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Impact Seminar Snapshot: Tim Hassett On The New Beam Suntory

When Suntory acquired Beam Inc. for $16 billion in 2014, the newly-forged Beam Suntory Inc. instantly emerged as the third-largest premium spirits company in the world, as well as a veritable whisk(e)y powerhouse. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2015

Treasury To Sell Off Sonoma’s Asti Winery As Part Of Consolidation Plan

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is putting its Asti winery in Sonoma County on the block as part of its move to streamline its U.S. operations. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2015

News Briefs for March 31, 2015

•Heineken has appointed Ronald den Elzen to lead its U.S. business, succeeding Dolf van den Brink, who will become CEO of Heineken Mexico, effective July 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 31, 2015

•Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery has acquired Comstock Park, Michigan-based Perrin Brewing Company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2015

Bacardi Enters Bourbon Category With Angel’s Envy Acquisition

Bacardi Ltd. has acquired Louisville-based Angel’s Share Brands, including subsidiary Louisville Distilling Co. and its Angel’s Envy Bourbon brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2015

Impact Seminar Snapshot: Peter McDonough On Diageo’s Luxury Branding

With a vast portfolio featuring some of the world’s most prominent super-premium spirits brands—including Johnnie Walker Scotch and Cîroc vodka—Diageo has proven to be well-versed in the language of luxury marketing. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2015

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