Pernod Ricard acquires Castle Brands

Pernod Ricard has completed the acquisition of Castle Brands by a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, through a cash tender offer followed by a short-form merger.

GTR at tipping point says Pernod head

Global travel retail could be at a tipping point, according to the head of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail.

Laurent Fresnet to join G.H. Mumm

Pernod Ricard has announced that Laurent Fresnet, currently head winemaker at Champagne Henriot, will be G.H. Mumm’s new chef de cave.

Chivas Brothers opens new Glasgow office

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has opened a new head office in Glasgow city centre.

Pernod Ricard full year results

Pernod Ricard has reported sales of €9,182m (6% organic growth) for the  full year 2018/19 plus +8.7% organic growth in PRO (proft on recurring operations.

Pernod unveils plans to build China’s first malt whisky distillery

Pernod Ricard, has announced the official breaking ground on the site of China’s first malt whisky distillery in Sichuan province, the first distillery from an international spirits and wine group.

Jameson Barrelback promotion: decision upheld

A recent complaint about Pernod Ricard UK’s Jameson Irish whiskey Barrelback on-trade promotion was upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. 

Pernod Ricard buys Texas whiskey brand TX

Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of Texas-based Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co, maker of super premium American whiskey.

IWA responds to claims Irish whiskey laws favour Pernod

The Irish Whiskey Association has responded to claims that its Geographical Indication and Technical File is in danger of dumbing down’ the category.

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in Rabbit Hole Whiskey

Pernod Ricard USA, through its New Brand Ventures division, has acquired a majority share of Rabbit Hole Whiskey which is produced and based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Chivas Brothers employees undergo beach plastic cleanups

Employees from Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard came together last week to collect plastic from beaches and river paths in Scotland and London.

Pernod Ricard UK makes changes to The Gin Hub

Pernod Ricard UK has confirmed two senior appointments within the gin branch of its business, The Gin Hub.

Pernod Ricard to acquire Italian gin brand Malfy

Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with Biggar & Leith for the acquisition of the Italian super-premium gin brand Malfy.

Pernod Ricard launches first global corporate campaign

"Be A Convivialist!”

Pernod "monitoring" cannabis legalisation

Pernod Ricard is monitoring the legalisation of cannabis in the US and Canada with the potential of adding a cannabis-based product to its portfolio in the future.

Pernod CEO stuck between kin and Elliott

Alexandre Ricard, the chief executive officer of Pernod Ricard SA, has little room for maneuver, says Bloomberg reporters Thomas Buckley and Scott Deveau.

Pernod records +7.8% sales growth for H1 FY19

Pernod Ricard has announced ‘very good’ financial results for the first half of FY19 with organic sales up 7.8%.

Irish Distillers invests €150m to boost capacity

Irish Distillers has announced a €150m investment in its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet demand for its products.

Pernod Ricard to 'monitor' cannabis legislation before investing

Pernod Ricard CEO Alexandre Ricard said the company will wait to see how cannabis legalisation effects the sales of premium spirits before investing in the emerging industry.

Wild Geese founder calls for Irish whiskey diversity

Wild Geese Irish Whiskey founder André Levy believes that the Irish whiskey category needs to be diversified following the Pernod Ricard FY18 results.

Pernod Ricard reports sales decline

Pernod Ricard sales for FY18 totalled €8,987m, down -0.3% on FY17 while organic sales growth accelerated to +6.0% from +3.6% last year.

'Primary Scotch brands can dominate emerging markets'

Pat Venning, global marketing director for Chivas Brothers believes that its primary Scotch portfolio has a “good future” despite global premiumisation.

Pernod Ricard plans Myanmar whisky expansion

Yoma Strategic Holdings and Pernod Ricard have formed a joint venture company to focus on the production and distribution of whisky in Myanmar.

Chivas 18 gets rebrand

Chivas Regal has re-branded its 18 year-old blend, one of the largest international blended Scotch expressions, with immediate effect to reflect its 'super-premium' position.

