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Why white spirits should follow brown and play the 'brand home' card - Comment

26 Mar 2019

While many brown spirits brand owners have made hay from creating 'homes' for their brands, the white spirits category may be missing a trick. Richard Woodard explains.

William Grant & Sons posts double-digit top-line growth for 2017 - results

5 Oct 2018

William Grant & Sons has reported a slight slowing in its annual rate of sales growth, although the top-line maintained its double-digit increase in 2017.

C&C Group the one to watch in 2018, too many analysts and not enough research and finding a favourite between beer and spirits - The just-drinks Analyst

1 Feb 2018

Starting the year as he means to go on, just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, considers where we should put our investment spend in 2018. Ian also looks at how the analyst community is reacting to the introduction of MiFiD II and explains the reasons behind his favourite drinks category.

"To say that we're thrilled is an understatement" - Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan

9 Oct 2017

Earlier today, Diageo announced plans to invest GBP35m (US$46m) in reopening two of its Scotch whisky distilleries that have been closed for 34 years. Work is set to begin on the Port Ellen and Brora sites - Port Ellen still houses a maltings unit, while Brora is next to Diageo's Clynelish distillery - in the coming months, ahead of becoming operational by 2020. Shortly after the announcement, just-drinks spoke to the group's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, about the news.

William Grant & Sons Glenfiddich push adds extra dimension to VR marketing

12 May 2017

William Grant & Sons has taken a step further into virtual reality marketing with a new airport activation for Glenfiddich.

Global Travel Retail exclusives under threat, warns TFWA head - TFWA 2016

5 Oct 2016

New European Union regulations on nutritional labelling could put an end to alcohol exclusives in the Global Travel Retail channel, the head of the Tax Free World Association has warned.

VR marketing heats up as William Grant & Sons unveils 3D Glenfiddich tour

8 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has joined the growing trend for virtual reality marketing with a 360-degree tour of its Glenfiddich distillery.

William Grant & Sons to up Glenfiddich distillery capacity

3 Dec 2015

William Grant & Sons has unveiled plans for a multi-million pound capacity upgrade at its Glenfiddich distillery in Speyside.

Profits rise despite sales dip in 2014 for William Grant & Sons

14 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has posted a lift in profits for 2014, despite a double-digit slide in sales in the period.

just the week in Spirits and Wine

4 Sep 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.

William Grant & Sons continues with Glenfiddich refresh

3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has continued with its global refresh of the packaging for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky range.

Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet leapfrogs William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich to top single malt pile

3 Sep 2015

William Grant & Sons has confirmed to just-drinks that its Glenfiddich brand has been overtaken by Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

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.

William Grant & Sons releases Glenfiddich online 'films'

24 Apr 2015

William Grant & Sons has commissioned two online 'films' for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.

William Grant & Sons unveils bespoke Glenfiddich website

19 Nov 2014

William Grant & Sons has launched a bespoke online whisky store that matches previously unreleased Glenfiddich stock with consumers' taste profiles.

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.

just the Facts – The Power 100 2013

24 May 2013

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.

just the Facts - The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend

25 Apr 2012

Earlier this week, Harris Interactive released its annual study of brand health for beverages in the US.

Comment - Spirits - Taiwan: The Future for Whiskey?

13 Mar 2012

There’s a large and very prominently displayed sign at the entrance of Kavalan’s visitor centre in their distillery at Yi-Lan, Taiwan. “The New Homeland of Whisky”, it reads. Now, it would be easy to dismiss that as marketing hyperbole or simple self-aggrandisement, were it not that around 1m people a year see the sign.

GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons upbeat as economies waver

30 Sep 2011

William Grant & Sons has told just-drinks that it has continued to benefit from healthy demand for spirits around the world in 2011, despite concerns of a fresh economic crisis.

UK: First Drinks confirms permanent marketing director appointment

8 Sep 2010

William Grant & Sons' UK distribution, sales and marketing unit, First Drinks, has appointed a new marketing director.

FRANCE: Court bans online promo for Glenfiddich whisky

22 Feb 2010

France's alcohol addiction prevention body has won a court ruling to ban an online promotion for Glenfiddich Scotch whisky, owned by William Grant & Sons.

UK: First Drinks gives William Grants' Glenfiddich UK Christmas push

9 Dec 2009

First Drinks has lined up a Christmas advertising campaign in the UK for William Grants & Sons' single malt Scotch whisky brand, Glenfiddich.

UK: English whisky set for launch

8 Dec 2009

St George's Distillery, based in eastern England, is preparing to launch the only known English whisky.

Product Launch - US: William Grant & Sons Glenfiddich 50 Year Old

2 Dec 2009

William Grant & Sons Glenfiddich 50 Year Old

UK: William Grant & Sons toasts sales rise

3 Nov 2009

William Grant & Sons, owner of Grant's Scotch whisky, has reported a strong sales rise for 2008, but warned of deteriorating fortunes for Scotch in 2009.

UK: William Grant & Sons appoints master blender

21 Oct 2009

UK distiller William Grant & Sons has appointed Brian Kinsman as its new master blender, with effect from 1 December.

UK: Harrods launches Scotch whisky trail

5 Oct 2009

Luxury London-based retailer Harrods has launched its Whisky Trail promotion for autumn 2009, taking consumers on an in-store tour of single malt Scotch and offering money off purchases of selected bottles.

UK: William Grant & Sons revamps Glenfiddich packaging

4 Sep 2009

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a series of new packaging designs for its Glenfiddich 12, 15 and 18-year-old single malt Scotch whiskies.

UK: William Grant & Sons to sponsor Classic FM

1 Sep 2009

William Grant & Sons has announced a sponsorship deal with Classic FM for its Grant’s whisky brand in the UK.

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