Mint: 22nd August 2014
Mumbai/Bangalore: Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd (ABD), which makes Officer’s Choice whisky, said on Thursday it has bought 50% ownership rights in Mansion House and Savoy Club brands from Herman Jansen Beverages Nederland B.V.
New York Post – August 05, 2014
Its members have scaled Mount Everest, walked on the moon and trekked to the farthest reaches of the Earth — but they don’t make Scotch whisky, so Johnnie Walker had better stop using their name.
That was the ruling from a Manhattan judge, who has shut the spigot on a $50 million line of Johnnie Walker scotch known as “Explorers’ Club,” finding that parent company Diageo was profiting off an association with the world-renowned, Manhattan-based club without permission.
Mint – August 05, 2014
Bangalore: United Spirits Ltd, which is struggling to clean its books, continued to lose market share to rivals, including Pernod Ricard and Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd, in the first quarter, even as the general elections helped prop up overall demand for liquor.
The Spirits Business – July 07, 2014
Pernod Ricard plans to launch a limited edition of its vodka brand Absolut in India. The Absolut limited editions have until now been launched principally in the mature vodka markets of the Americas and Europe, but will now also be released in India, the company said in a statement as reported by The India Times.