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Bourbon Drives Beam Suntory To Mid-Single-Digit Growth In U.S.

The ongoing strength of the Bourbon boom is paying off for Beam Suntory, which says its U.S. sales grew at mid-single-digit rates in the first nine months of this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 6, 2017

Retailers Toast Bourbon’s Premiumization Drive

Bourbon continues to reign as one of the hottest spirits categories in the U.S., with sales hitting 20 million cases for the first time in 30 years in 2016, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 9, 2017

News Briefs for July 10, 2017

•American whiskey producers could be in for a round of pain in export markets if the Trump administration follows through on a threat to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum products. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 10, 2017

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

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