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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.

Non-alcoholic spirits to more than double over next five years in UK - GlobalData

22 Jan 2020

Sales of non-alcoholic spirits in the UK last year hit GBP37m (US$48.2m), up 506% versus 2014, and is forecast to more than double in size again over the next five years, according to GlobalData.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2019

20 Dec 2019

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.

William Grant & Sons’ Discarded Banana Peel Rum - Product Launch

12 Dec 2019

William Grant & Sons has added a new product to its sustainability-focused Discarded Spirits Co line up.

William Grant & Sons joins International Alliance for Responsible Drinking

11 Dec 2019

William Grant & Sons has become the 12th member of the alcohol-industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking.

Finally, proof the UK gin boom is over - Analysis

10 Dec 2019

It's a question often asked - is the UK gin boom over? According to one analyst, for the first time we can answer with a definitive 'yes'.

William Grant & Sons lines up Lunar New Year Glenfiddich pack

10 Dec 2019

William Grant & Sons has released details of a limited edition design for its Glenfiddich 18 Year Old single malt, as the company looks to capitalise on the Lunar New Year and gifting season.

Why spirits brand owners should embrace the cross-category trend - Comment

28 Nov 2019

Time was when spirits brands were sacred cows, held in such high esteem by their owners that they were kept in their categories and only allowed out to play with either flavour extensions or add-on iterations. Times have changed, though, and white spirits commentator Richard Woodard believes there is little - if anything - to be concerned about by letting your brand venture a bit further.

William Grant & Sons' Hendrick's breaks out of gin with absinthe brand extension - just-drinks comments

14 Nov 2019

William Grant & Sons has extended its Hendrick's brand beyond the gin category for the first time, launching an absinthe in the UK.

The Balvenie Stories range rolls out to Canada - Scotch whisky in Canada data

6 Nov 2019

William Grant & Sons has extended the availability of the Balvenie Stories line of single malt Scotch whiskies to Canada.

The industry may be bored of gin, but is the consumer? - Comment

31 Oct 2019

As new gin brands are unveiled almost by the hour, we within the drinks industry could justifiably be growing somewhat tired of it all. However, spirits commentator Richard Woodard suggests that we first look over our wall, before we complain.

Four key takeaways from William Grant & Sons' UK market report - Focus

23 Oct 2019

William Grant & Sons has launched its annual UK market report, which takes a deep dive into the trends shaping the alcohol category. just-drinks pulls out the leading themes from this year's study.

Gin poised to top UK spirits league table in 2020 - research

23 Oct 2019

The UK gin category is on course to overtake vodka in value terms next year, a new report from Hendrick's owner William Grant & Sons has forecast.

William Grant & Sons' Hendrick’s Amazonia gin - Product Launch

2 Oct 2019

William Grant & Sons has launched a "tropical" flavoured Hendrick's gin exclusively to the Global Travel Retail channel.

William Grant & Sons boosts 2018 sales, profits amid new releases - results

30 Sep 2019

William Grant & Sons grew sales by 12% last year as the UK-based spirits group released a range of new products in the 12-month period.

Flor de Cana secures 'official rum' status with New England Patriots - Rum in the US data

27 Sep 2019

Nicaraguan rum producer Flor de Caña has partnered its namesake brand in the US with National Football League team the New England Patriots.

William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 6 single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch

23 Sep 2019

William Grant & Sons has announced details of the latest iteration in the Tun 1509 series of bottlings from single malt Scotch brand The Balvenie.

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