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Edrington to shutter South Korean operations - Scotch in South Korea data

15 Jan 2020

Edrington is to close its South Korea unit amid long-term declines for the Scotch whisky category in the country.

What's coming up in dark spirits in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

14 Jan 2020

The dawning of a new decade will bring plenty of surprises, creativity and optimism. As we welcome 2020, then, what will be the first likely trends in dark spirits? Category commentator Neil Ridley takes a look.

US drives 11% increase in Irish whiskey exports - figures

13 Jan 2020

Irish whiskey exports jumped 11% in value last year as strong demand in the US continued, new figures have shown

Pernod Ricard chases "new generation" with Powers Irish whiskey overhaul

10 Jan 2020

Pernod Ricard is targetting a younger legal-drinking-age demographic with a redesign of its Powers Irish Whiskey brand.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

Pernod Ricard’s Royal Salute 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish - Product Launch

12 Dec 2019

Pernod Ricard has released a 52-year-old whisky under the Royal Salute brand as part of the new Time Series collection.

William Grant & Sons joins International Alliance for Responsible Drinking

11 Dec 2019

William Grant & Sons has become the 12th member of the alcohol-industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking.

Finally, proof the UK gin boom is over - Analysis

10 Dec 2019

It's a question often asked - is the UK gin boom over? According to one analyst, for the first time we can answer with a definitive 'yes'.

Pernod Ricard switches marketing directors in UK

10 Dec 2019

The UK division of Pernod Ricard has appointed a new marketing director following the departure of Philip Ainsworth earlier this year.

Corby Spirit & Wine teams up with public transport in Toronto this New Year's

9 Dec 2019

Pernod Ricard's Canadian affiliate is set to once again cover the cost of travel on Toronto's public transport system on New Year's Eve.

Pernod Ricard returns to online talk show activation for Martell - video

9 Dec 2019

Pernod Ricard has broadcast the second "interactive talk show" for its Martell Cognac brand.

The wine category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS

5 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Ben Cooper picks out the highs and lows for the wine category.

Pernod Ricard still has use for wine - regional CEO

29 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard can continue to find growth for its wine portfolio, a regional head of the company has said, despite speculation over the sale of its winery assets.

Pernod Ricard revamps Jameson Caskmates bottles

27 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has "simplified" the packaging for two of its Jameson Caskmates Series bottles

Kirin's Fourpure barrel-aged Jameson coffee stout Nightcap - Product Launch

26 Nov 2019

Kirin's London brewery, Fourpure Brewing Co, has teamed up with Jameson owner Pernod Ricard again to launch a 9%-abv barrel-aged imperial stout.

Sterling's bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod Ricard as Jameson is taken to the mat - Analysis

22 Nov 2019

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value of the pound. Overnight, production costs, relative to other currencies, dropped sharply for beverages made in the country.

Pernod Ricard launches first blended grain Royal Salute with 21-year-old Snow Polo Edition

19 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a 21-year-old Royal Salute, the first from the blended Scotch brand to be made from grain whiskies.

Pernod Ricard signs baijiu distribution partnership with Wuliangye

18 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard is to distribute the Chinese white spirit baijiu in South-East Asia after signing a partnership with Wuliangye, one of China's leading producers.

Pernod Ricard refutes on-the-job drinking allegations

18 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard has countered accusations in a French newspaper that its salespeople are put under pressure to drink alcohol while entertaining clients.

Yealands Wine Group appoints Tiffani Graydon as CEO

12 Nov 2019

Yealands Wine Group has named a former Pernod Ricard senior manager as its new CEO.

Pernod Ricard launches Absolut bottle to support recycling

8 Nov 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched a new Absolut vodka bottle that urges consumers to recycle.

Pernod Ricard recruits externally for next North America CEO

8 Nov 2019

The CEO of Pernod Ricard's North American operations has called time on his 25-year career with the group.

Diageo joins Scotch whisky chase for new drinkers with global Johnnie Walker push - just-drinks comments

6 Nov 2019

Diageo has joined Pernod Ricard in targeting new Scotch whisky consumers as the company launches its latest Johnnie Walker campaign.

Craft gin brand saturation looms in UK - Pernod Ricard - Gin in the UK data

30 Oct 2019

The craft and high-end gin segment in the UK is at risk of a "shake-out" in the coming years, a Pernod Ricard executive has warned, with the boom set to continue for around two more years.

"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co

28 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.

The tariff war squib, Pernod Ricard's activist success and the latest round of drinks companies' results - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Oct 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, casts his eye this month over the escalating - or not - tariff row and its effect on spirits brand owners. Ian also has some warm words for Pernod Ricard and makes some cautiously upbeat sounds about the current results reporting season.

Pernod Ricard lines up "rare ingredient" white spirits range

21 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard is to launch a series of spirits containing "rare ingredients", starting with a caviar-infused vodka.

Why single malt Scotch must ignore its core consumer - Comment

17 Oct 2019

Despite drawing criticism from certain quarters, the single malt Scotch whisky category must continue to strive for greater inspiration and innovation if it is to maintain its current trajectory, argues Neil Ridley.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in Q1 fiscal-2020? - results data - just-drinks comments

17 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard has reported a slight lift in its latest three-month sales, with Asia struggling against a tough comparison.

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