Man dies at Midleton Distillery site

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the death of an employee at its Midleton Distillery in Cork, who has been named locally as Dominic Knowles.

Jameson shines in Pernod Ricard financial results

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey have increased 12% in the first half of the 2018 financial year to become Pernod Ricard’s joint largest whiskey brand in terms of volume.

Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Bacardí ready for tequila boom

Tequila sales are beginning to increase globally as Pernod Ricard, Bacardí and Diageo position themselves to profit from the trend.

Pernod Ricard extends responsible drinking campaign

Pernod Ricard has renewed its partnership with the Erasmus Students Network on raising awareness of responsible drinking for students within Europe.

Bacardi and Pernod Ricard feud over Havana Club heats up

Bacardi has issued a statement in response to Pernod Ricard’s claim that the new Havana Club “Forever Cuban” campaign is ‘misleading’.

Brands Report: Irish Whiskey

The growing Irish Whiskey category gets its first page to itself this year. Hamish Smith explains why

Brands Report: Vodka

There’s been little change in the best sellers, with the top brands all holding, says Hamish Smith

Inside Ballantine's Single Malt distilleries

Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s invited DI to Linn House, its home in Keith, Scotland for a tour of its malt distilleries following the launch of its new Single Malt series.

India: The big opportunity for spirits

India, along with China, is a huge opportunity for spirits brands, according to two senior Pernod Ricard executives.

Pernod posts €9bn sales for FY17

Pernod Ricard has achieved more than €9 billion in sales for its financial year 2016/17.

Pernod Ricard shows +3.6% sales growth for FY17

Pernod Ricard has recorded a +3.6% organic sales growth for the 2017 financial year and a +22% free cash flow growth.

Pernod Ricard acquires Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal

Pernod Ricard USA’s New Brand Ventures division, has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal.

Pernod sells the Glenallachie Distillery

Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with the Glenallachie Consortium, comprising Billy Walker, Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage, for the sale of the Scottish distillery Glenallachie.

Pernod Ricard UK announces new marketing director

Pernod Ricard UK has announced that Philip Ainsworth, current marketing director of Wyborowa Pernod Ricard, has been made its new marketing director.

World's highest outdoor whisky bar opens in Bangkok

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with The Dome at Lebua in Bangkok to unveil the world’s highest outdoor whisky bar.

Beefeater appoints new global brand ambassador

Sumaiyah Connolly has been announced as the new global brand ambassador for Beefeater Gin.

Pernod Ricard launches Global Travel Retail company

Pernod Ricard has announced its new organisation Global Travel Retail which will combine its travel retail activities.

Pernod Ricard sales and profits up 4%

Alexandre Ricard, Pernod Ricard’s chairman and CEO, was broadly happy with the company’s +4% sales and profits for the half year to February.

Pernod Ricard to invest €10m in capacity at Midleton distillery

Pernod Ricard has announced a €10.5 million investment in increasing Irish Distillers’ single pot still Irish whiskey capacity by more than 30% 

GTR: the future’s digital

At a dinner on Monday night in Cannes during Tax Free World Association (TFWA) show week, Pernod Ricard chief executive, Alexandre Ricard emphasised the importance of the global travel retail sector to the company.

Pernod announces new Chivas blending team

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has announced a new scotch whisky blending team with new roles for its master blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop.

Pernod reports full year profit rise

Pernod Ricard has reported profit from recurring operations, the measuring stick that analysts and the company use, rose 2% during its fiscal year 2015/16 to €2.28 billion.

O’Flynn to leave Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK has announced that its managing director, Denis O’Flynn, has decided to leave at the end of September.

Pernod announces sale of Paddy to Sazerac

Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers have announced the signing and completion of the sale of Paddy Irish whiskey, the fourth largest Irish whiskey brand in the world, to Sazerac. 

Pernod Ricard USA is reorganised

Pernod Ricard has announced a new round of organisational changes as part of its ‘Dart’ initiative to grow company share, specifically in the US.

Pernod’s results 3% up

Pernod Ricard has reported sales for the first nine months of its financial year totalled €6,813 million.