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Jim Beam, Jack Daniel's - Same-same, but different

With a near-50% combined share of the US whiskey market in the US, it's a wonder that not more is made these days of the complements and con...

The dangers of setting sustainability targets

Setting an ambitious target and just failing to meet it is surely better than settling for an easy one and romping home with time to spare b...

Is Brown-Forman at the end of the SoCo road?

Olly Wehring | 5 Oct 2015

Much as Brown-Forman would not be drawn on reports last week that its Southern Comfort whiskey liqueur has been put up for sale, the brand's performances of late suggest that the end is, if not already upon it, then just around the corner.

Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's in Ireland?

Lucy Britner | 2 Oct 2015

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the guests was about why the company - which outlined heritage as an important factor when it comes to targeting new consumers - hadn't chosen to buy a moth-balled distillery with a ready-made history.

American whiskey does a vodka - Analysis

Lucy Britner | 28 Aug 2015

American whiskey is following in vodka's footsteps, according to analysts.

Investors pressure drinks companies on water use

Ben Cooper | 27 Aug 2015

World Water Week is an opportunity for companies to convene with other stakeholders to discuss the importance of water stewardship, and also to draw attention to their own initiatives, as Nestle has done.

Latest Interviews

What's behind Brown-Forman's Irish whiskey plans?

Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2015

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

Interview - Angel's Share Brands

Andy Morton | 2 Apr 2015

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.

Latest News

Brown-Forman's Middle East head to retire

Andy Morton | 26 Nov 2015

Brown-Forman's long-serving Middle East head is to retire after 20 years with the company.

Sazerac sues Brown-Forman over Tennessee Fire

Lucy Britner | 25 Nov 2015

Brown-Forman has said it will "vigorously" contest a lawsuit issued by Sazerac over advertising practices for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.

Brown-Forman gives Collingwood US upgrade

Olly Wehring | 23 Nov 2015

Brown-Forman has updated the packaging for its Collingwood Canadian whisky brand in the US.

Diageo open to Irish re-entry, keener on Bourbon

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2015

Diageo has declared itself satisfied with its absence from the Irish whiskey segment, admitting that a future Bourbon play would appeal.

Southern Comfort gets comedian push

Lucy Britner | 18 Nov 2015

Brown-Forman has enlisted a comedian to push a new serve for its ailing Southern Comfort brand. 

Sazerac spars with Jack Daniel's in Fireball push

Andy Morton | 16 Nov 2015

Sazerac is taking on Brown-Forman in the battle for Friday night as the Fireball maker launches a UK marketing campaign for its cinnamon-flavoured whiskey.

This week in spirits & wine

Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

Jack Daniel's offers wedding service in US

Lucy Britner | 5 Nov 2015

Brown-Forman has launched a motel-themed marketing push in the US for its Jack Daniel's American whiskey brand.

NPD - Woodford Reserve Master's Collection

Lucy Britner | 21 Oct 2015

Brown-Forman has released a Bourbon that uses white corn in the production process.

NPD - Jack Daniel's Sinatra Century

Lucy Britner | 2 Oct 2015

Brown-Forman has launched Sinatra Century under its Jack Daniel's whiskey brand.

Brown-Forman silent on Southern Comfort report

Andy Morton | 30 Sep 2015

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on a report it is looking to sell its struggling Southern Comfort brand along with other liqueurs in its portfolio.

Millennial drinkers to fuel Irish whiskey growth

Lucy Britner | 29 Sep 2015

Millennials in search of heritage and authenticity are helping to drive the Irish whiskey category, according to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting.

Brown-Forman breaks ground on Irish distillery

Olly Wehring | 29 Sep 2015

Brown-Forman has started work on what will be its first distillery outside of the US, at Slane Castle in Ireland.

Marie Brizard targets Travel Retail with app't

Olly Wehring | 22 Sep 2015

Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits has appointed Travel Retail veteran Kevin Baker to head up its efforts in the channel.

US craft threat "greatly exaggerated" - Rabobank

Lucy Britner | 14 Sep 2015

The threat of US craft distilleries to major players has been "greatly exaggerated", according to Rabobank. 

Moet Hennessy launches James Bond, Belvedere ad

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2015

Moët Hennessy has unveiled the first TV ad for its Belvedere vodka partnership with Spectre, the next James Bond movie.

Diageo's Johnnie Walker plummets out of IWSR list

Andy Morton | 7 Sep 2015

LVMH's Hennessy Cognac has taken top spot in the IWSR's 2014 World Class Brands as previous chart-topper Diageo's Johnnie Walker dropped to 34th.

NPD - Taliera's Beach Whiskey

Andy Morton | 27 Aug 2015

US spirits marketer and distributor Taliera has launched the Beach Whiskey range.

Brown-Forman overhauls Southern Comfort RTD packs

Andy Morton | 27 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman has redesigned the boxes for its Southern Comfort RTDs in Australia and New Zealand as the ready-to-drink category in the country continues to suffer big declines.

Brown-Forman CEO unfazed by FX headwinds

Andy Morton | 26 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga has said he is “not obsessed” with foreign currency fluctuations, despite seeing them cut into the company's first-quarter profits.

Brown-Forman sees Q1 profits increase

Olly Wehring | 26 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman has reported a "strong start" to its latest fiscal year, with high single-digit profit growth forecast for the period.

On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

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

Latest blogs

A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America...

Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2014

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.

Company research

Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B) - Financial and Strategic SW

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Brown-Forman Içki Ticaret Ltd Sti in Alcoholic Drinks (Turkey)

Brown-Forman Içki Ticaret Ltd Sti in Alcoholic Drinks (Turke

Brown-Forman Içki Ticaret AS aims to increase its sales within spirits by targeting new trends within the category and by engaging new product launches and increasing its marketing activities, especia...

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Brown-Forman Corp in Spirits (World)

Brown-Forman Corp in Spirits (World)

Brown-Forman is among the leading forces in the advancing whiskies category while the iconic Jack Daniel’s brand secures the company an enviable place in the booming bourbon segment. This report exami...

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