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As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its problems

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey....

China spirit - How Diageo reinflated baijiu, II

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

China spirit - How Diageo got burned by baijiu, I

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

M&A options for craft brewers - Comment

Craft beer has become the fastest-growing - and the most competitive - segment of the global beer market. With more than 1,700 craft breweri...

Latest Interviews

"You could argue that we are stupid to sell in Travel Retail; for us it is the right environment" - Interview, Edrington MD for Global Travel Retail, Igor Boyadjian 10 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.


"I never thought Bulldog would reach these heights"  - Interview, Bulldog Gin founder and CEO, Anshuman Vohra 3 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Gruppo Campari announced an agreement to buy Bulldog Gin. Here, just-drinks talks to brand founder Anshuman Vohra about the transaction.

Latest News

Margarita's Naranja liqueur switches to Milestone Brands from Pura Vida in US 14 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Texas-based start-up Milestone Brands has acquired the rights to the Naranja Mexican liqueur brand from Pura Vida Spirits Co.


Grupo Diego Zamora acquires rest of Italy's Villa Massa 13 Nov 17

Andy Morton

Grupo Diego Zamora has taken full control of Italian lemon liqueur producer Villa Massa.


Molson Coors adds Trou du Diable to craft fold in Canada 9 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Molson Coors’ unit in Canada has added another craft brewer to its armoury, this time acquiring Quebec-based Trou du Diable.


Carlsberg "still negotiating" Habeco deal in Vietnam - CEO 6 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Carlsberg has said the firm is still working on a deal to increase its stake in Vietnam's state-controlled Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco).


Nestle USA acquires Chameleon Cold-Brew 3 Nov 17

Andy Morton

Nestlé's US unit has bought cold-brew coffee producer Chameleon Cold-Brew for an undisclosed sum.


Copestick Murray makes retailer move, buys into Slurp in UK 3 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

UK wine group Copestick Murray has bought a sizeable holding in off-premise and online drinks retailer Slurp in the country.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.


Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?

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