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just the Answer - Havana Club International's MD, Jerome Cottin-Bizonne

8 Apr 2015

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.

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2 Apr 2015

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31 Mar 2015

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Research in Focus - Good Times Ahead for the Rum Sector

24 Mar 2015

For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" in the global spirits market in a new IWSR/just-drinks report.

just a Look Around - Havana Club Distillery - video

5 Mar 2015

Last week, just-drinks was given a tour of Havana Club's San José distillery as part of a five-day trip as guests of the company. Here, Sergio Valdez, Havana Club's export manager, provides the commentary:

Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's Havana Club Union

26 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard has launched a new premium expression of its Havana Club rum brand in collaboration with Cuban cigar producer Cohiba.

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12 Feb 2015

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7 Jan 2015

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Editor's Viewpoint - Cuba-US Normalisation: Bacardi, Pernod Ricard both Winners?

18 Dec 2014

The announcement late yesterday that Cuba and the US have started on the road to normalised relations will be of particular interest to two spirits companies – one evicted from its home by the revolution, the other a co-owner of a rum because of the revolution.

Comment - Spirits - Is the Golden Age of Rum Upon Us?

4 Dec 2014

Long touted as the natural successor to single malt whiskies, premium and super-premium rums have yet to make a dramatic impact on consumers. Could that be about to change? Ian Buxton takes a closer look.

“Absolutely no question” Bacardi will return to Cuba – president

3 Nov 2014

The president of Bacardi has reiterated the company's intention to return to its native Cuba once the US embargo of the country is lifted.

Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's The Essence of Cuba flavourings

7 Oct 2014

Pernod Ricard has launched a range of four cocktail flavourings for use in Havana Club Añejo 7 Años cocktails.

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.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard revamps Havana Club 15 bottle

26 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard is to update the packaging for the 15-year-old expression of its Havana Club brand.

UK: Pernod Ricard details UK strategy makeover

6 Nov 2013

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard is looking to re-focus its strategy, as it aims to cement its position as the second-largest premium spirits company in the country.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

24 Oct 2013

Earlier today (24 October), Pernod Ricard released its sales and volumes figures for the 2013-14 first quarter. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of September by region and brand.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Cuba Ron's Ron Cubay, Carta Blanca Extra Viejo

9 Oct 2013

Cuba Ron's Ron Cubay, Carta Blanca Extra Viejo

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard revamps Havana Club Añejo Especial

15 Aug 2013

Pernod Ricard is re-launching its Havana Club Añejo Especial rum expression next month with new packaging and a new recipe in a bid to attract whisky drinkers.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Brandy, Gin, Liqueurs, Rum, Tequila, Vodka

25 Jul 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka winners.

RUSSIA: Diageo kicks off Shark Tooth rum production in Russia

19 Jun 2013

Diageo is accelerating its expansion into Russia's rum market with the launch of a domestically-produced version of value brand Shark Tooth.

The just-drinks Interview - Alexandre Ricard, Pernod Ricard's deputy CEO & COO

30 May 2013

Earlier this week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring visited Beijing to cover Pernod Ricard's latest Capital Market Day. While there, Olly spoke to Alexandre Ricard, the company's deputy CEO & COO, in his first interview since it was announced he would become CEO of Pernod in 2015.

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 - Pernod Ricard's YTD results

25 Apr 2013

This morning (25 April), Pernod Ricard released its year-to-date and third-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region and brand.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part V: Spirits

21 Dec 2012

It was back to business for spirits companies in 2012 as the industry's recovery continued apace.

Comment - Pernod Ricard: Brands that are Hitting the Mark... and Brands that aren't

30 Aug 2012

Pernod Ricard has a vast number of brands in its portfolio, many of which are performing well according to today's full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the top five, plus a few that blotted the copybook.

just The Preview - Pernod Ricard Q4 and FY

28 Aug 2012

Pernod Ricard will report results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year on Thursday (30 August). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of June.

Comment - Wehring's Way: Patrick Ricard - How to Live a Life

20 Aug 2012

We tend not to write obituaries, nor pass comment on people passing away here on just-drinks. That's not on principle, I hasten to add: It's more because of time constraints than anything else.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

18 May 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

Comment - Pernod Ricard's Havanista - A US Sister for Havana Club

15 May 2012

It was one of the weirder product launch conference calls I'd sat in on yesterday afternoon. Indeed, it was so weird, I felt like I was hogging the Q&A section at the end, to try to make sense of it.

CUBA: Pernod Ricard lines up Havanista Cuban rum brand for US

14 May 2012

Pernod Ricard has moved to side-step its long-running legal row with Bacardi over the Havana Club trademark in the US, by lining up a new rum brand for the US called Havanista.

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