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William Grant & Sons targets 'O'Everyone' in Tullamore DEW St Patrick's Day push

28 Feb 2019

William Grant & Sons will target this year's St Patrick's Day celebrations in the US with a four-city activation for its Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey that aims to turn the whole country part-Irish.

William Grant & Sons names new chief people officer

18 Feb 2019

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new chief people officer, a position that was left vacant for more than a year.

The spirits category in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

19 Dec 2018

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, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

William Grant & Sons takes Hendrick's Orbium to US

7 Dec 2018

William Grant & Sons has launched its Hendrick's Orbium gin brand in the US market.

William Grant & Sons posts double-digit top-line growth for 2017 - results

5 Oct 2018

William Grant & Sons has reported a slight slowing in its annual rate of sales growth, although the top-line maintained its double-digit increase in 2017.

Small-batch offers way forward for Cognac in Asia Travel Retail - TFWA 2018

2 Oct 2018

Global spirits companies are turning to little-known Cognac brands to lure Asian consumers in the Global Travel Retail channel, as younger drinkers increasingly seek heritage and authenticity in the category.

William Grant & Sons expands Hendrick's Gin distillery, doubles capacity

1 Oct 2018

William Grant & Sons has invested GBP13m (US$17m) in its Hendrick's Gin production facility as it looks to increase capacity and keep up with demand.

William Grant & Sons stands behind Anthony Bourdain tribute after social media criticism

24 Sep 2018

William Grant & Sons has hit back at social media criticism of a US ad featuring late TV chef Anthony Bourdain.

William Grant & Sons steps into Cognac with La Guilde du Cognac "partnership"

31 Aug 2018

William Grant & Sons has entered the Cognac category through a tie-up with La Guilde du Cognac.

Are spirits brand owners driving Global Travel Retail customers to distraction? - Comment

23 Aug 2018

With the Global Travel Retail channel becoming such an important testing ground for new innovative expressions, have brown spirits brand owners found the perfect launch pad for NPD, or are they slowly but surely confusing consumers with mixed messages? Neil Ridley checks in for a nose around.

Rocketing gin sales add fire to UK spirits - William Grant & Sons study

17 Jul 2018

A new report from William Grant & Sons has underlined the ongoing strength of the UK's gin boom, revealing that the category accounted for two-thirds of all spirits sales growth in the past year.

William Grant & Sons signs Tullamore Dew deal with Aer Lingus

20 Jun 2018

William Grant & Sons has lined up a partnership for it Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand with Irish airline Aer Lingus.

William Grant & Sons expands cucumber G&T exchange in Hendrick's drive

13 Jun 2018

William Grant & Sons has ramped up a Hendrick's Gin UK activation in which free G&Ts are handed out in return for cucumbers.

William Grant & Sons to bottle Grant's whisky in India

7 Jun 2018

William Grant & Sons is to bottle Grant's Blended Scotch whisky in India as part of its first production venture in the country.

The winning ownership model, SABMiller lives and the CEO's money worries - The just-drinks Analyst

31 May 2018

In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering embers of SABMiller and offers sympathies to CEOs dealing with rejected salary requests.

William Grant & Sons lines up Harrods 'Aroma Lab' for Glenfiddich

9 May 2018

William Grant & Sons has used the newly-reopened drinks department at Harrods to launch an experiential initiative for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.

William Grant & Sons backs Reyka Vodka in US with World Cup campaign

19 Apr 2018

William Grant & Sons has launched a World Cup-themed promotion for its Reyka Icelandic Vodka in the US, urging disappointed football fans in the country to back the Iceland team.

Former Diageo GTR chief Doug Bagley joins William Grant & Sons

16 Apr 2018

Bryan Thomson, the head of William Grant & Sons' Asia Pacific operations has lined up his retirement, with former Diageo executive Doug Bagley lined up to replace him.

William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie DoubleWood 25 Year Old - Product Launch

10 Apr 2018

William Grant & Sons is lining up a limited edition iteration from The Balvenie's DoubleWood single malt range.

Commercial director at Diageo’s Shui Jing Fang moves to William Grant & Sons in Asia Pacific

9 Apr 2018

William Grant & Sons has recruited a former Diageo executive to head up its Travel Retail operations across Asia Pacific.

Enda O’Sullivan takes over as Latin America MD for William Grant & Sons

20 Feb 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new Latin America head as it targets fresh growth for its whisky and gin brands in the region.

Innis & Gunn's Kindred Spirits - Product Launch

19 Feb 2018

Innis & Gunn has partnered with William Grant's Irish whiskey brand Tullamore DEW to release a beer aged in whiskey barrels. 

William Grant & Sons to open warehouse pop-up for Sailor Jerry

25 Jan 2018

William Grant & Sons is to launch a month-long pop-up for its Sailor Jerry spiced rum brand in an old Glasgow warehouse.

William Grant & Sons readies marketing head for EMEA

20 Dec 2017

William Grant & Sons has appointed Gary Keogh as the marketing director for its recently-created Europe, Middle East & Africa reporting region.

The spirits category in 2017 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS

5 Dec 2017

With 2017 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its challenges - Focus

8 Nov 2017

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey.

William Grant & Sons uses Instagram in Drambuie on-premise push

7 Nov 2017

William Grant & Sons has lined up a global Instagram competition for its Drambuie liqueur as it looks to engage bartenders with the brand. 

"It's a slightly false choice to say that it is us or Jameson" - Interview, William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt and Tullamore Dew global brand director Caspar MacRae

1 Nov 2017

Last month, William Grant & Sons opened a new grain distillery and bottling plant at its Tullamore Dew site. The ceremony, held on a rainswept afternoon in central Ireland, was one of the final stages in William Grant's Irish whiskey venture, launched when it bought the Tullamore Dew brand in 2010.

"We are in control of our own destiny" after Tullamore Dew investment - William Grant & Sons CEO

26 Oct 2017

The CEO of William Grant & Sons has said the opening of a new grain distillery and bottling plant for Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey puts the brand in control of its own future for the next 100 years.

William Grant & Sons launches Hudson Whiskey private-barrel sale

25 Oct 2017

William Grant & Sons' New York State-based Hudson Whiskey has offered 60 of its casks on direct sale to allow bars, restaurants and retailers to bottle their own spirit.

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