Beverage Industry Insights

The ISFAR is unimpressed with a recently-released piece of research

We need to talk about moderate drinking

A recently-released publication from the American Society of Clinical Oncology attempted to describe the relation between alcohol consumptio...

Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing

The sobering message from Minimum Unit Pricing

It was a dark day for the drinks industry yesterday, and one that demands we take a long, hard look at ourselves. Because, the confirmation...

The rise of apps has both helped and hindered the global on-premise

Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 2

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin last month hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long internat...

The vineyards of the world have had a torrid 2017

2017 has been the most dramatic year for wine

As 2017  draws to a close, Chris Losh looks back at a year that will go down in history as a major turning point for the global wine industr...

e-sports is attracting the ideal age demographic for drinks companies

Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 1

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin this October hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long intern...

Will Scotland secure the right to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing tomorrow?

D-Day for Minimum Unit Pricing - Focus

Tomorrow, the UK's Supreme Court will hand down the final ruling on the legal status of the introduction in Scotland of Minimum Unit Pricing...

Why the time to educate consumers may finally have arrived - Consumer Trends 9 Nov 17

After years of trying - and failing - are the drinks industry's attempts to educate consumers finally falling on open ears? On-premise and spirits commentator Laura Foster investigates.

What can the spirits industry learn from Diageo? - Comment 8 Nov 17

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Diageo's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the takeaways for the wider spirits industry.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Minimum Unit Pricing gets green light in Scotland

Olly Wehring | 15 Nov 17 The Scottish Government has been handed the power to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in the country

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal lodged by three drinks industry trade associations, clearing the way for Minimum Unit Pricing to be introduced in Scotland.

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Reaction

Olly Wehring | 15 Nov 17

Earlier today, the UK Supreme Court cleared the way for the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland. Here, just-drinks pulls together reaction to the news, from trade associations, drinks companies and the authorities.

AB InBev unveils Michelob Ultra Pure Gold

Andy Morton | 9 Nov 17 AB InBev said it will release more details on Michelob Ultra Pure Gold in the coming months

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch a new variant of Michelob Ultra in the US that has even fewer calories.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:05pm 20 Nov 2017)

Breakthru, Republic National poised to merge

IWSC Trophy Winners - Achievement, Retail

IWSC Trophy Winners - Wine

IWSC Trophy Winners - Spirits

Gruppo Campari lines up Appleton rum JFK push

Loch Lomond Group moves into Dubai Duty Free

Deutsch launches US$10m Josh Cellars campaign

Dry Soda Co rolls out Cranberry and Ginger to US

Beverage Industry Interviews

"It's a slightly false choice to say that it is us or Jameson" - Interview, William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt and Tullamore Dew global brand director Caspar MacRae 1 Nov 17

Andy MortonWilliam Grant & Sons acquired Tullamore Dew in 2010

Last month, William Grant & Sons opened a new grain distillery and bottling plant at its Tullamore Dew site. The ceremony, held on a rainswept afternoon in central Ireland, was one of the final stages in William Grant's Irish whiskey venture, launched when it bought the Tullamore Dew brand in 2010.

"You could argue that we are stupid to sell in Travel Retail; for us it is the right environment" - Interview, Edrington MD for Global Travel Retail, Igor Boyadjian 10 Oct 17

Andy MortonEdrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian, was a co-owner of FIX, a joint-venture in the Middle East with Edrington

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.

"To say that we're thrilled is an understatement" - Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan 9 Oct 17

Olly WehringBoth Port Ellen and Brora will reopen by 2020, says Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan

Earlier today, Diageo announced plans to invest GBP35m (US$46m) in reopening two of its Scotch whisky distilleries that have been closed for 34 years. Work is set to begin on the Port Ellen and Brora sites - Port Ellen still houses a maltings unit, while Brora is next to Diageo's Clynelish distillery - in the coming months, ahead of becoming operational by 2020. Shortly after the announcement, just-drinks spoke to the group's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, about the news.

just-drinks Blog

Bad day on the beer? This'll help

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 17

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 17 Oct 17

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge

Andy Morton, just-drinks editorial team Andy Morton | 14 Jul 17

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.

Beverage Hot Issues

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

In mid-November, three drinks industry trade associations lost their appeal against proposals to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in Scotland. Here's just-drinks' full coverage of the move, which clears the way for MUP's introduction in the country.

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

TFWA World Exhibition 2017

This week, the Travel Retail world converged on Cannes in France for the TFWA exhibition. just-drinks was in tow, so here's a round-up of our coverage.

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

Brown-Forman Q1 fiscal-2018 results - Round-up

In late-August, Brown-Forman released its first-quarter results for the three months to the end of June 2017. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in the period.

Drinks Market Research

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and

International whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

The international (non-Scotch) whiskey category is a vast, high-growth part of the global alcoholic drinks marketplace, totalling some 307m nine-litre cases in 2016. Of this figure, the Indian whisky segment alone accounts for 189m cases, while US whiskey (43m cases), Canadian (27m cases), Japanese (13m cases) and Irish (8m cases) are all substantial categories in their own right.This all-new report provides 2016 full-year data and IWSR's latest forecast data, delivering the most vital international whiskies data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Our experienced drinks industry specialists have summarised the global market conditions, categories, regions and markets... Read more

Published: October 2017 - ($1500.00)

Global Gin Insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends

Published: November 2017 - ($1500.00)

Sports Nutrition in the United Kingdom

Published: November 2017 - ($990.00)

Global Home Beer Brewing Machine Market 2017-2021

Published: October 2017 - ($4067.00)

Global Soft Drink Market 2017-2021

Published: October 2017 - ($4067.00)

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