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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 ...

Gruppo Campari lines up US$62.2m Bisquit Dubouché et Cie Cognac buy

20 Dec 2017

Gruppo Campari has agreed to buy Cognac brand Bisquit Dubouché et Cie from Distell Group for EUR52.5m (US$62.2m).

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.

Terlato, Distell recruit former Pernod Ricard brand director for TD Artisan Spirits

19 Apr 2017

Terlato Wine Group and Distell have confirmed the appointment of JC Iglesias as VP of marketing at their spirits joint venture in the US.

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.

Distell brings UK distribution in-house

4 Oct 2016

Distell will terminate all third-party distribution relationships in the UK as it looks to handle its own portfolio in the country.

Distell's Three Ships 15 Year Old Pinotage Cask Finish - Product Launch

29 Sep 2016

Distell has released a 15-year-old whisky finished in South Africa's Pinotage wine casks. Three Ships 15 Year Old Pinotage Cask Finish is limited to 4,000 bottles, 3,500 of which will be available to purchase. 

South Africa's Remgro eyes SABMiller's Distell shares

28 Sep 2016

South African conglomerate Remgro has said it is considering a move for SABMiller's stake in wine and spirits group Distell.

Bisquit write-down fails to shake solid Distell FY - results

31 Aug 2016

Distell has outpaced declines in its domestic South African market to post a solid jump in full year profits and sales despite a write-down on former Pernod Ricard Cognac Bisquit.

Distell's Three Ships 10 Year Old whisky - Product Launch

17 Aug 2016

Distell has announced the release of a 10-year-old South African whisky, which carries a 2005 vintage statement.

SABMiller's Q1 2017 results - Preview

20 Jul 2016

SABMiller will release its first-quarter trading update on Thursday (21 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the beer producer's activities in the three months to the end of June.

Distell’s Tobermory 18-year-old Bourbon cask, 20-year-old Sherry cask - Product Launch

13 Jul 2016

Distell has followed last month’s release of a 42-year-old iteration of Tobermory single malt with two younger expressions, as part of a competition to win a bottle of the older Scotch whisky.

Stock Spirits ties with Synergy's Beluga in Poland, Distell in Italy and Slovakia

4 Jul 2016

Russian spirits producer Synergy Group has switched the Polish distribution of its Beluga vodka brand to Stock Spirits.

South Africa grants Anheuser-Busch InBev conditional okay for SABMiller buy

30 Jun 2016

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has handed down conditional approval of Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of SABMiller.

Distell’s Tobermory 42-Year-Old Single Malt - Product Launch

28 Jun 2016

Distell has lined up a limited edition 42-year-old iteration of its Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky.

Distell appoints global Travel Retail head

6 Jun 2016

African drinks firm Distell has named Luke Maga as head of global Travel Retail. 

Terlato, Distel recruit chief operating officer for TD Artisan Spirits

9 May 2016

Terlato Wine Group and Distell have confirmed the appointment of David Ballew as chief operating officer of their spirits joint venture in the US.

Home advantage boosts Distell's H1 results

17 Feb 2016

A strong performance in its home South African market drove double-digit sales and profits growth for Distell in the first half of the year, but the company warned of challenges ahead.

Distell's Ledaig 1996 single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch

15 Feb 2016

Distell's Scotch whisky arm, Burn Stewart, has released Ledaig 1996 from its Tobermory distillery. 

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