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4 unexpected yet promising whisky markets

2017-06-06

So you thought France, the USA, the UK,  Australia, India or even China shared the greatest part of world whisky consumption? You’re not that wrong… Although, other territories have been seeing an incredible surge in demand for whisky those past few years… Reunion Island  Technically France, but yet so far away from Metropolitan France that it’s hard to compare both territories in terms of lifestyle …

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TFWA: whisky distributors to showcase latest TR innovations

2016-09-24

This year’s TFWA World Exhibition and Conference sees William Grant & Sons (WGS) refining its global travel retail portfolio with new and refreshed packaging in key collections. The stand (Golden Village GO2) retains its open and friendly atmosphere, inviting customers to view a compelling portfolio that continues to excel in creativity and innovation, alongside examples of its unique brand activations from Hendrick’s Gin and Monkey …

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How is whisky doing as a Travel Retail libation?

2016-08-17

Earlier this month, I was sitting at a table somewhere in London, judging the Drinks International‘ Travel Retail Awards 2016 – when it occured to me that this blog, despite its “traveller” approach, wasn’t much discussing the present and future challenges of whisky in the travel retail sector. Let’s try to rectify this a bit… Going through all the awards’ categories made me realise – once …

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A second distillery for the Isle of Arran Distillers!

2016-05-05

The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers has submitted the final application for a proposed second site on the island as part of their ongoing expansion. Now in its 21st year, the Isle of Arran Distillers has dedicated significant investment to increasing capacity and capability to meet rising demand for its award-winning Single malts. The visitor centre at the Lochranza distillery also welcomed record numbers in …

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French Whisky Market: A Hard-to-conquer Eldorado?

2016-02-25

If France is traditionally associated with wine and Anglo-Saxon countries with whisky, consumption behavior tends to prove the contrary. Indeed, the United States is the largest consumer of wine in the world and France the first market of Scotch whisky in the world! In fact, the whisky market continues its growth to achieve a turnover of several billion euros and has been strengthening its leading …

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