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Latest Interviews

James Wilmore | 4 Mar 2015

In the second part of just-drinks' interview with Beam Suntory's Europe, Middle East & Africa head, Albert Baladi talks about the company's gin presence, the Africa opportunity and the Travel Retail landscape.


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

Lucy Britner | 17 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory has appointed Vince Ambrosino to the role of SVP, chief strategy & technology officer.


Lucy Britner | 14 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory has launched a new whiskey under its Jim Beam brand, as it looks to take advantage of the festive season.


Andy Morton | 6 Nov 2017

Suntory's Bourbon brands have driven YTD growth as strong global demand for Jim Beam and Maker's Mark continued.


Lucy Britner | 2 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory has appointed Albert Baladi to the newly-created role of chief operating officer and president, Americas. 


Lucy Britner | 24 Oct 2017

Beam Suntory has added its first permanent expression to the Basil Hayden's portfolio. Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye comprises Kentucky straight rye whiskey and Canadian rye with a "splash of California port", the company said. 


Lucy Britner | 23 Oct 2017

Beam Suntory has released a limited edition Tequila under the El Tesoro brand.


Lucy Britner | 16 Oct 2017

Beam Suntory has resumed production at its Cruzan rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands. 


Olly Wehring | 12 Oct 2017

John Owen, the CFO of Beam Suntory, is set to stand down, only 18 months after assuming the position.


Olly Wehring | 27 Sep 2017

Beam Suntory has unveiled a three-strong range of aged, single malt Scotch whiskies from its Islay-based brand, Bowmore.


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.

Latest blogs

Lucy Britner | 9 Sep 2016

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.


Andy Morton | 22 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

Company research

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Global Tequila Market 2017-2021

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