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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.

Brown-Forman replaces Coca-Cola HBC with Liviko in Estonia and Latvia

9 Dec 2020

Brown-Forman has dropped Coca-Cola HBC as its distributor in Estonia and Latvia.

Tariffs risk reversing Australian wine's hard-won China wins - comment

27 Nov 2020

Earlier today, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) advanced an on-going anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine with the announcement that, from tomorrow, bottled imports from the country will face preliminary tariffs of as much as 217%. Comments from the Australian wine industry that this was a disappointing outcome were, to say the least, an understatement.

Former Brown-Forman executive to lead Beam Suntory's diversity, inclusion efforts

9 Nov 2020

Beam Suntory has created the role of chief diversity & inclusion officer, recruiting a former Brown-Forman employee to fill the role.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2020

29 Oct 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Brown-Forman's Glenglassaugh Coastal Casks collection - Product Launch

14 Oct 2020

Glenglassaugh Distillery is lining up the global release of ten limited edition single malts aged between ten and 11 years old.

Brown-Forman makes New Zealand RTD play with Part Time Rangers buy

13 Oct 2020

Brown-Forman is adding to its RTD stable through the pending purchase of New Zealand-based Part Time Rangers.

Brown-Forman turns spotlight on consumers in Jack Daniel's global ad - video

12 Oct 2020

Brown-Forman has launched a new global Jack Daniel's TV advert, a week after unveiling a new master distiller for the Tennessee whiskey brand.

Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve gets Baccarat treatment for limited decanter

6 Oct 2020

Brown-Forman has teamed its Woodford Reserve Bourbon brand with French crystal producer Baccarat for a limited edition bottling.

Brown-Forman readies worldwide marketing push for Jack Daniel's - video

2 Oct 2020

Brown-Forman has unveiled the first "truly global" marketing campaign for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, seeking to reverse the Tennessee whiskey's recent sales declines.

Pabst Brewing Co’s Rainier Mountain Fresh Gin - Product Launch - Gin in the US data

24 Sep 2020

Pabst Brewing Co's Rainier Brewing Co unit has entered the gin category with the launch of Rainier Mountain Fresh Gin in the US.

Brown-Forman’s Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon - Product Launch

23 Sep 2020

Brown-Forman has lined up the US-only release of a limited-edition Old Forester expression to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bourbon brand.

The Coca-Cola Co CEO confirms US hard seltzer launch for 2021

22 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co will roll out its hard seltzer in the US next year, according to the group's CEO.

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