24 May 2013
Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.
26 April 2013
Late last week, the gold medal winners in the gin, vodka, Tequila and liqueurs sub-categories of this year's International Spirits Challenge were announced.
6 March 2013
Today (6 March), Brown-Forman posted a rise in profits for its fiscal year-to-date, with sales in the nine-month period growing by 4%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region and brand.
22 January 2013
A new year, a new commentator. Taking the baton for white spirits, we welcome back just-drinks' former deputy editor, Chris Mercer, to cast his watchful eye over all things white. This month: Vodka.
16 January 2013
Pernod Ricard's super-premium vodkas lack the depth to compete with Diageo's as vodka continues its value boom, an analyst has said.
18 December 2012
In the first part of just-drinks' interview with Paul Varga, the CEO of Brown-Forman discussed the company's portfolio and prospects in emerging markets. In this second - and final - part, Varga details the company's take on the mergers & acquisitions scene in the global spirits industry, and the roll of innovation as an alternative to M&A.
13 December 2012
Earlier this year, Ben Cooper met the CEO of Brown-Forman, Paul Varga, in the company's heartland, the US. In the first instalment of this two-part interview, the two look at Brown-Forman's position in the drinks industry, its portfolio of spirits brands and its prospects and ambitions in the emerging markets.
13 December 2012
Southern Comfort is bouncing back for Brown-Forman with a “dramatic improvement” in US sales, the company has said.
7 December 2012
It has been a strong first-half for Brown-Forman's portfolio of brands, but not all of them have hit the mark. Here, just-drinks takes a look at three that have done the company proud, and one that has blotted the copybook. Or has it?
5 December 2012
Brown-Forman has posted a double-digit increase in H1 net profits as volumes gains and price increases saw it raise its full-year outlook.
1 October 2012
Brown-Forman is ready to dip into a US$3bn warchest to fund a whiskey or vodka acquisition, an analyst has said.
29 August 2012
Brown-Forman has hailed a "great start" to its fiscal year, with rising profits helped by price increases in Q1.
1 June 2012
Brown-Forman's Finlandia Blackcurrant
11 May 2012
Icely Done's Cocktail Sticks
25 January 2012
Brown-Forman has confirmed details of its latest dividend payment.
9 December 2011
Brown-Forman's CEO has voiced his excitement at a resurgent whisk(e)y market in the US, driven by consumers' taste for luxury and innovations around flavour.
8 December 2011
Jack Daniel's has helped to drive Brown-Forman to rises in sales and profits for the first half of its fiscal year, but could not prevent the group from trimming its full-year guidance.
5 October 2011
Brown-Forman's Finlandia Platinum
19 July 2011
Brown-Forman's Finlandia Raspberry Vodka, Finlandia Redberry Vodka
30 June 2011
Brown-Forman has announced its acquisition of the Maximus vodka brand from Altia.
20 June 2011
AS Liviko's Viru Valge Black
18 April 2011
Vina Concha y Toro has completed the acquisition of Fetzer Vineyards from Brown-Forman for US$238m.
3 March 2011
Vina Concha y Toro's deal this week to acquire Brown-Forman's Fetzer Vineyards for US$238m has been welcomed by many observers as a good move for both companies. Here, just-drinks brings you the market reaction.
28 January 2011
Brown-Forman has announced details of its latest quarterly dividend payment.
24 September 2010
Jack Daniel's whiskey distiller Brown-Forman has elected Bruce Byrnes to its board of directors.
21 September 2010
Nemiroff vodka has topped the latest list of elite spirits brands issued annually by research group IWSR.
1 September 2010
Brown-Forman has said that the US spirits market proved more sluggish than expected in its first fiscal quarter, as the Jack Daniel whiskey distiller's share price fell on its cautious outlook.
1 September 2010
Jack Daniel whiskey distiller Brown-Forman has held its full-year profits guidance, despite a slip in earnings in the first quarter of its fiscal year.
10 June 2010
Jack Daniel whiskey distiller Brown-Forman is investing heavily in Brazil as part of its strategy to expand drinks sales in emerging markets.
9 June 2010
Jack Daniel whiskey distiller Brown-Forman is to repurchase US$250m of shares.