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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

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.

Lucy Britner | 30 Jan 2017

Beam Suntory has lined up the release of two Laphroaig expressions through its global Travel Retail unit.

Andy Morton | 16 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings is sending staff to health camps amid worries the beverage company's employees are more obese than those in other industries, according to a report.

Olly Wehring | 13 Jan 2017

Beam Suntory has secured a sponsorship deal for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand in the US with Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs.

Andy Morton | 6 Jan 2017

Suntory Holdings has confirmed to just-drinks it has no plans to list its international spirits unit, Beam Suntory.

Olly Wehring | 20 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has released the last 50 units of 50-year-old Bowmore single malt, which was bottled in 1961.

Olly Wehring | 16 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has added UK craft spirit producer Sipsmith to its spirits stable.

Lucy Britner | 13 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has launched the first in a four-part limited edition collection of whiskies, under the Bowmore brand. 

Lucy Britner | 5 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has opened the doors to its new global headquarters in downtown Chicago.

Andy Morton | 29 Nov 2016

Beam Suntory is returning the Ardmore Scotch whisky brand to India after a four-year hiatus with the launch of Ardmore Legacy.

Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2016

Beam Suntory has hailed a healthy lift in sales in the year so far, although domestic beer has pulled down the top-line for parent Suntory Holdings.

Lucy Britner | 3 Nov 2016

Beam Suntory has released the fifth and final edition of its Black Bowmore 1964 distillation.

Lucy Britner | 24 Oct 2016

Beam Suntory staff at two Jim Beam plants have agreed to end a strike after approving new labour terms. 

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