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What's coming up in spirits in 2019? - Predictions

After the excesses of December, brown spirits commentator Neil Ridley takes a cursory glance into what 2019 is likely to bring, including a...

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks predict

In just-drinks' spirits review of 2018, we looked back at the year just passed. But, what is in store for 2019? We take a look into our crys...


Lucy Britner | 19 Dec 2018

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.


Richard Woodard | 30 Nov 2018

The world's RTD brands can benefit from a growing market over the next few years, but divergent trends involving premiumisation and health consciousness will create varied conditions in the category's major markets.


Andy Morton | 1 Nov 2018

Brockmans Gin is reportedly up for sale, and could be set to go the same way as many of its gin start-up peers, snapped up by international spirits companies keen to jump aboard the gin boom.


Richard Woodard | 12 Jul 2018

As the global gin bandwagon rolls on, growth is set to continue in the vast majority of markets around the world – although the US is yet to fulfil its potential.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 13 Jun 2018

Rebecca Messina joined Beam Suntory two-and-a-half years ago to lead global marketing after spending the previous two decades with The Coca-Cola Co. This week, Messina took time out from Beam Suntory's annual global conference in Barcelona to sit down with just-drinks and talk about what lessons she has brought from Coca-Cola to her current role, the challenges of marketing around stock shortages and why there would be no winners from a Trump trade war.


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.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 17 Jan 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev has handed a debut Super Bowl commercial slot to its newly-reformulated alcoholic seltzer brand Bon & Viv's Spiked Seltzer.


Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2018

Tequila producer Ghost Tequila has appointed three spirits industry veterans to its advisory board, including a former Beam Suntory Americas president and an ex-Diageo North America CMO.


Olly Wehring | 4 Dec 2018

Beam Suntory has lined up a worldwide marketing push for Maker’s Mark, highlighting the Bourbon brand’s home in Kentucky.


Andy Morton | 30 Nov 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Beam Suntory have ramped up a marketing partnership over their two main brands with a Budwesier and Jim Beam campaign celebrating Prohibition's repeal.


Andy Morton | 29 Nov 2018

Beam Suntory has launched a limited edition Bowmore 1997 into Heathrow global Travel Retail.


Lucy Britner | 19 Nov 2018

Beam Suntory has added Bowmore 1965 to its The Bowmore 50 Year Old Vaults Series.


Andy Morton | 16 Nov 2018

Beam Suntory has named a new head of its North America operations, filling the position vacated by Albert Baladi's upcoming move to become group CEO.


Lucy Britner | 13 Nov 2018

Beam Suntory has released a new expression from its Cruzan rum brand.


Andy Morton | 30 Oct 2018

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK has appointed Diageo's former Reserve Brands head to lead its London office.


Lucy Britner | 29 Oct 2018

Beam Suntory has launched a rye whiskey under its Irish brand Kilbeggan.


Olly Wehring | 26 Oct 2018

Beam Suntory is extending a distillery-only expression of its Maker’s Mark Bourbon brand to the Global Travel Retail channel.


Olly Wehring | 18 Oct 2018

Constellation Brands has emerged as the third major US-based drinks company to announce a change of CEO, with Rob Sands set to stand down early next year.


Lucy Britner | 15 Oct 2018

Beam Suntory has launched its first UK single barrel programme for Maker's Mark, as part of a tie up with high-end department store Harvey Nichols.


Lucy Britner | 15 Oct 2018

Islay single malt whisky distillery Bowmore has lined up its first ever Amazon-exclusive bottling.


Richard Woodard | 5 Oct 2018

Beam Suntory has announced the global release of a specially-designed bottle for its Hibiki Japanese Harmony blended whisky in the run-up to the festive period.


Olly Wehring | 4 Oct 2018

The head of Beam Suntory, Matt Shattock will step down as CEO in April, after ten years in the hot seat.


Lucy Britner | 3 Oct 2018

Beam Suntory has launched its Japanese gin brand in the US market, as the global roll-out for the expression continues.


Lucy Britner | 3 Oct 2018

Beam Suntory has released a new Japanese vodka brand in the US market. Haku, which means 'white', is made from 100% Japanese white rice.


Lucy Britner | 21 Sep 2018

Eighth generation Beam distiller Freddie Noe has released the second installment in his annual limited-release blends series.


Olly Wehring | 19 Sep 2018

Beam Suntory has unveiled a limited release addition to its Jim Beam portfolio to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in the US.


Olly Wehring | 12 Sep 2018

The chief marketing officer at Beam Suntory is set to leave the group in the coming days, only two years after assuming the position.


Olly Wehring | 12 Sep 2018

Beam Suntory has rounded off the Vintner's Trilogy range from its Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky portfolio, almost a year after the range was initially launched.

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

Country Profile: Wine in Japan

Country Profile: Wine in Japan

The Japanese wine sector is led by the still wine category in both value and volume terms in 2017, while the fortified wine category is forecast to register the fastest growth in both value and volume...

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Alcoholic Drinks in Australia

Alcoholic Drinks in Australia

Alcoholic drinks in Australia continued to feel the impact of growing health consciousness. As a result, per capita volume consumption of alcohol has largely been in decline since 2008. In addition, r...

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Australia

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in Australia

The category’s products faced competition from ciders, beers, “craft” beers and spirits. Manufacturers focused on new products which provide refreshment such as Diageo Australia’s Johnnie & Ginger, wh...

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