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Sazerac's Southern Comfort Hard RTD range - Product Launch

5 May 2021

Sazerac has launched a premix range in Australia for the Southern Comfort brand.

Earth Day 2021 Special - How ESG data could be used to measure brand owners' reputations - sustainability spotlight

22 Apr 2021

As major drinks brand owners time their announcements about renewable energy, regenerative agriculture and paper bottles to coincide with Earth Day, Ben Cooper reflects on the relationship between sustainability, PR and reputation.

Ex-Jack Daniel's master distiller forms Company Distilling - video

21 Apr 2021

The former master distiller for Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's whiskey brand has contributed to the creation of a new American whiskey company.

Why whisky/whiskey can no longer ignore the allure of flavours - comment

15 Apr 2021

By and large, Scotch, Irish and world whisky/whiskey brands have seen the flavoured spirits trend unfold from their respective watchtowers, while American and Canadian players have advanced the frontline. As more brands now wade into the sub-category, spirits commentator Amy Hopkins asks if today's whisky consumers are ready to more widely embrace flavour innovation.

Brown-Forman lines up solar power for Jack Daniel's

14 Apr 2021

Brown-Forman has signed a solar energy arrangement for its Jack Daniel's distillery in Tennessee.

New Riff Distilling joins Kentucky race to expand Bourbon capacity

9 Apr 2021

New Riff Distilling is the latest Kentucky Bourbon distiller to invest in more capacity, unveiling plans for a US$2m expansion of its operations.

Brown-Forman unveils second Kentucky distillery expansion project

24 Mar 2021

Brown-Forman is to double the production capacity at another of its Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky.

Why it's time for drinks brand owners to get their ESG reporting in order - sustainability spotlight

18 Mar 2021

Recent months have seen the first steps towards the standardisation of sustainability reporting. Ben Cooper examines plans announced this month by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation for the creation of a sustainability reporting framework to complement its established financial reporting standards.

Why alcohol's tobacco comparisons have returned, why less could be more for brand owners and why grape & grain team-up is back on the agenda - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Mar 2021

Returning for his latest, monthly look at the drinks industry is ex-beverages analyst Ian Shackleton. On Ian's radar is the rise of ESG as an investor's priority, the risk facing brand owners if they spread themselves too thinly and the likelihood - or otherwise - of a return to combining wine with spirits in one company.

Mexico carries the can for Brown-Forman's Tequila gloom as CEO hails Herradura's US runway

5 Mar 2021

Brown-Forman has qualified its disappointing showing in Tequila in this week's results, flagging a tough domestic market for Herradura in recent months.

Brown-Forman 2021 growth grinds to halt in third quarter - results data

3 Mar 2021

Brown-Forman's impressive showing in the first half of its current fiscal year has come unstuck in the third quarter, with three-month sales flatlining compared to the same period a year ago.

Brown-Forman in fiscal-2021 - results preview

2 Mar 2021

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will announce the latest set of results from its fiscal-2021. The third-quarter numbers, covering the three months to the end of January, will follow a first half in which group sales rose by 4% to US$1.74bn. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped Brown-Forman's performance in its Q3 reporting period.

Why Diageo is winning the slow-and-steady Tequila race - comment

23 Feb 2021

Even for a spirits category that doesn't like to hurry, Diageo's success in Tequila has taken a while. Finally, the dividends of this slow and steady approach are being realised. Category commentator Richard Woodard has advice for those who have been quick to judge.

Brown-Forman to ramp up Bourbon capacity with US$95m distillery expansion

18 Feb 2021

Brown-Forman is to double the capacity of its Kentucky Bourbon distillery to meet growing demand for American whiskey.

Gruppo Montenegro signs distribution deal with Jet Import

15 Feb 2021

Gruppo Montenegro has handed distribution for Luxembourg and Belgium to Jet Import.

Why Scotch whisky could take years to rebound in the US - comment

9 Feb 2021

A protracted trade dispute has blocked single malt Scotch whisky's access to the all-important US market at a time when the category desperately needs to demonstrate its relevance. As trends rapidly accelerate, this lack of visibility could damage Scotch for years to come, warns spirits commentator Amy Hopkins.

Brown-Forman to bring Belgium, Luxembourg into self-distribution fold

1 Feb 2021

Brown-Forman is expanding its strategy to bring distribution in-house to Belgium and Luxembourg.

Beer, spirits brand owners join with online retailers to combat under-age alcohol sales

29 Jan 2021

Major alcohol brand owners including Beam Suntory, Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev have formed a new global organisation to limit online sales to under-age consumers.

New York Distilling Co moves UK distribution to Mangrove

27 Jan 2021

New York Distilling Co, the owner of Ragtime Rye whiskey, has switched its UK distribution to Mangrove.

Brown-Forman set to complete in-house UK distribution move

26 Jan 2021

The UK division of Brown-Forman has lined up the completion of the transition of its parent's full portfolio to an in-house distribution arm.

Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked 2021 - Product Launch

26 Jan 2021

Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked

William Grant & Sons forecasts 15% sales slide for 2020

23 Dec 2020

William Grant & Sons has warned of a significant drop in sales for this year because of coronavirus disruption.

"We really didn't change anything, the consumer did" - just-drinks speaks to Brown-Forman US & Canada president John Hayes

17 Dec 2020

Earlier this week, Brown-Forman announced details of a partnership approach for its Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails brand extension in the US with Pabst Brewing Co. The news comes six months after the group rolled out in the country a three-strong Canned Cocktails line from its flagship trademark. just-drinks caught up with Brown-Forman's president for the US & Canada, John Hayes, to find out more about the company's Pabst tie-up for Jack Daniel's 28-year-old flavoured malt beverage stable.

Tax Free World Association trade show faces revamp for Cannes 2021

17 Dec 2020

Next year's Tax Free World Association (TFWA) exhibition in Cannes "won't be business as usual", organisers have warned, as the coronavirus looks set to have a lasting impact on the beverage conference calendar.

The spirits category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

15 Dec 2020

COVID-19 dominated 2020, a year that will be forever linked to the novel coronavirus that has killed millions and brought parts of the world to a virtual standstill. For the spirits industry, business for a long time to come will be split into pre- and post-COVID, partly because of the unprecedented disruption but also because of the major trends and new consumer drivers set in action by the global pandemic.

Brown-Forman teams with Pabst Brewing Co for Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails in US

15 Dec 2020

Brown Forman has handed the US supply, sales and distribution of its eight-strong Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails flavoured malt beverage portfolio to Pabst Brewing Co in a "long-term partnership".

Former Diageo executive to join Beam Suntory as RTD head for US

14 Dec 2020

Beam Suntory has created the position of ready-to-drink MD in the US to drive its pre-mix portfolio in the country.

Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Very Fine Rare Bourbon - Product Launch

10 Dec 2020

Brown-Forman has announced details of the 15th bottling in the Master's Collection series from high-end Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve.

Ready-To-Drink "exceeded expectations" for Brown-Forman - CEO

9 Dec 2020

The head of Brown-Forman has expressed his surprise at the strong showing of the group's RTD portfolio, with current performance "exceeding our expectations".

Brown-Forman stays strong in second quarter but volumes outpace value in H1 - results data

9 Dec 2020

Brown-Forman has maintained its mid-single-digit sales growth in the second quarter, although the group's Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey continues to struggle.

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