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Focus - Armagnac’s turn to put Cognac in the shade

11 Dec 2008

Neither economic gloom nor the presence of an illustrious neighbour appear to be overshadowing Armagnac, France’s less well known brandy denomination. Chris Losh found the region’s producers to be in an upbeat mood.

US: Strong Q2, with share purchase due, for Brown-Forman

5 Dec 2008

Brown-Forman has posted a healthy lift in sales and profit for its second quarter, although the rises failed to bring operating profit for the year so far into the black.

US: Brown-Forman offloads Italian wines

2 Dec 2008

Brown-Forman has signed a deal to sell its Italian wine brands to Gruppo Italiano Vini, as part of a strategy to offload peripheral sections of its portfolio.

US: Brown-Forman outlines Q1 dividend payout details

21 Nov 2008

Brown-Forman has confirmed details of its latest quarterly dividend.

US: Brown-Forman to launch ‘Presidential’ Jack Daniels

3 Nov 2008

Brown-Forman is to launch a ‘Presidential Barrel’ of Jack Daniel's to coincide with the swearing-in of the 44th president of the US.

US: Tequila troubles hit Brown-Forman profit

28 Aug 2008

Brown-Forman, the US drinks group, has blamed a lack of fit and healthy agave plants for a 7% fall in its first quarter profit.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

22 Aug 2008

The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week:

GLOBAL: Whisky drives growth in South Africa - research

20 Aug 2008

The South African whisky market grew by an estimated 16.2% in 2007 to over 3.5m cases. According to The IWSR’s South Africa Wine and Spirits 2008 report, growth was largely driven by Jameson, Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker.

US: Brown-Forman to celebrate “end of prohibition”

17 Jun 2008

Brown-Forman is to hold a six-month long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of prohibition.

US: Brown-Forman toasts record FY sales, growth expected in 08/09

5 Jun 2008

Brown-Forman has posted record sales for its fiscal year, driven by a strong performance in its international markets.

US: Jack Daniel’s names seventh master distiller

3 Apr 2008

The Jack Daniel Distillery has announced the appointment of Jeff Arnett as master distiller.

US: Slowing SoCo tempers Brown-Forman FY forecast

3 Mar 2008

Brown-Forman has narrowed its full-year forecast, following the release of its third quarter results.

US: Casa Herradura helps offset costs for Brown-Forman Q2

29 Nov 2007

Brown-Forman has reported a healthy lift in operatng profit for its third quarter, thanks in part to its purchase of Casa Herrdura.

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: 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.

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