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Super-Premium Bourbon Tops 5 Million Cases In The U.S.

Depletions of super-premium Bourbon in the U.S. market rose by 10.5% last year to 5 million cases, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 26, 2018

Bourbon, Tequila Lead Beam Suntory To Mid-Single Digit Sales Gain In U.S.

Led by strong growth from its Bourbon and Tequila portfolios, Beam Suntory’s sales in the U.S. market rose by mid-single digits for its fiscal year ended in December. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 16, 2018

Beam Suntory Up By Mid-Single Digits In U.S. Halfway Through 2017

Beam Suntory’s U.S. business posted a mid-single-digit sales increase in the six months through June, driving progress for the company’s Americas region. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 9, 2017

Interview, Part 2: Suntory Holdings’ Takeshi Niinami

In the second part of our interview with Takeshi Niinami, the Suntory Holdings president and CEO discusses how Beam Suntory is addressing skyrocketing demand for Japanese whiskies, and how the company’s upscale single malt Scotch lineup fits into the portfolio mix. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 16, 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

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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