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Who will buy Cutty Sark and Glenturret? - Comment

The opportunity to acquire an established, well-known Scotch whisky brand doesn't come along very often. So, you'll forgive our brown spirit...

The Macallan 2.0 - Scotch's biggest challenge

The opening this week of The Macallan's newly-"reimagined" Scotch whisky distillery by Edrington is a defining moment in the category, belie...


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.


Richard Woodard | 24 May 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major Scotch brands.


Olly Wehring | 30 Jun 2015

Constellation Brands will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday (1 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spirits producer's activities in the three months to the end of May:


Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2015

Edrington today reported a drop in FY sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the 12 months to the end of March.

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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 | 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.


Olly Wehring | 22 May 2018

Edrington has officially opened the new distillery for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand, with the project costing GBP40m (US$54m) more than initially stated.


Olly Wehring | 30 Apr 2018

Edrington has announced a change on its directorial board, with non-executive director Callum Barton stepping down after eleven years.


Olly Wehring | 10 Apr 2018

Edrington is targeting the "everyday premium" segment of the Scotch whisky market in the UK with the launch of a new range of blends under The Famous Grouse brand.


Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 2018

Edrington is set to release a 50-year-old expression of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Olly Wehring | 26 Mar 2018

Edrington is set to update the packaging across its The Macallan portfolio, with the single malt Scotch whisky's full range also getting a revamp.


Andy Morton | 7 Mar 2018

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


Olly Wehring | 7 Feb 2018

Edrington has lined up a two-strong series of limited edition single malts from its Highland Park Scotch whisky brand.


Olly Wehring | 18 Jan 2018

Edrington has added a 1977 vintage to the ‘Fine & Rare’ collection from its The Macallan single malt Scotch brand.


Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2017

Edrington has launched a new Highland Park whisky called The Dark, with plans to launch a sister expression, The Light, early next year.


Olly Wehring | 20 Dec 2017

William Grant & Sons has appointed Gary Keogh as the marketing director for its recently-created Europe, Middle East & Africa reporting region.


Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2017

Edrington is to launch a seven-strong Macallan range that aims to highlight the Scotch whisky's diversity of styles.


Andy Morton | 1 Nov 2017

Edrington will launch 90,000 bottles of its latest Macallan expression, Classic Cut.


Lucy Britner | 31 Oct 2017

Edrington has rolled out a new Highland Park iteration to the US market. 

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).

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