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Is Irish whiskey ready to recognise its potential?

One of the more lively spirits sectors in recent years, Irish whiskey is certainly on the up. But, on the second anniversary of Bushmills' c...

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four state...

Alcohol use and mortality among women

In a follow-up analysis of almost 50,000 young women, aged 30 to 49 at baseline, in the Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health cohort, researc...

Responsible drinking around the world - The IARD

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling 1 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Interview - Edrington's GTR head Tellis Baroutsis 21 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Tellis Baroutsis joined Edrington from Nike six years ago and has since moved up to lead The Macallan owner's Travel Retail division. Speaking to just-drinks at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes last month, Baroutsis discussed Edrington's structural overhaul in Travel Retail, the launch of The Macallan Boutique and why Travel Retail must not become just another FMCG channel.

Latest News

just-drinks Confidence Survey 2017 - We Need You 2 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

As we turn the corner into December, thoughts are, no doubt, turning to what next year has in store.


This week in spirits & wine 2 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

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


Pernod Ricard offloads Domecq brandies, wines 2 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell its Domecq brandies and wines to Bodega Las Copas, a joint-venture between Grupo Emperador Spain and Gonzalez Byass. 


Diageo strike threat postponed with fresh vote 1 Dec 16

Andy Morton

A strike threat at Diageo's UK production sites has been put on hold after the company negotiated a new proposal with workers over changes to pensions.


Remy snaps up Seattle's Westland Distillery 1 Dec 16

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau has moved further into the brown spirits category with the acquisition of North American single malt whiskey producer Westland Distillery.


Let industry lead Brexit trade talks - WSTA 1 Dec 16

Andy Morton

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has urged the UK government to let industry lead Brexit negotiations on alcohol, claiming it can help secure a better deal for the country.

Latest blogs

Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking? 27 Sep 16

Andy Morton

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand.


Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product 9 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.

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