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Distell’s Tobermory 42-Year-Old Single Malt - Product Launch 28 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Distell has lined up a limited edition 42-year-old iteration of its Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky.


Boston Beer Co's Angry Orchard Walden Hollow - Product Launch 28 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Boston Beer Co has launched a cider made entirely of apple varieties from New York State.


"The on-trade doesn't realise it can up-sell on a Coca-Cola" - Interview, Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Column: just the Answer

Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.


Arrogant Brewing's Who You Callin' Wussie - Product Launch 28 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

California's Arrogant Brewing has released a beer called Who You Callin' Wussie, in response to "industrialised fizzy yellow beer".


Pulling apart poor research linking alcohol consumption and cancer - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 188 28 Jun 2016

Column: Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Previous scientific research has shown that heavy alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for upper aero-digestive cancers, and even light drinking increases slightly the risk of breast cancer in women. A recent study is based on a very small number of cases of cancer in New Zealand, tabulated separately for Maori and non-Maori subjects. The research applies estimates of alcohol effects from other population-based studies.


Constellation Brands' Q1 results - Preview 28 Jun 2016

Column: just the Preview

Constellation Brands will report its first-quarter results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the three months to the end of May:


Customisable drinks - The next consumer trend - NPD round-up 27 Jun 2016

Column: Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

It wasn't supposed to end like this – a refund of the full purchase price and a chance to forget the whole thing. Keurig Kold was viewed as a potential game-changer by The Coca-Cola Co; a "consumer engagement platform with unlimited potential". For Keurig Green Mountain, Keurig Kold was the entry ramp to a cold, non-alcoholic beverage category said to be five times larger than the hot drinks market. But, it didn't work out that way for either company and the experience offers a chance to reflect on beverage innovation itself.


Is there a future for the global beer brand? - Comment 23 Jun 2016

Column: Comment - Beer - Beaumont's Brews

Can you think of a global beer brand? One that is not hamstrung by being limited to certain regions? It's not easy. Indeed, Stephen Beaumont found it equally difficult, until about two weeks ago.


Teeling Whiskey Co's The Revival Volume II - Product Launch 23 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Teeling Whiskey Co has released a whiskey to commemorate the first anniversary of its Dublin distillery.


Diageo's Lagavulin 25 Year Old Limited Edition - Product Launch 23 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Diageo is to launch a 25-year-old Lagavulin to celebrate the Islay distillery's 200th anniversary.


Savse's Purple Carrot smoothie - Product Launch 22 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Savse, an independent smoothie maker from the country of Georgia, has launched a new flavour in the UK, Purple Carrot.


Cott Corp's Vintage Seltzer summer flavours - Product Launch 22 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Cott Corp has announced the addition of three new flavours to the Vintage Seltzer range.


How does the off-premise work in Sweden? - The Facts 22 Jun 2016

Column: just the Facts

Sweden's off-premise channel is dominated by state-owned retailer Systembolaget. With hundreds of outlets across the country, Systembolaget is the exclusive seller of all alcohol above 2.5% abv in Sweden.


Channing Tatum's Born and Bred vodka - Product Launch 22 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Actor Channing Tatum has partnered with Idaho's Grand Teton Distillery to produce a vodka. Born and Bred is made from Idaho potatoes


How soft drinks can win big when targeting adult consumers - Comment 21 Jun 2016

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

At the turn of the century, Britvic paid what many considered at the time to be an awful lot of money for Orchid Drinks. The company made drinks for grown-ups - or, as they are more often known, adult soft drinks.


New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale - Product Launch 21 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

New Belgium Brewing will release a second ice cream-inspired beer, in partnership with ice cream company Ben & Jerry's.


"Does real brand loyalty exist?" - Interview, Walter Drenth, senior global director international brands at Heineken 21 Jun 2016

Column: just the Answer

Last year, Heineken secured a return to the European sports stage for its Amstel brand. Having called time on its ten-year sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League football competition in 2005, Amstel has just completed the first of a three-year tie-up with the slightly lower-profile Europa League football tournament. Replacing Amstel as Champions League sponsor? Why, it was - and continues to be - brand Heineken. Last month, Olly Wehring travelled to Switzerland to meet Walter Drenth, the group's senior global director for international brands, before being forced to endure his team's defeat that evening to Seville in the Europa League final.


Pernod Ricard's Malibu Strawberry Kiwi RTD - Product Launch 20 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Pernod Ricard has launched a Strawberry Kiwi pre-mixed Malibu drink to the UK market.


Mark Anthony Brands' White Claw Hard Seltzer - Product Launch 20 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Mark Anthony Brands, the owner of Mike's Hard Lemonade, has branched out into the "hard" seltzer category.


Hine Cognac - The just-drinks Tour 20 Jun 2016

Column: just a Look Around

Earlier this month, just-drinks visited Hine Cognac. Here, honorary chairman Bernard Hine takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the company. 


Slush Puppie's Tango Ice Blast flavours - Product Launch 16 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Ice drinks company Slush Puppie will launch four new Tango Ice Blast flavours in the UK this summer.


"Our mistake was we tried to be a functional beverage firm" - Interview, Kevin Klock, CEO of Talking Rain - Part II 16 Jun 2016

Column: The just-drinks Interview

Talking Rain hit the big time with the success of Sparkling Ice. Growth for the sparkling flavoured water brand started in 2010, but Talking Rain had been around for more than two decades before then. In the second part of his just-drinks interview, CEO Kevin Klock talks about the lessons his company learned before its overnight success and how they informed his views on functional beverages. He also reveals which NBA superstar he invited to meet staff and the problems of competing for talent in an area dominated by global tech firms.


William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 - Product Launch 16 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

William Grant & Sons has readied the release of the latest iteration from its long-running Tun expressions of The Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky.


La Martiniquaise-Bardinet’s Glen Moray Classic Chardonnay Cask Finish - Product Launch 16 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has added another iteration to the Classic range from its Glen Moray single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' Mamma Mia! - Product Launch 16 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Washington wine suppler Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched a new Italian brand, Mamma Mia!, into the US market. 


Nancy Dell'Olio's Limonbello - Product Launch 16 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

TV personality Nancy Dell'Olio is to launch a limoncello next month.


Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Five Malt - Product Launch 15 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Brown-Forman is to release a whiskey that has had its exposure to wood minimised during the aging process.


WG Brewing Co's Wild Docta' and Wild Sit Russ hard sodas - Product Launch 14 Jun 2016

Column: The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Tennessee-based WG Brewing Co has added two more hard sodas to its portfolio.


Is Brown-Forman putting too many eggs in one basket? - Comment 14 Jun 2016

Column: Comment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard

Brown-Forman's recent strategic moves represent a narrowing of the company's focus on its core strengths: Whisk(e)y in all its forms, with Tequila playing a supporting role. The big question now is whether that process should continue to its logical conclusion with the disposal of Finlandia vodka, a brand that has hardly been a star performer in recent times.


"A chunk of their hide is a good-sized business" - Interview, Kevin Klock, CEO of Talking Rain - Part I 14 Jun 2016

Column: The just-drinks Interview

Talking Rain has grown sales from US$10m to $659m in just five years thanks to the success of its Sparkling Ice flavoured water brand. In the first of a two-part interview, just-drinks sits down with CEO Kevin Klock to discuss taking on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, global cola fatigue and the glories of first-mover advantage.

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