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29 Jun 2015

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A "bumpy road" ahead for Scotch, says Chivas Brothers head

22 Jun 2015

Scotch whisky has a “bumpy road” ahead of it but the long-term outlook remains healthy, the head of Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers has said.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

5 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Illva Saronno boosts Global Travel Retail team with Pernod Ricard hire

20 Mar 2015

Illva Saronno has poached a senior Pernod Ricard executive to head up its global Travel Retail team.

Comment - Spirits - Where does 'Craft' End and 'Mass' Begin?

24 Feb 2015

In spirits, the craft segment is making hay, with consumers buying into the category's more artisanal, less global approach. But, where is the line drawn between craft distilling and mass distilling? Ian Buxton investigates.

Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Scotch Whisky?

29 Jan 2015

The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian Buxton voices his concerns.

Pernod Ricard unveils new Dalmunach Scotch whisky distillery

13 Oct 2014

Pernod Ricard has completed the construction of a new Scotch whisky distillery ahead of schedule, with production due to kick off this month.

Comment - Scotch Whisky around the World

7 Oct 2014

“May you live in interesting times.” That ancient Chinese proverb, surely apocryphal but horribly apt, seems to apply more than ever to Scotch whisky.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection

9 Sep 2014

Pernod Ricard has lined up the launch of the second Nàdurra expression for The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand through its Chivas Brothers division.

Comment - Spirits - Drambuie For Sale

27 May 2014

Last week, the owner of Drambuie put the Scotch whisky liqueur brand up for sale. Ian Buxton considers Drambuie's history and the potential runners and riders.

UK: Pernod Ricard unveils Beefeater gin visitor centre

23 May 2014

Pernod Ricard has lifted the curtain on a "multi-million pound" visitor centre at its Beefeater gin distillery in London.

Product Launch - FRANCE: Pernod Ricard's Tormore 14 Year Old, 16 Year Old

6 Mar 2014

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has launched Tormore 14 Year Old and Tormore 16 Year Old in France.

Editor's Viewpoint - Scottish Independence - It's Okay to Have an Opinion

27 Feb 2014

On Thursday 18 September, the residents of Scotland will take to the polls to consider a question, their answer to which could have huge repercussions: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

UK: "Clarity" needed on Scottish independence as whisky industry stays neutral

27 Feb 2014

The trade body for the Scotch whisky industry has called for “clarity” ahead of the independence referendum in Scotland later this year, with three major whisky producers declining to join either the 'yes' or 'no' camp.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard readies Aberlour push

12 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division has lined up a new look and global marketing push for the Aberlour single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Correction - EUROPE: Norway MD retirement prompts Pernod Ricard exec changes

26 Sep 2013

The head of Pernod Ricard's operations in the Nordic region has retired.

Comment - Spirits - I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help

25 Sep 2013

The results of a consultation document regarding veryfing the geographical origin and production and aging processes for Scotch whisky will be published in the coming weeks. But, asks, Ian Buxton, is such a procedure necessary? And, what does the industry think?

S KOREA: Pernod Ricard blames lost Imperial sales on "experimenting"

20 Sep 2013

Pernod Ricard has blamed a drop in sales for its blended Scotch whisky in South Korea on consumer trends towards white spirits and single malt.

Exclusive - CHINA: Pernod Ricard to use QR codes on all China packaging

17 Sep 2013

Pernod Ricard will have QR codes on all products in China by next April, just-drinks has learned.

UK: Diageo, Pernod Ricard on track with Scotch train trial

13 Sep 2013

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have teamed up with other Scotch whisky makers to start twice-weekly shipments from Speyside by train.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard Q4 & FY

27 Aug 2013

Pernod Ricard will report its quarter four and full-year numbers on Thursday (29 August). Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of June:

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Brandy, Gin, Liqueurs, Rum, Tequila, Vodka

25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka winners.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Scotch Whisky

25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of Scotch whisky winners.

just the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: The Trophy Winners

24 Jul 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of trophy winners, and the nominees for spirits producer categories.

just the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: Fruit Spirits, Gin, Liqueurs, Rum, Sake, Shochu, Tequila & Mezcal

24 Jul 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for fruit spirits, gin, liqueurs, rum, sake, shochu and Tequila & mezcal.

just the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: Scotch Whisky and Other Spirits

24 Jul 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for Scotch whisky and other spirits.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard revamps Strathisla 12 logo, bottle

18 Jul 2013

The Scotch whisky division of Pernod Ricard has updated the packaging for its Strathisla 12-year-old expression.

Comment - Spirits - (Burrough's) Reserve the Right to Innovate

16 Jul 2013

The most unexpected new product in the white spirits world so far this year has to be Burrough's Reserve, a sipping gin from Pernod Ricard's team at Beefeater. Chris Mercer looks at the launch of the new product, and what it says for the broader area of innovation in spirits.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

21 Jun 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

UK: Pernod Ricard re-opens Glen Keith whisky distillery

17 Jun 2013

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit Chivas Brothers has officially re-opened a Speyside distillery, part of an on-going investment in whisky production that includes a new distillery to open next year.

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