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Distell makes on-premise plea as South Africa readies lockdown easing

26 May 2020

Distell Group has cautiously welcomed the plan by the South African Government to soften lockdown measures in the country that will permit alcohol purchases for at-home consumption.

COVID-19 drag prompts Distell to ready South Africa wine brand offloads

26 Mar 2020

Distell has put two of its wine brands - along with their estates - on the market as the South Africa-headquartered group looks to "lighten its balance sheet" as sales head south.

Distell Group joins hand sanitiser efforts

26 Mar 2020

Distell Group has lined up hand sanitiser production as it looks to join the fight against COVID-19.

How did Distell Group perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data

27 Feb 2020

Distell Group has positioned itself as being open for business, offering spirits and routes-to-market partnerships in its latest fiscal half-year results announcement.

Distell Global Travel Retail appoints new US distributor

6 Nov 2019

Distell has made InnoTRI its next Global Travel Retail distributor for the US and parts of the Caribbean.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019

16 Oct 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Distell Group’s Bain’s 18-Year-Old Sherry Cask-Finished Whiskies - Product Launch

20 Sep 2019

Distell Group has introduced a trio of sherry cask-finished whiskies from Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky as a South Africa Travel Retail exclusive.

Distell demands South Africa review of alleged Anheuser-Busch InBev merger breach

12 Sep 2019

South African competition authorities have revealed Distell is seeking a review of an investigation into alleged breaches by Anheuser-Busch InBev of its merger conditions with SABMiller.

"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019

5 Sep 2019

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.

How did Distell perform in fiscal-2019? - results data

28 Aug 2019

Distell Group has ended its fiscal-2019 with a healthy second half contributing to a 9.4% full-year sales improvement on the corresponding 12 months a year earlier.

Distell Group’s Tobermory Gin - Product Launch

15 Aug 2019

Burn Stewart Distillers, the Scotch whisky subsidiary of Distell Group, has launched a whisky-laced gin from its Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull.

Pernod Ricard lines up "first of its kind" single malt Scotch whisky range for GTR channel

27 Jun 2019

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division has announced its biggest single malt Scotch whisky range to date, with the release of 15 whiskies from four distilleries under the banner of the Secret Speyside Collection.

Distell unveils Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig and Tobermory single malt series for 2019

26 Jun 2019

A Bunnahabhain from 1988 and a Ledaig from 1997 are two of the iterations to feature in this year's limited edition of single malt Scotch whiskies from Distell.

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.

"We've got to be a little different and break some of the moulds" - just-drinks meets Distell CEO Richard Rushton - Part II

4 Jan 2019

Late last year, just-drinks spoke to Richard Rushton, CEO of Distell, in London. In part two of our exclusive interview, Rushton tells us about the group's plans outside of Africa and how Distell aims to become a larger player internationally, while also riding the wave in markets closer to home.

"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 Scottish Leader Twist of Ginger flavoured spirit drink - Product Launch

29 Nov 2018

Distell is lining up a flavoured extension to its Scottish Leader Scotch whisky brand.

Amarula Vanilla Spice cream liqueur - Product Launch

14 Nov 2018

Distell is set to release a flavoured extension of its Amarula cream liqueur brand in the UK.

Higher-price focus to grow Remy Cointreau ahead of spirits rivals - analyst

25 Sep 2018

Remy Cointreau's focus on the higher-end of the spirits category will result in a pace of growth to outpace its bigger rivals over the next five years, an analyst has forecast.

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's latest single malt Scotch whiskies - Product Launch

8 Aug 2018

Distell is poised to launch six new single malt Scotch whisky expressions next month. The raft of releases – two each from the company's three Scotch distilleries – will be available in limited numbers and will launch at Distell's "inaugural malt whisky showcase" in London on 12 September.

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.





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