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Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.

This was the week that Bacardi announced the free giveaway of Craigellachie 51-year-old

This was the week that Bacardi announced the free giveaway of Craigellachie 51-year-old

Our resident beer commentator returns, not just for his latest look at the beer world, but also from his travels. Stephen Beaumont tells us about his time spent in South America this month, and why he thinks the region is set to hog the craft beer headlines going forward.

Heineken released its Q3 results yesterday and, in the process, shone a light on an as-yet-little-noticed corner of the global beer market. Cambodia is rarely mentioned alongside the big hitters of the South-East Asian alcohol market - namely Thailand and Vietnam.

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, has some sage advice for those listed drinks companies out there who are sniffing around the cannabis sector. He also considers the growing importance of corporate governance, while preparing the ground for a lively few days of third-quarter results.

The US success of Tito's Handmade Vodka has already put some industry noses out of joint. Now, the self-styled craft vodka with the multinational-level volumes is hoping to do the same in the Global Travel Retail channel. But, can the brand sow the same disruption that it created in its domestic market?

Last week, research group IGD held a digital retail conference in London, with some of the biggest e-tailer and online companies presenting on the channel's top trends. just-drinks brings you the low-down on the six biggest talking points from the event and what you need to know to be ready for the digital future. For more on future trends, download just-drinks' new FREE Futures report here.

Today, Bacardi has released a 51-year-old single malt Scotch from its Craigellachie distillery in Speyside, Scotland - the company's oldest single malt release so far. In a rare move, Bacardi has chosen to give away the expression free of charge. In an exclusive interview with just-drinks, the company's global brand director for malts, Ian Taylor, outlines the strategy behind the decision and sheds some light on Bacardi's play in single malts

And, on our news pages...

Some 48% of European shoppers are not prepared to pay a premium for certain sustainability measures, according to a new report.

Constellation Brands has said it is considering "a variety of potential options" for its wine portfolio following a report the company is looking to sell some US wine brands.

Cambodia looks set to be the next beer battleground for Heineken, with the brewer's volumes in the country struggling in the third quarter of 2018 as Carlsberg ups its presence.

Anheuser-Busch InBev will focus on cutting its debt levels in the months ahead, suggesting a more conservative M&A approach going forward.

A bumper third quarter has set up Coca-Cola European Partners for a healthy full-year performance, although the group has not changed its sales guidance for 2018.

Bacardi has chosen to give away its oldest expression of Craigellachie single malt free of charge, as the company looks to counter what it describes as "exclusivity" in the Scotch category.


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