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Beam Suntory’s Bowmore 36-Year-Old Dragon Edition - Product Launch

9 Aug 2019

Beam Suntory has released a Bowmore Scotch whisky that aims to emulate the success of a whisky launched in Asia 13 years ago.

Beam Suntory breaks ground on Bourbon test distillery

26 Jul 2019

Beam Suntory has started work on a Kentucky distillery that will produce new, small-batch Bourbons and other innovations.

Beam Suntory enlists 'The Refreshionals' for US Jim Beam campaign - video

16 Jul 2019

Beam Suntory is set to push its Jim Beam Bourbon whiskey brand in its home market this Summer, with a nation-wide social media campaign.

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II

11 Jul 2019

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

Jim Beam on course for 1m case sales in Japan - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

11 Jul 2019

Beam Suntory expects to sell more than 1m Jim Beam cases in Japan by 2021 to crown a huge ramp up for the brand since the Japanese company took control of the Bourbon.

Will China bite again to tarnish Chapoulaud-Floquet's Remy Cointreau legacy? - just-drinks thinks

10 Jul 2019

Is Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, who announced yesterday she will leave her post as Remy CEO at the end of the year, a contender for the spirits industry's luckiest leader? Or did the former cosmetics industry executive, who oversaw a remarkable turnaround in Remy's fortunes, set the blueprint for how a modern spirits company should be run?

World Spirits Alliance trade organisation comes into being

10 Jul 2019

A raft of spirits companies and trade organisations have combined forces to create a worldwide trade association for the spirits category.

"We need to pick our battles and identify where we want to grow on a scale basis"- just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part I

9 Jul 2019

Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with Beam Suntory's CEO, Albert Baladi. In this, the first of a two-part interview running this week, Baladi discusses what he found when he took the helm at the spirits group earlier this year, and how Beam intends to spend its money to get where it wants to be.

Beam Suntory’s Cruzan Watermelon Rum - Product Launch

9 Jul 2019

Beam Suntory has added a watermelon-flavoured extension to its Cruzan rum portfolio in the US.

"We're a victim of the tariff war" - Beam Suntory CEO - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

8 Jul 2019

The head of Beam Suntory has admitted to just-drinks that the ongoing tariff disputes between the US and a raft of the country's export markets are causing concern for the group's American whiskey operations.

Warehouse fire could cost Beam Suntory US$300m in lost Jim Beam

4 Jul 2019

A fire, thought to have been started by a lightning strike, has destroyed about 45,000 barrels containing liquid destined for Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Bourbon brand.

Jessica Spence jumps from Carlsberg to Beam Suntory as president of brands

25 Jun 2019

Beam Suntory has poached Carlsberg's chief commercial officer to fill the newly-created position of 'president of brands'.

The Coca-Cola system on the mend, the growing reluctance to drink and the good old days for analysts- The just-drinks Analyst

18 Jun 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers the improving relationship between The Coca-Cola Co and one of its bottlers, the cooler relationship between younger consumers and alcohol and how the drinks industry used to live.

Pernod Ricard is back in Kentucky with Rabbit Hole Whiskey, but why did it ever leave? - Comment

14 Jun 2019

Ten years ago, Pernod Ricard sold Wild Turkey Bourbon to Campari Group. Today, as the French spirits group announces the purchase of Louisville's Rabbit Hole Whiskey, the question is not why the group has returned to the Kentucky Bourbon category, the real puzzle is, why did it exit in the first place?

Blended Scotch sales & volumes in UK to fall 4% by 2022 - data

12 Jun 2019

The blended Scotch category will remain under pressure in the UK over the next three years, a new report has said, with sales and volumes expected to decline.

Beam Suntory to handle De Kuyper brands in Germany

12 Jun 2019

Beam Suntory and De Kuyper Royal Distillers have extended their distribution partnership into Germany.

Suntory targets 100% reused PET by 2030

10 Jun 2019

Suntory Group has committed to using recycled PET or plant-based materials for all of its plastic bottles by 2030.

Bean Suntory's Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye with Cruzan rum - Product Launch

4 Jun 2019

Beam Suntory has launched a Basil Hayden Bourbon that is blended with rum from the company's Cruzan brand.

Beam Suntory hands India reins to Neeraj Kumar

28 May 2019

Beam Suntory has confirmed the permanent appointment of its MD for India.

Beam Suntory drops Bacardi, brings Brazilian distribution operations in-house

28 May 2019

Beam Suntory has called time on its distribution arrangement with Bacardi in Brazil.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2019

16 May 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on so far in recent weeks.

Beam Suntory's Sipsmith Gin & Tonic RTD - Product Launch

30 Apr 2019

Beam Suntory has lined up ready-to-drink gin & tonic cans under its Sipsmith brand. Sipsmith Gin & Tonic and Gin & Light Tonic have rolled out to the UK market in time for the summer season. 

Beam Suntory repackages El Tesoro Paradiso

23 Apr 2019

Beam Suntory has launched new livery for its El Tesoro extra-añejo Tequila expression in the US market.

Beam Suntory's Effen Rosé & Yuzu Citrus vodkas - Product Launch - market data

10 Apr 2019

Beam Suntory has lined up two new flavours for its Effen vodka brand in the US.

Beam Suntory completes CEO switch as Baladi takes the reins

1 Apr 2019

Beam Suntory has completed the transition to its next CEO.

Beam Suntory redraws international region, shuffles executive pack

26 Mar 2019

Beam Suntory has simplified its international region structure, reducing the division's business units from six to three.

Beam Suntory readies Sipsmith Gin anniversary campaign - video

20 Mar 2019

Beam Suntory has released a new advertising campaign for Sipsmith, as the gin brand celebrates its ten-year anniversary.

Beam Suntory's Legent Bourbon - Product Launch

11 Mar 2019

Beam Suntory has launched new Bourbon Legent that was distilled by Jim Beam's master distiller and blended by Suntory's chief blender.

How did Coca-Cola Amatil perform in 2018? - results data

25 Feb 2019

A disappointing 12 months in Australia has been bolstered by improving sales of third-party alcohol brands in 2018 for Coca-Cola Amatil, in the first of a two-year "transition phase" for the group.

Beam Suntory takes Courvoisier Sherry Cask Finish to US

25 Feb 2019

Beam Suntory has extended the release of the Sherry-cask-finished expression of Courvoisier Cognac to the US.

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