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What does Bacardi's Patron purchase mean?

Earlier this week, Bacardi announced its intention to take full control of the Patron Tequila brand. The transaction, which should close bef...

What are the growth prospects for int'l whisk(e)y?

The robust growth of the huge international whisk(e)y category is set to continue in the coming years, driven by generational shifts, helpfu...

Ian Buxton | 15 Aug 2017

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Remy Cointreau's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Ian Buxton considers the takeaways for the wider spirits industry.

Ian Shackleton | 12 Jul 2017

This month, our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton considers how best to grow your top-line, considers that the next round of results will throw up and looks at how his stock picks have performed so far.

Ian Buxton | 4 Jul 2017

It's been one of the success stories of the Century so far. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton looks at US whiskey to see if an end to the category's explosive growth will break anytime soon.

Richard Woodard | 18 May 2017

In wanting to trumpet their credentials, craft spirits brands still owe much to the bigger, more-established brands in the segments. Richard Woodard believes beating up the big boys leaves craft brands open to charges of biting the hand that feeds them.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 13 Dec 2017

The Global Travel Retail channel is evolving. Recent declines have highlighted problems that look set to dictate GTR's direction over the next few years. Earlier this year, just-drinks' news & insights editor, Andy Morton, sat down with David Wilson, Beam Suntory's MD for Global Travel Retail, to discuss what those problems are and what can be done to overcome them.

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 20 Dec 2017

Beam Suntory has launched Japanese gin Roku in the UK.

Olly Wehring | 19 Dec 2017

Beam Suntory has appointed a former Edrington and Diageo employee to the HR team for its International reporting division.

Andy Morton | 29 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory is to realign its distribution in the Netherlands next year, linking up with the family-owned De Kuyper Royal Distillers for some of its core brands.

Lucy Britner | 29 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory has lined up a voice-activated decanter, called JIM, in the US market. 

Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory has released details of a 50-year-old iteration of its Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky.

Olly Wehring | 24 Nov 2017

Beam Suntory has released details of the third in its four-strong range of Glen Garioch’s ‘The Renaissance’ series of single malt Scotch whiskies.

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. 

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

Global Spirit-based RTD Mixes Market 2017-2021

Global Spirit-based RTD Mixes Market 2017-2021

Spirit-based RTD mixes are products that have a lower alcohol content than spirits and can be consumed directly from the bottle without any preparation. The products are flavored and the alcohol conte...

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Global Tequila Market 2017-2021

Global Tequila Market 2017-2021

Tequila is made from the blue agave plant found in Mexico. Agave can be grown only in the following areas: Jalisco, Nayarit, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, and Guanajuato. However, blue agave is grown only in...

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Global Scotch Whisky Market 2017-2021

Global Scotch Whisky Market 2017-2021

Scotch whisky is produced in Scotland. It is produced, packaged, and labeled as per SWR 2009. Scotch whisky is produced in five regions in Scotland: Highland, Lowland, Islay, Speyside, and Campbeltown...

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