varga was typically upbeat over the performance of fl...

Spirits keen to up distribution partnerships

The head of Stock Spirits has indicated that the company is on the hunt for further distribution tie-ups with international spirits firms in...

US craft vodka puts squeeze on Pernod's Absolut

Pernod Ricard has blamed the rise of craft spirits such as Tito's Handmade Vodka for a drop-off in US sales for its Absolut brand....

Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a drop in full-year profits and sales. Here's a closer look at the Paris-headquartered company's perfo...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Bacardi global marketing boss, whisky 19 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Bacardi is embarking on an ambitious mission to launch an array of new single malt Scotch whiskies from its five Speyside distilleries. Here, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, talks to Stephen Marshall, the man behind the project.


just the Answer: Pernod Ricard's Nick Blacknell 14 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier this year, the Worshipful Company of Distillers held a lively debate in London on the future of rum. Afterwards, just-drinks spoke to Nick Blacknell, Havana Club's international marketing director for Pernod Ricard, to discuss digital, diversity and the debate's motion “The future for rum lies with connoisseurs not clubbers”.

Latest News

Diageo takes Haig Club to Singapore airport 1 Sep 14

Andy Morton

Diageo's single grain Scotch whisky Haig Club has debuted in Travel Retail with a marketing campaign at Singapore's Changi Airport.


Campari launches Wild Turkey American Honey push 1 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Gruppo Campari has lined up the largest marketing push for the American Honey expression of its Wild Turkey Bourbon brand in the US.


Chivas Regal US off-trade sales drop - figures 1 Sep 14

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has seen Chivas Regal sales in the US off-trade fall, but its Irish whiskey brand Jameson continues its strong growth, according to latest quarterly figures.


Sharp fall in UK alcohol-related crime 1 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Alcohol-related violent crime in the UK fell by 32% in the past 10 years, while the population is becoming less tolerant to anti-social behaviour, according to latest studies.


Inver House Distillers' anCnoc Cutter 1 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Inver House Distillers has released the first in a new series of annual, limited edition peated malt whiskies from its anCnoc brand.


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks 29 Aug 14

Olly Wehring

Here are the most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

Latest blogs

Press pack prefer to probe Pernod Ricard in private 28 Aug 14

Andy Morton

Does Pernod Ricard have something to hide? In a press conference after the release of full-year results today, only a quarter of the 100 minutes were given over to questions from journalists.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 26 Aug 14

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Carlsberg, Heineken, Coca-Cola Amatil, California's winelands and Cognac.

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