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Beam Suntory partners Bowmore with Aston Martin Lagonda 2 Dec 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Beam Suntory's Bowmore Islay single malt Scotch whisky has become the exclusive spirits partner of British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda.

Endo Sport eyes workout market with CBD beverage launch 2 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

UK company Endo Sport has launched a CBD-infused sports drink that targets athletes and gym-goers.

"Ugly hoodies" to crown Tito's Handmade Vodka in festive push 2 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

Tito's Handmade Vodka owner Fifth Generation has topped its bottled with festive "ugly hoodies" as it expands a previous Christmas sweater activation for the brand.

Netherlands to adopt Nutri-Score labels in 2021 2 Dec 2019

Dean Best

The Netherlands plans to introduce the Nutri-Score nutrition-labelling scheme in 2021 after the Dutch government expressed support for the voluntary colour-code system.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - November 2019 2 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during November, a month that saw Anheuser-Busch InBev finally take the plunge with Craft Brew Alliance, Bacardi make a canned spirits play and Refresco embark on a mini shopping spree in soft drinks.

Eden Mill enlists artist for single malt packaging overhaul 29 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Scottish distiller Eden Mill has launched its annual St Andrews day single malt whisky in collaboration with an artist from Fife.

Pernod Ricard still has use for wine - regional CEO 29 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard can continue to find growth for its wine portfolio, a regional head of the company has said, despite speculation over the sale of its winery assets.

Grenade steps into UK energy drinks market with Grenade Energy 29 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Protein products maker Grenade has expanded into the increasingly-competitive UK energy drinks category with the launch of Grenade Energy.

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 29 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

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

The Coca-Cola Co, Mark Anthony Brands fight over Surge trademark 29 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

The Coca-Cola Co is seeking to block a trademark registration application filed by White Claw maker Mark Anthony Brands

ThaiBev IPO talks may be "ruse" to snare Anheuser-Busch InBev sale - analyst 29 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

ThaiBev's exploration of an IPO in Singapore could be a "negotiating ruse" to force Anheuser-Busch InBev into a partnership with the Chang Beer owner, an analyst has said.

Hong Kong protests giving Remy Cointreau cause for concern - CEO 29 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Remy Cointreau has expressed caution in Hong Kong, where recent unrest has impacted on the group's first-half performance.

ThaiBev mulls Singapore listing for beer unit 29 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

ThaiBev is exploring a listing for its beer business on the Singapore stock exchange that according to reports, could value the unit at as much as US$10bn.

Diageo targets US holidays with drunk-driving social media push - video 29 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Diageo has kicked off its latest anti-drink-driving activation in the US, highlighting the higher number of associated fatalities during the holiday season.

All Market releases Vita Coco Infused with CBD in UK 28 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

US firm All Market has started selling a range of CBD coconut water in the UK under its Vita Coco brand.

Diageo launches artificial intelligence tool to match consumers to Scotch whisky 28 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Diageo has rolled out an online service that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to recommend a whisky based on consumers' flavour preferences.

Anheuser-Busch InBev linked to US packaging asset sell-off 28 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports that the brewer is lining up another divestment, this time in the US.

Your company needs to do more to curb emissions - Consumers demand it - Sustainability Spotlight 29 Nov 2019

Ben Cooper

As 2019 draws to a close, the reviews of the year will surely focus on the upsurge in impassioned concern over climate change, with montages of extreme weather, forest fires, Extinction Rebellion civil disobedience, children across the globe walking out of school in protest and Greta Thunberg scolding the UN's Climate Summit. However, while the climate debate undeniably gathered pace this year, the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions sadly did not.

California's Wolves launches beer-based whiskey Winter Run 28 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

A Californian spirits producer has launched a blended whiskey made from distilled stout and Pilsner beers.

Valdemar Family Wine Estates opens landmark Washington winery 28 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Spain's Valdemar Family Wine Estates has opened the first non-US-owned winery in Washington State.

Douglas Laing & Co's Caol Ila Vintage 1979, Macallan Vintage 1989 single malt Scotch whiskies - Product Launch 28 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Scotch blender and bottler has lined up two additions to its Xtra Old Particular Black series of single cask expressions.

Japan plans sake licence boost to satisfy export demand - report 28 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Japan is reportedly looking to boost sake production for export as overseas demand for the spirit increases.

Brown-Forman's The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch 28 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

Scotch whisky producer The GlenDronach Distillery has added a peated iteration to its namesake single malt brand.

US government body issues warning over CBD use 27 Nov 2019

Simon Harvey

A US government office has warned it cannot guarantee that the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in food products is safe.

Wine sales in Ireland to hit US$1.6bn by 2023 - research 27 Nov 2019


The wine category in Ireland is expected to register a double-digit value rise in the five years to 2023, according to a recently-released report.

FDA must lead CBD out of the legal shadows - Comment 28 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

In declining to define CBD as a Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) ingredient this week, and sending warning letters to 15 companies selling products containing CBD, the US Food and Drug Administration has seemingly thrown the nascent CBD beverage category into doubt.

Campari Group takes Thanksgiving to UK with Wild Turkey cocktail offer 27 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Campari Group is offering two-for-one Wild Turkey cocktails in selected UK off-premise outlets to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

Pernod Ricard revamps Jameson Caskmates bottles 27 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has "simplified" the packaging for two of its Jameson Caskmates Series bottles

Hiro Sake eyes single-serve boom with new 18cl sake cup 27 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Japan's Hiro Sake is to launch an "on-the-go" sake serving size in the US and Australia.

Distillerie Francoli highlights 'dark secret' with Opal Nera relaunch 27 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Distillerie Francoli has relaunched its Opal Nera brand with new packaging that highlights how the Italian liqueur turns purple on contact with ice.








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