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Preview - Constellation Brands Q4 & FY

Constellation Brands will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday (9 April). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine,...

Time is Right for Refresco Gerber Exit

While unlikely to slip under the net before the year is out, Stefan Kirk from M&A practitioner Glenboden believes Refresco Gerber's sharehol...


Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.


Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

Late yesterday, Brown-Forman announced its entry into the Irish whiskey category through the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd


Richard Woodard | 5 Aug 2014

It's been three months since Suntory completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a long, hard look at just what the Japanese group got for its US$16bn.


Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Latest Interviews

James Wilmore | 2 Mar 2015

Formed just under a year ago, Beam Suntory is a “global whisk(e)y powerhouse,” in the words of Albert Baladi, the unit's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) head. But, how have things progressed since Suntory's $16bn takeover of Beam Inc? What brands and regions are shining bright and where are the emerging opportunities? Here, just-drinks catches up with Baladi for his take on the present and the future for Beam Suntory.


James Wilmore | 12 Sep 2013

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 4 Oct 2018

The head of Beam Suntory, Matt Shattock will step down as CEO in April, after ten years in the hot seat.


Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2018

An Irish whiskey bonder has underlined comments from former Cooley Distillery owner John Teeling that the segment is running out of aged stock.


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.


Andy Morton | 26 Nov 2015

Scottish distiller Arbikie has launched its third release, a chilli-flavoured vodka designed for use in Bloody Marys.


Andy Morton | 18 Nov 2015

New Zealand smoked rum maker Stolen Spirits is to launch in the US after securing US$14m in new investment.


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Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.


Olly Wehring | 14 May 2015

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Andy Morton | 11 May 2015

Suntory Holdings expects full-year profits to jump by a third as sales and underlying profits stayed strong in the first quarter.


Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Emperador Inc has confirmed it will make a bid for Suntory's Louis Royer Cognac brand.


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Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 28 Aug 2013

In a blog last week I highlighted Beam Inc's new campaign to raise awareness for the fight to combat a global decline in honey bee numbers.


Andy Morton | 19 Aug 2013

Beam Inc has taken what could be described as an unusual approach to one of the most pressing environmental concerns of the day.

Company research

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Singapore

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Singapore

Spirit-based RTDs in the off-trade continue to target light drinkers among young adults through their lower alcoholic content and colourful packaging. However, a lack of product innovation within the...

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Spirits in New Zealand

Spirits in New Zealand

With New Zealand well and truly embracing the craft beer revolution, spirits has emerged as the next big growth category for the craft movement in alcoholic drinks. Local distilleries, having recognis...

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Country Profile: Spirits in Indonesia

Country Profile: Spirits in Indonesia

The Indonesian spirits sector is led by the specialty spirits category in value terms, while the whiskey category is expected to register the fastest value growth during 2017-2022. On-trade transactio...

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