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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

Edrington to shutter South Korean operations - Scotch in South Korea data 15 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

Edrington is to close its South Korea unit amid long-term declines for the Scotch whisky category in the country.


Diageo opens first Guinness Gatehouse in Shanghai 19 Dec 2019

Lucy Britner

Diageo has lined up the latest brand experience for its Guinness brand, this time in China.


Beam Suntory launches assault on India with Oaksmith Scotch, Bourbon blend 18 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has raised its efforts in India, rolling out three of its existing spirits brands in the country and launching a two-strong line of a Scotch/Bourbon blend.


Asahi Group to buy vending machine business Advend - report 9 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

Asahi Group is reportedly planning to increase the number of its vending machines in Singapore and Malaysia to 10,000, through the acquisition of vending machine operator Advend.


The Coca-Cola Co offloads North India bottling assets 5 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has transferred its northern India bottling operations to franchise partners.


United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Witbier - Product Launch 4 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

United Breweries has launched the first non-lager Kingfisher, a craft-style wheat beer called Ultra Witbier.



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