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UK: Remy Cointreau drops William Grant's First Drinks to go it alone in UK

10 Dec 2013

Remy Cointreau is set to call time on its UK sales, marketing and distribution tie-up with William Grant & Sons' First Drinks unit in the country.

just Five Years Ago: Pernod Ricard readies sale of Tia Maria

27 Nov 2013

Five years ago this month, reports started to emerge that Pernod Ricard was looking to offload its coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria.

UK: Tia Maria teams with Funkin for at-home cocktail push

27 Nov 2013

Illva Saronno's Tia Maria liqueur brand has been partnered with Funkin cocktail mixers in the UK for an end-of-year promotion pack.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

15 Nov 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

Comment - IWSC Heralds Busy Year for William Grant & Sons

14 Nov 2013

You just know the IWSC awards are one of the most prestigious events in the drinks annual calender, not because it is held in the medieval Guildhall, one of London's most striking venues.

Product Launch - UK: William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Spirit of a Nation

14 Nov 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched a limited-edition, 29-year-old Glenfiddich to mark its sponsorship of a charity expedition to the South Pole involving injured ex-military personnel.

FRANCE: Russian Standard hands Zubrówka distribution to Lixir

8 Nov 2013

Russian Standard acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation has appointed Lixir to distribute its Polish vodka brand Zubrówka across France.

UK: Pernod Ricard details UK strategy makeover

6 Nov 2013

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard is looking to re-focus its strategy, as it aims to cement its position as the second-largest premium spirits company in the country.

TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons unveils Glenfiddich gift pack

5 Nov 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched three of its Glenfiddich Age of Discovery expressions in a gift pack exclusive to Travel Retail.

Comment - Spirits - Irish Whiskey: Set to Cause a Rattle & Hum?

29 Oct 2013

The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo ups Johnnie Walker Travel Retail volumes - Research

21 Oct 2013

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand strengthened its hold on the global Travel Retail market last year, increasing volumes by 15%, new figures have shown.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2013

17 Oct 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.

Product Launch - US: William Grant & Sons’ Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve

17 Oct 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched another single malt in its Glenfiddich Age of Discovery collection that has been designed to celebrate the link between American and Scottish whiskies.

UK: William Grant & Sons to add to Girvan single grain Scotch portfolio

9 Oct 2013

William Grant & Sons has justified the high price-point for its inaugural single grain Scotch whisky launch, and is set to launch two additions to the new brand next year.

UK: William Grant & Sons extends Grant's UK push to outdoor

9 Oct 2013

William Grant & Sons is set to back its recently-announced promotion for its Grant's blended Scotch whisky brand in the UK.

Comment – Wehring's Way – William Grant & Sons' Single Grain Scotch: Opportunity or Plaything?

8 Oct 2013

There was an element of fanfare last week when William Grant & Sons unveiled what it claimed is “a break with whisky conventions”. The launch here in the UK of The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old, announced on Friday (4 October) represents the company's entry into the single grain sub-category of the broader Scotch whisky sector.

Product Launch - US: William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 9

8 Oct 2013

William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 9

Product Launch - UK: William Grant & Sons' The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old

7 Oct 2013

William Grant & Sons' The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Year Old

UK: William Grant & Sons FY sales rise, but profits slip

1 Oct 2013

UK spirits group William Grant & Sons has seen its full-year sales edge up, but profits fell slightly after what the company described as a “challenging” year.

IRELAND: Tullamore D.E.W. distillery gets Government nod

13 Sep 2013

Construction of the Tullamore D.E.W. distillery in its namesake town in Ireland continues apace, with the William Grant & Sons-owned brand getting official recognition for the building work this week.

GLOBAL: Irish whiskey aiming high as global firms invest

11 Sep 2013

Irish whiskey can become 10% of global whisk(e)y category sales helped by drinks firms' renewed interest in the sub-sector, according to the head of Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers.

UK: William Grant & Sons readies Grant's UK campaign

11 Sep 2013

William Grant & Sons' has lined up an on-pack campaign for its Grant's blended whisky brand in the UK that offers consumers the chance to claim a reprint of a national newspaper from any time in the last 100 years.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Cask Collection

11 Sep 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched a no-age Travel Retail exclusive series for the first time in its 125-year history.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage

9 Sep 2013

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage

Focus - David vs. Goliath: Bullish Trademark Litigation in the Drinks Industry

2 Sep 2013

A spate of recent trademark rows in the drinks industry has prompted Stuart Whitwell from Intangible Business to cast his eye over some of them, to see if there's a common thread.

N ZEALAND: William Grant & Sons fights trademark battle over 'DoubleWood'

27 Aug 2013

William Grant & Sons is facing a legal showdown with a New Zealand whisky distillery over the trademark 'DoubleWood'.

Comment - Spirits - Searching for the Next Johnnie Walker

20 Aug 2013

This month, Ian Buxton runs the rule over Diageo's recently-announced spirits start-up support programme.

US: SPI Group ends travel retail deal with William Grant & Sons

20 Aug 2013

SPI Group is to hand distribution of its Stolichnaya range in the US travel retail channel to Chase International, further severing ties with current distributor William Grant & Sons.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons' Tullamore Dew 14 Year Old Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish

15 Aug 2013

William Grant & Sons' Tullamore Dew 14 Year Old Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish

just the Preview – Gruppo Campari Q2 & H1

5 Aug 2013

Tomorrow, (6 August), Gruppo Campari will report its second-quarter and first-half results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the Milan-headquartered company has fared in the three months to the end of June.

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