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In his latest missive from the investor coal-face, former analyst Ian Shackleton shares his thoughts on how the second quarter is shaping up...

Retaliatory tariffs "wild card" for Brown-Forman

In the same week as reporting its fiscal full-year results, Brown-Forman saw its share price fall by around 5%. The problem, analyst said in...

Olly Wehring | 6 Jun 2018

In early-June, Brown-Forman reported results for its fiscal-2018. The group saw sales in the 12 months to the end of April rise by 6%, with fourth-quarter sales increasing by 5%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance in the 12-month period.

Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2018

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will release its results for the final quarter and the full year of its fiscal-2018. Here, just-drinks looks back the events that will have affected the group's performance in its final quarter, the three months to the end of March.

Ian Shackleton | 31 May 2018

In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering embers of SABMiller and offers sympathies to CEOs dealing with rejected salary requests.

Ben Cooper | 14 May 2018

A new report from US-based sustainability non-profit Ceres, which assesses the performance of 613 US-based publicly-traded corporations on a comprehensive range of sustainability criteria, reveals food and drinks to be among the most progressive and highest-achieving sectors. However, the research does not reflect well on the drinks sector specifically.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

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.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2018

Brown-Forman has partnered its Chambord liqueur brand with a programme designed to counter drink-related violence in the US on-premise channel.

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2018

Brown-Forman has confirmed details of the release of the 18th birthday-themed expression of its Old Forester Bourbon brand.

Andy Morton | 2 Aug 2018

Brown-Forman has added to its permanent Jack Daniel's portfolio with a bottled-in-bond expression that pays homage to the history of North American whiskey.

Lucy Britner | 26 Jul 2018

Brown-Forman has launched a new advertising campaign for its recently-released rye whiskey brand.

Olly Wehring | 16 Jul 2018

Brown-Forman has launched a share repurchase push, hoping to acquire around US$200m of its own stock over the next 12 months.

Andy Morton | 7 Jun 2018

Brown-Forman's incoming CEO has said the company's in-house distribution in the EU should give it "flexibility and control" if Europe invokes retaliatory taxes on American whiskey.

Olly Wehring | 6 Jun 2018

A mid-single-digit lift in sales for both the final quarter and full-year fiscal-2018 has given Brown-Forman the confidence to forecast healthier growth in its current year.

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 2018

Brown-Forman is set to revive an old Bourbon brand, 50 years after it was discontinued.

Lucy Britner | 30 May 2018

Brown-Forman has announced the pending appointment of Lawson Whiting as its next CEO, following Paul Varga's decision to retire.

Olly Wehring | 16 May 2018

Brown-Forman has announced details of a raft of senior executive changes, as the group looks to continue with what it calls its "globalisation strategy".

Lucy Britner | 25 Apr 2018

Brown-Forman will open the doors to its Old Forester distillery this Summer, more than three years after the Louisville site was acquired.

Olly Wehring | 13 Mar 2018

Brown-Forman has followed the release 12 months ago of the first batch of BenRiach Cask Strength with the release of batch two.

Olly Wehring | 8 Mar 2018

American whiskey producers are among the US companies that have been warned of the introduction of retaliatory duties by the European Union, should the US administration slap increased tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.

Lucy Britner | 8 Mar 2018

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said his company could be caught in the cross fire between US President Donald Trump and the European Union's tariff disagreements.

Olly Wehring | 7 Mar 2018

Brown-Forman has posted a slight dip in its top-line growth rate from the third quarter, although year-to-date sales were still up by high-single-digits.

Lucy Britner | 23 Feb 2018

Brown-Forman's Scotch whisky distillery, The GlenDronach, has lined up the release of 15 single cask iterations, under the Batch 16 name.

Andy Morton | 7 Feb 2018

Brown-Forman is to offset 90% of its energy use in the US after signing an agreement with a new wind power project in Kansas.

Lucy Britner | 18 Jan 2018

Brown-Forman has released a range of bitters, tinctures and syrups under its Old Forester Bourbon brand as it looks to further align with the cocktail occasion in the US market.

Lucy Britner | 3 Jan 2018

Brown-Forman has rolled out new livery for its Old Forester Bourbon whiskey to the UK market. 

Andy Morton | 7 Dec 2017

Brown-Forman has welcomed imminent changes to the US tax code, saying they will make the company more competitive on the global stage.

Andy Morton | 6 Dec 2017

Double-digit sales jumps for Brown-Forman's most expensive whiskies added lustre to a first-half performance that was driven by solid growth in the core Jack Daniel's portfolio.

Andy Morton | 6 Dec 2017

Brown-Forman has launched its Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye in the UK just weeks after the whiskey was released nation-wide in the US.

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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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