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US: Authorities uncover stash of rare Jack Daniels

2 Nov 2007

State agents have discovered millions of dollars worth of Jack Daniels whiskey in storage building in Tennessee in the US.

US: Brown-Forman upbeat on strong Q1 results

30 Aug 2007

Brown-Forman has posted a lift in its first quarter results, thanks to a healthy performance internationally.

UK: Southern Comfort stakes claim to February

6 Aug 2007

Brown-Forman is launching a UK television push for Southern Comfort as part of its pre-Christmas campaign and is looking to “own February”.

CHINA: Ty Nant Spring Water aims high in Hong Kong

18 Jun 2007

Ty Nant Spring Water has appointed the Asian company Telford International to distribute its drinks in Hong Kong and Macau.

US: Brown-Forman reports record earnings

6 Jun 2007

Double digit growth of the company’s leading spirits brands helped Brown-Forman Corporation report record earnings for its full year.

Emerging markets will be no soft touch for blended Scotch

14 May 2007

Blended Scotch whisky producers are banking on emerging markets to provide the growth to offset flat or declining sales elsewhere but a new report from just-drinks suggests this cannot be expected as a matter of course. Meanwhile, any revival in mature markets will be hard to achieve without fresh thinking about how and to whom blended Scotch is marketed.

Spotlight - Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

10 May 2007

It may not be as well known as Scotch or bourbon but Japanese whisky is winning plaudits for quality and gaining ground internationally. Marcin Miller believes the growing popularity of Japanese cuisine and the whisky drinker’s inherent thirst for something new offer huge potential for Japanese whisky, and after years of hiding their light under a bushel Japan’s distillers appear ready to raise their profile on the world stage.

ITALY: Campari toasts Scotch as 2006 profits rise

20 Mar 2007

Italian spirits and wine group Davide Campari-Milano has seen annual profits inch up over 3% in 2006.

US: B-F earnings slip, but Jack Daniel's still firing

7 Mar 2007

Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman Corporation has reported a slip in its earnings per share for the third quarter, down 8% compared to the same period last year to US$0.90.

US: B-F earnings slip, but Jack Daniel's still firing

7 Mar 2007

Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman Corporation has reported a slip in its earnings per share for the third quarter, down 8% compared to the same period last year to US$0.90.

US: Brown-Forman chairman to retire

2 Mar 2007

Wine and spirits group Brown-Forman has unveiled its new board line-up.

US: Revamp for JD's Gentleman Jack Whiskey

1 Mar 2007

Brown-Forman has updated the look of its Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey.

US: Brown-Forman gets ratings boost

11 Dec 2006

Brown-Forman has received a ratings boost from an analyst in the US.

US: Top brands lead Brown-Forman Q2

1 Dec 2006

Brown-Forman has reported double-digit growth in earnings per share in its second quarter, as the company continued to reap the rewards of strong growth from both its leading brands, particularly Jack Daniel’s.

US: Acquisitive Patrón to move into vodka, gin

21 Nov 2006

The Patrón Spirits Company, best known for its namesake premium Tequila, looks set to move into the wider white spirits category with the acquisition of a vodka and a gin brand.

US: Increased quarterly dividend from Brown-Forman

17 Nov 2006

Brown-Forman, which produces among other brands Jack Daniel’s and Southern Comfort, has increased the quarterly cash dividend on its Class A and Class B Common Stock by 8.0% from 28.00 cents to 30.25 cents per share.

ITALY: Campari shows slim nine-month profit gain

8 Nov 2006

Italian drinks company Gruppo Campari has reported a slight increase in profit before tax as lower margins offset high revenue growth attributed to recent acquisitions and new distribution deals in the first nine months of 2006.

US: Patrón Tequila eyes Europe, Asia expansion

5 Oct 2006

The Patrón Spirits Company has secured distribution deals in Europe and Asia as it looks to grow its namesake premium Tequila outside the US.

ITALY: Campari enjoys fruits of Scotch stable

11 Sep 2006

Campari has today (11 September) posted an increase in first-half profits thanks to sales from its recently-acquired Scotch whisky portfolio.

US: Brown-Forman Q1 on the up

31 Aug 2006

Brown-Forman has posted rising sales and profits during its first quarter to 31 July.

UK: Bacardi rum launches global ad push

21 Jul 2006

A fresh global advertising push for Bacardi will begin in two weeks as the rum brand looks to lure consumers from spirits rivals including Smirnoff and Jack Daniel’s.

Competition hots up in Irish whiskey

12 Jul 2006

Pernod Ricard’s Irish whiskey brand Jameson has reached the 2m-case mark but the landscape of the Irish whiskey sector has been transformed by the French company’s decision to sell the Bushmills brand to Diageo last year. Ben Cooper reports.

US: Jack drives buoyant year for B-F

1 Jun 2006

Buoyant Jack Daniel’s sales have driven a strong full-year financial performance at US wine and spirits group Brown-Forman.

ITALY: Campari continues upward trend in Q1

11 May 2006

Italian drinks group Campari has continued its positive run of results by posting a 24% increase in sales in its first quarter, leading to a 17% leap in profits.

UPDATE: US: Brown-Forman to merge wine and spirits sales teams

10 May 2006

Brown-Forman has denied that its move to merge its marketing teams for wine and spirits has been driven to cut costs, insisting that the new division will focus on brand-building.

UPDATE: UK: Smirnoff named "world's most powerful" spirits brand

8 May 2006

Diageo’s Smirnoff vodka topped a poll of the world’s most powerful wine and spirits brand because of its global distribution and its appeal to consumers of all ages, a leading brand consultant has said.

UK: Smirnoff named "world's most powerful" spirits brand

8 May 2006

Smirnoff has today (8 May) been named the world’s most powerful spirit brand, in a survey outlining the top 100 wine and spirits on the planet.

US: Jack boosts Brown-Forman earnings

22 Nov 2005

The continued growth of Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia vodka fuelled rising second-quarter profits at US wine and spirits giant Brown-Forman.

AUSTRALIA: Brown-Forman to acquire distributor

26 Sep 2005

Brown-Forman is to acquire the whole of Australian distributor Swift and Moore Pty Limited. The US wine and spirits group already owns 50% of the business with Pernod Ricard holding the other 50% following the French company’s acquisition of Allied Domecq earlier this year.

Keep it in the family

16 Aug 2005

With the acquisition of Allied Domecq, the wave of consolidation that has dominated the spirits industry for the best part of a decade may have hit an impasse. The families that control the next tier of distillers continue to refuse to sell out. In a new series, just-drinks and industry research group, Canadean, look into the futures of these drinks industry dynasties, beginning with US-based company, Brown-Forman.






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