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"Carbon neutrality will be basic hygiene factor stuff in ten years time" - just-drinks speaks to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller 25 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller about the alcohol industry's re-tuned focus on sustainability and how the company's plan to open a carbon-neutral distillery in St Andrews serves as a model for the future.

"The rest of Europe is so primed for hard seltzer" - just-drinks speaks to Loon Water co-founders Fabio & Francesca Bruni 23 Sep 2020

Loon Water founders Fabio and Francesca Bruni talk about the difference between the US and UK markets, why distillers risk brand dilution with big-name launches and where the global hard seltzer category goes from here.

"Having a big uncle or auntie over your shoulder is priceless" - just-drinks speaks to Beavertown Brewery founder & Heineken partner Logan Plant 26 Aug 2020

What is it with Heineken and musicians? The Netherlands-based global brewer has been more particular with its craft brewery investments than, say acquisition-happy Anheuser-Busch InBev. But two of its biggest - Lagunitas and London's Beavertown - were both founded by frustrated rockstars.

How the second quarter has played out, how the on-premise has been performing and how South Africa has stepped back from the brink - The just-drinks Analyst 18 Aug 2020

In his latest report from the investment front-line, just-drinks in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, reviews second-quarter performances, bemoans the troubled return after lockdown of the on-premise channel and cheers his recent predictions in South Africa.

"What we have right now is an unsustainable trading model"- just-drinks speaks to Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association 16 Jul 2020

Late last year, Emma McClarkin was appointed chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association. Within four months of taking the helm, the coronavirus pandemic prompted the outright closure of the UK on-premise channel. Speaking exclusively to just-drinks today, McClarkin talks us through her tenure so far and how - or if - her members have survived lockdown. She also considers what the 'new normal' will be like for the country's pubs and brewers.

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J F Hillebrand expands with Braid acquisition 23 Oct 2020

Beverage haulage firm J F Hillebrand has purchased UK-based bulk liquid transporter Braid for an undisclosed fee.

Diageo's The Singleton 38-Year-Old single malt Scotch - Product Launch 23 Oct 2020

Diageo has lined up the roll-out of a limited edition aged expression of its The Singleton single malt Scotch whisky brand.

William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt departs - just-drinks Exclusive 22 Oct 2020

Simon Hunt has left William Grant & Sons after an almost-five-year stint as the group's CEO, just-drinks has learned.

Diageo carves up LatAm, Caribbean, Global Travel & Sales role as Alberto Gavazzi steps down - just-drinks Exclusive 22 Oct 2020

Diageo is preparing for the departure of its regional head of Latin America & Caribbean, with Alberto Gavazzi set to leave after almost 30 years with the group.

Diageo adds to non-alcoholic beer portfolio with Guinness 0.0 22 Oct 2020

Diageo has launched a non-alcoholic version of its Guinness beer brand in the UK and Ireland.

BrewDog's Hawkes Cider founder announces exit 22 Oct 2020

The founder of Hawkes Cider, a company bought by BrewDog two years ago, will leave the group at the end of this month.

Ceremony Beverage Co secures wholesaler status to launch Twist Hard Seltzer 22 Oct 2020

London-based RTD producer Ceremony Beverage Co has set up as a wholesaler to allow UK on-premise venues to buy its newly-launched Twist Hard Seltzer direct.

C&C Group posts H1 loss as Matthew Clark, Bibendum drag down sales - results 21 Oct 2020

C&C Group has reported an H1 loss of almost EUR12m (US$14.2m) as coronavirus lockdowns saw sales drop by more than half.

Days Brewing's Days non-alcoholic beer - Product Launch 21 Oct 2020

UK start-up Days Brewing has launched a non-alcoholic beer brand that is produced using Scottish water.

Salcombe Distilling Co's Phantom cask-finished gin - Product Launch 21 Oct 2020

UK gin brand owner Salcombe Distilling Co has partnered with a Sauternes wine producer to release a cask-finished gin under its namesake brand.