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What will be Ian Curle's Edrington legacy?

2018 is the year a CEO exodus ripped through the spirits industry. Constellation's Rob Sands, Beam Suntory's Matt Shattock and Brown-Forman'...

just-drinks' M&A database - November

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during November, a month that saw the Cutty Sark Scotch brand...

Neil Ridley | 22 Nov 2018

As marketing activity becomes more digitally-focussed, visually-orientated and 'Instagrammable', are spirits companies losing sight of the importance of simply delivering a tasting experience? Neil Ridley warns that some brand owners run the risk of losing the plot.

Neil Ridley | 17 Jul 2018

The opportunity to acquire an established, well-known Scotch whisky brand doesn't come along very often. So, you'll forgive our brown spirits commentator, Neil Ridley for being a bit excited right now.

Neil Ridley | 22 May 2018

The opening this week of The Macallan's newly-"reimagined" Scotch whisky distillery by Edrington is a defining moment in the category, believes Neil Ridley. So, what is the knock-on effect for the rest of the Scotch industry?

Andy Morton | 14 Mar 2017

At the TFWA China's Century Conference in Guangzhou last week, speaker after speaker lined up to talk about the changing face of Chinese luxury consumerism. Gone are the days when premiumisation in China meant sticking some red and gold glint on the packaging and raising the price by 30%. When it comes to brand awareness, China's Millennials are much more savvy in their brand awareness than their parents.

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Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2017

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.

Lucy Britner | 3 May 2017

Last week, Edrington unveiled a new whisky range, new packaging and a new brand position for its Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Orkney-based distillery has created a back-story for Highland Park around the islands' Viking heritage. just-drinks sat down with Highland Park brand director Jason Craig at the launch in Denmark to find out more about the thinking behind the re-launch.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 7 Dec 2018

Edrington CEO Ian Curle is to retire next year after 15 years in the post.

Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2018

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has praised the "unique opportunity" ahead for its pending purchase of Cutty Sark from Edrington.

Lucy Britner | 19 Nov 2018

Edrington has released the first global advertising campaign for its single malt Scotch whisky, The Macallan.

Andy Morton | 30 Oct 2018

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK has appointed Diageo's former Reserve Brands head to lead its London office.

Lucy Britner | 25 Oct 2018

North British Distillery has partnered with Scotch whisky specialists Douglas Laing & Co to release a limited-edition 58-year-old whisky – North British's first ever commercial bottling.

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2018

Edrington has appointed the head of its Global Travel Retail operations to the role of Asia-Pacific MD, in an executive shake-up at the spirits group.

Andy Morton | 19 Sep 2018

Edrington has rolled out a 50-year-old Highland Park in a new limited release.

Olly Wehring | 19 Sep 2018

Edrington is upping the frequency of releases for the Rare Cask Scotch whisky iteration from The Macallan. The first of three versions of this year's expression is set to be rolled out this week, with four batches lined up from 2019.

Olly Wehring | 7 Sep 2018

Edrington has unveiled a six-strong range for the Glenrothes single malt Scotch brand.

Olly Wehring | 6 Sep 2018

Edrington has confirmed to just-drinks that it has acquired a minority stake in US craft distiller Wyoming Whiskey, in what the UK-based company describes as a "strategic partnership".

Olly Wehring | 6 Sep 2018

Quintessential Brands Group has recruited a former Edrington and Heineken employee to head up one of its sales departments in the US.

Olly Wehring | 29 Aug 2018

Edrington has announced a US tour of a consumer-facing "immersive event" for its single malt Scotch whisky brand, The Macallan.

Olly Wehring | 17 Aug 2018

Edrington has released the seventh iteration in The Macallan's 'Master of Photography' series, partnering with multiple photographers this time rather than just one.

Andy Morton | 30 Jul 2018

Edrington has launched the second in a series of limited, 'special editions' from its Highland Park single malt.

Lucy Britner | 23 Jul 2018

Edrington has launched a range of whiskies under its Highland Park brand, specifically for the Global Travel Retail market.

Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2018

Macallan-owner Edrington is to set up its own distribution company in Mexico.

Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2018

Edrington has rolled out the fourth release in the Edition series of its The Macallan single malt Scotch brand.

Richard Woodard | 11 Jul 2018

Edrington-owned single malt whisky The Macallan is aiming to spread awareness about its new GBP140m (US$186m) distillery with a new "virtual tour" of the plant.

Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2018

Edrington has appointed a new regional head to its Travel Retail team, with Jeremy Speirs taking on the Europe, Middle East & Africa leadership.

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2018

Edrington is looking to offload its Cutty Sark and Glenturret Scotch whiskies, as the group looks to focus on its core premium spirits range.

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2018

Edrington has reported a 7% lift in sales from its latest fiscal full-year, driven by the group's premium spirits portfolio including single malt Scotch The Macallan.

Richard Woodard | 1 Jun 2018

Edrington-owned single malt Scotch whisky The Macallan has unveiled its oldest release to date.

Latest blogs

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.

Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2014

Part of a sainted tradition or a waste of a perfectly good whisky? That was the question some may have been asking when Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Navy's newest vessel in Scotland today (4 July).

Company research

Country Profile: Spirits in Malaysia

Country Profile: Spirits in Malaysia

The Malaysian spirits sector is led by the whiskey category in value terms, while the gin & genever category is expected to register the fastest value growth during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets & supermark...

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Country Profile: Spirits in Spain

Country Profile: Spirits in Spain

The Spanish spirits sector is led by the whiskey category, while the tequila & mezcal category is expected to register the fastest growth in both value and volume terms during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets...

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Country Profile: Spirits in Sweden

Country Profile: Spirits in Sweden

The Swedish spirits sector is led by the ‘whiskey' category in both value and volume terms, while the tequila & mezcal category is expected to register the fastest value growth during 2017-2022. ‘Food...

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