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UK: Edrington Group launches third edition Macallan

22 Sep 2009

The Edrington Group has launched the third decanter in its Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars collection.

UK: Edrington Group master blender retires

15 Jul 2009

The Edrington Group's master blender, John Ramsay, is to retire, the Scotch whisky group has announced.

UK: Edrington Group toasts FY sales, profits jump

1 Jul 2009

The Edrington Group has reported a 44% rise in net sales and a 30% leap in pre-tax profits for its fiscal full-year.

Focus - Trouble at the top but not a meltdown

9 Jun 2009

The drinks sector boasts some big-ticket, luxury products, like very old single malts and the most exclusive Bordeaux wines, and some very wealthy, high end consumers to go with them. Chris Losh looks at how this end of the market is faring during the downturn, and to what degree the big spenders are cutting back.

UK: Rankin edition of The Macallan makes Euro debut

2 Apr 2009

The colour edition of The Macallan Masters of Photography bottling will have its European launch this month, with Gebr Heinemann in the Luxury Lounge at Frankfurt Airport.

Focus - China growth cannot hide US meltdown

26 Feb 2009

Both China and the US have in different ways been exciting growth markets for the drinks sector in recent years but for obvious reasons neither is quite what they were. Chris Losh looks at how both markets are faring in the downturn and assesses what we can expect from each in the year ahead.

UK: Rankin takes snapshot of Edrington’s Macallan

13 Nov 2008

The Edrington Group has today (13 November) unveiled a GBP1.3m (US$1.93m) The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky limited edition bottling.

Focus - Luxury spirits growth tipped to withstand downturn

7 Oct 2008

Financial doom and despond may currently pervade the world of high-flying corporate executives but, Ian Buxton writes, spirits marketers expect high-priced, ultra-premium brands to continue their strong growth. The current environment may prompt financial movers and shakers to take a stiff drink, but it will apparently still be a reassuringly expensive one.

In the spotlight: Maxxium Worldwide

8 Sep 2008

It’s been a tough week for global distributor Maxxium, whose future now hangs in the balance following deals to secure the departures of Pernod Ricard and Rémy Cointreau last week.

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard agrees Maxxium exit, partners re-jig venture

3 Sep 2008

Pernod Ricard is to take its newly-acquired Vin & Sprit brands, including Absolut vodka, out of the Maxxium Worldwide network next month, prompting a global re-organisation of the distribution venture.

UK: Edrington Group launches Macallan addition

31 Jul 2008

The Edrington Group has launched an environmentally friendly, limited edition extension to its The Macallan Single Malt Scotch brand.

UK: Edrington Group toasts full-year, despite Cutty Sark pressures

1 Jul 2008

The Edrington Group has posted a lift in sales and profits for its latest full-year, despite rising cost pressures.

UK: Edrington Group creates strategy director post

23 Apr 2008

The Edrington Group has announced an addition to its board of directors, with the creation of the new post of group strategy director.

If you ask me CBC – malt whisky’s rocky evolution

16 Apr 2008

Malt whisky continues to outpace the growth of blended Scotch and its leading brands are putting in stellar performances. But as a new report from just-drinks explains, a closer look reveals a category still underperforming with issues of pricing, image and availability threatening its future. Chris Brook-Carter reports

UK: Edrington Group enters rum category with Brugal acquisition

6 Feb 2008

The Edrington Group has acquired a majority shareholding in Brugal Co, in a move that expands the Scotch whisky company’s offering into the rum category.

US: Macallan, Lalique launch second rare decantered whisky

8 Nov 2007

The Macallan and French crystal house Lalique have collaborated in the launch of a second limited edition decanter, containing a rare single malt whisky, due to roll out across the US next year.

UK: Famous Grouse quashes repositioning rumours

20 Aug 2007

Edrington has quelled reports that it is repositioning its Famous Grouse brand.

Pot of Gould – Private patience

16 Aug 2007

It is the results season, so attention is focused on the major public drinks corporations as they give their shareholders the good or bad news. But Patience Gould believes that in an industry where taking a long-term view is vital, private companies have an important advantage over their publicly-owned counterparts.

UK: Edrington sees Famous Grouse help lift FY

4 Jul 2007

The Edrington Group has posted a slight lift in both sales and profits for its latest fiscal year.

UK: Edrington toasts Fine Oak sales leap

2 Jul 2007

The Edrington Group is toasting a strong leap in sales of its Fine Oak Scotch whisky range

INDIA: Edrington confirms Radico Khaitan split

12 Jun 2007

The Edrington Group has clarified its changing position in India.

GLOBAL: Maxxium breaks EUR2bn barrier for FY

10 May 2007

Maxxium Worldwide has broken through the EUR2bn (US$2.7bn) barrier for the first time in full-year turnover.

FRANCE: Rémy Cointreau sees FY turnover rise - just

17 Apr 2007

Rémy Cointreau has posted a slight lift in full-year turnover.

UK: The Edrington Group appoints non-exec to board

10 Apr 2007

The Edrington Group has appointed Callum Barton, former president and CEO of Richemont North America, as a non-executive director.

Indian budget blow should not dampen Scotch spirits

27 Mar 2007

In spite of the news that the Indian government has once again eschewed tariff reform, Richard Woodard sees plenty of export growth potential for Scotch whisky, both in emerging and established markets. However, worries remain over the decline in the blended whisky category and the spread of cut-throat discounting from the blended sector to malts.

Blending in: the malt with dual personality

18 Jan 2007

Blended malt is often regarded as the ‘mongrel’ of the Scotch category, but it is clearly a growth area. Some consider the combination of the kudos of malt with the brand-friendly flexibility of blends to be a winning formula. Richard Woodard is not so sure.

FRANCE: Rémy set fair for full-year growth

18 Jan 2007

Rémy Cointreau has posted its figures for the first nine months of its financial year.

UK: Single malts boost Edrington

4 Jul 2006

Growing demand for single malts, particularly in North America and Asia-Pacific, has led to rising full-year profits at The Edrington Group.

UK: Edrington appoints travel retail manager

6 Jun 2006

Scotch whisky group Edrington has appointed Keith Bonnington as travel retail manager to boost sales in European markets.





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