One on One with Brown-Forman’s Marshall Farrer: Bullish on future as TR portfolio generates global growth

Just weeks after the 2018 TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, Travel Markets Insider sat down with Marshall Farrer, Brown-Forman’s Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Global Travel Retail & Developed APAC, at the Louisville headquarters of the American Whiskey giant. With Jack Daniel’s leading the way, a growing portfolio of bourbons featuring Woodford Reserve and Old […]

Edrington sells Cutty Sark to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet

Edrington and La Martiniquaise-Bardinet announced this week that they have concluded an agreement on the sale of the Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky brand. The completion of the transfer to La Martiniquaise is expected within a month. Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky was launched in 1923; Edrington’s association with Cutty Sark stretches back over nine decades to […]

Diageo sells brands to Sazerac

 Diageo is selling 19 of its non-premium brands to Sazerac in a deal worth a reported US$550 million. The net proceeds of approximately £340 million, after tax and transaction costs, will be returned to shareholders through a share repurchase. The brands included in the transaction are Seagram’s VO, Seagram’s 83, Sea-gram’s Five Star, Myers’s, Parrot […]

Aude Bourdier joins Brown-Forman

A familiar face in global travel retail, Aude Bourdier has taken a new position, joining Brown-Forman as marketing director for Global Travel Retail and Developed APAC which includes the domestic markets of Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by Marshall Farrer, senior vice president, managing director, Global Travel Retail & […]

Diageo: Caribbean-Central America GM steps up to senior GTR role as Dayalan Nayager takes key local position

Dayalan Nayager, currently Managing Director for Global Travel, has been appointed to Managing Director for GB, Ireland and France. Nayager will be replaced by Eduardo Barp, currently General Manager Caribbean & Central America as head of the travel retail business. He will report to Alberto Gavazzi, President, Diageo Latin America and Caribbean, Global Travel and […]

Beam Suntory launches Maker’s Mark’s first GTR exclusive

  Beam Suntory has announced the launch of Maker’s Mark 101 – the brand’s first-ever GTR exclusive. Previously only available at the distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, Maker’s Mark 101 represents Maker’s Mark’s signature bourbon bottled at a higher proof for a bolder taste, says the company. This limited edition is available exclusively in Travel Retail and features a gold bottle decoration alongside the iconic Maker’s Mark hand-dipped red wax […]

WGS announces cognac partnership with La Guilde du Cognac

William Grant & Sons has partnered with La Guilde du Cognac created by Jean-Sébastien Robicquet to introduce the world’s first extensive collection of single terroir Cognacs. The initial range will showcase four single village Cognacs. These Cognacs will be the original expression of one cru, one village, one vintage and one artisan distiller. La Guilde […]

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