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"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II

11 Jul 2019

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

Why Irish whiskey must learn to manage its time - Comment

19 Jun 2018

Is the renaissance of Irish whiskey about to hit its first major bump along the emerald pathway? Neil Ridley looks at what can be learnt as the segment's popularity continues to rise.

Irish white spirits on the rise as whiskey stocks run low - The Chapel Gate

5 Jun 2018

An Irish whiskey bonder has underlined comments from former Cooley Distillery owner John Teeling that the segment is running out of aged stock.

As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its challenges - Focus

8 Nov 2017

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey.

What are the growth prospects like for international whisk(e)y? - Research in Focus

26 Sep 2017

The robust growth of the huge international whisk(e)y category is set to continue in the coming years, driven by generational shifts, helpful cultural associations and the dominant (in volume terms) Indian whisky category. But, after hitting 307m cases in volume sales in 2016 and adding more than 46m cases over the past five years, growth will moderate slightly in the 2016-2021 period, reaching 350m-plus cases at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +2.9%.

Beam Suntory’s Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey - Product Launch

14 Jul 2017

Beam Suntory has added a single grain iteration to its Kilbeggan Irish whiskey stable.

Key Brands Performance - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part IV

22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.

"I find it hard to forgive and forget" - Interview, Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier

23 Feb 2016

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.

How bright is Irish whiskey's future? - Interview, Walsh Whiskey Distillery founder, Bernard Walsh

25 Sep 2015

It's almost two years since Walsh Whiskey Distillery sold a stake to Italy's Illva Saronno, resulting in a healthy cash injection that is funding the construction of a new distillery for the Carlow-based Irish whiskey producer. Earlier this month, just-drinks met Walsh Whiskey's founder, Bernard Walsh, to talk about the category in general and the future for Walsh in particular.

Product Launch - Teeling Whiskey Co's Teeling Single Malt

10 Sep 2015

Teeling Whiskey Co has released the third iteration in its premium range of namesake Irish whiskies.

Teeling Whiskey Co opens Dublin distillery

11 Jun 2015

The Teeling Whiskey Co has officially opened its Dublin distillery as it looks to tap into growing demand for Irish whiskey.

Focus – Brown Forman's Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd

3 Jun 2015

Late yesterday, Brown-Forman announced its entry into the Irish whiskey category through the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd

Brown-Forman makes Irish whiskey move with Slane Castle buy

2 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.

just a While Ago - On 19 December in...

19 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Analysis - Irish whiskey eyes a slice of Scotch's global pie

15 Sep 2014

We've had a reminder this month of the high levels of investment being ploughed into the renaissance of Irish whiskey by emerging players.

IRELAND/UK: Whiskey producers launch Irish Whiskey Association

9 Apr 2014

A new trade body has been established to promote the interests of the fast-growing Irish whiskey sector.

US: Sidney Frank CEO speaks out over Beam Inc legal battle

25 Feb 2014

Sidney Frank’s CEO has said he is “pleased” but not surprised that a US federal judge has allowed the firm's US$100m lawsuit against Beam Inc to proceed.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

27 Jan 2014

The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.

Comment - Spirits - Irish Whiskey: Set to Cause a Rattle & Hum?

29 Oct 2013

The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.

The just-drinks Interview - Anna Malmhake, Irish Distillers' CEO - Part II

12 Sep 2013

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

GLOBAL: Irish whiskey aiming high as global firms invest

11 Sep 2013

Irish whiskey can become 10% of global whisk(e)y category sales helped by drinks firms' renewed interest in the sub-sector, according to the head of Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers.

IRELAND: Diageo agrees Dundalk brewery sale

21 Aug 2013

Diageo's 'Harp Brewery' in Dundalk, Ireland, is set to become a whiskey distillery after a deal was agreed with new owners.

just the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: Vodka, Whisk(e)y

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 vodka and non-Scotch whisk(e)y.

Product Launch - IRELAND: Teeling Whiskey Co's Silver Reserve 21 Year Old Single Malt

17 Jun 2013

Teeling Whiskey Co's Silver Reserve 21 Year Old Single Malt

just Five Years Ago: Beam keeps powder dry after losing race for Absolut

17 Apr 2013

It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.

US: Beam Inc unveils online ads, redesign for Kilbeggan Whiskey

18 Mar 2013

Beam Inc has rolled out a packaging redesign and marketing campaign for its brand Kilbeggan Whiskey.

US: Beam Inc hits back at Sidney Frank lawsuit

4 Mar 2013

Beam Inc is “confident” of victory in a legal battle with Sidney Frank after the US importer filed a lawsuit against the global group and a subsidiary for US$100m.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part V: Spirits

21 Dec 2012

It was back to business for spirits companies in 2012 as the industry's recovery continued apace.

Product Launch - IRELAND: Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín

11 Dec 2012

Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín

US: Beam Inc ups Irish whiskey interest with 2 Gingers buy

10 Dec 2012

Beam Inc is set to bbost its Irish whiskey portfolio with the acquisition of the 2 Gingers brand.

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