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Why craft owes much to multinational brands

In wanting to trumpet their credentials, craft spirits brands still owe much to the bigger, more-established brands in the segments. Richard...

Responsible drinking measures around the world

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

Is the UK not OK? - The just-drinks analyst

This month, our former beverage analyst, Ian Shackleton, is confined to base and has focused his attention on the tough trading outlook in t...

The changing face of socialising - Consumer Trends

Having already revolutionised how we communicate remotely, digital technology is now transforming how we socialise physically, presenting ne...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Highland Park brand head Jason Craig 3 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Last week, Edrington unveiled a new whisky range, new packaging and a new brand position for its Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Orkney-based distillery has created a back-story for Highland Park around the islands' Viking heritage. just-drinks sat down with Highland Park brand director Jason Craig at the launch in Denmark to find out more about the thinking behind the re-launch.


Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

Latest News

Constellation linked to Brown-Forman move 23 May 17

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move.


North Channel Distillery’s Frisco - NPD 23 May 17

Andy Morton

San Francisco-based North Channel Distillery has launched what it calls a Californian take on Pisco.


Stock Spirits claims "satisfactory" trading update 23 May 17

Olly Wehring

Stock Spirits has reiterated its full-year forecasts for 2017, with the first five months of the year being described by the group as "satisfactory".


Brown-Forman adds UK to Slane Irish Whiskey launch 22 May 17

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman is to launch its Slane Irish Whiskey brand in the UK on-trade next month.


Castel rep departs board at Marie Brizard 22 May 17

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has confirmed the departure of one of its directors, with Castel’s representative on the board stepping down.


Berry Bros & Rudd shifts London store to new site 22 May 17

Olly Wehring

Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a new retail outlet in London to replace the current store that is located underneath its head office.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 17

Lucy Britner

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.

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