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The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

23 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019 in just-drinks' two-part review.

Beam Suntory launches assault on India with Oaksmith Scotch, Bourbon blend

18 Dec 2019

Beam Suntory has raised its efforts in India, rolling out three of its existing spirits brands in the country and launching a two-strong line of a Scotch/Bourbon blend.

Pernod Ricard switches marketing directors in UK

10 Dec 2019

The UK division of Pernod Ricard has appointed a new marketing director following the departure of Philip Ainsworth earlier this year.

Beam Suntory partners Bowmore with Aston Martin Lagonda

2 Dec 2019

Beam Suntory's Bowmore Islay single malt Scotch whisky has become the exclusive spirits partner of British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda.

Beam Suntory’s Canadian Club 42 Year Old whisky - Product Launch

13 Nov 2019

Beam Suntory has extended the Chronicles series of Canadian Club bottlings with the launch of a limited edition, 42-year-old expression of the Canadian whisky.

Beam Suntory launches wine-cask-finished Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc

11 Nov 2019

Beam Suntory has lined up the release of an expression of its Auchentoshan single malt Scotch brand that is finished in Sauvignon Blanc wine barrels.

Beam Suntory teams up with US creamery to launch Basil Hayden's Bourbon cheese

1 Nov 2019

Beam Suntory has partnered with Utah creamery Beehive Cheese to launch Basil Hayden's Bourbon-infused cheese.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson jumps on Hollywood Tequila train with Teremana reveal

1 Nov 2019

Another Hollywood star has joined the ranks of celebrity Tequila distillers as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announces the launch of a new brand.

Beam Suntory highlights city cues in Auchentoshan pack upgrade

28 Oct 2019

Beam Suntory has given details of a brand refresh for its Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Four key takeaways from William Grant & Sons' UK market report - Focus

23 Oct 2019

William Grant & Sons has launched its annual UK market report, which takes a deep dive into the trends shaping the alcohol category. just-drinks pulls out the leading themes from this year's study.

Beam Suntory unveils Larios Provenzal as GTR exclusive

16 Oct 2019

Beam Suntory has launched the first Travel Retail-exclusive for Spanish gin brand Larios.

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.

Beam Suntory's Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 - Stave Profile RC6 - Product Launch

8 Oct 2019

Beam Suntory has released the first US-wide limited-edition iteration of its Maker's Mark Bourbon brand.

Beam Suntory updates Auchentoshan portfolio in Global Travel Retail

3 Oct 2019

Beam Suntory has refreshed the Global Travel Retail offerings from its Auchentoshan Scotch whisky brand.

Beam Suntory’s Laphroaig 25 Year Old The Laphroaig Bessie Williamson Story - Product Launch

1 Oct 2019

Beam Suntory’s Laphroaig whisky brand has launched a 25-year-old expression that pays homage to Bessie Williamson, the distillery’s first female manager.

Beam Suntory’s Knob Creek Quarter Oak Bourbon - Product Launch

30 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has rolled out a limited-edition expression from its Knob Creek Bourbon brand.

Beam Suntory to launch Legent into Global Travel Retail

24 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory is to extend into Global Travel Retail the launch of a Bourbon created by both the Jim Beam master distiller and the chief blender at Suntory.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser Reserve Black Lager - Product Launch

23 Sep 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev has returned to its tie-up with Beam Suntory, adding a fifth variant to the 'Discovery' series for flagship brand Budweiser in the US.

Bowmore 19-year-old gets second outing in Amazon tie-up

13 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has announced the release of a limited number of 19-year-old Bowmore Scotch whisky, through the Islay single malt’s exclusive agreement with Amazon.

Beam Suntory creates RTD executive post, appoints Olga Osminkina-Jones

9 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has appointed a former Heineken and PepsiCo executive as?its first chief RTD officer.

Coca-Cola Amatil merges coffee & alcohol unit into regional divisions

9 Sep 2019

Coca-Cola Amatil's coffee & alcohol unit will no longer operate as a stand-alone unit as the company looks to streamline its business.

Beam Suntory adds 16-year-old Laphroaig to Amazon-exclusive list

3 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has launched a 16-year-old Laphroaig in Europe exclusively on Amazon.

Beam Suntory’s Bowmore 36-Year-Old Dragon Edition - Product Launch

9 Aug 2019

Beam Suntory has released a Bowmore Scotch whisky that aims to emulate the success of a whisky launched in Asia 13 years ago.

Beam Suntory breaks ground on Bourbon test distillery

26 Jul 2019

Beam Suntory has started work on a Kentucky distillery that will produce new, small-batch Bourbons and other innovations.

Beam Suntory enlists 'The Refreshionals' for US Jim Beam campaign - video

16 Jul 2019

Beam Suntory is set to push its Jim Beam Bourbon whiskey brand in its home market this Summer, with a nation-wide social media campaign.

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II

11 Jul 2019

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

Jim Beam on course for 1m case sales in Japan - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

11 Jul 2019

Beam Suntory expects to sell more than 1m Jim Beam cases in Japan by 2021 to crown a huge ramp up for the brand since the Japanese company took control of the Bourbon.

Will China bite again to tarnish Chapoulaud-Floquet's Remy Cointreau legacy? - just-drinks thinks

10 Jul 2019

Is Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, who announced yesterday she will leave her post as Remy CEO at the end of the year, a contender for the spirits industry's luckiest leader? Or did the former cosmetics industry executive, who oversaw a remarkable turnaround in Remy's fortunes, set the blueprint for how a modern spirits company should be run?

World Spirits Alliance trade organisation comes into being

10 Jul 2019

A raft of spirits companies and trade organisations have combined forces to create a worldwide trade association for the spirits category.





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