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"I feel that this is my company" - Interview, Bacardi CEO-in-waiting Mahesh Madhavan- Part I

7 Mar 2017

Earlier this week, Bacardi unveiled its CEO succession plan that will see Mahesh Madhavan, the current regional president for Asia, Middle East & Africa, become regional president for Europe ahead of replacing Mike Dolan in April next year. In the first of just-drinks' exclusive two-part interview, Olly Wehring speaks to Madhavan about his career to-date, and looks at the mechanics of the succession plan.

"How do we make Bacardi relevant to Millennial consumers?" - Interview, Bacardi CEO-in-waiting Mahesh Madhavan - Part II

7 Mar 2017

In this, the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with Bacardi's next CEO, Mahesh Madhavan, shares his thoughts on the group's spirits portfolio and tells us what he believes he will inherit when he takes the top job next year.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

US: Bacardi pulls Dewar's ad after "sexist" charge

11 Dec 2013

Bacardi has taken down an online advert for its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand after a backlash from viewers who branded the spot “sexist”.

In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

6 Jun 2013

It was Brown-Forman's “stellar year”, at least according to company CFO Don Berg.

Exclusive - UK/SWEDEN: Edrington Group trials flavoured Famous Grouse variants

31 May 2013

The Edrington Group has completed what it describes as a “research exercise” with flavoured variants of The Famous Grouse blended Scotch whisky.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Bacardi's Glen Deveron Royal Burgh Collection

22 Apr 2013

Bacardi's Glen Deveron Royal Burgh Collection

Comment - Spirits - Adding a Touch of Flavour to Scotch Whisky

25 Mar 2013

Earlier this month, Bacardi announced the launch of Dewar's Highlander Honey in the US. The move has ruffled feathers in Scotland, where the heritage and provenance of Scotch whisky is almost an obsession. Here's Ian Buxton with his take on the storm in a nosing glass.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

22 Mar 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

Exclusive - UK/US: Scotch Whisky Association raises concerns over Dewar's Highlander Honey

20 Mar 2013

The Scotch Whisky Association has admitted that it has “concerns” over Bacardi’s extension of its Dewar’s Scotch whisky brand in the US.

Comment - Dewar's Highlander Honey: The Start of Something New?

19 Mar 2013

You may have seen us get rather excited late last week when we broke a(nother) exclusive on just-drinks. When we found out that Bacardi has lined up an extension for its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand in the US, we initially started to go through the gears to get the usual information for a news story.

Exclusive - US: Dewar's Highlander Honey gets okay from SWA

15 Mar 2013

The Scotch Whisky Association has clarified that Bacardi's Dewar's Highlander Honey is not in breach of laws defining the term 'Scotch whisky'.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

15 Mar 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

15 Mar 2013

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

US: Beam Inc gives digital push to Canadian Club

28 Nov 2012

Beam Inc has launched a digital marketing push for its Canadian Club brand targeting males outside the whiskey sector.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

8 Oct 2010

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

UK: Ian Macleod Distillers takes distribution from Harvey Miller Wine and Spirit Agencies

5 Oct 2010

Ian Macleod Distillers has decided to shift its UK and Ireland distribution from Harvey Miller Wine and Spirit Agencies and bring it in-house.

just the Answer - James Espey, The Last Drop Distillers

17 Jun 2010

From heading up Bailey's in its formative years and chairman of Chivas Brothers, to launching Malibu, Piat d'Or and the Classic Malts range, James Espey has been one of the drinks industry's true innovators over the last 40 years. His latest venture, The Last Drop Distillers has taken him into the ultra-premium spirits industry. Alongside long-term partners Peter Fleck and Tom Jago he has already found a 50-year-old Scotch blend – enough for 1,347 bottles – and begun selling it. He talks to Chris Brook-Carter about his plans for the business, his fears for the spirits industry and why the recession is a good thing.



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