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Pernod Ricard transitions Plymouth gin, Irish whiskey brands in US

17 Mar 2021

Pernod Ricard is handing the US importation and marketing of four lower-profile spirits brands to a newly-formed subsidiary of Biggar & Leith, the company Pernod acquired the Malfy Gin brand from two years ago.

Amber Beverage Group names Angela Bosco as US brand director

10 Dec 2020

Amber Beverage Group has appointed former Pernod Ricard executive Angela Bosco as its new US brand director.

Castle Brands readies Goslings Papa Seal 2020 ultra-premium rum

23 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard's Castle Brands division has lined up the second bottling from its Goslings rum brand's 'Papa Seal' series in the US.

West Cork Distillers’ IPA Cask Finished Blended Irish whiskey - Product Launch - Irish whiskey in the US data

13 Aug 2020

West Cork Distillers has launched its latest limited-edition Irish whiskey in partnership with US importer MS Walker.

Isle of Arran Distillers drops Castle Brands for Hotaling & Co in the US

19 May 2020

Isle of Arran Distillers has switched partners in the US, with Hotaling & Co moving into Castle Brands' seat as the Scotch whisky producer's importer to the country.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

9 Oct 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

Pernod Ricard completes Castle Brands purchase

9 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has closed on its acquisition of US spirits company Castle Brands.

"Not being in the American whiskey category has been something we wanted to change" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part II

19 Sep 2019

In the first part of our exclusive interview with Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot, we learned more about her experiences in Asia and in M&A. Here, in part two, de Tissot discusses Kentucky Bourbon, Castle Brands, Chinese whiskey and Pernod's wine operations.

"We're looking for brands that can bring new growth opportunities to the group" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Helene de Tissot - Part I

17 Sep 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard reported its results for fiscal-2019, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the year rose by 6%, although the group's key US market came in flat. Earlier this month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with CFO Hélène de Tissot in London, following the company's presentation on its most recent performance. In part one of this exclusive two-part interview, we look at de Tissot's experiences in Asia and in the M&A arena, and discuss some of the macro-economic challenges facing the likes of Pernod.

Global trade "uncertainty has notched up a little bit" - Pernod Ricard CEO

30 Aug 2019

The US/China trade row and Brexit have upped uncertainty in the alcohol industry, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard has warned, although the company is well-placed to absorb any risks.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in fiscal-2019? - results data

29 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a second consecutive quarter of slightly softening growth, with sales in the final three months of the group's fiscal-2019 rising by 5%.

Pernod Ricard delves deeper into Bourbon with US$223m Castle Brands purchase - American whiskey data

29 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard has made its second Kentucky Bourbon purchase in as many months, announcing an agreement to buy Castle Brands, the owner of Jefferson's Bourbon, for US$223m.

Pernod Ricard breaks ground on US$150m whisky distillery in China

29 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard is to open a malt whisky distillery in south-west China.

How did Castle Brands perform in the first quarter of fiscal-2019? - results

13 Aug 2018

Castle Brands has posted a low double-digit sales increase in the first three months of its current fiscal year.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2018

5 Feb 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January.

Castle Brands teams up with Bardstown Bourbon Co, moves Jefferson's Bourbon production

17 Jan 2018

Castle Brands is shifting production of its Jefferson’s Bourbon range to Bardstown Bourbon Co, through the latter’s ‘Collaborative Distilling Programme’.

Castle Brands acquires US$4.2m of Bourbon inventory

4 Jan 2018

Castle Brands has agreed to purchase ageing and new-fill Bourbon stocks as it looks to support the growth of its Jefferson's brand. 

Castle Brands' Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey Special Barrel Release - Product Launch

21 Dec 2017

Castle Brands has launched a special edition of its 12-year-old Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

Castle Brands lines up Goslings Rum campaign in US - video

7 Dec 2017

Castle Brands has released a national TV campaign for its Goslings Rum brand in the US market. 

Castle Brands' Jefferson's Presidential Select 16 Year Old - Product Launch

27 Nov 2017

Castle Brands has launched a 16-year-old Bourbon under its Jefferson's brand.

Castle Brands ups Copperhead Distillery Co stake to 25%

2 Oct 2017

Castle Brands has purchased an additional 5% holding in Kentucky Artisan Distillery owner Copperhead Distillery Co.

Castle Brands hails "outstanding" fiscal-2017 as sales climb, losses narrow - results

15 Jun 2017

Castle Brands has wrapped up a strong fiscal-2017, maintaining the momentum during the second half of the year.

Gosling-Castle Partners launches Goslings Rum TV ad

2 Jun 2017

Gosling-Castle Partners has lined up the first national television campaign for its Goslings Rum brand. 

Drinks companies warm up to ginger, again - NPD round-up

3 Apr 2017

One of the older flavours in the soft drinks market has become one of the category's hottest new trends. Ginger is spicing things up with a wave of new product innovation sweeping through non-alcoholic beverages, from carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks to plant waters, healthful shots, and beyond.

Isle of Arran Distillers eyes US bounce with distributor switch

7 Feb 2017

Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers is looking to up its US profile after switching distributors in the country.

Strong second-quarter boosts Castle Brands in fiscal first-half - results

10 Nov 2016

Castle Brands has posted a healthy set of second-quarter results, with sales climbing and losses shrinking.

Castle Brands’ Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon Old Rum Cask Finish - Product Launch

19 Sep 2016

Castle Brands has tapped its Gosling’s rum brand for casks to create an extension of its Jefferson’s Bourbon brand.

Castle Brands bets on innovations as Q1 sales struggle - results

10 Aug 2016

Castle Brands has posted a lacklustre Q1 but said sales are expected to accelerate through the year as a number of new products roll out.

Gosling-Castle Partners brings Goslings Rums to Latin America with Monarq Group

1 Jul 2016

Bermuda-based Goslings Brothers has partnered with distributor Monarq Group to launch its namesake rum portfolio in Latin America.







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