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Could 'delocalisation' signal the death of provenance in spirits? - Editor's Viewpoint 3 Oct 2019

The role of provenance in marketing is widely prevalent in the spirits category - always by brands that have to be produced in a certain location, but also often by those that aren't tied by rules of definition.

Can Brown-Forman ride Jack Daniel's brand equity with Tennessee Apple? - Editor's Viewpoint 2 Oct 2019

Four months after flagging the booming growth of flavoured whiskies in the US, Brown-Forman has lined up the addition of another expression of its flagship Jack Daniel's whiskey brand in the country. Tennessee Apple, announced this week, is the third flavoured variant in the Brown-Forman stable, joining Tennessee Fire and Tennessee Honey. Could the new iteration stretch Brown-Forman's flavoured whiskey stable too far?

Why a poor first-quarter won't cause sleepless nights for Brown-Forman - Analysis 30 Aug 2019

Against a backdrop of mid-single-digit sales rises for its spirits peers, Brown-Forman would be forgiven had it taken a doom-and-gloom stance after posting a flat performance in quarter one this week.

How concerned should the beer category be about the hard seltzer boom? - Comment 28 Aug 2019

Hard seltzers have hogged the headlines in recent months, particularly the category's perceived threat to beer. Our beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, looks under the hood of the newcomer's numbers and considers how real the threat truly is.

Constellation Brands Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 12 Aug 2019

Earlier this year, Constellation Brands reported its results for the 12 months to the end of February. Sales in fiscal-2019 came in 7% up on the corresponding period a year earlier, when the group's topline also increased by the same percentage. Here, just-drinks considers Constellation's performance over the last five years.

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Diageo’s Bailey’s Red Velvet Liqueur - Product Launch 17 Oct 2019

Diageo has launched a red velvet variant of its Bailey's liqueur, available in the US as a limited edition.

Beam Suntory's El Tesoro Extra Anejo - Product Launch 16 Oct 2019

Beam Suntory has added a new permanent expression to its El Tesoro Tequila range.

Ugly Drinks’ Energized Sparkling Water Range - Product Launch 16 Oct 2019

UK canned water producer Ugly Drinks has lined up a caffeinated range of its namesake sparkling water brand.

The Boston Beer Co Truly seltzer "more drinkable" after recipe revamp 15 Oct 2019

The Boston Beer Co has overhauled the flavour profile of its Truly hard seltzer to give the range a "crisper" taste.

Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up US-wide launch for 3%-abv Goose Island 15 Oct 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev's main craft brewery, Goose Island, is to give a US nation-Anheuser-Busch InBev's main craft brewery, Goose Island, is to give a US nation-wide launch to the 3%-abv variant of its namesake beer brand.launch to its 3%-abv beer

Distill Ventures ups North America start-up hunt with new recruit 15 Oct 2019

Distill Ventures, the business incubation unit with an exclusive arrangement with Diageo, is intensifying its efforts in the US with the appointment in the country of a former E&J Gallo Winery executive.

The Boston Beer Co's Truly Lemonade Hard Seltzer - Product Launch 15 Oct 2019

The Boston Beer Co is to expand its Truly hard seltzer range with the addition of a spiked lemonade variant.

The Coca-Cola Co launches Coke-flavoured Tic Tacs - just-drinks comments 14 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with confectioner the Ferrero Group to launch Coke-flavoured Tic Tac mint sweets.

Brooklyn Brewery reveals US launch for 0.4%-abv Special Effects 14 Oct 2019

Brooklyn Brewery is to give a nation-wide US release to its non-alcoholic beer, Special Effects.

Eastside Distilling commences CEO, CFO searches as Steve Shum readies departure 11 Oct 2019

Two senior vacancies have arisen at Eastside Distilling, with the Oregon-based spirits company on the hunt for a CEO and a CFO.