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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

Moët Hennessy Launches Volcan De Mi Tierra, Staking Its Claim In The Upscale Tequila Boom

Moët Hennessy today introduces Volcan De Mi Tierra, its much-anticipated super-premium Tequila brand, which has been in development for nearly three years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 1, 2017

Single Malt Spurs Scotch Whisky Growth In The U.S.

Strong growth in the single malt segment drove Scotch whisky exports to gains in both volume and value in 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), marking a solid performance after years of mixed results. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 1, 2017

Diageo To Launch New Copper Dog Scotch Brand In The U.S.

Copper Dog Whisky Ltd.—a joint venture between nightlife entrepreneur Piers Adam and Diageo—is launching its eponymous blended Scotch in select U.S. markets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 1, 2017

Florida Legislature Passes So-Called “Whiskey And Wheaties” Bill

The Florida state legislature has approved SB 106, also known as the “Whiskey And Wheaties” bill, which aims to allow grocery stores, big-box retailers and other accounts to sell spirits alongside other consumer products. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2017

Pernod Ricard Extends Its Our/Vodka Project With Launch Of New Infusion Kits

In 2010, Pernod Ricard launched a project called Our/Vodka, with the aim of establishing a brand that was both global and local. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 26, 2017

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