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just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...

Preview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific

Ahead of next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, which starts on Sunday, Joe Bates surveys the Travel Retail lan...


Top Wine & Spirits Trends in the Last Ten Years

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.


Focus – Brown Forman's Slane Castle Irish Whiskey

Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

Late yesterday, Brown-Forman announced its entry into the Irish whiskey category through the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd


Is Marketing Twisting the Meanings of Words?

Ian Buxton | 21 May 2015

In the battle for consumers' hearts and minds, are drinks companies overlooking the widely-held definitions of words and phrases? Is there leeway to argue that certain terms may not mean exactly what consumers perceive? Ian Buxton considers the evidence.


Stock Spirits keen to buy, despite M&A stall

Olly Wehring | 12 Mar 2015

The head of Stock Spirits has reiterated his disappointment at the company's failure to land an acquisition last year, but has maintained that the firm is still conducting negotiations.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA head - part II

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.


Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president

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

Sidney Frank drops Beam Suntory lawsuit

Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2015

Sidney Frank Importing Company (SFIC) has dropped a lawsuit against Beam Suntory, ahead of a proposed takeover by Mast-Jägermeister.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Lucy Britner | 26 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Beam Suntory to re-package Courvoisier Cognac

Lucy Britner | 25 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory has announced plans to repackage its Courvoisier Cognac brand.


NPD - Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Kentucky Dram

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory has confirmed a launch date for its new “Scotch-infused” Bourbon.


NPD - Jim Beam Citrus Highball Grapefruit

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory's Japanese unit, Suntory Spirits, has launched a ready-to-drink Jim Beam product in Japan for the first time.


CCA, Beam Suntory tie up ten-year deal

Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2015

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has signed a new ten-year deal with Beam Suntory that sees CCA handle the spirits group's Japanese whiskies sales, marketing and distribution in Australia.


NPD: Beam Suntory's Pinnacle Ruby Red Grapefruit

Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory has released a further flavour extension of its Pinnacle vodka brand in the US.


NPD - Sauza Cucumber Chili Tequila

Andy Morton | 3 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory has launched Sauza Tequila's first flavoured extension, which is designed to add a twist to traditional margaritas.


Brown-Forman makes Irish whiskey play

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.


NPD: Beam Suntory's Ardmore Tradition, Triple Wood

Olly Wehring | 1 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory has added two new NAS Scotch iterations to its The Ardmore single malt brand.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 15 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Constellation poaches new CMO from Beam Suntory

Olly Wehring | 12 May 2015

Constellation Brands has confirmed a change of chief marketing officer, with Chris Fehrnstrom making way for Jared Fix.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Beam Suntory defeats 'handmade' lawsuit

Andy Morton | 5 May 2015

Beam Suntory has said a US judge's dismissal of an accusation Maker's Mark Bourbon uses false advertising sends a "strong message" to people seeking to profit from "irresponsible litigation".


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Beam Suntory to strip down regional units

Andy Morton | 27 Apr 2015

Beam Suntory is to combine two of its regional business units to create a larger international division.


NPD: Beam Suntory's Laphroaig 15-Year-Old

Richard Woodard | 20 Apr 2015

As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations for Islay single malt Scotch whisky Laphroaig, brand owner Beam Suntory has announced the limited re-release of the Laphroaig 15-year-old expression.


San Francisco World Spirits Best in Show I

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2015

Late last month, the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place. Last week, the list of Best in Show awards was released. Here is part one of the full list of winners.


NPD - Beam Suntory's Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade

Andy Morton | 7 Apr 2015

Beam Suntory has launched another flavour extension for its Cruzan rum brand.


Beam Suntory switches Colorado distribution

Olly Wehring | 7 Apr 2015

Beam Suntory is to change its distributor in Colorado from Southern Wine & Spirits to Republic National Distributing Co.


NPD - Beam Suntory's Pinnacle Cucumber Vodka

Andy Morton | 25 Mar 2015

Beam Suntory has launched a cucumber-flavoured variant of its Pinnacle vodka brand for the US market.


Edrington names European Travel Retail head

Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2015

Edrington has appointed a head of its European Travel Retail unit, which is due to launch next week.

Latest blogs

The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

Olly Wehring | 13 Oct 2014

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo, SABMiller, the Scotch whisky category and the US wine market.

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