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William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt departs - just-drinks Exclusive

22 Oct 2020

Simon Hunt has left William Grant & Sons after an almost-five-year stint as the group's CEO, just-drinks has learned.

Roust to go it alone in UK as William Grant & Sons tie-up draws to a close

19 Oct 2020

Roust Group is running down its current UK distribution arrangement with William Grant & Sons, with the handling of its brands in the country set to move in-house.

William Grant & Sons unveils new Glenfiddich ad - video

19 Oct 2020

William Grant & Sons has launched a global commercial for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Why the latest sexism row will be a watershed moment for whisky - comment

15 Oct 2020

The recent campaign against Jim Murray's 'Whisky Bible' has shone a light on sexism in whisky, and there's no turning it off now. Brands will need to take a proactive, as opposed to merely reactive, stance to show that their condemnation of misogyny and commitment to inclusivity goes beyond lip service, says Amy Hopkins.

William Grant & Sons releases seventh Tun 1509 bottling from The Balvenie

14 Oct 2020

William Grant & Sons has unveiled the latest annual iteration in the Tun 1509 series from single malt brand The Balvenie.

William Grant & Sons ups focus on Milagro Tequila with distillery buy

6 Oct 2020

William Grant & Sons has said the purchase this week of a Mexican distillery for Milagro Tequila elevates the brand to equal importance as Glenfiddich Scotch whisky and Hendrick's Gin.

Has Diageo opened the door to a takeover, will alcohol-free spirits really take off and is Anheuser-Busch InBev looking for a new leader? - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Sep 2020

In his latest just-drinks outing, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton ponders Diageo's next move, the opportunity (or otherwise) of 0%-abv spirits and the likelihood of a new CEO at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Beam Suntory wades into "sexist" whisky guide row

22 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory and other whisky distillers have backed a campaign accusing the author of a leading industry guide of using crude and sexist language.

William Grant & Sons hands Atopia role to moderation advocate

21 Aug 2020

William Grant & Sons has appointed an alcohol-moderation proponant as the first brand ambassador to non-alcoholic spirits brand Atopia.

Diageo targets US super-premium gin with Aviation, Davos Brands buy

17 Aug 2020

Diageo has lined up the addition of Aviation American Gin to its high-end gin stable, spending up to US$610m on the brand's privately-held owner, Davos Brands.

Burlington Drinks’ Bush Rum range - Product Launch - Rum in the UK data

14 Aug 2020

UK firm Burlington Drinks has lined up the release of two expressions under the brand name Bush Rum.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2020

20 Jul 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Connacht Whiskey Co names first commercial director

9 Jul 2020

Irish distiller Connacht Whiskey Co has appointed Killian O'Sullivan as its first commercial director.

William Grant & Sons CFO departs after seven months

26 Jun 2020

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new CFO, with the previous incumbent having spent only seven months in the post.

How white spirits is trying to ride the hard seltzer craze - comment

25 Jun 2020

While brewers have been racing to enter hard seltzer, spirits brand owners have been slower to jump in, with some preferring to push their existing offerings' seltzer-related cues. Category commentator Richard Woodard considers how successful they've been, so far.

Ex-William Grant CEO joins Amber Beverage Group board

22 Jun 2020

A former head of William Grant & Sons has added another non-executive board position to his portfolio, with Roland van Bommel joining Amber Beverage Group this month.

William Grant & Sons unveils limited-edition Sailor Jerry bottle

29 May 2020

William Grant & Sons is working with US military charity the United Service Organisation to release a limited-edition bottle for its Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum brand.

William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie The Edge of Burnhead Wood 19-Year-Old - Product Launch

4 May 2020

William Grant & Sons has added another expression to the 'Stories' line of bottlings from its single malt Scotch whisky brand, The Balvenie.

Drinks firms tell staff to stay home as US, Europe coronavirus outbreaks spread

16 Mar 2020

Beverage companies in Europe and the US are moving to protect employees from an upsurge in coronavirus outbreaks by closing corporate offices and encouraging their staff to work from home.

Illva Saronno to launch UK distribution arm

10 Mar 2020

Illva Saronno is to end its long-term partnership with William Grant & Sons in the UK, as the Italian spirits group takes its distribution in the country in-house.

Why there must be more to your spirits brand than provenance and quality - comment

5 Mar 2020

More than ever, the spirits industry is obsessed with buzzwords. In his latest outing for just-drinks, however, category commentator Richard Woodard suggests terms like 'provenance' and 'quality' play a smaller part in the consumer's decision-making process than we would believe.

William Grant & Sons’ Sailor Jerry Savage Apple - Product Launch

3 Mar 2020

William Grant & Sons has launched a new expression under its Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum brand.

William Grant & Sons to launch Germany distribution arm

2 Mar 2020

Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons is to open its own distribution unit in Germany.

William Grant & Sons' Verano Gin Passion Fruit - Product Launch - Gin in the UK data

28 Feb 2020

William Grant & Sons has added a third iteration to its Verano flavoured gin portfolio in the UK.

William Grant & Sons names Joanna Austin as UK commercial director

25 Feb 2020

Spirits producer William Grant & Sons has appointed Joanna Austin as the company's new commercial director for the UK & Ireland - one of two internal moves within the business.

Diageo's Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon - Product Launch

25 Feb 2020

Diageo has launched a Sicilian lemon-flavoured Gordon's as the company continues to expand the gin brand's portfolio.

William Grant & Sons unveils expanded Tullamore Dew push - video

7 Feb 2020

Spirits company William Grant & Sons is to extend its "Beauty of Blend" marketing campaign for Irish whiskey brand Tullamore DEW, aiming to "open a window onto the human blend".

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich 1975 Vintage Cask single malt Scotch - Product Launch

6 Feb 2020

William Grant & Sons has released the third iteration in the Rare Collection series of single malts from Scotch whisky brand Glenfiddich.

William Grant & Sons’ Hendrick’s Lunar Gin - Product Launch

3 Feb 2020

William Grant & Sons has unveiled the latest small-batch, limited release spin-off from its Hendrick’s gin brand.

"Drinking has its taboo side in India, but that's changing" - just-drinks speaks to William Grant & Sons' India head, Sachin Mehta

28 Jan 2020

It has been a decade since William Grant & Sons established a standalone distribution unit in India. You may ask what took the company so long - India, after all, has long been the world's largest whisk(e)y market by volume and Scotch giants Diageo and Pernod Ricard have been in-market much longer.





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