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Brown-Forman keeps it in the family

Has someone got their cheeky hat on, or has Constellation Brands got a bit too big for its boots? Yesterday’s reports linking Constellation...

Why craft owes much to multinational brands

In wanting to trumpet their credentials, craft spirits brands still owe much to the bigger, more-established brands in the segments. Richard...

Responsible drinking measures around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Are big brewers buying craft to benefit big beer?

Amid all the furore each time another craft brewer joins the other side, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont explores the strategy behind the...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Highland Park brand head Jason Craig 3 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Last week, Edrington unveiled a new whisky range, new packaging and a new brand position for its Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Orkney-based distillery has created a back-story for Highland Park around the islands' Viking heritage. just-drinks sat down with Highland Park brand director Jason Craig at the launch in Denmark to find out more about the thinking behind the re-launch.


Interview - Marie Brizard CEO Jean-Noël Reynaud 5 Apr 2017

Andy Morton

In 2013, Belvedere entered administration after falling into debt thanks to its purchase of the Marie Brizard liqueurs brand. Four years later, the French spirits company - renamed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits - is debt free. What's more, its William Peel Scotch whisky has just become the top-selling spirits brand in France. Couple that with an entry into China and you have a company back on the up. just-drinks spoke to Marie Brizard's CEO since 2014, Jean-Noël Reynaud, about how he has turned the firm around by shunning premiumisation, as well as the benefits of Brexit. We also asked: Whatever happened to Bruce Willis?

Latest News

Bacardi's Major Lazer Limited Edition Rum - NPD 25 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Bacardi has launched a limited edition rum in partnership with musicians Major Lazer. 


UPS exec joins Brown-Forman board 25 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has added a senior executive at United Parcel Service to its board of directors.


YTD sales stay strong at home and away for Britvic 24 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Britvic has reported a healthy first half to fiscal-2017, with sales rising in all countries, including its core UK market.


Britvic chairman Gerald Corbett readies retirement 24 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Gerald Corbett is set to retire as chairman of Britvic, with independent director John Daly lined up as his replacement.


Constellation linked to Brown-Forman move 23 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move.


InVivo lines up Baarsma Wine Group purchase 23 May 2017

Stuart Todd

The wine unit of French agricultural co-operative InVivo has announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based Baarsma Wine Group.

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