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RUSSIA: Lixir to distribute Russian Standard in France

5 Dec 2008

Russian Standard Vodka has signed a partnership deal with French distribution company Lixir.

FRANCE: French William Grant's boycott follows Raynal & Cie closure

24 Nov 2008

William Grant's & Sons has played down reports of a boycott of its products in Cognac, following the company's decision to close its brandy production facility in the French region.

US: William Grant & Sons to distribute Stolichnaya

13 Nov 2008

Stolichnaya vodka's owner, SPI Group, has signed a distribution deal in the US with William Grant & Sons.

UK: Grant's gets 'gardening on the radio' push

29 Oct 2008

William Grant & Sons has lined up a radio campaign for its Grants Scotch whisky brand in its home market.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

17 Oct 2008

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

UK: Balvenie launches Signature activity

16 Oct 2008

William Grant & Sons is launching a UK marketing campaign for its The Balvenie Signature collection.

UK: William Grant & Sons to close Raynal & Cie brandy site

13 Oct 2008

William Grant & Sons has confirmed that it plans to close its French brandy production facility in the Cognac region of the country.

BRAZIL: Sagatiba names Northern Europe director

1 Oct 2008

Caçhaca producer Sagatiba has appointed Nick Woodward to the new position of regional director Northern Europe, covering both domestic and travel retail markets.

Just the round-up - The week in drinks

22 Sep 2008

The top ten most read stories on just-drinks last week.

Spotlight - The future for Russian Standard

18 Sep 2008

Absolut vodka may have been eating up the column inches this year, but another privately-owned Russian producer has also been hitting the headlines. Last week, Chris Mercer visited the home of Russian Standard, St Petersburg, to discover first hand what plans the company has in place to stay on the front pages.

UK: Rémy Cointreau, William Grant & Sons agree distribution deal

17 Sep 2008

Rémy Cointreau has unveiled a new marketing and distribution partnership in Europe with William Grant & Sons, as the French group prepares for life after Maxxium.

US: William Grant & Sons sells US wine brands to TBS

3 Sep 2008

William Grant & Sons has sold its non-proprietary wine portfolio in the US to Total Beverage Solution.

UK: William Grant & Sons unveils limited edition Balvenie

22 Jul 2008

William Grant & Sons has launched an addition to its Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whiskies range.

UK: Whyte & Mackay silent on Glenmorangie purchase talk

7 Jul 2008

Whyte & Mackay has declined to comment on reports that it is considering a move for Glenmorangie's Glen Moray Distillery.

US: William Grant & Sons appoints brand ambassador

2 Jul 2008

William Grant & Sons US has appointed Sam Simmons as the “first-ever” Balvenie brand ambassador.

UK: Willliam Grant & Sons appoints finance director

27 Jun 2008

William Grant & Sons has appointed Lesley Jackson as its new group finance director.

UK: Glenfiddich salutes Michael Jackson with whisky launch

17 Jun 2008

Glenfiddich is to launch a new release of its Glenfiddich Rare Collection 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky in honour of whisky writer and broadcaster Michael Jackson, who passed away in the summer of 2007 aged 65.

UK: William Grant & Sons appoints chairman

8 May 2008

Independent family distiller William Grant & Sons has announced the appointment of Peter Gordon to the position of non-executive chairman.

US: William Grant poaches Pernod exec for sales VP post

8 Apr 2008

William Grant & Sons has appointed a senior vice president of sales for its US unit.

UK: Wm Grant rolls out Three Barrels promo push in UK

17 Mar 2008

William Grant & Sons has launched a marketing campaign and packaging update for its Three Barrels Rare Old French Brandy in the UK.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

14 Mar 2008

The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week:

UK: William Grant readies GBP35m revamp, promo push

10 Mar 2008

William Grant & Sons has lined up a sizeable investment for a packaging revamp of its flagship Grant’s Scotch whisky brand.

UK: AG Barr poaches William Grant exec

29 Jan 2008

AG Barr has announced that its finance director and operations director will retire early in the next financial year, with their replacements having already been found.

US: Remy Cointreau appoints HR director for US

28 Jan 2008

Remy Cointreau has appointed a vice president of human resources for its US unit.

Pot of Gould – The cocktail: shaking up the market

23 Jan 2008

Marketing spirits as constituents in new or popular cocktails has been a feature of the spirits category for years. And the growing emphasis on attracting younger consumers has meant the cocktail has become even more crucial to spirits marketing strategies. So much so, Patience Gould writes, that even Cognac now sees the cocktail as a key element in its growth plans.

Just the round-up – The week in drinks

11 Jan 2008

The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week:

US: William Grant & Sons appoints marketing exec

9 Jan 2008

William Grant & Sons has recruited a new senior vice president of marketing for its US subsidiary.

UK: William Grant & Sons lines up Balvenie French exclusive

14 Dec 2007

William Grant & Sons has created an exclusive expression of The Balvenie malt whisky for France’s biggest airport retailer, Aelia.

US: Proximo Spirits (Olive) branches into US vodka

17 Oct 2007

Two former senior drinks executives have set up a new company in the US and bought a vodka brand. Mark Teasdale, formerly MD of William Grant and Sons North America, and Michael Cheek, who was previously the president of Brown-Forman Spirits Worldwide, have teamed up to form Proximo Spirits in the country.

US: William Grant appoints new US chief

16 Oct 2007

Independent spirits company William Grant & Sons has appointed Simon Hunt as managing director of William Grant & Sons North America and Mexico and president of WGS USA, with effect from 15 October.

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