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Is Irish whiskey ready to recognise its potential? - Comment

29 Nov 2016

One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' change of ownership, Ian Buxton asks if the country's distillers are in danger of over-stating Irish whiskey's prospects.

William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter Two - Product Launch

18 Nov 2016

William Grant & Sons has released the second edition of its DCS Compendium. Chapter Two is called 'The Influence of Oak'. 

The Loch Lomond Group teams up with Nigab for Nordic GTR push

18 Nov 2016

The Loch Lomond Group is continuing to increase its Travel Retail presence with a new distribution partnership in the Nordics.

Glenfiddich IPA whisky gets global TV campaign - video

26 Oct 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched a new global Glenfiddich ad to highlight the brand's new whisky part-aged in beer casks.

William Grant & Sons poaches Diageo executive for Global Travel Retail team

10 Oct 2016

William Grant & Sons has appointed a former Diageo executive to head up its Travel Retail unit in Taiwan. 

Today's Market Trends - Gin Essentials, Part II

6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.

Key Brands Performance - Gin Essentials, Part IV

6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major gin brands and their owners.

William Grant & Sons redesigns Drambuie bottle

6 Oct 2016

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new Drambuie bottle as the whisky liqueur looks to its past for inspiration.

Global Travel Retail exclusives under threat, warns TFWA head - TFWA 2016

5 Oct 2016

New European Union regulations on nutritional labelling could put an end to alcohol exclusives in the Global Travel Retail channel, the head of the Tax Free World Association has warned.

William Grant & Sons sees 2015 sales, profits post single-digit rises

27 Sep 2016

William Grant & Sons has reported rising full-year sales and profits as it continues to move away from distributing third-party brands.

William Grant & Sons rolls out Tullamore Dew age statements to US

8 Sep 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched two single malt Irish whiskeys in the US a month after their UK release. 

William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Product Launch

1 Sep 2016

William Grant & Sons has released two whiskies under its new Experimental Series banner.

William Grant & Sons' Tullamore Dew 14- and 18-year olds - Product Launch

10 Aug 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched 14- and 18-year-old Tullamore Dew Irish whiskies on a limited release.

New Hendrick's Gin would have to be "unusual" - William Grant & Sons

20 Jul 2016

William Grant & Sons has refused to rule out a first extension for its Hendrick's Gin brand.

Why is rum still stuck on the runway? - Comment

14 Jul 2016

For years, rum was lined up to be the spirits industry's next big thing. And yet, for all the shining promise of the category's mix of heritage, mixability and positive lifestyle cues, that potential has never quite been fully exploited, particularly in the vital US market. Richard Woodard reports.

"Halewood was a business that just didn't know where it was going" - Interview, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood Wines & Spirits - Part I

12 Jul 2016

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.

Ex-William Grant & Sons CEO Stella David re-joins Bacardi

24 Jun 2016

The former head of William Grant & Sons, Stella David, has returned to her previous employer Bacardi, this time as a director.

Key Brands Performance - Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part IV

22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.

William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 - Product Launch

16 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has readied the release of the latest iteration from its long-running Tun expressions of The Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky.

William Grant & Sons recruits ex-Diageo exec Ed Cottrell as Global Travel Retail MD

9 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has confirmed a change of leader for its Global Travel Retail division.

VR marketing heats up as William Grant & Sons unveils 3D Glenfiddich tour

8 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has joined the growing trend for virtual reality marketing with a 360-degree tour of its Glenfiddich distillery.

Europe Travel Retail director Andre de Almeida quits William Grant & Sons

2 Jun 2016

William Grant & Sons has confirmed the pending departure of the director of its Travel Retail operations in Europe.

William Grant & Sons redesigns Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva

26 May 2016

William Grant & Sons UK unit has overhauled its Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva single malt whisky packaging as it looks to highlight the brand's finishing process. 

Key Brands Performance - Scotch Whisky Essentials Part IV

24 May 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major Scotch brands.

Category Innovations - Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part VII

24 May 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. The final part considers the role that innovation could play for Scotch in the future.

How can gin stem the slide in the US? - Comment

19 Apr 2016

Much as all looks rosy in the UK, the gin sector has struggled in the US in recent years. What is the segment doing wrong, in a spirits market that offers generous bounty? Richard Woodard investigates.

William Grant updates Wood's Old Navy Rum

1 Apr 2016

William Grant & Sons has lined up a global packaging refresh for its Wood's Old Navy Rum.

William Grant & Sons names new marketing head for Americas Travel Retail

31 Mar 2016

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new marketing head for its Americas Travel Retail unit.

William Grant & Sons unveils The Balvenie web series - video

16 Mar 2016

William Grant & Sons has launched the first of six short films in support of The Balvenie.

William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie 21 Year Old Madeira Cask- Product Launch

4 Mar 2016

William Grant & Sons has partnered with Travel Retail operator DFS to launch a 21-year-old iteration of its The Balvenie single malt Scotch brand.

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