Alexandre Ricard, new chairman and chief executive officer of French drinks maker Pernod Ricard.

Pernod Ricard is banking on a taste for higher priced spirits in the United States and India, along with recovering demand for cognac in China, to spe(...)

The  Vision for Irish Whiskey strategy says Irish whiskey is no longer about playing to the stereotypes of the “fighting Irish” or about spicing up an Irish coffee.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

A bid to kickstart a second golden age of Irish whiskey will be launched by the industry on Tuesday when it publishes an ambitious plan for the sector(...)

Supermarket chain Sainsbury rose after deciding to axe 800 store jobs in a drive to cut costs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

European stocks declined yesterday as data showed euro zone output expanded at a slower pace in April and Ericsson-led technology shares lowered. A(...)

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, expects its business in China to return to growth as early as next year. Photo: Reuters

Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, expects its business in China to return to growth as early as next year as the company overcomes austerity meas(...)

Barrels of Pernod Ricard’s Martell cognac sit at the Martell distillery in Cognac, France. Sales volumes jumped 13 per cent year-on-year. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg News

French drinks group Pernod Ricard said sales trends in China, its second-largest market, were gradually improving thanks to a positive performance dur(...)

Bottles of Jameson whiskey: The Old Jameson Distillery hasn’t been a working distillery in decades, but some 400,000 people visit it and its Cork sister venue, the Midleton Experience, each year.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

At the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, there’s a new addition to Irish whiskey’s “brand home”: a “Bottle Your Own” stand where visito(...)

Jack Reynor (Glassland, What Richard Did) at the launch of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festrival. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unstoppable Irish actor Jack Reynor was among the guests who joined Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to(...)

Alexndre Ricard, who was formerly chairman and chief executive of Irish Distillers, has taken over as the head of Pernod Ricard

Sales of Jameson Whiskey rose by 10 per cent in the six months to the end of December while volumes were up 8 per cent.Jameson’s parent, Pernod Ricard(...)

Albert Frère made his riches by buying up steelmakers in the 1950s and 1960s. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Albert Frère, Belgium’s richest man and chief executive of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, is to step down from the group he helped turn into Europe’s secon(...)

New York: predicted “Snowmageddon”, hyped as a “potentially historic” snowfall, managed to bypass the city and hit Boston, New England and other parts of the US northeast instead. Photograph: Reuters/Stephanie Keith
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Image of the week: Snow no show Good news for New York this week as the predicted “Snowmageddon”, hyped as a “potentially historic” snowfall, m(...)