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Non-Scotch Whisky Essentials, Part IV

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attent...

How RTDs are stealing share from all categories

Looking for a single reason why the ready-to-drink (RTD) category is set for such strong progress during the coming five years will be a fru...


Richard Woodard | 6 Oct 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major gin brands and their owners.


Richard Woodard | 24 May 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major Scotch brands.


Richard Woodard | 19 Apr 2016

Much as all looks rosy in the UK, the gin sector has struggled in the US in recent years. What is the segment doing wrong, in a spirits market that offers generous bounty? Richard Woodard investigates.


Olly Wehring | 12 Apr 2016

For the multinational spirits companies, the US is a market of vital importance. As well as being the world's largest market for spirits in value terms, the country also offers relative reliability, in terms of its economy, its regulatory environment and its consumption trends. Most importantly, the US offers growth.

Latest Interviews

James Wilmore | 4 Mar 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' interview with Beam Suntory's Europe, Middle East & Africa head, Albert Baladi talks about the company's gin presence, the Africa opportunity and the Travel Retail landscape.


James Wilmore | 2 Mar 2015

Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc? What brands and regions are shining bright and where are the emerging opportunities? Here, just-drinks catches up with Baladi for his take on the present and the future for Beam Suntory.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 5 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has opened the doors to its new global headquarters in downtown Chicago.


Andy Morton | 29 Nov 2016

Beam Suntory is returning the Ardmore Scotch whisky brand to India after a four-year hiatus with the launch of Ardmore Legacy.


Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2016

Beam Suntory has hailed a healthy lift in sales in the year so far, although domestic beer has pulled down the top-line for parent Suntory Holdings.


Lucy Britner | 3 Nov 2016

Beam Suntory has released the fifth and final edition of its Black Bowmore 1964 distillation.


Lucy Britner | 24 Oct 2016

Beam Suntory staff at two Jim Beam plants have agreed to end a strike after approving new labour terms. 


Lucy Britner | 18 Oct 2016

Beam Suntory has said it expects to spend around US1bn on growing its Bourbon operations, meanwhile employees from two sites have taken strike action. 


Lucy Britner | 12 Oct 2016

Beam Suntory has backed an at-home mixed drinks machine, Bartesian, as it looks to reach the home cocktails market. 


Lucy Britner | 20 Sep 2016

A new report has found that drinkers in the UK do not feel that price has much impact on the amount of alcohol they buy.


Olly Wehring | 9 Sep 2016

Beam Suntory has added three flavour extensions to its Effen Vodka brand. The Blood Orange, Green Apple and Raspberry variants launch in the US this week.


Andy Morton | 8 Sep 2016

Beam Suntory is continuing its Maker's Mark global expansion with the launch of the Bourbon's Private Select expression in Americas and Asia Pacific Travel Retail.


Olly Wehring | 2 Sep 2016

Beam Suntory has extended the roll-out of its Jim Beam Double Oak expression to the US.


Lucy Britner | 1 Sep 2016

Beam Suntory has appointed Brett Hale to the role of VP global public affairs. 


Andy Morton | 25 Aug 2016

Beam Suntory is to launch a ten-year-old Bowmore single malt exclusively into European and Asia-Pacific Travel Retail.


Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2016

Beam Suntory is to roll out its Maker's 46 Bourbon in the UK market through Maxxium UK.


Andy Morton | 5 Aug 2016

Suntory Holdings has posted a big jump in profits for its alcoholic beverages despite a slight fall in sales.


Andy Morton | 27 Jul 2016

Beam Suntory's Australian unit is to launch a ready-to-drink Jim Beam highball that had been initially developed for the Japanese market.


Andy Morton | 25 Jul 2016

Beam Suntory is to place a Japanese-style telephone booth outside Asda supermarkets as it extends an experiential marketing campaign for Midori melon liqueur to the UK.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2016

Beam Suntory is to launch Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon in Travel Retail.


Lucy Britner | 6 Jul 2016

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire brand continues to see declines in the off-premise, according to the latest Nielsen figures published by Cowen & Co. 


Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2016

A shortage of Japanese whisky is forcing drinks producers in Japan to turn to imported spirits, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 23 Jun 2016

Maxxium UK has said the UK spirits category can increase sales by 10% over the next 14 years, with more than half of the growth coming from the on-trade.


Lucy Britner | 23 Jun 2016

Beam Suntory is to launch the full Spanish Larios gin range in the UK, via Conviviality subsidiary Catalyst Brands. 

Latest blogs

Lucy Britner | 9 Sep 2016

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

Company research

Global American Whiskey Market 2016-2020

Global American Whiskey Market 2016-2020

The production and labeling of American whiskey has to be under the Title 27 of the US Code of Federal Regulations. American whiskey was traditionally produced within the boundaries of the US and can...

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Global Single Malt Whiskey Market 2016-2020

Global Single Malt Whiskey Market 2016-2020

Single malt whiskey by definition needs to be made at a single distillery. It is made from fermented mash made with malted grain....

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Global Whiskey Market 2016-2020

Global Whiskey Market 2016-2020

In 2015, the global whiskey market was the third largest segment and also the fastest growing segment in the global spirits market and is expected to register a CAGR of more than 5% between 2016 and 2...

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