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Will value-sharing in Travel Retail become reality

There is future growth aplenty on offer in the Travel Retail channel, but a new report suggests a reappraisal of the traditional relationshi...

Ten things to know about spirits in the US

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drin...

Six key trends for alcoholic drinks in 2016

Here, Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, shares his forecasts of the trends that will shape the alco...

What's so special about Islay anyway? - Comment

The news that Hunter Laing & Co has committed GBP8m (US$11.4m) to move from independent bottler to full-blown distiller by building its own,...

Latest Interviews

Interview William Grant's chief commercial officer 4 Dec 2015

Olly Wehring

In the second part of this week's just-drinks interview, William Grant & Sons' chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt, discusses the growing role played by craft spirits, the group's core markets and future targets, and the thinking that allowed The Glenlivet to overtake Glenfiddich as the world's biggest-selling single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Interview William Grant's chief commercial officer 2 Dec 2015

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with Simon Hunt, the chief commercial officer at William Grant & Sons, in a restaurant just around the corner from the company's global headquarters in west London. Before looking at the group's footprint, strategy, brands, what-have-you, editor Olly Wehring has one question he is desperate to ask.

Latest News

This week in spirits & wine 5 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


Highfern's Angels’ Nectar Rich Peat Edition - NPD 5 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Highfern has added a heavily-peated expression to its Angels' Nectar blended Scotch brand.


William Grant & Sons restructures US team 5 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has appointed three executives to manage its US regions and channels, in a move that sees the "evolution" of the spirits group's commercial structure in the country.


Burnett’s Flavored Vodka Cucumber Lime - NPD 5 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Heaven Hill Distilleries has added a cucumber lime flavour extension to its Burnett's Flavored Vodka range in the US.


Diageo's Oban Little Bay single malt Scotch - NPD 5 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Diageo has released a new expression of its Oban single malt whisky, called Little Bay. 


Remy Cointreau renews US distribution deals 5 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Remy Cointreau's US unit has confirmed the renewal of several distribution relationships in the country, with changes lined up in three markets.

Latest blogs

Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.


Reynier takes on Irish whiskey with credit in the bank 9 Dec 15

Andy Morton

Does this picture, taken today, show a turning point in the history of Irish whiskey?

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