Diageo has announced a 6% net sales growth and 9% increase in operating profit for the year ended June 30, 2012.

Pernod raises the stakes

01 June, 2012

Pernod Richard is raising the stakes in scotch whisky after a week in which it hosted a ‘Capital Markets Day’ of presentations up at its flagship Glenlivet distillery on Speyside.

Burn Stewart Distillers, producer of brands Bunnahabhain and Scottish Leader, has announced net profits of £3.7 for the financial year ending December 31 2010.

Ballantine’s has unveiled its first seasonal limited edition whisky entitled Christmas Reserve.

Havana Club International is to launch an ultra premium rum.

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) met with the UK Home Office to air concerns over government proposals to change the Licensing Act.

Cuba: Havana Club rum sales fell by 3.5% in 2009, compared to 2008.

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