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The International Center for Alcohol Policies will merge with the Global Alcohol Producers GroupGLOBAL: International Center for Alcohol Policies, Global Alcohol Producers Group to merge

11 April 2014

The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.

Comment - Brown-Forman: Has the Prey become the Hunter?

4 April 2014

It wasn't that long ago that Brown-Forman was put forward as the next company to get swallowed up in the so-called wave of consolidation that is poised to wash over the global spirits industry. And yet, the fish has become the fisherman, if recent speculation is to be believed.

US: Diageo hopeful for solution on Tennessee storage rules

3 April 2014

Diageo has launched a legal bid to overturn a 77-year-old law that forces all spirits that are distilled in Tennessee to be stored within the state's borders.

US: Brown-Forman unveils Southern Comfort website

3 April 2014

Brown-Forman has launched a new website for its Southern Comfort brand that gives consumers the chance to win a mug with their face on it.

US: Century Council becomes FARR in bid to tackle alcohol-related issues

31 March 2014

An industry-funded US group aimed at tackling drink-driving and underage drinking has been renamed as part of a “bold” plan to increase awareness of the issues.

Comment - Spirits - Are We Running Out of Casks?

25 March 2014

As the Scotch whisky industry appears to expand with gay abandon, Ian Buxton takes a look up the supply chain and asks if there's enough wood in them thar hills to hold the stuff.

Editor's Viewpoint – When Companies Argue about Who is Right, Both are Usually Wrong

20 March 2014

Unless it's you that is in the middle of the melee, there's nothing more thrilling than a good old street fight; be it in the playground, in a bar, in the street... . As the two (usually) men circle each other, fists raised and ready to wade in, it gets everyone's juices going, doesn't it?

US: Scotch fear behind Diageo Tennessee whiskey row - Brown-Forman

18 March 2014

Brown-Forman has opened a new front in its row with Diageo over Tennessee whiskey, claiming that the Johnnie Walker owner is trying to weaken global growth in North American whiskey because it threatens Scotch sales.

US: Diageo hits back at Brown-Forman in Tennessee whiskey row

18 March 2014

Diageo has branded Jack Daniel's owner Brown-Forman “anti-competitive” as a war of words over the production of Tennessee whiskey heats up.

US: Brown-Forman attacks plan to loosen "Tennessee Whiskey" rules

17 March 2014

Jack Daniel's owner Brown-Forman has warned that the Tennessee whiskey segment is “under attack” as state legislators review laws that regulate the spirit's production.

Product Launch - US: Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire

13 March 2014

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire

Editor's Viewpoint - Brown-Forman for Sale? Keep it in The Family

11 March 2014

A few weeks ago, reports broke suggesting that Bacardi is set to embark on a shopping spree to plug the Bourbon gap in its portfolio.

Analysis - Brown-Forman: Because They're Happy

6 March 2014

The future looks bright for most international brown spirits companies, but few appear to be in quite as good a shape as Brown-Forman.

just On Call - Brown-Forman CEO warns of social media threat to US on-trade

6 March 2014

The head of Brown-Forman has suggested on-trade softness in the US spirits market may be long-term as new trends see younger consumers share drinks over social networks instead of in bars.

Focus - Brown-Forman's YTD Performance by Region, Brand

5 March 2014

Earlier today (5 March), Brown-Forman posted its Q3 and YTD results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the nine months to the end of January.

US: Brown-Forman sees Q3 continue upward trend

5 March 2014

Brown-Forman has toasted a "great" set of numbers for its fiscal third quarter, with the healthy momentum of the first half continuing.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

27 January 2014

The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.

US: Bourbon boom marches on in on-trade, as vodka dips

15 January 2014

Bourbon, blended American whiskies and Irish whiskey were the only spirits sub-categories to see volume growth in the US on-trade in 2013 as clear spirits lagged, according to latest figures.

just the Facts - Suntory's US$16bn move for Beam

14 January 2014

The biggest proposed deal in the spirits industry in five years was annnounced yesterday (13 January) with Suntory agreeing to acquire Beam Inc for US$16bn.

US: Brown-Forman fills vacant production chief post

19 December 2013

Brown-Forman has lined up a new chief production officer after the current incumbent was appointed CFO.

UK: Jack Daniel's radio ad cleared by ASA

18 December 2013

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today (18 December) cleared a radio ad for Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's brand after a complaint it encouraged “irresponsible” drinking.

Comment - Brown-Forman's Southern Comfort Faces Uncomfortable Dip

6 December 2013

Southern Comfort's marketers like to take their branding cues from the brand's spiritual homeland, New Orleans.

just On Call - US vodka hit by "flavour fatigue" - Brown Forman CEO

5 December 2013

Brown-Forman's CEO has said “flavour fatigue” in the US vodka category may be pushing consumers towards Jack Daniel's extensions such as Tennessee Honey.

Analysis - China in Brown-Forman's sights with "ultra-premium" play

5 December 2013

Brown-Forman is seeking to take its North American whiskey boom to Asia with the release of ultra-premium Jack Daniel's extensions, according to an analyst.

Focus - Brown-Forman's H1 Performance by Region, Brand

4 December 2013

Today, Brown-Forman posted a rise in sales and profits in its first-half results, helped by the performance of its whiskey brands. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the six months to the end of October.

US: Whiskey surge boosts Brown-Forman H1 profits

4 December 2013

Brown-Forman has seen its first-half sales and profits grow as its North American whiskies continued to perform strongly.

US: Brown-Forman appoints new CFO to take reins in February

22 November 2013

Brown-Forman will have a new CFO from February next year as Don Berg is retiring from the group.

US: Brown-Forman readies dividend payout

22 November 2013

Brown-Forman has lined up its next dividend payment.

GLOBAL: Diageo signals move into high-end Bourbon

20 November 2013

Diageo is set to bolster its interest in Bourbon with new premium launches, but the group's CEO has not ruled out acquisitions in the thriving, wider category.

GLOBAL: Brown-Forman unveils new Tequila el Jimador bottle

19 November 2013

Brown-Forman has redesigned its Tequila el Jimador bottle to help make it stand out in a crowded category.

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