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Brown-Forman's march on premium whisk(e)y -Comment

Yesterday's acquisition of single malt Scotch whisky producer The BenRiach Distillery Co is the latest signpost on Brown-Forman's path into...

ISFAR Critique 185 - alcohol and the heart

A recent study in Denmark tested the hypothesis that alcohol consumption, both observational (self-reported) and estimated by genetic instru...

Are consumers getting tired of consuming?

In this month's Consumer Trends spotlight, Ben Cooper examines consumption itself and asks whether government statistics in the UK published...

Will US consolidation leave craft alcohol exposed?

On Thursday, two US senators sent a letter to the Department of Justice highlighting their concerns over Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed pur...

Latest Interviews

Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier - Interview 23 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

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.

Latest News

Conviviality to buy Bibendum PLB for GBP60m 3 May 16

Lucy Britner

UK drinks company Conviviality has agreed to acquire wine firm Bibendum PLB as it continues to grow its presence in the market.

Remy Cointreau names new Travel Retail exec 3 May 16

Andy Morton

Rémy Cointreau has appointed a new marketing & business development head for its Global Travel Retail unit.

This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks 29 Apr 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.

California set to join ban on powdered alcohol 29 Apr 16

Andy Morton

Almost two-thirds of US states have now banned powdered alcohol, as California moves closer to its own prohibition.

Brown-Forman appoints new GTR marketing head 28 Apr 16

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has named its global brand director for Jack Daniel's as its new global Travel Retail marketing director.

Brown-Forman to buy BenRiach Distillery Co 27 Apr 16

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman is set to re-enter the single malt Scotch whisky segment through the purchase of The BenRiach Distillery Co.

Latest blogs

To the morgue for Thai drink drivers 12 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

Would the thought of working in a morgue stop you from drink driving?

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.

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