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Roust Inc switches Belgium, Luxembourg distribution from Remy Cointreau to Alcobrands

12 Mar 2018

Roust Inc has dropped Remy Cointreau as its distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Maxxium UK rebranded as Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution

7 Mar 2018

Maxxium UK, the distribution arm of Edrington and Beam Suntory, has been renamed to better reflect its surviving members.

Beam Suntory hands core distribution to De Kuyper Royal Distillers in Netherlands

29 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory is to realign its distribution in the Netherlands next year, linking up with the family-owned De Kuyper Royal Distillers for some of its core brands.

Beam Suntory splits UK distribution between Catalyst Brands and Maxxium

4 Mar 2016

Beam Suntory has moved the UK distribution of its Sauza Tequilas, Larios Premium 12 gin and Kilbeggan and Tyrconnell whiskey brands from Maxxium to Conviviality's Catalyst Brands.

Beam Suntory uses on-trade to bolster Courvoisier campaign

14 Jan 2016

Beam Suntory has enlisted the global on-trade to add weight to its latest Courvoisier Cognac activation. 

Roust hands Dutch distribution to De Kuyper Royal Distillers

16 Nov 2015

Roust, the owner of Russian Standard vodka, has appointed a new distributor in the Netherlands.

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26 Jun 2015

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Edrington Americas makes senior appointments

11 Jun 2015

Edrington Americas has made several senior appointments.

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20 Apr 2015

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1 Apr 2015

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Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

16 Dec 2014

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the year, Andy Morton, reviews the major spirits stories of 2014.

just a While Ago - On 20 November in...

20 Nov 2014

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Beam Suntory to roll out "Scotch-infused" Bourbon Kentucky Dram

30 Oct 2014

Beam Suntory is to launch a Jim Beam extension mixed with Scotch exclusively into Travel Retail next year.

LIVE BLOG: Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2014 Cannes - Monday

27 Oct 2014

The 30th Tax Free World Association exhibition is underway in Cannes. just-drinks reporter Andy Morton is there to keep you informed in this live blog as he meets top management from the Travel Retail sector and attends industry events. Get in touch at or through just-drinks' social media.

Comment - Rouble Plunge Heaps Pressure on Travel Retail

7 Aug 2014

It's been almost three years since I first went to the Tax Free World Association exhibition, the premier global Travel Retail event held every October in Cannes. The sun shone, and exhibitors chatted happily about the tremendous growth the Chinese and Russians were bringing to the sector.

Analysis - The Departure of Remy Cointreau's CEO

3 Jan 2014

As one would expect, yesterday's news that Remy Cointreau's CEO, Frederic Pflanz, has stepped down after just three months in the role hit the French company's share price this morning.

UK: Beam Inc's Maxxium unit readies Sourz TV push

1 Oct 2013

The UK division of Beam Inc is set to launch the biggest “through the line” campaign for its Sourz liqueur brand in the country, centred around a TV advert.

just the Answer - Quintessential Brands' international brands & marketing director Mike Salmon

9 Jul 2013

Quintessential Brands may not be a name familiar to many. But the burgeoning spirits group, owner of G&J Greenall, and backed by former Grupo Campari CEO Enzo Visone, has ambitious global plans. Here, just-drinks talks to Quintessential's international brands & marketing director, Mike Salmon, about those plans and where it is looking to capitalise.

UK: Beam Inc readies TV push for Jim Beam in UK

25 Mar 2013

Beam Inc is lining up the first national television advert in the UK for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand.

UK: Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits switches Global Brands for Cask Liquid in UK

19 Mar 2012

Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits and Global Brands have confirmed a parting of the ways in the UK.

AUSTRALIA/US Beam Inc creates emerging markets MD position

25 Jan 2012

Beam Inc is looking to target Asia Pacific and South America through the creation of an MD role for emerging markets.

NETHERLANDS: Gruppo Campari follows partners out of International Marques venture

9 Dec 2011

Gruppo Campari will follow William Grant & Sons and Marnier-Lapostolle out of the three companies' International Marques distribution venture in the Netherlands, having announced a switch to Brand New Day.

US: Beam Inc arranges EMEA region into three 'clusters'

25 Oct 2011

Beam Inc has realigned its commercial structure in the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region.

just The Facts - Beam Global Spirits & Wine Performance

4 Oct 2011

Fortune Brands has turned itself into a standalone spirits company named Beam Inc. Here, just-drinks brings you stats on the company's sales and profits for wine and spirits since 2003.

UK: Beam Global Spirits & Wine gives Sourz TV push

20 Jul 2011

Beam Global Spirits & Wine is to bring its Sourz brand to UK television screens for the first time, through its Maxxium sales and marketing JV.

UK: Ian MacLeod Distillers targets Scottish market with new appointment

25 May 2011

Ian Macleod Distillers has created the role of business development manager for its domestic market.

Comment - Soothing Voices from SABMiller and Coca-Cola Amatil for Pacific Beverages

22 Mar 2011

It would appear that SABMiller's troops have been ordered to stand down for the time being. Developments in Australia yesterday (21 March), regarding the brewer's Pacific Beverages joint venture with Coca-Cola Amatil, would suggest that SABMiller won't be making a move for Foster's Group's brewing division any time soon.

Comment - Spirits - Scotch: Hoist by its Own Petard?

17 Mar 2011

A recent product extension in the Scotch whisky category has caught Richard Woodard's eye this month. While the move is certainly a positive in its use of innovation, it also shows how difficult it is for such innovation to make a breakthrough in the category. It's also got a rubbish name, says natural brunette - albeit with silver flecks - Woodard.

UK: Edrington Group sees The Famous Grouse back on UK TVs

25 Nov 2010

The Edrington Group will see its The Famous Grouse Scotch whisky brand benefit from yet another television push in the UK in the run-up to Christmas.

UK: The Famous Grouse asks for famous pubs in UK

10 Sep 2010

Maxxium UK has lined up an on-trade campaign for the Edrington Group's Famous Grouse Scotch whisky brand in the UK.








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