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James Wilmore | 4 Mar 2015

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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.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 15 Sep 2017

Beam Suntory has expanded the latest advertising effort for Hornitos Tequila in the US to "mass media touchpoints".


Olly Wehring | 13 Sep 2017

Beam Suntory has readied a new version of its Yamazaki Mizunara Japanese whisky iteration.


Olly Wehring | 12 Sep 2017

Beam Suntory has completed a packaging upgrade for the Estate Diamond Distiller's Collection range within its Cruzan rum portfolio.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.


Olly Wehring | 8 Aug 2017

Beam Suntory is looking to capitalise on the 'highball' whisky serve to drive sales going forward, with the unit delivering a steady increase in its top-line for the first six months of 2017.


Andy Morton | 8 Aug 2017

Beam Suntory has bolstered its flavoured Bourbon portfolio with the launch of Jim Beam Vanilla.


Sean Clinton | 31 Jul 2017

Beam Suntory has announced plans to roll out its Japanese gin brand Roku to international markets. 


Olly Wehring | 18 Jul 2017

New Belgium Brewing has appointed Beam Suntory’s former chief strategy officer as its CEO, barely 18 months after he assumed the role at the spirits group.


Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2017

Beam Suntory has denied reports that its Effen Vodka partnership with US rapper 50 Cent has ended.


Olly Wehring | 14 Jul 2017

Beam Suntory has added a single grain iteration to its Kilbeggan Irish whiskey stable.


Olly Wehring | 4 Jul 2017

Beam Suntory’s Auchentoshan Scotch whisky brand has launched a limited-edition iteration created by its bartender panel, The New Malt Order.


Lucy Britner | 3 Jul 2017

Suntory has released its first single grain whisky from the House of Suntory's Chita distillery. Chita Single Grain was aged in wine and Spanish oak casks alongside American white oak casks.


Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2017

Beam Suntory has appointed Ron Welsh as its new master blender and strategic inventory manager for Scotch whisky.


Olly Wehring | 16 Jun 2017

Beam Suntory is set to roll out a 25th anniversary commemorative iteration of its Knob Creek Bourbon brand.


Olly Wehring | 25 May 2017

Beam Suntory has added another flavour to its Cruzan rum stable in the US.


Lucy Britner | 10 May 2017

Beam Suntory has confirmed it will develop a new gin brand in Japan as it looks to plug the gap for a premium offering in its portfolio.  


Olly Wehring | 8 May 2017

A slight lift in sales from Beam Suntory in the first three months of the year has failed to stop Suntory Holdings' alcohol sales from coming in flat for the period.


Andy Morton | 18 Apr 2017

Beam Suntory has switched distributor in Slovakia, naming Stock Spirits as its new partner in the country.


Andy Morton | 12 Apr 2017

Beam Suntory has launched the first limited-edition for its Basil Hayden’s range of Bourbons.


Lucy Britner | 22 Feb 2017

Beam Suntory has appointed Todd Bloomquist to the role of general counsel.  Beam Suntory has appointed Todd Bloomquist to the role of general counsel, replacing Kent Rose who will retire at the end of the year. 


Lucy Britner | 17 Feb 2017

Beam Suntory has lined up new pack designs for its core Bowmore Islay single malt range. 


Olly Wehring | 14 Feb 2017

Suntory Group has made the integration of Beam Suntory a "top priority", as the unit, which the Japanese group acquired three years ago, delivered a mid-single-digit lift in sales for the 12 months of 2016.

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