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William Grant & Sons backs Travel Retail in China with New Year Glenfiddich pop-ups

8 Feb 2021

The latest Chinese New Year pack for the 18-year-old expression of William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich single malt has been unveiled, with the design coinciding with two Global Travel Retail-focussed 'pop-ups' in southern China's Sanya resort.

Beer, spirits brand owners join with online retailers to combat under-age alcohol sales

29 Jan 2021

Major alcohol brand owners including Beam Suntory, Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev have formed a new global organisation to limit online sales to under-age consumers.

William Grant & Sons takes Hendrick's Lunar state-side

27 Jan 2021

William Grant & Sons is launching the Lunar expression of its Hendrick's gin brand in the US.

William Grant & Sons unveils Chinese New Year Glenfiddich pack

21 Jan 2021

William Grant & Sons has released a Chinese New Year-themed gift pack for the 21-year-old expression of its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.

"The longer something goes on, the more permanent it becomes" - just-drinks speaks to William Grant senior category director Ian Baines about post-COVID trends

15 Jan 2021

Earlier this week, William Grant & Sons launched its latest annual report on global alcohol trends. Today, just-drinks spoke to the company's senior category manager, Ian Baines, to dig deeper into what the post-coronavirus world will look like.

Pandemic "scarring" to drive touchless tech demand - William Grant & Sons

12 Jan 2021

'Touchless' experiences such as full-body virtual-reality suits and hand-tracking sensors are to play a bigger role in alcohol marketing as consumers adapt to a post-pandemic environment, according to a new report from William Grant & Sons.

William Grant & Sons forecasts 15% sales slide for 2020

23 Dec 2020

William Grant & Sons has warned of a significant drop in sales for this year because of coronavirus disruption.

William Grant & Sons opens Hendrick's bar in Sydney hot-air balloon

25 Nov 2020

William Grant & Sons is to launch hot-air balloon flights over Sydney Harbour in Australia as part of a Hendrick's Gin marketing drive.

William Grant & Sons unveils debut Hendrick's Gin TV ad - video

20 Nov 2020

William Grant & Sons has launched the first TV advert in the UK for Hendrick's Gin as part of a GBP2m (US$2.7m) festive campaign.

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

29 Oct 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.

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.

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