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Asia's beverage giants and their impact on drinks

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analys...

Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

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Richard Woodard | 4 Sep 2014

Late last month, in Pernod Ricard's full-year results, the spirits company flagged a tough time for Absolut vodka. Richard Woodard surveys the wreckage and considers the brand's future.


James Wilmore | 28 Jul 2014

On Thursday, Diageo will report its preliminary full-year results. Here just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quarter, the three months to the end of June:


Mergers and acquisitions have to varying degrees been important in shaping the different alcoholic drinks categories.


James Wilmore | 9 May 2014

After months of speculation, a buyer for Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay finally emerged today (9 May). Philippines-based Emperador Inc has agreed to acquire the business from Diageo-controlled United Spirits for GBP430m (US$729m). Here, just-drinks offers a more detailed look at Emperador:

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2016

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.


Olly Wehring | 25 Nov 2014

Jorge Grosse has been CEO of González Byass since mid-2006. Earlier this year, just-drink editor Olly Wehring met him in London to discuss Sherry, casks and the firm's moves to diversify its portfolio.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 9 Aug 2018

Whyte & Mackay has launched a new blended Scotch whisky brand, designed to target younger consumers who have yet to try Scotch.


Lucy Britner | 27 Jun 2018

Emperador's Whyte & Mackay unit has released the final instalment in a limited-edition range of its Jura brand.


Lucy Britner | 4 Jun 2018

Emperador's Scotch whisky unit Whyte & Mackay has released a smaller bottle of its namesake blended whisky brand, as it looks to offer consumers a "value-friendly" option, following the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland.


Lucy Britner | 13 Apr 2018

Emperador's Scotch whisky unit Whyte & Mackay has secured listings for two single malt brands with Emirates airline.


Olly Wehring | 21 Mar 2018

Whyte & Mackay is poised to release a limited edition, 45-year-old iteration of The Dalmore.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2018

Emperador's Whyte & Mackay unit has lined up permanent merchandising for The Dalmore in Global Travel Retail, as it looks to underline the single malt Scotch whisky brand's presence in the sector.


Olly Wehring | 5 Mar 2018

Emperador has released details of a new, permanent range of single malt Scotch whiskies.


Olly Wehring | 12 May 2017

Emperador’s Whyte & Mackay Scotch whisky unit has lined up a limited edition, no-age-statement expression of its Jura single malt brand.


Olly Wehring | 5 May 2017

Emperador is set to release a new blended Scotch whisky through its Whyte & Mackay division.


Olly Wehring | 5 May 2017

Emperador has released a new permanent extension of its Jura Scotch whisky brand in the US.


Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2017

Philippine-based spirits group Emperador has posted an 11% jump in full-year sales as it launches its brandies in the US.


Olly Wehring | 21 Mar 2017

Emperador has lined up a sponsorship deal for its Whyte & Mackay blended Scotch brand with the British & Irish Lions rugby team.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jan 2017

Emperador's Scotch whisky unit, Whyte & Mackay, has released a 50-year-old expression of The Dalmore to mark master distiller Richard Paterson's 50th year in the Scotch industry.


Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2016

Whyte & Mackay has lined up the roll-out of a 35-year-old iteration of its The Dalmore single malt Scotch whisky.


Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

Emperador has launched an out-of-home advertising push for the Whyte & Mackay blended Scotch in the UK.


Olly Wehring | 17 Sep 2015

Emperador has created the role of rare whisky director at its Whyte & Mackay unit, with former Diageo executive Jonathan Driver the inaugural appointee.


Olly Wehring | 13 Aug 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Lucy Britner | 30 Jul 2015

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch unit of Emperador Inc, is to distribute rum cream liqueur brand RumChata in the UK, on behalf of American Tequila and rum producer Agave Loco Brands.


Olly Wehring | 8 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Andy Morton | 21 May 2015

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch unit of Emperador Inc, is to distribute Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua's Flor de Caña rum in the UK and Ireland.


Olly Wehring | 19 May 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Lucy Britner | 18 May 2015

Emperador Inc has unveiled the first label redesign in nine years for its Whyte & Mackay blended Scotch whisky brand.



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