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Product Launch - UK: John Distilleries' Paul John Brilliance, Edited Indian whiskies

15 May 2013

John Distilleries' Paul John Brilliance, Edited Indian whiskies

Comment - Campari's CEO and the 'mystery' vodka brand

13 May 2013

Gruppo Campari's CEO, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, went a little off-piste in a conference call with analysts today (13 May).

Comment - Wehring's Way - There's No Geeing Up Gin

3 May 2013

Yesterday evening, the Worshipful Company of Distillers hosted a debate in London about gin. Up for discussion was the question: “Gin: A tortuous history with a brilliant future?”

US: Wirtz Beverage Group unveils brokerage tie-up with Johnson Brothers

2 May 2013

Wirtz Beverage Group has teamed up with Johnson Brothers to form a spirits brokerage partnership for Iowa.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

19 Apr 2013

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

just Five Years Ago: Beam keeps powder dry after losing race for Absolut

17 Apr 2013

It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.

UK: William Grant & Sons unveils new finance chief

17 Apr 2013

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new group finance director.

US: William Grant & Sons appoints new US chief

16 Apr 2013

William Grant & Sons has promoted one of its senior executives to the role of managing director and president of its US division.

GLOBAL: Campari updates Carolans package

15 Apr 2013

Gruppo Campari has re-designed the packaging for its Carolans Irish cream liqueur brand.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

5 Apr 2013

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

INDIA: John Distilleries mulls stake sale - Beam, Wm Grant, Campari, ThaiBev named - report

4 Apr 2013

Beam Inc, Gruppo Campari, William Grant & Sons and ThaiBev have all been linked to Indian spirits producer John Distilleries, according to local reports.

UK: Rumoured buyer silent over Loch Lomond Distillery deal

2 Apr 2013

Private equity group Exponent has declined to comment on reports that it is in talks to take control of Loch Lomond Distillery Company.

Comment - Spirits - Filling The Bourbon Hole

28 Feb 2013

What do Bacardi, Diageo and Pernod Ricard have in common? Aside from the obvious, Ian Buxton proffers that they share the same problem when it comes to Bourbon, and that's their lack of it.

US: SPI Group appoints ex-Bacardi exec for new US chief role

25 Jan 2013

SPI Group has coaxed the former head of Bacardi’s North American operations out of retirement to lead its US unit.

Research in Focus - Emerging Markets Not Always the Answer

25 Jan 2013

While there has been huge focus in the spirits sector on emerging markets in recent years, a new report from Euromonitor International suggests prioritising development in these up-and-coming regions will not be the optimal growth strategy for all companies.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 7

24 Jan 2013

William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 7

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons’ Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish Edition

22 Jan 2013

William Grant & Sons has launched the third Glenfiddich extension in its Age of Discovery range.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part V: Spirits

21 Dec 2012

It was back to business for spirits companies in 2012 as the industry's recovery continued apace.

UK: William Grant & Sons updates Three Barrels in UK

12 Dec 2012

William Grant & Sons has lined up a packaging refresh and size addition for its Three Barrels brandy in the UK.

Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons’ Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition

7 Dec 2012

William Grant & Sons’ Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition

IRELAND: New Irish whiskey distillery to start production this week

26 Nov 2012

A new whiskey distillery in Ireland - the first in 47 years - is set to officially start production this week.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

16 Nov 2012

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

US: SPI Group to end Stolichnaya deal with William Grant & Sons

15 Nov 2012

SPI Group is to drop William Grant & Sons as its US distributor for Stolichnaya and set up its own import company.

just The Facts - Stolichnaya's Distribution Changes

15 Nov 2012

SPI Group announced today it will end its Stolichnaya distribution deal with William Grant & Sons in the US. It is not the only move SPI has made on marketing and distribution of the vodka brand over the past year.

US: Anheuser-Busch InBev hits out at Budweiser role in Hollywood film

6 Nov 2012

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is “disappointed” that Budweiser has been used in a new Hollywood film featuring an alcoholic lead character, and noted that it had “no knowledge” the brand would be used.

BERMUDA: Bacardi CMO to stand down

1 Nov 2012

Bacardi has confirmed that its CMO is to leave the company, just over two years after assuming the role.

Product Launch - US: William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6

19 Oct 2012

William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2012

18 Oct 2012

Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show to set up shop a month earlier in sunny September. Yet the prospect of chillier nights and a shower or two on the Croisette is unlikely to dampen the spirits of the 104 liquor exhibitors attending this year’s event. Indeed, all things considered, Joe Bates believes that the duty-free wine and spirit business is in pretty good shape.

MARTINIQUE: La Martiniquaise sells rum brands to Chevrillon

16 Oct 2012

La Martiniquaise has completed the divestment of the Trois Rivières, La Mauny and Duquesne rum brands ahead of its proposed purchase of Quartier Français Spiritueux.

Research in Focus - Diageo's Johnnie Walker Just Keeps On Walking

12 Oct 2012

In a way it must be a bit galling for the undoubtedly talented number crunchers at the International Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR) that their carefully devised methodology for calculating the world's top performing spirit brand produces probably the same outcome as the intuitive guess of most industry professionals.

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