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The season of Japanese goodwill in M&A - Comment

It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a...

Sipsmith and spirits players’ fight to cover craft

Even before today’s news that Beam Suntory has filled the premium gin-shaped hole in its portfolio, we at just-drinks had concluded that 201...


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 | 22 Jun 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this six-part review of the non-Scotch whisky category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major whisk(e)y brands.


Ben Cooper | 1 Jun 2016

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 fruitless task. Yet, it is for that exact reason why the segment's future is so rosy.


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.

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

Andy Morton | 16 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings is sending staff to weight-loss camps amid worries the beverage company's employees are more obese than those in other industries, according to a report.


Olly Wehring | 13 Jan 2017

Beam Suntory has secured a sponsorship deal for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand in the US with Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs.


Andy Morton | 6 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings has confirmed to just-drinks it has no plans to list its international spirits unit, Beam Suntory.


Olly Wehring | 20 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has released the last 50 units of 50-year-old Bowmore single malt, which was bottled in 1961.


Olly Wehring | 16 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has added UK craft spirit producer Sipsmith to its spirits stable.


Lucy Britner | 13 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has launched the first in a four-part limited edition collection of whiskies, under the Bowmore brand. 


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.

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

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Global Single Malt Whiskey Market 2016-2020

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Alcoholic Beverage Market in US 2016-2016

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