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Product Launch - US: Beam Inc's Pucker Watermelon Wow

28 Mar 2013

Beam Inc's Pucker Watermelon Wow

INDIA: Anheuser-Busch InBev "cooperating" over SEC corruption probe

26 Mar 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is cooperating with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after the body launched an investigation into the brewer's India JV over possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Product Launch - US: Beam Inc's Hornitos Lime Shot

26 Mar 2013

Beam Inc's Hornitos Lime Shot

Product Launch - US: Beam Inc's Sauza Sparkling Margarita

26 Mar 2013

Beam Inc's Sauza Sparkling Margarita

Comment - Spirits - Adding a Touch of Flavour to Scotch Whisky

25 Mar 2013

Earlier this month, Bacardi announced the launch of Dewar's Highlander Honey in the US. The move has ruffled feathers in Scotland, where the heritage and provenance of Scotch whisky is almost an obsession. Here's Ian Buxton with his take on the storm in a nosing glass.

UK: Beam Inc readies TV push for Jim Beam in UK

25 Mar 2013

Beam Inc is lining up the first national television advert in the UK for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

22 Mar 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

US: Beam Inc claims victory in Pucker trademark dispute

20 Mar 2013

Beam Inc has welcomed a legal ruling in a trademark dispute over its Pucker flavoured vodka brand.

Comment - Dewar's Highlander Honey: The Start of Something New?

19 Mar 2013

You may have seen us get rather excited late last week when we broke a(nother) exclusive on just-drinks. When we found out that Bacardi has lined up an extension for its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand in the US, we initially started to go through the gears to get the usual information for a news story.

US: Beam Inc unveils online ads, redesign for Kilbeggan Whiskey

18 Mar 2013

Beam Inc has rolled out a packaging redesign and marketing campaign for its brand Kilbeggan Whiskey.

Exclusive - US: Bacardi to launch first "infused Scotch specialty", Dewar's Highlander Honey

15 Mar 2013

Bacardi has lined up the launch of a honey-"infused" variant of its Dewar's Scotch whisky brand.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

8 Mar 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

just The Preview - Brown-Forman YTD & Q3

4 Mar 2013

Brown-Forman will report its year-to-date and third-quarter results on Wednesday (6 March). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the nine months to the end of January and its performance in recent quarters.

US: Beam Inc hits back at Sidney Frank lawsuit

4 Mar 2013

Beam Inc is “confident” of victory in a legal battle with Sidney Frank after the US importer filed a lawsuit against the global group and a subsidiary for US$100m.

Comment - Spirits - Filling The Bourbon Hole

28 Feb 2013

What do Bacardi, Diageo and Pernod Ricard have in common? Aside from the obvious, Ian Buxton proffers that they share the same problem when it comes to Bourbon, and that's their lack of it.

Comment – Wehring's Way: Maker's Mark - Everything Ventured, Nothing Gained

18 Feb 2013

I got quite angry yesterday. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry. But, when Beam Inc advised us that it is abandoning its plans to lower the abv of its Maker's Mark brand, I got eye-rollingly annoyed.

US: Beam Inc abandons Maker's Mark abv change decision

17 Feb 2013

Beam Inc has buckled to consumer power and reversed its decision to reduce the abv of its Maker's Mark Bourbon brand.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

15 Feb 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

US: Maker's Mark boss counters 'watering down' critics

12 Feb 2013

The son of the founder of Beam Inc's Maker's Mark has responded to critics over plans to cut the Bourbon's abv, arguing that it has not been "screwed up" and tastes the same.

Comment - Wehring's Way: Beam Inc and its Maker's Mark Gamble

11 Feb 2013

Pick up a bottle of Maker's Mark, and you can't help but notice the attention to detail, the provenance, the history. That's all the more impressive when you learn that the brand is owned by a listed company.

US: Beam Inc lowers Maker's Mark abv as demand rises

11 Feb 2013

Beam Inc is reducing the alcohol content of Maker's Mark to help keep pace with a spike in demand.

INDIA: Beam Inc denies Teacher's slide from corruption probe

8 Feb 2013

Beam Inc has refuted claims that an ongoing corruption investigation in India has knocked Teacher's off its perch, saying latest data shows it remains the country's top Scotch whisky brand.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

8 Feb 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

Focus - Beam Brands That Hit The Mark in 2012

5 Feb 2013

Beam Inc delivered a robust set of full-year results on Friday, but what was happening behind the numbers? Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Beam brands that have hit the mark, and two that are behind the curve.

US/INDIA: Beam Inc misconduct allegations stifling growth - analyst

4 Feb 2013

Beam Inc's misconduct review in India has damaged sales more than expected and looks set to hamper growth for most of the year, an analyst has claimed.

UK: Diageo to grow and buy to fill portfolio holes

1 Feb 2013

Diageo is looking to adopt a “mix and match” strategy to plug perceived gaps in its global spirits portfolio.

US: Bourbon surprise lifts Beam Inc FY numbers

1 Feb 2013

Beam Inc has hailed "better-than-anticipated" Bourbon sales for driving its first full year as a "pure-play" spirits company.

just On Call - Pinnacle set for more growth - Beam Inc CFO

1 Feb 2013

Beam Inc is confident of continuing double-digit sales growth for Pinnacle vodka just seven months after it bought the brand, executives have said.

just The Preview - Beam Inc Q4 & FY

30 Jan 2013

Beam Inc will report its fourth quarter and full-year results on Friday (1 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December and performances in recent quarters.

just The Preview - Diageo Q2 & H1

28 Jan 2013

Diageo releases its Q2 and H1 results on Thursday (31 January). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.

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