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Whisk(e)y leads vodka in US, but for how long?

The whisk(e)y category in the US – particularly Bourbon - has been stealing a significant march on vodka in recent months, but can this be s...

Whiskey success adds to Southern Comfort's woes

Speaking after the release of Brown-Forman's first-quarter results yesterday, CEO Paul Varga was typically upbeat over the performance of fl...

Brown-Forman reaching out to Russia - CEO

Brown-Forman is trying to open talks with a regional Russian authority that reportedly confiscated some Jack Daniel's products over health f...

Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its Q1 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in...

Latest Interviews

just The Answer: KWL Enterprises' CEO, Kevin Liles 19 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Kevin Liles, the former CEO of Def Jam Records, now heads up his own multi-industry firm, KWL Enterprises. This includes working as a consultant to stars such as Jay-Z and Mariah Carey, with whom he has just released a line of tea-blend soft drinks. Yesterday (18 June), he spoke to just-drinks about the celebrity tie-ups, how to make the most of new technology and Jay-Z and Carey's love for the beverage industry.

Interview - MillerCoors' Blue Moon brewmaster 9 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

Latest News

Oasis Beverages to buy Pabst Brewing Co 19 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Oasis Beverages has agreed a deal to acquire US brewer Pabst Brewing Co (PBC).

PepsiCo chief adds to criticism of NFL over abuse 18 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi has said she is “deeply disturbed” by reports of abuse by US National Football League players and the game's administrators' “mishandling” of the claims.

Jackson Family launches Burgundy-focussed unit 18 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Jackson Family Wines has launched a new unit to promote its Californian wines made from Burgundian varieties.

Gruppo Campari's Espolon Anejo 18 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

The US arm of Campari has released an anejo extension of Espolon Tequila in US.

Concha y Toro aims for Canada boost from JV 18 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Concha y Toro has set up a joint venture with the agency Charlton Hobbs to distribute its wine brands in Canada.

Anheuser-Busch concerned over NFL abuse cases 17 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch has voiced its concern over the US National Football League's (NFL) handling of allegations of domestic violence and child abuse by current players.

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