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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...


Richard Woodard | 25 Apr 2017

It's the last thing the English language needs, but could a companion term to the verbally-ugly 'premiumisation' pass into everyday use in the years to come? Is 'mainstreamisation' – a neologism arguably even more hideous than the p-word – here to stay? Richard Woodard thinks so.


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.


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.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

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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.


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.

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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 | 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.


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 | 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 | 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.


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 | 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.


Olly Wehring | 1 Sep 2017

Edrington has released the third iteration in its Edition Series for Scotch whisky brand The Macallan.


Lucy Britner | 6 Dec 2016

Edrington has launched the second in the Edition series of iterations of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky.


Lucy Britner | 20 Oct 2016

Edrington is to release a 40-year-old expression of its The Macallan Highland single malt Scotch whisky.


Olly Wehring | 7 Oct 2016

Edrington has added a new iteration to its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky portfolio in the US.


Lucy Britner | 27 Aug 2015

Former The Macallan master distiller David Robertson is to open the first single malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh for 90 years.


Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

Edrington is set to release an extension of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky.


Andy Morton | 14 Apr 2015

The owner of the Khortytsa and Morosha vodka brands, Global Spirits, is to open an Americas office in New York as it eyes further international expansion.

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