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Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons' Kininvie 17 Year Old Batch No 1

23 Jul 2014

William Grant has released its first batch of Kininvie 17 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky into Travel Retail.

UK: William Grant & Sons silent on Drambuie bid talk

22 Jul 2014

William Grant & Sons has stayed quiet on speculation that it is one of a handful of companies looking to buy Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie.

Editor's Viewpoint - Change Your Name Before It's Too Late

11 Jul 2014

Changing a company's name – or a brand's name, for that matter – is a dangerous game. But, in this Search Engine Optimisation age, sometimes the need to change is so great that the risk has to be taken.

UK: First Drinks becomes William Grant & Sons UK, bemoans portfolio gaps

11 Jul 2014

First Drinks, the UK division of William Grant & Sons, has announced a name change.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons Three Barrels Honey

11 Jul 2014

William Grant & Sons has lined up the launch of a flavoured extension of its Thee Barrels Brandy.

UK: Scotch Whisky Association denies being silenced on Scottish independence debate

10 Jul 2014

The head of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has denied the group has been pressured into silence on the question of Scottish independence, but admitted there has been “vigorous” discussions with both sides.

US: William Grant & Sons launches Sailor Jerry US push - video

10 Jul 2014

William Grant & Sons has launched a US TV ad for its Sailor Jerry rum brand.

EUROPE: William Grant & Sons boosts Travel Retail team

9 Jul 2014

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new business development manager to its European Travel Retail team.

Analysis - Brand Diversification Driving Craft Brewery Growth

8 Jul 2014

Once the preserve of passionate individuals, with a niche following and limited profitability, the UK's craft brewers are now carving out a market of their own within the country's food and beverage sector.

UK: William Grant & Sons gives GBP185,000 to Scottish anti-independence fight

8 Jul 2014

William Grant & Sons has donated GBP185,000 (US$317,000) to campaign groups opposed to Scottish independence, election officials have revealed.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old

27 Jun 2014

William Grant & Sons has launched a 26-year-old single malt Scotch matured exclusively in American Oak barrels.

UK: William Grant & Sons gives Glenfiddich GBP2m UK push

24 Jun 2014

William Grant & Sons is spending GBP2m (US$3.4m) on the UK element of a global marketing campaign for its Glenfiddich Scotch whisky brand.

Analysis - Scottish independence: What would it mean for Scotch whisky?

12 Jun 2014

When just-drinks managing editor Olly Wehring asked a selection of leading Scotch whisky companies for their views on Scottish independence, the response was akin to a bagpiper in a lead-lined box. That is, muted.

Comment - Spirits - Gin's Long Quest for Kwan

11 Jun 2014

For a spirits brand, what does being a “category leader” mean? Is it purely a blunt measure of cases sold? Profit made? Or something more elusive and nebulous? Richard Woodard, gin in hand, investigates.

UK: William Grant & Sons recruits football legends for Grant's campaign - video

4 Jun 2014

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a GBP1m (US$1.7m) marketing campaign for its Grant's Scotch whisky, featuring footballing legends Geoff Hurst and Archie Gemmill.

Product Launch - UK: William Grant & Sons' Grant's Signature

29 May 2014

William Grant & Sons has launched a new blended Grant's Scotch aimed at younger whisky drinkers.

Research in Focus - Mergers & Acquisitions in Alcoholic Drinks

28 May 2014

Mergers and acquisitions have to varying degrees been important in shaping the different alcoholic drinks categories.

Comment - Spirits - Drambuie For Sale

27 May 2014

Last week, the owner of Drambuie put the Scotch whisky liqueur brand up for sale. Ian Buxton considers Drambuie's history and the potential runners and riders.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

23 May 2014

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Product Launch - GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask

22 May 2014

William Grant & Sons has lined up the release of the second expression in The Balvenie’s Single Barrel range.

GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons sees CMO call time

19 May 2014

The chief marketing officer of William Grant & Sons is set to leave the company later this year.

US: Presidents' Forum of Distilled Spirits Industry appoints chair

14 May 2014

The Presidents' Forum of the Distilled Spirits Industry has elected a new chairman and gained two new members.

IRELAND/UK: Whiskey producers launch Irish Whiskey Association

9 Apr 2014

A new trade body has been established to promote the interests of the fast-growing Irish whiskey sector.

UK: Exponent completes on Loch Lomond Distillery Co buy

3 Mar 2014

Private equity group Exponent has lined up the acquisition of The Loch Lomond Distillery Co.

UK: "Clarity" needed on Scottish independence as whisky industry stays neutral

27 Feb 2014

The trade body for the Scotch whisky industry has called for “clarity” ahead of the independence referendum in Scotland later this year, with three major whisky producers declining to join either the 'yes' or 'no' camp.

UK: Loyalty fades in premium white spirits - William Grant & Sons

26 Feb 2014

An executive at William Grant & Sons has warned that the lines between premium white spirits in the UK have become “blurred” over the past two years, with consumers no longer loyal to one category.

Product Launch - UK: William Grant & Sons' Reyka Icelandic Bitters

26 Feb 2014

William Grant & Sons has launched a limited number of aromatic bitters for its Reyka Icelandic vodka brand into the UK on-trade.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons The Strathspey Reserve 21 Year Old

17 Feb 2014

William Grant & Sons has announced details of the launch of an exclusive signature blend from its archive of “rare” casks reserves.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

27 Jan 2014

The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.

US: Bourbon boom marches on in on-trade, as vodka dips

15 Jan 2014

Bourbon, blended American whiskies and Irish whiskey were the only spirits sub-categories to see volume growth in the US on-trade in 2013 as clear spirits lagged, according to latest figures.

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