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Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

Olly Wehring | 26 Aug 2015

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


Untapped premiumisation offers spirits potential

Ben Cooper | 24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.


Brown-Forman's Q1 - Preview

Olly Wehring | 24 Aug 2015

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of July:


Rye: No Longer on the Rocks - Comment

Ian Buxton | 18 Aug 2015

The brown spirits category continues to see segments rise and fall in popularity. This month, Ian Buxton looks at rye, which has surprised many with its recent return to form.

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

NPD - Taliera's Beach Whiskey

Andy Morton | 27 Aug 2015

US spirits marketer and distributor Taliera has launched the Beach Whiskey range.


Brown-Forman overhauls Southern Comfort RTD packs

Andy Morton | 27 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman has redesigned the boxes for its Southern Comfort RTDs in Australia and New Zealand as the ready-to-drink category in the country continues to suffer big declines.


Brown-Forman CEO unfazed by FX headwinds

Andy Morton | 26 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga has said he is “not obsessed” with foreign currency fluctuations, despite seeing them cut into the company's first-quarter profits.


Brown-Forman sees Q1 profits increase

Olly Wehring | 26 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman has reported a "strong start" to its latest fiscal year, with high single-digit profit growth forecast for the period.


On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

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Jack Daniel's No 27 Gold launches in UK

Lucy Britner | 11 Aug 2015

Brown Forman is to roll out its Jack Daniel's No 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey to the UK, following its launch in the global Travel Retail channel.


Brown-Forman distillery opening delayed

Lucy Britner | 22 Jul 2015

Completion of Brown-Forman's Old Forester Distillery will be delayed by "several months", following a fire in nearby buildings.


just a While Ago - On 16 July in...

Olly Wehring | 16 Jul 2015

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just a While Ago - On 15 July in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Jul 2015

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Brown-Forman escapes damage in fire

Andy Morton | 8 Jul 2015

Brown-Forman has said its plans for a new Old Forester Bourbon distillery remain unchanged after a fire on the historical Louisville street where it will be housed, damaged nearby property.


just a While Ago - On 30 June in...

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.


just a While Ago - On 25 June in...

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.


just a While Ago - On 15 June in...

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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Latest blogs

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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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