Pernod shares have gained 4.4 per cent so far this year, in line with the European sector, which is up 4.1 per cent.

French spirits maker Pernod Ricard, which owns Irish Distillers, on Thursday forecast modest profit growth in its current financial year after improvi(...)

 A view of Val-de-Travers, the valley where absinthe was born and has been produced for centuries, in Gorgier, Switzerland. The absinthe trail, a  list of attractions related to the drink, dots the Val-de-Travers. Photograph: Niels Ackermann/The New York Times

Sunbeams shot through the forest, lighting up the wispy fog on the path ahead. For over an hour I’d been walking up the mountain trail alone, marching(...)

Bulmers: its maker, C&C, is having a spat with the Portman Group, the alcohol-industry funded body. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A delicious spat arose this week in Britain between C&C, the Clonmel- based maker of Bulmers and Magners cider, and the Portman Group, the alcohol(...)

Bottles of Jameson whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers, are seen as they pass along the production line at the Pernod-Ricard bottling plant in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Sales of Jameson, Ireland’s top-selling whiskey brand, grew by 13 per cent in the nine months to the end of March led by strong US demand. (...)

The brand recorded 13 per cent volume growth worldwide with 54 markets showing double or triple digit growth

Jameson Whiskey was the key performing brand for drinks group Pernod Ricard with sales rising 16 per cent in the six months ended December 31st(...)

Remy has been hit by a Chinese government crackdown on gift-giving and a slowing of its economic growth

French spirits group Remy Cointreau has forecast a return to growth in the key Chinese market next year on the back of increased promotional efforts, (...)

Paul Duffy: ‘Sometimes in Ireland we can be a little critical of people who try.’

Paul Duffy may spend his time travelling the world as the chairman and chief executive of the Absolut Company, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. Back(...)