Pernod: ‘No-deal Brexit would be short-term nightmare’

Pernod Ricard is in a “good position” to deal with the “short-term nightmare” of a no-deal Brexit scenario and has stockpiled products in the UK and Ireland, its executives have said. Jean-Christophe Coutures, CEO of the group’s Scotch whisky business, Chivas Brothers, said Pernod Ricard is “very much in favour of a deal on 29 March”, when the United Kingdom is scheduled to exit the European Union. “The worst possible thing that could happen is…

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Can the gin market keep on growing?

Gin has become a runaway success, with a seemingly endless stream of new brands. But has the innovation that reinvigorated the category gone too far, and will the bubble burst? Claire Dodd reports on a sector that has reached a turning point. *This feature was originally published in the July 2018 issue of The Spirits Business What do you get if you blast juniper, coriander, camomile flowers and a chunk of meteorite into near space…

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