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Why Brown-Forman will be one of spirits' winners

Much has been written this year - not least by just-drinks - about the global trade war between the US and pretty much everybody else. As ta...

Should Pernod dump wine, bunk up with Brown-Forman

It's been a tough week for Pernod Ricard. On Wednesday, activist investor Elliott Management, which has built up a 2.5% stake in the French...

The future of cannabis in the drinks industry

The future of cannabis in the food and beverage industry will be worth billions. In fact, the continued legalisation of the drug for recreat...

What will be Ian Curle's Edrington legacy?

2018 is the year a CEO exodus ripped through the spirits industry. Constellation's Rob Sands, Beam Suntory's Matt Shattock and Brown-Forman'...

Latest Interviews

"The future isn't to get concerned about monolithic brands like Bacardi and Smirnoff, but to encourage and focus on the innovators" - Interview - Amber Beverage Group CEO Seymour Ferreira 30 Oct 2018

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group is a good example of a mid-tier alcohol company. Part of the SPI Group, the company employs around 2,000 across its production sites in the Baltics, Russia, Mexico and the UK. It also distributes global brands including its own Riga Black Balsam and Moskovskaya vodkas across the world. According to CEO Seymour Ferreira, Amber prides itself on having global reach while remaining small enough to be as agile as a start-up. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with Ferreira to talk about how to compete with the giants of the industry, the difficulties of finding good distributors and why cannabis and low-alcohol offer attractive growth for the future.


Free Craigellachie 51 YO, Bacardi's single malts strategy and a tough stance on age statements - Interview - Bacardi's global brand director for malts, Ian Taylor 26 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

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.

Latest News

The Coca-Cola Co targets "enhanced" recycling with depolymerization loan 14 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is stepping up efforts behind so-called "enhanced recycling" in a bid to make higher-grade plastic out of recycled waste.


Alain Maingreaud replaces Erik Juul-Mortensen as TFWA president 14 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

The Tax Free World Association, the trade body for Global Travel Retail, has elected Alain Maingreaud as its next president, replacing long-term incumbent and TFWA co-founder Erik Juul-Mortensen.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 14 Dec 2018

Olly Wehring

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


Pernod Ricard's Ballantine’s Warming Spices Edition - Product Launch 13 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-time 21-year-old Ballantine's into Travel Retail that has strong flavours of spiced herbs.


Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastic - research 12 Dec 2018

just-drinks.com editorial team

Food and drinks producers must challenge their suppliers to produce more environmentally friendly packaging now or risk being at the mercy of a future ‘plastic tax’ according to the the latest report from FUTURES - the new insights service from just-food and just-drinks.


Pernod Ricard hits back at activist investor swipe 12 Dec 2018

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has defended its financial record after an activist investor called for the company to sharpen up or continue to lose out to its competitors.



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