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Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.


The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment 30 Mar 2017

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by which the UK will leave the EU. Although post-exit trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions between the two sides.


Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future 27 Feb 2017

With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve.


Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part II 24 Feb 2017

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.


Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part I 21 Feb 2017

In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.

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Gin boom continues for Brockmans as sales surge 28 Apr 2017

Brockmans has posted a sharp lift in full-year sales, as the UK gin producer increases its footprint at home and abroad.


BrewDog moves into spirits with LoneWolf launch 27 Apr 2017

BrewDog has unveiled details of its spirits venture, LoneWolf, which comprises a gin and a vodka as the Scottish craft brewer expands beyond the beer category.


Twisted Halo's Twisted Halo - NPD 27 Apr 2017

New UK producer Twisted Halo has launched a low-calorie alcoholic RTD.


Nichols braced for currency squeeze in 2017 26 Apr 2017

First-quarter sales for UK soft drinks group Nichols were "in line" with expectations, but currency-related pressures are set to take their toll in 2017.


Tesco puts first Chinese wine on its UK shelves 26 Apr 2017

Tesco is to sell a Chinese wine for the first time in its UK stores, in a move it says could "open the doors" for wine-making in China.


Portman Group heads to Tesco for new chief exec 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Brand Carlsberg replaces Tuborg in festival deal 25 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has dropped Tuborg as the main face of its UK festival programme as the brewer looks to revitalise its namesake lager brand in the country.


Fuller's launches Cornish Orchards cans 24 Apr 2017

UK brewer Fuller's has become the latest company to roll out cider in cans. 


Stone Brewing swaps BrewDog for James Clay in UK 24 Apr 2017

California-based Stone Brewing has changed distributor in the UK market.


Nichols' Feel Good Infusions - NPD 21 Apr 2017

Nichols is taking the Feel Good juice brand it bought in 2015 into the flavoured water category.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 2017

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip 6 Sep 2016

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.


Heineken gets Foster's profile boost with a catch 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.