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As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its problems

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey....

Lessons for the spirits industry from Brown-Forman

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Brown-Forman's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard consider...

Nidal Ramini, the head of brand advocacy at Brown-Forman's northern Europe division, takes a closer look at the relationship between drinks companies and the hugely-important on-premise channel.

Ian Shackleton | 10 Oct 2017

just-drinks' resident analyst returns. This month, Ian Shackleton believes he has picked out a gem in the US spirits category. He also looks at one possible root to growth for Coca-Cola Hellenic, while bemoaning the sad demise of the Annual General Meeting.

Ben Cooper | 9 Oct 2017

In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on water stewardship, which identifies the leaders and the laggards in the beverage sector, as well as flags the issues that require particular attention.

Richard Woodard | 26 Sep 2017

The robust growth of the huge international whisk(e)y category is set to continue in the coming years, driven by generational shifts, helpful cultural associations and the dominant (in volume terms) Indian whisky category. But, after hitting 307m cases in volume sales in 2016 and adding more than 46m cases over the past five years, growth will moderate slightly in the 2016-2021 period, reaching 350m-plus cases at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +2.9%.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 23 Feb 2016

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2015

The owner of the largest US whiskey brand in the world has bought into Ireland to create a new whiskey brand. Can Brown-Forman make Slane Whiskey as successful as Jack Daniel's? What was the thinking behind the move? just-drinks spoke to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting at the company's ground-breaking ceremony to find out.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 24 Nov 2017

Brown-Forman is lining up a 30-year-old iteration of its recently-acquired BenRiach single malt Scotch brand.

Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2017

Brown-Forman has released an "old style" peated port wood whisky from its The GlenDronach distillery. 

Lucy Britner | 6 Nov 2017

Brown-Forman has lined up the first release of wood-finished whiskies from its Glenglassaugh distillery.

Lucy Britner | 26 Oct 2017

Brown-Forman has entered into a mutli-brand, multi-year sponsorship deal with the Kentucky Derby and racetrack Churchill Downs, as it looks to strengthen its ties with the event.

Andy Morton | 23 Oct 2017

Brown-Forman is bringing the Day of the Dead festival to the UK in a new push for El Jimador Tequila.

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 2017

Brown-Forman has appointed Jeremy Shepherd as its next UK manager.

Andy Morton | 28 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman has appointed its first COO in five years, with Lawson Whiting stepping into the role.

Olly Wehring | 27 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman has released details of the 12th annual limited edition iteration from Woodford Reserve's Master's Collection series.

Olly Wehring | 15 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman has announced a sizeable investment in one of its cooperages in the US, although a raft of jobs will be cut due to the modernisation.

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.

Lucy Britner | 11 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman has lined up the release of new Woodford Reserve pack designs to the UK market. 

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman is set to begin operations at its Slane Irish Whiskey distillery in the coming days.

Lucy Britner | 6 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman has announced the national roll out of its Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye brand to the US market. 

Lucy Britner | 31 Aug 2017

The CEO of Brown-Forman has reported a period of stabilisation in its emerging markets, as the performance of the group's reporting division continued to improve in the latest quarter.

Lucy Britner | 31 Aug 2017

Brown-Forman has released seven cask bottlings from its BenRiach Distillery in Scotland.

Olly Wehring | 30 Aug 2017

Brown-Forman has seen its profits bounce back in the first quarter of fiscal-2018, with sales increasing by mid-single-digits.

Lucy Britner | 29 Aug 2017

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will release its first-quarter results for fiscal-2018. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of July.

Andy Morton | 22 Aug 2017

Brown-Forman has lined up its second collaboration with upcoming movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, launching a special-edition Scotch whisky from its GlenDronach distillery.

Sean Clinton | 7 Aug 2017

Brown-Forman has released a limited-edition Jack Daniel’s bottle to mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of a bar by the brand’s founder.

Andy Morton | 1 Aug 2017

Brown-Forman has launched a UK on-premise campaign for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey through its sales and marketing JV Bacardi Brown Forman Brands.

Olly Wehring | 12 Jul 2017

Pernod Ricard has sold off Glenallachie Distillery to a private consortium for an undisclosed sum.

Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2017

Brown-Forman is to name a new Northern Europe head later this year after long-term executive Andrew Wilby announced his retirement.

Latest blogs

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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Brown-Forman Corp in Spirits (World)

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Global Tequila Market 2017-2021

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