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Richard Woodard | 14 Jun 2016

Brown-Forman's recent strategic moves represent a narrowing of the company's focus on its core strengths: Whisk(e)y in all its forms, with Tequila playing a supporting role. The big question now is whether that process should continue to its logical conclusion with the disposal of Finlandia vodka, a brand that has hardly been a star performer in recent times.


Olly Wehring | 4 May 2016

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. Here's a look at Paddy and its position in the Irish whiskey category and Pernod's portfolio.


Lucy Britner | 28 Apr 2016

Yesterday's acquisition of single malt Scotch whisky producer The BenRiach Distillery Co is the latest signpost on Brown-Forman's path into premium spirits territory. 

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Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

The Sazerac Co's Buffalo Trace Distillery has released a four-grain Bourbon, named after former distillery owner Colonel E H Taylor, Jr.


Andy Morton | 6 Mar 2017

The Sazerac Co has continued its recent buying spree with the purchase of a stake in San Francisco-based bitters producer Bittermens.


Lucy Britner | 9 Jan 2017

Sazerac-controlled importer 375 Park Avenue Spirits has appointed a former Bacardi executive to the role of president & COO. 


Andy Morton | 5 Jan 2017

The Sazerac Co's Buffalo Trace has outscored Diageo's Bulleit in a new IWSR report that tracks how many times Bourbon brands are listed in craft bars.


Olly Wehring | 23 Dec 2016

The Sazerac Co has book-ended a year that started with the purchase of Southern Comfort and Tuaca with the acquisition of Cognac producer Domaine Breuil de Segonzac.


Andy Morton | 22 Dec 2016

The Sazerac Co is to start producing Tennessee whiskey after buying a distillery in the US state.


Olly Wehring | 20 Dec 2016

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks that it has filed a "trade dress" lawsuit in the US against Sazerac regarding alleged similarities between its Bulleit and the US company’s Dr McGillicuddy’s brands.


Andy Morton | 16 Dec 2016

The Sazerac Co is to turn two 200-year-old New Orleans buildings into an office, visitor centre and museum.


Lucy Britner | 8 Dec 2016

New Orleans-based Sazerac Co has released four Tequilas as part of its Expresiones del Corazón range for 2016.


Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2016

The Sazerac Co has opened its first office in Washington, DC with the appointment of Diageo's former US government lobbyist. 


Lucy Britner | 7 Oct 2016

Sazerac's Barton 1792 distillery has released a Bourbon with a high percentage of rye. 


Olly Wehring | 5 Oct 2016

Sazerac Co’s A Smith Bowman Distillery has released the latest limited iteration of its Abraham Bowman whiskey brand.


Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2016

The Sazerac Co has continued its spending spree with the acquisition of Pernod Ricard's Fris Vodka brand for an undisclosed sum.


James Atkinson | 16 Sep 2016

The Sazerac Co has acquired control of Australian spirits distributor SouthTrade International.


Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2016

The Sazerac Co has launched a seasonal winter liqueur, Granny’s Gingerbread Cream.


Lucy Britner | 14 Sep 2016

The Sazerac Co's Buffalo Trace Distillery has said its Weller Bourbon will be given a packaging upgrade from the end of the year.


Lucy Britner | 6 Sep 2016

The Sazerac Co has acquired UK-based spirits bottler The Last Drop Distillers.


Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2016

The global spirits category is unlikely to see a major M&A deal in the near future, an analyst has said.


Olly Wehring | 17 Jun 2016

Sazerac has announced the appointment of Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits as distributor for three of its brands in France, including recent purchase Southern Comfort.


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2016

Brown Forman has posted a solid full-year underlying performance but currency weakness hit sales in core developed markets including Australia and Travel Retail.


Olly Wehring | 1 Jun 2016

Brown-Forman has completed its purchase of The BenRiach Distillery Co, spending US$5.8m less than originally announced.


Lucy Britner | 20 May 2016

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.


Lucy Britner | 20 May 2016

Kentucky Bourbon distillers filled almost 1.9m barrels in 2015, the highest number since 1967, as producers look to meet growing demand.


Lucy Britner | 19 May 2016

Sazerac is to invest US$200m in expanding its Buffalo Trace distillery as it looks to meet demand for Bourbon. 

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