William Grant & Sons has expanded The Balvenie portfolio to include a 17-year old edition of its Doublewood single malt scotch.

on 03 August, 2012

There’s something quite transfixing – almost hypnotic – when it comes to looking at the latest brand figures for spirits around the world. You cannot stop. More particularly so as there seems to be so much cause for celebration in the 2011 round-up. There’s Johnnie Walker scotch whisky on an incredible 18 million cases; the Irish whiskey Jameson’s posting a 20%-plus increase and now nudging the 4 million case-mark, well I could go on, and on. But one result has really warmed the cockles of my heart – and that’s William Grant’s single malt scotch whisky Glenfiddich.

William Grant & Sons is rolling out its Balvenie Caribbean expression into the UK market from September.

William Grant & Sons has appointed Glenn Gordon as non-executive chairman.

William Grant & Sons has announced a €35m plan to take the production of Tullamore Dew back to its former home in Tullamore.

Accolade has launched a new wine under the Hardys brand at ProWein, Germany.

County Cork-based hotel, Longueville House, has launched a premium cider to the Irish market.

William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail has partnered with travel retailer DFS Group to release a 50-year old, $17,000 bottle of Glenfiddich at Los Angeles International Airport.

William Grant & Sons and JF Hillebrand have signed a three-year global logistics contract.

William Grant & Sons has repackaged its Grant’s Sherry Cask Finish and Ale Cask Finish expressions.

Gruppo Campari has signed an agreement to acquire Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist from William Grant & Sons for €128.2 million.

William Grant & Sons has launched Grant’s 25 year old, a blended scotch whisky. The product will initially be exclusive to travel retail.

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