The new Beam Inc logo

The new Beam Inc logo

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has unveiled its new corporate branding, in preparation for life as a standalone spirits company.

From early in the fourth quarter of 2011, Beam Global's owner, Fortune Brands, expects to turn itself into a pure-play spirits company under the name Beam Inc. Today (16 August), the group announced new corporate branding in anticipation of the move.

"The new logo features the single word “Beam” in the signature script of fourth-generation distiller James B Beam, whose namesake Jim Beam Bourbon is the company’s flagship spirits brand," said the company.

Earlier this month, Beam Global reported net sales up by 14% for the six months to the end of June, to US$1.37bn.