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Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...

Comment - What on Earth is a Liqueur?

When you look at the way the various spirits categories are defined, you'd be forgiven for concluding that the liqueurs segment comprises 'e...


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.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 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'.


Patience Gould | 20 Jul 2007

The US-based Eastern European drinks group CEDC has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of Russian vodka brand Parliament. While some observers have questioned the move, Patience Gould believes the acquisition will give CEDC the infrastructure to build its business in Russia, allowing it to replicate the successful business model it has employed in Poland.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2015

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.


James Wilmore | 1 Jun 2012

Founded in 1575, Bols claims to be the oldest spirits brand in the world. After a rocky recent past, the company is back in Dutch hands. just-drinks caught up with Lucas Bols' self-styled “chief energizing officer” Huub van Doorne to talk about the company's plans, the launch of its new yoghurt liqueur and why the brand is big in Japan.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2016

Lucas Bols has seen its full-year sales fall more than expected, although the bottom line fared well against the year-prior's one-offs affected performance.


Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2016

Lucas Bols has confirmed the departure of a board member after he was linked by a Dutch newspaper this week with the so-called 'Panama Papers' documents leak.


Lucy Britner | 29 Mar 2016

Spirits and liqueurs producer Lucas Bols has said 2015/16 full year sales are expected to come in 4-6% lower than the previous year. 


Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2015

Lucas Bols has blamed Australia and South-East Asia for pulling down its sales in the first half of its current fiscal year, although North America performed well in the period.


Olly Wehring | 12 Oct 2015

Ketel One co-owner the Nolet Group has become the largest shareholder in Dutch spirits and liqueurs company Lucas Bols. 


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.


Lucy Britner | 24 Sep 2015

Lucas Bols has launched a Genever that has been aged for at least 18 months in French oak barrels.


Lucy Britner | 5 Jun 2015

Amsterdam-based liqueurs and spirits producer Lucas Bols has announced that its shares will be included in the Smallcap index (AScX) of Euronext Amsterdam from 22 June.


Richard Woodard | 20 Apr 2015

Dutch spirits business Lucas Bols has recorded a slight decline in full-year sales, hit by currency fluctuations and pricing changes in the US.


Andy Morton | 9 Feb 2015

Lucas Bols has blamed currency fluctuations and Russian instability for a slip in third-quarter sales.


Olly Wehring | 4 Feb 2015

Lucas Bols has confirmed an opening price of EUR15.75 per share for its IPO.


James Wilmore | 23 Jan 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.


James Wilmore | 21 Jan 2015

Lucas Bols, the Dutch spirits producer, has today started the offer period for its IPO, which will run until 3 February and values the company at up to EUR207m (US$240m).


Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 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.


Andy Morton | 8 Jan 2015

Lucas Bols, the privately-held Dutch cocktail spirits producer, is looking to raise EUR125m (US$147m) in an IPO.


Olly Wehring | 12 Dec 2014

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


James Wilmore | 17 Sep 2014

Lucas Bols has launched a pumpkin spice variant of its Bols liqueur brand for autumn in the US.


Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2014

Lucas Bols has released a watermelon-flavoured extension of its namesake liqueur brand in the US.


Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2013

Lucas Bols' Bols Honey Liqueur


Andy Morton | 21 May 2013

Unique QR codes on alcohol packaging are the only way to eradicate fakes, a counterfeit expert has said.


Andy Morton | 26 Mar 2013

Patrón Spirits is set to enter Croatia's spirits market, ahead of the country's entry into the European Union this year, with a distribution deal with Mohor Trgovina.


Olly Wehring | 27 Sep 2012

Bols Kyndal's Bols Premier XO Excellence

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