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just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...

Spirits - Where does 'Craft' End and 'Mass' Begin?

In spirits, the craft segment is making hay, with consumers buying into the category's more artisanal, less global approach. But, where is t...


Irish Whiskey: Large Eyes, But a Small Pie?

Ian Buxton | 18 Jun 2015

The clamour in recent years to enter the Irish whiskey category suggests that the segment is poised to become the next big thing. But, with one brand dominating the sector massively, are the prospects for growth really all they're cracked up to be? Ian Buxton considers.


Spirits - Where does 'Craft' End and 'Mass' Begin?

Ian Buxton | 24 Feb 2015

In spirits, the craft segment is making hay, with consumers buying into the category's more artisanal, less global approach. But, where is the line drawn between craft distilling and mass distilling? Ian Buxton investigates.


English Gin Breaks Away From its Core Markets

Jeremy Cunnington at Euromonitor International | 27 Oct 2014

Consumption of English gin - excluding consumption in India and the Philippines, which both consist almost entirely of local economy brands - has been dominated by three core markets: the US, Spain and the UK.


Focus - Remy Cointreau's H1 Performance by Brand

Andy Morton | 16 Oct 2014

Remy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales after another weak showing in China. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the six months to the end of September.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Illva Saronno CEO Augusto Reina

Lucy Britner | 28 May 2015

At almost 75 years old, Augusto Reina could be taking it easy on an Italian beach somewhere. Instead, he's suited, booted and every bit the man in charge. Fresh from a trip to Ireland to check on the progress of his company's joint venture, the Walsh Distillery, he's sitting in his Florio Marsala winery on the north-west coast of Sicily, ready for the big launch: Disaronno Riserva.


Interview - Innis & Gunn CEO

Olly Wehring | 13 Apr 2015

This week, we speak to the CEO of Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn, and just-drinks subscriber, Dougal Sharp.

Latest News

NPD - William Grant's Kininvie Special Release #1

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

William Grant & Sons is to launch a new Kininvie single malt that uses the first liquid to be produced at the 25-year-old distillery.


NPD - William Grant's Rare Cask Reserve whiskies

Lucy Britner | 29 Jun 2015

William Grant & Sons has released two whiskies under the Rare Cask Reserve banner.


Former Diageo exec joins William Grant & Sons

Olly Wehring | 17 Jun 2015

William Grant & Sons has appointed Diageo's former marketing & innovation director for Africa as its next chief marketing officer.


NPD: Tullamore Dew Cider Cask Finish

Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2015

William Grant & Sons has released a Global Travel Retail-exclusive iteration of its Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey.


Brown-Forman makes Irish whiskey play

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.


William Grant targets Africa with Grant's ad

Andy Morton | 27 May 2015

William Grant & Sons has launched an Africa-exclusive TV ad for its Grant's blended Scotch whisky.


just a While Ago - On 18 May in...

Olly Wehring | 18 May 2015

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Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

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William Grant releases Glenfiddich online 'films'

Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2015

William Grant & Sons has commissioned two online 'films' for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Stock Spirits recruits Drambuie head for MD role

Richard Woodard | 15 Apr 2015

Stock Spirits Group has appointed former Drambuie CEO Michael Kennedy as the company’s new managing director for international and Italy.


Grant's Signature gets push in Sky Sports deal

James Wilmore | 27 Mar 2015

William Grant & Sons is upping the UK exposure for Grant's Signature through a new GBP1.2m (US$1.8m) sponsorship deal with Sky Sports.


just a While Ago - On 25 March in...

Olly Wehring | 25 Mar 2015

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just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Beam Suntory strikes new Baltics tie-up

James Wilmore | 3 Mar 2015

Beam Suntory is boosting its partnership with SPI Group-owned Amber Beverage Group (ABG) in the Baltic states.


WG & Sons bags Bourdain for Balvenie project

James Wilmore | 9 Feb 2015

William Grant & Sons has partnered with celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain through its The Balvenie Scotch whisky brand, on a project to celebrate “craftmanship” in the US.


just a While Ago - On 2 February in...

Olly Wehring | 2 Feb 2015

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Olly Wehring | 26 Jan 2015

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Irish whiskey exports to US slow down - figures

Andy Morton | 15 Jan 2015

Growth in Irish whiskey exports to the US slowed last year, new figures from the Irish government have revealed.


Former William Grant exec joins Quintessential

Andy Morton | 15 Jan 2015

UK-based Quintessential Brands has appointed a former William Grant & Sons marketing head to boost its global marketing team.


just a While Ago - On 16 December in...

Olly Wehring | 16 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 5 Dec 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Drambuie CEO calls time, says William Grant

Olly Wehring | 5 Dec 2014

William Grant & Sons has announced the pending departure of the head of its recently-acquired Drambuie unit.

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