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What plans does Brown-Forman have for Irish whiskey? - Interview, Brown-Forman chief brands & strategy officer, Lawson Whiting

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.

Brown-Forman silent on Southern Comfort sale report

30 Sep 2015

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on a report it is looking to sell its struggling Southern Comfort brand along with other liqueurs in its portfolio.

Millennial drinkers to fuel Irish whiskey growth - Brown-Forman

29 Sep 2015

Millennials in search of heritage and authenticity are helping to drive the Irish whiskey category, according to Brown-Forman executive VP & chief brands and strategy officer Lawson Whiting.

Brown-Forman breaks ground on Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery

29 Sep 2015

Brown-Forman has started work on what will be its first distillery outside of the US, at Slane Castle in Ireland.

Marie Brizard targets Travel Retail with senior appointment

22 Sep 2015

Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits has appointed Travel Retail veteran Kevin Baker to head up its efforts in the channel.

US craft threat "greatly exaggerated" - Rabobank

14 Sep 2015

The threat of US craft distilleries to major players has been "greatly exaggerated", according to Rabobank. 

Moet Hennessy launches James Bond ad for Belvedere vodka - video

10 Sep 2015

Moët Hennessy has unveiled the first TV ad for its Belvedere vodka partnership with Spectre, the next James Bond movie.

Diageo's Johnnie Walker plummets out of IWSR's top spirits list

7 Sep 2015

LVMH's Hennessy Cognac has taken top spot in the IWSR's 2014 World Class Brands as previous chart-topper Diageo's Johnnie Walker dropped to 34th.

American whiskey does a vodka - Analysis

28 Aug 2015

American whiskey is following in vodka's footsteps, according to analysts.

Sustainability in Drinks - Investors put pressure on drinks companies' water use

27 Aug 2015

World Water Week is an opportunity for companies to convene with other stakeholders to discuss the importance of water stewardship, and also to draw attention to their own initiatives, as Nestle has done.

Product Launch - Taliera's Beach Whiskey

27 Aug 2015

US spirits marketer and distributor Taliera has launched the Beach Whiskey range.

Brown-Forman overhauls Southern Comfort RTD packs amid category falls

27 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman has redesigned the boxes for its Southern Comfort RTDs in Australia and New Zealand as the ready-to-drink category in the country continues to suffer big declines.

Brown-Forman CEO unfazed by FX headwinds

26 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga has said he is “not obsessed” with foreign currency fluctuations, despite seeing them cut into the company's first-quarter profits.

Focus - Brown-Forman's Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

26 Aug 2015

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of July.

Brown-Forman reiterates growth targets as Q1 profits increase

26 Aug 2015

Brown-Forman has reported a "strong start" to its latest fiscal year, with high single-digit profit growth forecast for the period.

Sustainability in Spirits - Part I: To 2020 and beyond

25 Aug 2015

Like their counterparts in other food and drinks sectors, the world's major spirits producers have set sustainability targets for 2020, and in some cases beyond. Across the food and drinks arena, many companies are looking to 2020 as a target date for sustainability goals and strategies, and this can also be seen among major players in the spirits sector.

Sustainability in Spirits - Part II - Greater focus on agriculture supply chains

25 Aug 2015

Agricultural supply chains are an increasing area of focus for spirits companies, owing to the high proportion of the environmental footprint they represent and an increasing need to address pressing social issues, notably relating to living and working conditions among agricultural communities in the developing world.

Sustainability in Spirits - Part III - Packaging challenges

25 Aug 2015

Reducing packaging weight and increasing use of recycled content are key sustainability goals for major spirits companies, but can they also change established consumer perceptions that associate packaging weight with quality?

Untapped premiumisation offers spirits growth potential - Research in Focus

24 Aug 2015

Premiumisation has been such a critical trend and driver in the spirits sector that it is hard to imagine there are sectors where it has so far been under-exploited. However, a new report from The IWSR and just drinks suggests there are a number of spirits categories that still remain under-premiumised.

Brown-Forman's Q1 - just the Preview

24 Aug 2015

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

Rye: No Longer on the Rocks - Comment

18 Aug 2015

The brown spirits category continues to see segments rise and fall in popularity. This month, Ian Buxton looks at rye, which has surprised many with its recent return to form.

On this day in drinks history - featuring Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, Nichols

18 Aug 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Will craft consume spirits after snacking on beer? - Analysis

14 Aug 2015

A question mark hangs over the success of Tito's Handmade Vodka - how can a product that shifts more than 2.3m cases a year call itself 'handmade'?

Brown-Forman rolls out Jack Daniel's No 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey to UK

11 Aug 2015

Brown Forman is to roll out its Jack Daniel's No 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey to the UK, following its launch in the global Travel Retail channel.

Brown-Forman's Old Forester Distillery opening delayed "several months"

22 Jul 2015

Completion of Brown-Forman's Old Forester Distillery will be delayed by "several months", following a fire in nearby buildings.

just a While Ago - On 16 July in...

16 Jul 2015

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just a While Ago - On 15 July in...

15 Jul 2015

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Brown-Forman escapes damage in Whiskey Row fire

8 Jul 2015

Brown-Forman has said its plans for a new Old Forester Bourbon distillery remain unchanged after a fire on the historical Louisville street where it will be housed, damaged nearby property.

just a While Ago - On 30 June in...

30 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

26 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

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