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Pound bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value o...

The just-drinks Analyst returns

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks a...

Technology bringing tasting events closer to home

In a first for Amazon Prime Video, Bacardi last month used the platform to present a live whisky tasting, where audience members could order...

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

Latest Interviews

"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co 28 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.

"The Constellation deal helps to take my choke-chain off" - just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin 21 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Late last week, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskins found time to meet with just-drinks to look back at the history of the Colorado-based craft spirits company and to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 22 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.

How did Lucas Bols perform in H1 fiscal-2020? - results data 22 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

Lucas Bols has reported a steady start to its current fiscal year, with first-half sales matching those of the same period a year earlier.

Lyre's rolls out spirits "impersonators" to US 22 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Australian company Lyre's has handed a US launch to its range of non-alcoholic spirits that "impersonate" the flavours of Bourbon, rum, vermouth and others.

Constellation Brands adds Amy Martin to CSR division 22 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has promoted internally for a role in its CSR team.

Britvic unveils tonic fount for UK on-premise 22 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Britvic's incubator unit, WiseHead Productions, has launched a tonic fount for the group's London Essence mixer portfolio.

Chinese firm looks to Scotland to build US$3.9m whisky distillery in Inner Mongolia 22 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Another whisky distillery is set to open in China after a Scottish company has signed a deal to build a GBP3m (US$3.9m) production site in Inner Mongolia.

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