Brands Report 2022: World Whiskies

Suntory has ended Nikka’s six-year reign as the most popular world whisky in the Brands Report.

Edrington and Beam Suntory agree distribution swap

Edrington and Beam Suntory have reached an agreement to end their joint-venture distribution businesses in Spain and the UK after more than a decade of partnership.

Edrington and Beam Suntory announce equity swap for UK and Spanish businesses

Spirits giants Edrington and Beam Suntory have agreed to an equity swap of stakes in their jointly-owned distribution companies in Spain and the UK.

Beam Suntory invests £6m in Glen Garioch distillery

Beam Suntory has announced a £6m investment in the Glen Garioch distillery in Oldmeldrum, which will see the reintroduction of floor matings and installation of direct-fired heating.

Speciality Drinks and Edrington Beam Suntory offer wellbeing packs to bar staff

Wholesaler Speciality Drinks has teamed up with Edrington Beam Suntory to supply another batch of wellbeing packs to British bar staff.

Suntory invests in Indian whisky with Oaksmith

Japanese spirits company Suntory has invested in Indian whisky to take on Diageo and Pernod Ricard.

Beam Suntory launches innovative US-Japan whiskey

Beam Suntory have released a collaborative American whiskey made by Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe and Suntory chief blender Shinji Fukuyo called Legent.

Brands Report: World Whisky

With Irish Whiskey stripped out, other countries get a chance to shine. Hamish Smith does the maths

Japan beer prices to rise 10%

The price of Japanese beer is set to rise due to the increase in the costs of natural resources and labor expense.

Suntory sells Louis Royer cognac

Suntory Holdings has announced the sale of cognac group Louis Royer to the family group Terroirs Distillers, a privately-held fine spirits company based in France.

International Spirits Challenge: the results

Crème de Cassis de Dijon was named Supreme Champion at the International Spirits Challenge awards ceremony last night at the Honorable Artillery Company in London.

Beam Suntory is formed

Suntory Holdings has completed the acquisition of Beam, which will now be called Beam Suntory.

Suntory to form super group with $16bn Beam

Suntory has announced it will pay $16 billion to acquire Beam in a deal that would see the Japanese group become one of the top-three spirits manufacturers in the world.

Japanese whisky: On a High

After a supply blip in recent years Japanese whisky is once more on the march. Dominic Roskrow looks at the reasons why

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Whisk(e)y

Whisk(e)y is the subject of today's edition of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars.

Japanese whisky: Big fish, bigger pond

For a while a few years ago Japanese whisky was the drinks industry success story. Then it all went a little quiet. Dominic Roskrow investigates what happened to it

Diageo and Suntory in talks to buy Beam?

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).

Hankey Bannister named ISC Supreme Champion

Hankey Bannister 40 YO was named Supreme Champion spirit at the International Spirits Challenge awards dinner last night (Nov 5).

Japanese whiskies launch in India

Indian distributor Radico Khaitan is to launch Japanese whiskies the Yamazaki 12 year old and Hibiki 17 year old in India.

Pernod sells Suntory shareholding

Pernod Ricard has announced the sale of its minority shareholding in Suntory Holdings, which stands at around 1%.