The Macallan launches The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Collection, an art and whisky collaboration with Sir Peter Blake

In a special global virtual launch this week, The Macallan unveiled the Anecdotes of Ages Collection, an art and whisky collaboration with globally renowned British pop artist, Sir Peter Blake.  The collaboration, which is The Macallan’s third with the iconic artist and is part of a relationship which has spanned more than three decades, celebrates […]

DISCUS: Pandemic leads to major shift in U.S. alcohol buying habits

There is no question that spirits sales in travel retail are suffering but some positive news from U.S. domestic off-premise markets indicates strong consumer demand that spells optimistic potential recovery for travel retail post-COVID, particularly among more premium brands. The pandemic’s devastating impact on the U.S. hospitality industry in 2020 resulted in major shifts in […]

Pernod Ricard GTR opens state-of-the-art Maison Martell Boutique in Hainan

Illustrating limitless innovation, Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail (PR GTR) opened its first-ever travel retail boutique for Maison Martell in China Duty Free Group’s (CDFG) Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Centre on January 28, 2021. The state-of-the-art boutique, the first Pernod Ricard-owned store on the island, features a one-of-a-kind digital façade and touchless technology that […]

WEBB Banks to distribute Infinium Spirits portfolio

WEBB Banks has signed an agreement with California-based distributor Infinium Spirits to distribute its spirits portfolio in travel retail in the Americas, cruise lines, the Caribbean basin and select Central American markets, effective immediately. Under the agreement, WEBB Banks will exclusively distribute and represent Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Templeton Rye American Whiskey, Zaya Rum as […]

Pernod Ricard expands lower-ABV portfolio with Ballantine’s Light and Beefeater Light

Pernod Ricard has released two new lower alcohol expressions from Ballantine’s and Beefeater in response to consumers wanting to cut down their alcohol consumption. Ballantine’s Light and Beefeater Light are 20% ABV spirit drinks with half the alcohol of the original Ballantine’s and Beefeater variants.  The new lower-ABV spirits are launching exclusively in Spain this month. Spain is a […]

Jose Castellvi joins WEBB Banks

    Jose Castellvi has joined WEBB Banks in the newly created role of Vice President, Travel Retail and Spirits. Reporting to WEBB Banks CEO Andy Consuegra, Castellvi will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company’s growing spirits portfolio, as well as cultivating and maintaining relationships with duty free partners. WEBB Banks is the […]

Aston Martin partners with Bowmore to create 2nd exclusive special edition vehicle

Aston Martin has created a special vehicle, the Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition, to celebrate the brand’s partnership with Islay single malt whisky distillery, Bowmore. This is the second partnership creation between the British luxury car manufacturer and Bowmore, which is owned by Beam Suntory. Just 18 special edition Bowmore DBX’s will be built by the marque’s personalization […]

Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail prepares for the future of travel retail with digitalization powered by consumer insights

Pernod Ricard GTR is using a consumer-centric approach drawing on multiple data sources to prepare for the future of travel retail amidst the global pandemic, says Anuj Roy, Strategy & Insights Director at Pernod Ricard GTR. This observation was part of Roy’s discussion on how PR GTR is “staying ahead of the curve” at the inaugural […]

Jim Beam announces “landmark” GTR exclusive premium Lineage bourbon

Jim Beam Bourbon is launching Lineage, a batched premium expression exclusive to travel retail. The whiskey is the first collaboration between Jim Beam’s 7th and 8th generation family distillers, Master Distiller Fred Noe and his son Freddie. Lineage is the first bourbon from the Jim Beam portfolio to feature Freddie’s name and will be available to purchase […]