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Sunday 30 August 2015

Whisky

Absolut write-down hits Pernod profits

Pernod Ricard saw sales rise by 8% to almost €8.56 billion in the year to the end of June, but a €404 million write down of its Absolut vodka brand caused net profits to fall by 15%.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Whisky aftershave launched

Men’s skincare brand Portland General Store has launched a whisky aftershave said to evoke the feeling of relaxing below deck with a favourite Scotch.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Whisky found inside 1894 time capsule

A time capsule from 1894 containing a bottle of whisky has been unearthed by construction workers in Scotland.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

US spirits sales up for 18th year

Sales of American whiskey have helped propel the US spirits industry to its 18th consecutive year of growth.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Row over kosher Johnnie Walker whisky

Johnnie Walker is at the centre of a row in Israel over claims not all of its bottles have been accurately certified as kosher.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Analysis: Finding the value of whisky

Spiros Malandrakis, senior analyst at Euromonitor International, highlights the reasons behind the huge value sales of the biggest whisky brands in the world.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Butcher puts the ‘bang’ into bangers

A UK butcher may soon be selling sausages flavoured with vodka and Red Bull or Jack Daniel’s after it invited customers to suggest new additions to the range.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Tassie whisky aims high

A Tasmanian whisky producer is hoping to ride on a global thirst for luxury spirits by launching the region’s most expensive ever bottling.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

New marketing role for Beam Suntory

Spirits producer Beam Suntory has announced the creation of a new US marketing general manager role, which is to be taken by former Kraft Heinz executive Greg Hughes.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Bootleggers’ Whiskey Island on sale for £2 million

A 3.1 acre island once used by bootleggers to smuggle alcohol into New York during Prohibition has gone on sale for US$3 million (£2m).

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 No Comments »

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