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Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...

Can Absolut's US Headache be Soothed by Elyx?

Late last month, in Pernod Ricard's full-year results, the spirits company flagged a tough time for Absolut vodka. Richard Woodard surveys t...


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:


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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:


James Wilmore | 15 Apr 2014

As expected, Diageo has stepped up its bid to take majority control of India’s United Spirits Ltd (USL). The UK-headquartered company has launched a tender offer for a further 26% stake in the UB Group unit, which, if successful would raise its stake to around 55%.

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 | 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

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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

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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

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Lucy Britner | 18 May 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Emperador Inc has confirmed it will make a bid for Suntory's Louis Royer Cognac brand.


Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

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Olly Wehring | 9 Apr 2015

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Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 13 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 19 Feb 2015

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Olly Wehring | 24 Nov 2014

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James Wilmore | 17 Nov 2014

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch whisky unit of Emperador Inc, has released a limited-edition version of its Jura brand in recognition of author George Orwell.


Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2014

Here's the round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2014

Whyte & Mackay is to run a new TV ad in the UK for its Jura single malt.


Olly Wehring | 23 Sep 2014

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James Wilmore | 22 Sep 2014

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled Indian drinks firm, is planning to sell an 11.35% stake in its subsidiary Pioneer Distilleries.


Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2014

Emperador Inc's namesake brandy became the second-largest spirits brand in the world last year, but still trails far behind HiteJinro's South Korean soju Jinro, new figures show.

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