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Comment - What on Earth is a Liqueur?

When you look at the way the various spirits categories are defined, you'd be forgiven for concluding that the liqueurs segment comprises 'e...

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...


Irish Whiskey: Large Eyes, But a Small Pie?

Ian Buxton | 18 Jun 2015

The clamour in recent years to enter the Irish whiskey category suggests that the segment is poised to become the next big thing. But, with one brand dominating the sector massively, are the prospects for growth really all they're cracked up to be? Ian Buxton considers.


Analysis - Brown-Forman starts the Fire

Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2015

In what was a strong set of full-year results overall for Brown-Forman this week, one factor stood out - the continuing success of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.


SoCo struggles could be worse - Brown-Forman

Andy Morton | 3 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman's CEO has said sales of the Southern Comfort brand would have declined even faster if not for efforts by the company to shore them up.


Brown-Forman's FY Performance by Region, Brand

Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its Q4 and FY results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and by brand in the 12 months to the end of April.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Angel's Share Brands

Andy Morton | 2 Apr 2015

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.


Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president

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

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Olly Wehring | 30 Jun 2015

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just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Lucy Britner | 26 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 26 June in...

Olly Wehring | 26 Jun 2015

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Brown-Forman looks to raise US$500m

Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman has announced the terms of its latest debt offering as it looks to raise US$500m.


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Olly Wehring | 25 Jun 2015

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NPD: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye

Olly Wehring | 25 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is set to launch the first permanent rye whiskey expression of its Woodford Reserve whiskey brand.


Castle eyes Bourbon growth with stake swoop

Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2015

New York-based spirits firm Castle Brands is to build new a warehouse in Kentucky after buying a stake in a Bourbon distillery owner.


Honey Cognac inventor lines up 'Fireball' version

Andy Morton | 16 Jun 2015

The man behind the first honey Cognac has revealed his next flavour innovation - cinnamon.


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Olly Wehring | 15 Jun 2015

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More takeovers expected as Irish whiskey heats up

Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2015

The Irish whiskey market can expect more acquisitions as second-tier alcohol companies snap up the new wave of distilleries in Ireland, an industry player has said.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 12 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 12 June in...

Olly Wehring | 12 Jun 2015

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Brown-Forman launches Finlandia vodka campaign

Lucy Britner | 11 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is set to roll out a global campaign for its Finlandia vodka brand.


NPD - Brown-Forman's Herradura Ultra Tequila

Lucy Britner | 10 Jun 2015

Herradura Ultra is a blend of Herradura's Añejo and Extra Añejo Tequila that has been aged for up to four years in American white oak barrels.


just a While Ago - On 9 June in...

Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2015

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just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 5 June in...

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 2015

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Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2015

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Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

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Brown-Forman toasts "superb" full-year

Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman has reported a near-4% increase in both sales and profits for its fiscal-2014-15, with the outlook set fair for the current financial year.


Brown-Forman makes Irish whiskey play

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.


just a While Ago - On 29 May in...

Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

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Latest blogs

A Kentucky whiskey that's not a Bourbon? Only in America...

Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2014

Diageo and Brown-Forman have been at loggerheads the past week over what is best for the Tennessee whiskey category.

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