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Campari Group Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

8 May 2019

In early-March, Campari Group released its results for 2018. The group saw sales in the 12-month period come in 5.3% up on 2017. Here, drinks industry commentator Richard Woodard considers Campari's performance over the last five years.

Constellation Brands low-value clear-out will hurt wine - just-drinks thinks

4 Apr 2019

At international trade exhibition ProWein last month, just-drinks spoke to Australia's Casella Family Wines. The independent company is an interesting proposition as it ably competes - like many family-owned wineries - in global fine wine, but at the same time packs in its portfolio the sub-US$5 blockbuster Yellow Tail, a brand that astonishingly accounts for the majority of Australian wine sold in the US.

"Our strategy is to double the top and halve the bottom" - Interview, Kay Nash, MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates

3 Apr 2019

It's been less than three months since Kay Nash was unveiled as the head of South African multi-category drinks group Distell's new premium wine unit, called Libertas Vineyards & Estates. However, the management consultant and self-described "fixer" has been working for the company since the start of the last year, seeding the ground for one of Distell's most ambitious projects to date.

Distell pulls Nederburg name from South African wine auction - ProWein 2019

18 Mar 2019

Distell is to drop the Nederburg name from the South African wine brand's 44-year-old Nederburg Auction.

How did Distell perform in the second half of 2018? - results data

1 Mar 2019

Distell Group is on the hunt for M&A opportunities, having posted a high-single-digit rise in sales from its fiscal first-half.

Distell pumps US$14m into Bunnahabhain site upgrade

26 Feb 2019

Distell has announced plans to spend almost US$14m on updating its Bunnahabhain Scotch whisky distillery on the western island of Islay.

Distell looks to simplify wine portfolio as brands move to standalone unit

16 Jan 2019

Distell is to review its wine portfolio as its builds a new standalone wine unit called Libertas Vineyards and Estates.

What's coming up in brown spirits in 2019? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

15 Jan 2019

After the excesses of December, brown spirits commentator Neil Ridley takes a cursory glance into what 2019 is likely to bring, including a few shake-ups in the no-/low-alcohol segment of the category.

"The mainstream part of our wine portfolio is incredibly important for Africa" - just-drinks meets Distell CEO Richard Rushton - Part I

3 Jan 2019

In late-November, just-drinks met up with the CEO of Distell at the IWSC awards dinner in London. As guests filed into the banqueting hall, Richard Rushton took a pre-meal grilling from editor Olly Wehring. In part one of this exclusive, two-part interview, we consider Distell's place in the drinks industry, the group's over-reliance on South Africa and its aspirations for Africa and beyond.

Distell’s Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig and Tobermory limited edition malts - Product Launch

21 Sep 2018

Distell has launched a line-up of six limited-edition single malt Scotch whiskies, including expressions from Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig and Tobermory.

Distell Group celebrates Nelson Mandela's birthday with Van Ryn's, Bain's gift packs

20 Jul 2018

The Distell Group has marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela with the creation of a one-off gift pack containing bottles of Van Ryn’s 27-year-old brandy and Bain’s 15-year-old single grain whisky.

Distell Group selects Camus unit for Scotch distribution in China

9 Jul 2018

South Africa’s Distell Group has announced a distribution tie-up with Camus subsidiary Yuanliu Int’l Trade Co to handle three of its Scotch whisky brands in China.

Distell offloads Uitkyk to Warwick Wine Estate

8 May 2018

Distell has agreed to sell its Uitkyk winery in Stellenbosch, as it looks to streamline its portfolio.

Distell gives Bunnhabhain design overhaul

16 Apr 2018

Distell has completed a redesign of the packaging for its full Bunnahabhain Scotch whisky range.

Distell’s Bunnahabhain 2004 Moine Brandy Finish, Bunnahabhain 2003 Pedro Ximénez Finish - Product Launch

15 Mar 2018

Distell’s Bunnahabhain distillery has lined up the release of two limited single malts.

Sales growth approaches double digits for Distell as GTR shines - H1 2018 results

26 Feb 2018

Distell has hailed healthy performances both at home and abroad in the first six months of its fiscal-2018, with Travel Retail sales leaping by mid-double digits.

What's coming up in spirits in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

30 Jan 2018

Rounding off our series of category forecasts for the year ahead, white spirits commentator Richard Woodard looks at what 2018 has in store for gin, Tequila, rum, vodka ...

Distell fiscal-2017 by category and region - results data

4 Sep 2017

In late-August, Distell posted results for its fiscal-2017. Sales in the 12 months to the end of June increased by just under 6% year-on-year for the multi-category group, with volumes in the year coming in flat. Here, just-drinks breaks down Distell's figures for the period by category and by region.

Sales up mid-single-digits in FY-2017 as Distell looks to simplify structure - results

4 Sep 2017

Distell has reported a rise in sales for its latest fiscal full-year, as the group looks to generate investment through a change in ownership structure.

Distell partners with Saracens in Savanna Dry rugby deal

25 Aug 2017

South Africa's Distell is to sponsor Europe's top rugby team through a partnership with Savanna Dry cider.

Distell's Bunnahabhain 46 Year Old Eich Bhana Lìr - Product Launch

5 Jul 2017

Distell has released a 46 year old single malt under its Bunnahabhain brand.

Angostura Holdings drops Cellar Trends for Distell in UK

31 May 2017

Angostura Holdings has switched its UK distribution from Cellar Trends to Distell.

Distell adds Cruz Vodka to spirits portfolio, with 75% stake purchase

24 Apr 2017

Distell has purchased majority control of the Cruz Vodka brand, marking its entry into the white spirits segment.

Anheuser-Busch InBev completes disposal of Distell Group share

13 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the sale of its indirect interest in South Africa's Distell Group. 

Stock Spirits, Distell strengthen partnership with UK distribution tie-up

20 Mar 2017

Stock Spirits has farmed out the distribution of its portfolio in the UK to Distell, in an attempt to "ramp up their efforts" in the country.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s purchase of SABMiller – The Divestments – data

3 Mar 2017

In October, Anheuser-Busch InBev completed the US$103bn acquisition of its main rival, SABMiller. ABI started its move in September 2015, when it notified SAB’s board that it was lining up an offer. Over the ensuing 13 months, a raft of SAB assets were offered for sale as ABI looked to navigate anti-competition hurdles. Here, just-drinks details all the subsequent divestments that ABI completed as part of its pursuit of SAB.

Distell to halt Tobermory production, upgrade distillery

31 Jan 2017

South African drinks firm Distell has said it will stop production at its Tobermory Scotch whisky distillery as it looks to upgrade the facility. 

The beer category in 2016 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I

23 Dec 2016

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks looks back at the stories that made the headlines in 2016 across the global drinks industry. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

Anheuser-Busch InBev completes SABMiller asset divestment, sells Distell stake

15 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its SABMiller asset divestment programme in time for Christmas, offloading its near-30% stake in Distell today.

Has your company made the water stewardship A-list? - Sustainability Spotlight

30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.








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