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As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its problems

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey....

Pernod Ricard Q1 fiscal-2018 sales performance

In mid-October, Pernod Ricard reported a near-6% rise in sales for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. The 5.7% lift in organic terms was...


Chris Losh | 19 Sep 2017

It's a question that has been asked a thousand times. But, Chris Losh is nothing if not persistent, especially at a time when other multi-category companies are giving wine the big heave-ho.


Lucy Britner | 1 Sep 2017

In yesterday's fiscal-2017 results announcement, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard highlighted a return to growth for the group in China - something the company hasn't seen since 2013.


Olly Wehring | 31 Aug 2017

In late-August, Pernod Ricard posted results for its fiscal-2017. Sales in the 12 months to the end of June increased by almost 4% year-on-year, as operating profits rose by just over 3%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the wine and spirits group's figures for the period by brand and by region.


Lucy Britner | 30 Aug 2017

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will release its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's highlights during the final quarter of its fiscal year, the three months to the end of June.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 28 Sep 2017

In part one of this interview, the VP of Pernod Ricard's House of Tequila unit, Pierre-Aymeric du Cray, explained the importance of 'The Tahona Society' bartender programme to the group's business, as well as brand Altos' place in the company's Tequila portfolio. In part two, we turn our attention to Pernod's Olmeca and Avión Tequila brands, as well as the effect of agave price fluctuations and the company's recently-acquired Del Maguey Mezcal.


Lucy Britner | 26 Sep 2017

Earlier in September, Pernod Ricard hosted the seventh annual The Tahona Society competition - a bartender programme under its Altos Tequila brand. The 2017 session saw 25 bartenders from 17 markets gather in Jalisco, Mexico, along with journalists and bloggers from all over the world. Lucy Britner was there to talk to VP House of Tequila Pierre-Aymeric du Cray.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 17 Nov 2017

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has added a new expression to its virgin Irish oak collection of single pot still whiskeys.


Lucy Britner | 16 Nov 2017

Pernod Ricard has rolled out a new bottle design for its Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne to the Japanese market. 


Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has released details of the second in the three-strong US-exclusive ‘Whiskey Makers Series’ from its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.


Lucy Britner | 2 Nov 2017

Pernod Ricard has launched a new video instalment as part of its Champagne brand GH Mumm's association with nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. 


Lucy Britner | 30 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard has added a 2011 vintage to its Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Champagne brand.


Andy Morton | 25 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard has signed Thor star Chris Hemsworth to lead its new global TV ad for Australian wine brand Jacob's Creek.


Olly Wehring | 19 Oct 2017

A strong start to the fiscal year has given Pernod Ricard a spring in its step, with sales in the first quarter rising by almost 6%.


Lucy Britner | 19 Oct 2017

An increase in the status of - and remuneration for - the bartender has helped propel the growth of cocktails, according to a new report.


Lucy Britner | 18 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard has launched a new campaign for its Absolut vodka brand in New York City. 


Olly Wehring | 16 Oct 2017

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard has released details of the first single malt expression from its recently-re-opened Glen Keith distillery "at an accessible price".


Lucy Britner | 12 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard has announced a collaboration between its Absolut vodka brand and singer Rita Ora, in the US market. 


Lucy Britner | 11 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard has lined up the release of its Altos Tequila brand in the German market. 


Lucy Britner | 5 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has received planning permission to expand bottling facilities at its Kilmalid site, near Glasgow. 


Olly Wehring | 4 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has come up with an activation that offers consumers the chance to purchase a cask of Irish whiskey, to consume when they see fit.


Olly Wehring | 2 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has created a single pot still Irish whiskey that has been finished in French oak Zinfandel wine casks.


Olly Wehring | 29 Sep 2017

The UK division of Pernod Ricard is bringing a rosé expression of its Jacob’s Creek brand to the market.


Lucy Britner | 29 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard's Canadian affiliate, Corby Spirit & Wine has postponed the closing date of its winery purchase. 


Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard has lined up three new single malt Scotch whiskies under its Ballantine’s blended malt brand.


Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers division has announced the launch of a global marketing activation for its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Olly Wehring | 12 Sep 2017

Champagne house Bollinger has named Charles-Armand de Belenet as its new general manager, the appointment taking effect earlier this month.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.


Lucy Britner | 8 Sep 2017

Bacardi and Diageo have been weighing the impact of Hurricane Irma, as the storm moves on through the Caribbean, towards Florida.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2016

At a media breakfast in London, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard gave an interesting response to a question he's no doubt asked a lot.


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

Company research

Pernod Ricard SA - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Pernod Ricard SA - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnership

Marketline's Pernod Ricard SA Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestmen...

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Pernod Ricard Deutschland GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Germany)

Pernod Ricard Deutschland GmbH in Alcoholic Drinks (Germany)

The leading spirits player in Germany, Pernod Ricard will continue to focus on premiumisation, innovation and extension of its broad product portfolio in order to generate added value. Given German co...

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Pernod Ricard Denmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Pernod Ricard Denmark A/S in Alcoholic Drinks (Denmark)

Pernod Ricard Denmark will seek growth through premiumisation. The company stated the positive performance it posted in 2016 was due to heavy investment and successful leveraging of its brand portfoli...

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