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Hine Cognac – The just-drinks Tour

The Cognac house was founded in 1763 Thomas Hine arrived in 1791 and worked as an apprentice at the firm.…

just the Answer: Thomas Hine & Co’s MD, François Le Grelle

Two months ago, CL World Brands sold the Thomas Hine & Co Cognac house to EDV SAS for an undisclosed…

TFWA Review: Heineken craft plans, Stolichnaya changes, Hine happy to be home

There's usually a surprise or two at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes. This year was…

FRANCE: CL World Brands offloads Hine Cognac to EDV SAS

CL World Brands has sold the Thomas Hine & Co Cognac house to EDV SAS. Hine, which was bought by…

Comment – Spirits – Cognac/Brandy: East is East

A recent bout of activity in the Cognac region - from investment to divestment - suggests lively times ahead for…

just the Round-Up – The week in drinks

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week: UK: Distell pays US$244m for Burn Stewart Distillers Distell has acquired…

Analysis – Hine sale to spark “significant interest”

The sale of Cognac house Hine is likely to generate "significant interest" in the industry, according to an analyst.  A…

UK: Burn Stewart Distillers sale proves Scotch in robust health – MD

The sale of Burn Stewart Distilleries to Distell  is “another vote of confidence” in the booming Scotch whiskey industry, the company's…

UK: Distell pays US$244m for Burn Stewart Distillers

Distell has acquired Scotch whisky firm Burn Stewart Distillers from CL World Brands and Angostura Limited for ZAR2.2bn (US$244m) The deal, announced today…

The World Whiskies Conference 2011 – Quotes of the Day

The whisk(e)y producers among us have been congregating in Glasgow this week for the World Whiskies Conference. The annual event…