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just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q1

Constellation Brands will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday (1 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spiri...

Focus - Edrington's FY Performance by Brand

Edrington today reported a drop in FY sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the...

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 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.

Preview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific

Joe Bates | 7 May 2015

Ahead of next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, Joe Bates surveys the Travel Retail landscape in the region.

Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Scotch Whisky?

Ian Buxton | 29 Jan 2015

The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian Buxton voices his concerns.

just The Facts - Lucas Bols

Andy Morton | 8 Jan 2015

Lucas Bols, the Dutch owner of spirits and liqueur brands including Bols and Pisang Ambon, today announced plans to list on the Amsterdam stock exchange in a EUR125m IPO. Here, courtesy of Lucas Bols and just-drinks, is a rundown on the company:

Latest Interviews

Interview - Edrington CEO Ian Curle

Olly Wehring | 21 Jan 2014

Late last year, just-drinks travelled to New York to interview - for the first time - the CEO of Edrington, owner of the Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse, Highland Park and The Macallan Scotch whisky brands, Brugal rum and Snow Leopard vodka.

The just-drinks interview - The new Maxxium

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2009

Yesterday (1 April) signalled both an end and a beginning for Maxxium, the global sales and distribution joint venture created by Beam Global Spirits & Wine, The Edrington Group and Remy Cointreau in 1999. In those ten years, the company has gained one partner – Vin & Sprit in 2001 – and lost two, with Vin & Sprit calling time last year, and Remy Cointreau pulling out yesterday. The two remaining members subsequently decided to pool their resources, rather than go it alone. Speaking to just-drinks, the MD for Beam Global's international operations, Donard Gaynor, and group sales and marketing director at Edrington, Bill Farrar, look back at the break-up process, and consider how the new Maxxium – of which they will be co-chairmen – will perform in the current economic climate.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.

Edrington gives The Famous Grouse global TV ad

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

Edrington has readied a global campaign for its The Famous Grouse blended Scotch brand.

The Black Grouse becomes Smoky Black

Olly Wehring | 16 Sep 2015

Edrington has lined up a revamp of its The Black Grouse Scotch whisky brand that includes a name change.

On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 17 Aug 2015

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

Edrington appoints new board director

Lucy Britner | 3 Aug 2015

Edrington has appointed Alice Avis to its board as a non-executive director, effective 1 August.

NPD: Edrington's The Macallan Rare Cask

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

Edrington is set to release an extension of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky.

NPD - Edrington's The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2015

Edrington has launched a new The Famous Grouse expression as it attempts to “challenge perceptions” around blended Scotch.

Innis & Gunn names global marketing head

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2015

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed its first world-wide marketing head as it brings in new faces to drive exports.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

"No plans" to offload Brugal rum - Edrington

Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2015

Edrington has said it has no plans to sell Brugal rum after the brand suffered a second write-down in three years.

Edrington Americas makes senior appointments

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

Edrington Americas has made several senior appointments.

just a While Ago - On 29 May in...

Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

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

NPD: Glenturret Brock Malloy Edition #Cask328

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

Edrington has released an online-only expression of a 28-year-old single cask Scotch whisky from its Glenturret distillery.

Rémy Cointreau eyes recovery after Q4 bounceback

Richard Woodard | 15 Apr 2015

Rémy Cointreau saw full-year sales decline by more than 6% in its most recent fiscal year, but the Rémy Martin Cognac brand bounced back, thanks to a late recovery in China.

Global Spirits lines up Americas office

Andy Morton | 14 Apr 2015

The owner of the Khortytsa and Morosha vodka brands, Global Spirits, is to open an Americas office in New York as it eyes further international expansion.

Constellation targets Asia with Edrington poach

Olly Wehring | 14 Apr 2015

Constellation Brands is looking to up its profile in Global Travel Retail (GTR) in Asia through the creation of a dedicated regional manager position.

just a While Ago - On 2 April in...

Olly Wehring | 2 Apr 2015

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

Edrington hands new role to latest board director

Andy Morton | 2 Apr 2015

Edrington has asked its strategy and development director Paul Hyde to take responsibility for the company’s regional brands and head up its Europe, Middle East and Africa businesses.

Edrington names European Travel Retail head

Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2015

Edrington has appointed a head of its European Travel Retail unit, which is due to launch next week.

just a While Ago - On 26 February in...

Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2015

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

NPD - Edrington's Highland Park Odin

Andy Morton | 25 Feb 2015

Edrington has lined up the launch of the fourth release in its Valhalla collection for the Highland Park Scotch whisky brand.

just a While Ago - On 4 February in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Feb 2015

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

Latest blogs

Bowmore a smash hit in royal ship launch

Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2014

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 July).

Whisky and the Windsors - a right royal pairing

Andy Morton | 27 May 2014

The UK's rock star royals Will and Kate are set to give their son George his first taste of Scotch whisky this week. Not literally, of course.

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