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Suntory President Takeshi Niinami On Tapping Bourbon’s Global Potential

Editor’s Note: Takeshi Niinami became president and CEO of Suntory Holdings in October of 2014, just 10 months after Suntory’s $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. In the ensuing integration, the new Beam Suntory experienced some growing pains due to cultural differences, though both sides say those issues have now been resolved. Looking ahead, as Japanese whisky copes with a major inventory shortfall, the company’s focus is now squarely on Kentucky, with ambitious plans to expand in the Bourbon space. SND executive editor David Fleming met recently with Niinami to discuss the road ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 15, 2017

With Bourbon On A Tear, Category Leaders Post Solid Gains

Bourbon surpassed 20 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. for the first time in 30 years in 2016, and while a host of super-premium contenders are injecting dynamism, the category’s biggest players are also contributing solid progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 30, 2017

Bourbon’s Super-Premium Players Fuel The Category’s Growth

The Bourbon boom continues to accelerate in the U.S. market, driven by the super-premium segment. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 20, 2017

Constellation Strikes More Deals, Buying Charles Smith Brands And A Stake In Bardstown Bourbon, Selling Canada Wines

Continuing its run of aggressive dealmaking, Constellation Brands has sold its Canadian wine business to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for C$1.03 billion ($784m), while also acquiring five upscale wine brands from Washington-based Charles Smith Wines for $120 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 17, 2016

News Briefs for April 29, 2016

•Jonathan Drew, founder of the Drew Estate cigar company, is moving into a spirits with a new venture called John Drew Brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2016

Bulleit Extends With Barrel Strength Whiskey

High-flying Bulleit Bourbon is being extended with a Barrel Strength edition. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 11, 2016

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