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Richard Woodard | 18 May 2017

In wanting to trumpet their credentials, craft spirits brands still owe much to the bigger, more-established brands in the segments. Richard Woodard believes beating up the big boys leaves craft brands open to charges of biting the hand that feeds them.

Ian Buxton | 1 Feb 2017

Rounding off our series of predictions for the year ahead, Ian Buxton gives us his forecasts for whisk(e)y in the next 12 months.

Ian Buxton | 29 Nov 2016

One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' change of ownership, Ian Buxton asks if the country's distillers are in danger of over-stating Irish whiskey's prospects.

Richard Woodard | 6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.

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Andy Morton | 6 Dec 2016

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.

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.

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Andy Morton | 5 Oct 2017

William Grant & Sons' latest iteration of its Tullamore Dew brand aims to bring new innovation to the Irish whiskey category by combining it with rum.

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2017

William Grant & Sons has said foreign exchange gains helped deliver strong profits and sales growth for the company last year.

Olly Wehring | 29 Sep 2017

William Grant & Sons has unveiled the second batch of its Glenfiddich Cask Collection Finest Solera iteration.

Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2017

William Grant & Sons has redrawn its global commercial structure, resulting in the promotion of its head of UK to lead Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2017

William Grant & Sons has released details of a limited edition release of Glenfiddich that has been finished in icewine casks.

Olly Wehring | 20 Sep 2017

William Grant & Son has tapped into the growing personalisation trend with its Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand, creating a branded DNA kit to encourage consumers globally to "uncover their own unique blend".

Lucy Britner | 7 Sep 2017

William Grant & Sons has launched another tattoo-inspired bottle design for its Sailor Jerry rum brand in the UK market. 

Lucy Britner | 7 Sep 2017

William Grant & Sons has lined up the release of a peated expression under The Balvenie brand. The 14 year old whisky is a 2002 vintage. 

Lucy Britner | 7 Aug 2017

William Grant & sons has rolled out a special edition bottle of its Sailor Jerry spiced rum brand to the UK market. 

Andy Morton | 2 Aug 2017

William Grant & Sons has added the first new expression to its Monkey Shoulder Scotch whisky in the brand’s 12-year history, the peated Smokey Monkey.

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2017

The UK vodka market was stagnant last year despite off-trade growth for flavoured expressions, a new report has said.

Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2017

William Grant & Sons has launched 70cl formats of its Hudson whiskey brand in the UK.

Andy Morton | 12 Jun 2017

William Grant & Sons is offering a free Hendricks gin & tonic to UK consumers in exchange for a cucumber.

Olly Wehring | 30 May 2017

Gruppo Campari has declined to comment on claims its Carolans and Irish Mist spirits brands are going up for sale.

Lucy Britner | 26 May 2017

William Grant & Sons has launched its first television advertising campaign for vodka brand Reyka in the US market. 

Andy Morton | 12 May 2017

William Grant & Sons has taken a step further into virtual reality marketing with a new airport activation for Glenfiddich.

Lucy Britner | 5 May 2017

William Grant & Sons has added a new gin expression under its Hendrick's brand. Orbium sees the addition of three new botanicals. 

Lucy Britner | 4 May 2017

William Grant's UK unit has appointed a new commercial director.

Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2017

William Grant & Sons has named a new Europe & North America head of Travel Retail, almost a year after the previous director vacated the role.

Olly Wehring | 18 Apr 2017

William Grant & Sons has followed its purchase of the Hudson US craft whiskey brand seven years ago with the acquisition today of Tuthilltown Spirits, the company that produces the liquid.

Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2017

William Grant & Sons' Tullamore Dew has become the official Irish whiskey of Major League Baseball team the Boston Red Sox.

Andy Morton | 15 Mar 2017

William Grant & Sons has re-entered the Japanese duty free market after signing a distribution deal with Japan Airlines.

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.

Company research

William Grant & Sons in Spirits (World)

William Grant & Sons in Spirits (World)

Primarily known as a player in Scotch whisky, in recent years William Grant has broadened its portfolio through a mixture of brand innovation such as Hendrick’s and acquisition with Drambuie. While a...

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Global Scotch Whisky Market 2017-2021

Global Scotch Whisky Market 2017-2021

Scotch whisky is produced in Scotland. It is produced, packaged, and labeled as per SWR 2009. Scotch whisky is produced in five regions in Scotland: Highland, Lowland, Islay, Speyside, and Campbeltown...

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