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Brown-Forman keeps it in the family

Has someone got their cheeky hat on, or has Constellation Brands got a bit too big for its boots? Yesterday’s reports linking Constellation...

US whiskey's two-faced effect on Brown-Forman

For a company that makes a lot of American whiskey, a boom in the category means two things: more customers and more competition....

Lucy Britner | 7 Mar 2017

Earlier today, Brown-Forman reported a dip in year-to-date sales as profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by market and by brands in the nine months to the end of January. 

Lucy Britner | 6 Mar 2017

Ahead of the release on Tuesday of Brown-Forman's results for the third quarter and nine months of fiscal-2017, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of January for the Jack Daniel's owner.

Richard Woodard | 7 Feb 2017

As part of our Spirits Essentials series, just-drinks and The IWSR present a comprehensive guide to the vodka category. Sourced from the joint Global Vodka Insights report, published in December, we look at both market and category trends for vodka globally, the performance of the key brands, as well as the challenges facing the category going forward.

Ian Buxton | 1 Feb 2017

Rounding off our series of predictions for the year ahead, Ian Buxton gives us his forecasts for whisk(e)y in the next 12 months.

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 | 25 May 2017

Brown-Forman has stated that it "is not for sale", following reports suggesting Constellation Brands is mulling a takeover.

Olly Wehring | 25 May 2017

Brown-Forman has added a senior executive at United Parcel Service to its board of directors.

Olly Wehring | 23 May 2017

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move.

Lucy Britner | 18 May 2017

Brown-Forman's Australian unit is set to take over the distribution of its BenRiach Distillery Co single malt Scotch whisky brands in the country.

Andy Morton | 10 May 2017

Brown-Forman has released a tongue-in-cheek Jack Daniel's ad that urges the National Basketball Association to bring a franchise team to the brand's home town of Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Lucy Britner | 5 May 2017

The sales and marketing JV between Bacardi and Brown-Forman has announced a bartender education scheme in the UK. 

Lucy Britner | 3 May 2017

Brown-Forman has lined up a new expression of its Old Forester Bourbon brand as part of a partnership with a new Hollywood film. 

Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.

Olly Wehring | 5 Apr 2017

Brown-Forman has provided full details - including a release date - for its cider variant under the Jack Daniel’s brand name. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cider launches in the UK on-premise on 1 May, before rolling out globally later this year.

Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2017

Brown-Forman has teamed up with an R&B singer to launch a new flavour in its 25-year-old Jack Daniel's RTD malted beverage range, Country Cocktails. K. Michelle will help promote the new Southern Peach flavour, which initially rolls out in the south-east US ahead of a nation-wide launch in early Summer.

Lucy Britner | 8 Mar 2017

Brown-Forman's CFO has hailed a rebound for the group's Global Travel Retail unit, as the company reported a high-single-digit organic sales boost for the division in the first nine months of fiscal-2017.

Olly Wehring | 7 Mar 2017

Brown-Forman has seen its top-line continue to fall by low single-digits in the third quarter, with both sales and profits slipping in the year so far.

Lucy Britner | 2 Feb 2017

Brown-Forman has lined up new packaging for its Old Forester Bourbon brand.

Andy Morton | 30 Jan 2017

Brown-Forman has said it is hoping for a long and successful partnership with the NBA after signing the Jack Daniel's brand's biggest sports sponsorship deal.

Andy Morton | 20 Dec 2016

Brown-Forman is to leverage the full weight of its Jack Daniel's brand behind the high-growth rye category next year with the launch of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye.

Lucy Britner | 8 Dec 2016

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said a 'soft' blended Scotch whisky market has lead to a decrease in sales of the company's used barrels.

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2016

A slightly-improved performance in the second quarter of this year has failed to return Brown-Forman's top- or bottom-line to growth in its first half.

Andy Morton | 16 Nov 2016

Brown-Forman has relaunched one of its top-end Herradura Tequila expressions amid a global marketing drive for the brand.

Lucy Britner | 13 Oct 2016

Brown-Forman has released the latest expression in its Woodford Reserve Master's Collection. Brandy Cask Finish is the 11th release in the collection.

Andy Morton | 7 Oct 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff have continued their slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands.

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker brand has consolidated its dominance of Global Travel Retail's spirits shelves, although Pernod Ricard's Absolut has been overtaken by Chivas Regal and Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's, according to figures from The IWSR.

Lucy Britner | 20 Sep 2016

A new report has found that drinkers in the UK do not feel that price has much impact on the amount of alcohol they buy.

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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