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Untapped premiumisation offers spirits potential

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so...

Focus - CCA's H1 Performance by Region and Sector

Today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its first-half results for 2015, revealing a slight increase in profits and sales. Here, just-drinks...


Japan follows in Scotch whisky's footsteps

Lucy Britner | 27 Aug 2015

The Scotch whisky industry has enjoyed many a boom and suffered many a bust and reports suggest Japanese whisky is following in its footsteps.


just the week - in Spirits and Wine

Lucy Britner | 21 Aug 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.


Focus - Stock Spirits' H1 Performance by Region

Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2015

Stock Spirits posted a sharp drop in first half sales and profits today as Poland continued to underperform. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:


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.

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

Beam Suntory sees off final labelling lawsuit

Andy Morton | 25 Aug 2015

A series of lawsuits over Beam Suntory's Bourbon labelling has ended after a judge threw the last remaining one out of court.


NPD - Beam Suntory's Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish

Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2015

Beam Suntory's Islay whisky distillery, Bowmore, has launched a no-age-statement expression matured in casks made from mizunara, a Japanese oak.


Beam Suntory creates US general manager role

Lucy Britner | 17 Aug 2015

Beam Suntory has appointed Greg Hughes to the newly-created role of general manager for the US.


just the week in - Spirits and Wine

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 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.


Bourbon surge gives Beam Suntory H1 boost

Andy Morton | 11 Aug 2015

Beam Suntory has posted a 58% sales boost in the first half of the year as its US Bourbon portfolio increased volumes.


just a While Ago - On 4 August in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Aug 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Innis & Gunn names global marketing head

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2015

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed its first world-wide marketing head as it brings in new faces to drive exports.


Rosair takes Beam Suntory Oceania post

Richard Woodard | 13 Jul 2015

Beam Suntory has appointed ex-Kellogg’s executive John Rosair to the newly-created post of managing director, Oceania.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Andy Morton | 10 Jul 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.


NPD - Beam Suntory's Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Lucy Britner | 7 Jul 2015

Beam Suntory has launched a new expression of its Hibiki whisky brand.


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.

Latest blogs

P Diddy vs 50 Cent in vodka wars

Lucy Britner | 18 Aug 2015

No self-respecting rapper is without some affiliation to a booze brand. Vodka is de rigueur, thanks to P Diddy and his tie-up with Diageo and Ciroc.


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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