Category Archives: General

And the winner is…

The Whisky Bible, compiled by whisky expert Jim Murray, is one of the most respected review sources in the industry. This year, he tasted an incredible 1,200 whiskies for the 2012 edition. The winner of World Whisky of the Year, announced … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Mr Jack

Jack Daniel’s like to celebrate their founder’s birthday for a whole month every year (September). This year he is 161 years young and there’s a new bottle design to mark the occasion…

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Johnnie meets Porsche

Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Porsche Design Studio have teamed up to create some original design pieces to facilitate the perfect serve of the whisky. The collection consists of The Chiller and The Cube but the main piece is a made-to-order … Continue reading

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Whisky driving Pernod Ricard profits

Pernod Ricard has seen worldwide sales grow by 8 percent in the last year. The company’s global turnover of €7.64 billion was boosted by sales of its top brands, while net profit grew by 10 percent to €1.44 billion. Chief executive … Continue reading

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Pernod Ricard rules out short-term acquisitions

Pernod Ricard’s Managing Director, Gilles Bogaert, confirmed this week that large acquisitions are not part of the company’s agenda until at least next summer. This came after speculation that Pernod was going to make a bid for the spirits business of … Continue reading

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Whisky Tasting on Google+

As well as cultivating a rather fine moustache, Whyte & Mackay’s master blender, Richard Paterson, has also been busy clambering onto the Google+ bandwagon. At 7pm (UK time) on August 15th and 16th, he will be hosting a live tasting … Continue reading

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Here’s to the American Spirit

Jack Daniel’s is an incredibly successful brand. It’s the world’s 5th largest premium spirits brand and the best selling North American whiskey (about 10m cases a year). Just over 50% of sales are in the U.S. but it’s also exported to over 135 … Continue reading

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