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Bombay, Hendrick’s Lead A Resurgent Gin Category

While gin has been in decline over the long term, the category is benefiting from renewed interest in upscale expressions aimed at the mixology segment. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 1, 2017

On The Heels Of Hendrick’s, Boutique Gin Brands Make Rapid Gains

Though the overall premium gin segment remains sluggish in the U.S., the category’s high end is on the rise. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 13, 2016

Gin Continues Its Revival At The High End, As Key Players Post Healthy Gains

Total gin volumes have struggled over the past decade, with U.S. consumption slipping by more than 1.2 million cases from 2008–2016. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 16, 2016

Interview: Jonathan Yusen On William Grant & Sons’ Super-Premium Success

William Grant & Sons has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth in the U.S. market in recent years, thanks in part to the upscale, craft-like positioning of its spirits portfolio. Standout brands include Glenfiddich single malt Scotch, Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, Milagro Tequila and Hendrick’s gin, all of which showed combined growth of nearly 150,000 cases in the U.S. market last year, according to Impact Databank. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently caught up with Jonathan Yusen, William Grant & Sons’ president and managing director for North America, to discuss the portfolio and plans for the coming year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 7, 2016

Stella David To Step Down At William Grant, Simon Hunt Named Chief Executive

William Grant & Sons has just announced that Stella David has decided to step down as the company’s CEO at the end of February 2016 and will be succeeded by current chief commercial officer, Simon Hunt.

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Posted in News on December 17, 2015

Gin’s High End Helps Buoy Struggling Category

The gin category has continued to lose ground in the U.S., with volumes shrinking about 5% over the past five years to a total of under 10 million cases, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 7, 2015

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