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Industry is following the pack to patriotic party

Samuel Johnson once said: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." What does that say about Diageo, Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca...

The category today - Scotch Whisky I

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part one, we look at how the s...

Alcohol and the risk of breast cancer - ISFAR

A large study from Denmark was designed to test the hypothesis that women who increase their alcohol intake over a five-year period have a h...

Inchdairnie and the quiet whisky revolution

Tucked in to a trading estate in the Scottish county of Fife, beside a local dry cleaning firm and a rubber moulding factory, InchDairnie Di...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 


Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier - Interview 23 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Latest News

European ‘geoblocking’ set to open up online sales 31 May 16

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has put forward a regulation that would prevent drinks brands from refusing to sell to consumers in a foreign European Union member state, if a distributor is prepared to export the product.


Pernod gives Malibu global summer push 31 May 16

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has launched an e-commerce platform for the Malibu rum brand, as it looks to target 18- to 24-year-old consumers in the UK.


Halewood's Caribbean Twist Raspberry Mojito - NPD 31 May 16

Lucy Britner

Halewood International has added a Raspberry Mojito flavour to its Caribbean Twist RTD range. 


Walsh Whiskey partners Altia to make Latitude 31 May 16

Lucy Britner

Ireland's Walsh Whiskey Distillery has signed a deal with Altia to make an Irish version of the Nordic company's blended Scotch whisky brand, Latitude.


Consumers want brands that challenge them - study 27 May 16

Lucy Britner

Consumers are looking for more than great packaging and celebrity endorsement when it comes to choosing brands, a study has found. 


This week in spirits & wine 27 May 16

Olly Wehring

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.

Latest blogs

The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.


Which spirits category is the next big thing? 13 May 16

Lucy Britner

Drinks companies spend a lot of money on trying to predict trends. At last night's Worshipful Company of Distillers City debate, any strategists in the audience got a bit of forecasting for free.

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