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Pernod breaks boundaries with Chinese distillery

The recent unveiling of Pernod Ricard Asia's plans to produce China's first domestically-sourced single malt whisky is undoubtedly a landmar...

A-B InBev - getting ready for Heineken in China?

Today's reports on Anheuser-Busch InBev in Asia have focused on the brewer's debt pile. But, could the potential launch of an IPO in the reg...

Australia - the wine to watch in China in 2019

Australia's wine producers will be looking forward to 2019, as wine tariff rates in China, the industry's largest export market, hit the max...

just-drinks thinks - Tmall's market research deal

Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it...

Latest Interviews

"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019 5 Sep 2019

Olly Wehring

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.


Pernod Ricard's Chinese malt whisky distillery - just-drinks speaks to China MD Jean-Etienne Gourgues and Asia marketing head Tracy Kwan 29 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard unveiled plans to build a malt whisky distillery near Mount Emei, one of China's four sacred Buddhist peaks. The distillery is expected to start production in 2021, with the first product set to be released in 2023. just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Pernod's China MD, Jean-Etienne Gourgues, and Asia VP of marketing Tracy Kwan by phone from Emei to hear more about the project.

Latest News

Chinese firm looks to Scotland to build US$3.9m whisky distillery in Inner Mongolia 22 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Another whisky distillery is set to open in China after a Scottish company has signed a deal to build a GBP3m (US$3.9m) production site in Inner Mongolia.


Heineken takes Desperados to South Africa 19 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Heineken has expanded the African footprint of Desperados with a launch in South Africa.


Export success prompts baijiu shortages for Kweichow Moutai 19 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

High demand for baijiu outside China this year has provoked a supply shortage for domestic market leader Kweichow Moutai Group.


Pernod Ricard signs baijiu distribution partnership with Wuliangye 18 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to distribute the Chinese white spirit baijiu in South-East Asia after signing a partnership with Wuliangye, one of China's leading producers.


Bacardi’s Aberfeldy 19-Year-Old Exceptional Cask Small Batch Scotch - Product Launch 13 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Bacardi’s Global Travel Retail division has launched a limited edition, 19-year-old expression of its Aberfeldy single malt Scotch brand, exclusive to the Global Travel Retail channel at Dubai International Airport.


How has Concha y Toro performed in YTD 2019? - results data 8 Nov 2019

Olly Wehring

A 3.1% lift in third-quarter sales has pushed Concha y Toro's year-to-date performance in the right direction, 12 months on from a stagnant YTD top-line.



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