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Remy Cointreau first-half fiscal-2018 - data

In mid-October, Remy Cointreau updated the market on its sales in the first half of fiscal-2018. On an organic basis, the group's top-line i...

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Nidal Ramini, the head of brand advocacy at Brown-Forman's northern Europe division, takes a closer look at the relationship between drinks...

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The just-drinks analyst returns...

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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.

"To say that we're thrilled is an understatement" - Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan 9 Oct 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Diageo announced plans to invest GBP35m (US$46m) in reopening two of its Scotch whisky distilleries that have been closed for 34 years. Work is set to begin on the Port Ellen and Brora sites - Port Ellen still houses a maltings unit, while Brora is next to Diageo's Clynelish distillery - in the coming months, ahead of becoming operational by 2020. Shortly after the announcement, just-drinks spoke to the group's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, about the news.

Latest News

Top-line growth slows in Q2 but Remy Cointreau stays strong in H1 2018 - results 17 Oct 17

Olly Wehring

Remy Cointreau has seen its sales growth slow slightly in its second quarter, although the top-line was still up by high-single-digits in the first six months of its fiscal-2018.

Finland to weigh IPO for Altia Corp 17 Oct 17

Andy Morton

The Finnish government is investigating an initial public offering for state-owned wine and spirits producer Altia Corp.

Gruppo Campari overhauls Forty Creek whisky packaging 17 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Gruppo Campari has unveiled new packaging for Forty Creek Canadian whisky that increases the brand's regional cues.

Moet Hennessy’s Ardbeg Twenty Something - Product Launch 16 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Moet Hennessy has launched a 23-year-old Ardbeg that recalls the period in the distillery's history when it came close to closing.

Pernod Ricard’s Glen Keith Distillery Edition - Product Launch 16 Oct 17

Olly Wehring

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard has released details of the first single malt expression from its recently-re-opened Glen Keith distillery "at an accessible price".

Beam Suntory restarts Cruzan rum production after Hurricane Maria 16 Oct 17

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has resumed production at its Cruzan rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands. 

Latest blogs

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.

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.

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