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CSR activations around the world - Feb

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

Brown-Forman in fiscal-2021 - results preview

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will announce the latest set of results from its fiscal-2021. The third-quarter numbers, covering the three month...

How post-COVID China will reshape the world

A new report from McKinsey has outlined what China's continuing recovery from the pandemic will look like and the effect it will have on the...

Spirits brand owners and their green efforts

Recent developments at the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) point to how trade associati...

Latest Interviews

"This is very much a craft brand within the portfolio" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy's founder & brand director for Eminente Reserva rum, Camille de Dominicis 24 Feb 2021

Olly Wehring

Having announced the addition of a Cuban rum to its portfolio last year, Moet Hennessy has added more details to the roll-out of Eminente Reserva this month. Following the news, just-drinks caught up with brand director Camille de Dominicis to hear more about the group's venture into Pernod Ricard and - more recently - Diageo territory.

"We have to be able to have honest dialogue" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy NA diversity & inclusion head Dr Atira Charles and Hennessy US senior VP Jasmin Allen 18 Feb 2021

Rhodri Morgan

In December, Moët Hennessy announced the appointment of Jasmin Allen to senior VP of the company's flagship Cognac brand in the US, followed swiftly by the hiring of Dr Atira Charles as head of diversity & inclusion in North America. The hires saw two women of colour take executive positions at one of the spirits industry's biggest names. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with both Allen and Charles to reflect on the issue of diversity in corporate America, a year of social unrest and the continued importance to brand identity of cultural resonance.

Latest News

Diageo clears competition inquiry, buys Chase Distillery 2 Mar 21

Rhodri Morgan

Diageo has completed its acquisition of UK spirits producer Chase Distillery after an inquiry into the purchase closed last month.

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Rhodri Morgan

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The Chapel Gate secures new US distributor, importer for JJ Corry Irish whiskey 1 Mar 21

Andy Morton

Irish whiskey bonder The Chapel Gate has switched US distributor and importer, signing a deal with Trinity Beverage Group.

Bimber Distillery readies new Scotch whisky facility 1 Mar 21

Rhodri Morgan

London's Bimber Distillery has revealed plans to set up a new Scotch whisky production facility in Scotland.

Rokit Drinks shuffles executive pack as CEO calls time 1 Mar 21

Rhodri Morgan

Multi-category group Rokit Drinks has promoted internally for a new CEO as well as its next chief commercial officer.

From the just-drinks cellars - What happened in drinks on this day in ... 1 Mar 21

Rhodri Morgan

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