AB InBev and Beam Suntory have announced a marketing collaboration between their Budweiser and Jim Beam brands.

LVMH Moët Hennessy has announced that it has bought the Woodinville Whiskey Company in Washington State. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is experimenting with barrels made from 300-year-old wood on a new bourbon.

Spirit Cartel has announced that Benji Purslow is the face of bourbon brand Four Roses in the UK.

Waco craft whisky distiller Balcones has a new distillery site, in what was formerly the old four-story Texas Fireproof Storage Building.

Bacardi buys a bourbon

30 March, 2015

Bacardi's purchase of Angel’s Envy marks the company’s entry into the bourbon category of the North American whiskey sector.

Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell has announced that he has promoted his son, Eddie, to share his responsibilities.

Diageo has broken ground on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which the company has announced will be called ‘The Bulleit Distilling Co’ after the distillery’s flagship brand.

Diageo has announced its intention to invest an estimated US$115 million to build a 1.8m proof gallon (750,000 9-litre cases) distillery and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby county, Kentucky.

Brown-Forman has made experienced bartender Cam Dawson its new American whiskey ambassador, working solely on Jack Daniel’s.

Diageo has announced that it plans to invest an initial US$2 million to develop the Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center at the Louisville distillery.

Diageo bites the Bulleit

10 December, 2013

Diageo has announced the launch of Bulleit Bourbon at and the introduction of its new Bulleit Rye whiskey into the UK.

Diageo bites the Bulleit

10 December, 2013

Diageo has announced the launch of Bulleit Bourbon and the introduction of its new Bulleit Rye whiskey into the UK.

A new packaging facility which cost US$43 million has been opened at the Wild Turkey distillery in Kentucky.

Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it intends to expand the Woodford Reserve distillery to meet expected growing global demand.

Buffalo Trace says it will not reduce the abv of its bourbon to cope with stock shortages.

Brazil has officially recognised Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey as distinctive products of the United States, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

The Distilled Spirits Council (Discus), which represents the spirits industry in the US, revealed its 2012 findings in New York this week.

Diageo fires new Bulleit

24 January, 2013

Diageo has launched a 10 year old expression of Bulleit Bourbon in the US.

Jack Daniel’s has launched its first installation of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select’s 'The Sinatra Experience' in Las Vegas airport.

Diageo and Suntory have held talks about bidding $10 billion for American drinks giant, Beam, according to reports in today’s Sunday Telegraph (December 9).

The Four Roses Distillery has released the latest in its series of limited-quantity bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Single Barrel, a handcrafted bourbon selected by Four Roses master distiller, Jim Rutledge.

American whiskey

09 November, 2012

American whiskey has been undergoing a quiet revolution. Now the new wave of distillers, led by bourbon’s Kentucky heartland, is set to go global. Dominic Roskrow reports

Beam Inc.,the leading US premium spirits company, has unveiled its new visitors’ centre – the Jim Beam American Stillhouse– at its flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky.

US: Campari America has unveiled plans for a $4m visitor centre at its Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Heaven Hill Distilleries has introduced Larceny, a super-premium wheat bourbon, to the US market.

Beam and Maxxium Travel Retail (MTR) have jointly launched a travel retail-exclusive Jim Beam bourbon at Frankfurt airport.

Heaven Hill Distilleries is to launch a limited edition 20 year old bourbon.

A US court has upheld a ruling to protect Maker’s Mark’s dripping red wax seal.

Heaven Hill Distilleries is to open a bourbon tourist experience in Louisville, Kentucky.

US recognises cachaça

11 April, 2012

The US is to officially recognise cachaça as a spirit from Brazil. The sugar cane spirit is currently labelled Brazilian rum in the US.

Four Roses bourbon has taken over the downstairs bar at Shaker & Company, London, for the month of February.

Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) has signed a five-year exclusive agreement to distribute Beam brands in Poland.

Buffalo Trace Distillery has launched its last ‘experimental’ bourbons of the year with the release of rice and an oat-based expressions.

Indian malt whisky brand Amrut has launched a whisky matured in port barrels, named Portonova, to global markets.

Beam Inc has celebrated the filling of the company’s 12 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition in the US in 1933.

Buffalo Trace bourbon owner the Sazerac Company has agreed to purchase 17 brands from Pernod Ricard‘s Corby Distillers. 

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has appointed Christopher G. Bauder to the role of bourbon category business team (CBT) general manager.

Maker's Mark appoints COO

29 November, 2010

Rob Samuels has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO) of Maker’s Mark bourbon, one of Fortune Brands’ premium spirits brands.

Glen Garioch, the 200-year old Aberdeenshire-based distillery, has re-launched its range of single malt whiskies.

Old Forester has released the 2010 expression of its vintage-dated “Birthday Bourbon”. The drink was released in honour of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester. First launched eight years ago to commemorate Brown’s Birthday on September 2, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is a limited-edition bourbon which is released annually.

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