Budweiser and Beam come together

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

Brands Report: Irish Whiskey

The growing Irish Whiskey category gets its first page to itself this year. Hamish Smith explains why

Brands Report: American Whiskey

Diageo’s Bulleit holds both top spots for the third year running. Shay Waterworth reports

Irish whiskey maker receives €20m from UK firms

Irish company Renegade Spirits has received €20m of funding from UK banks to support production of single malt whiskey at its Waterford distillery.

Method and Madness new Irish whiskeys

Irish Distillers has launched a range of whiskeys aimed at attracting non-whisk(e)y drinkers into the category.

Pernod Ricard to invest €10m in capacity at Midleton distillery

Pernod Ricard has announced a €10.5 million investment in increasing Irish Distillers’ single pot still Irish whiskey capacity by more than 30% 

Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey

Diageo’s Whiskey Union team is about to launch a third new whiskey – Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey.

Walsh whiskey opens €25m distillery

A new €25 million distillery with a capacity of 2.5m litres of pure alcohol (LPA’s) or 8m bottles/650,000 cases, has been officially opened in County Carlow, Ireland.

Helms is Brown-Forman's GTR marketing director

Brown-Forman has announced that Eric Helms has become marketing director for its Global Travel Retail division.

Balcones opens new distillery

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

Gems emerge from the Emerald Isle

The Irish ambassador wasn’t just happy, he was positively beaming – and not just because he’d spent the previous hour sampling a range of whiskeys and other irish alcoholic drinks at the embassy in london.

Bacardi buys a bourbon

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

Wild Turkey Jimmy Russell promotes son Eddie

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

Tullamore distillery opens for business

William Grant & Sons' new €37 million distillery in the small Irish town of Tullamore, officially opened on September 17.

Tullamore’s spirits safe is installed

William Grant & Sons has reported the installation of the custom-made spirit safe at what will become the new distillery for Tullamore Dew, its Irish whiskey brand.

Diageo breaks Bulleit ground

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.

Campari completes Forty Creek deal

Gruppo Campari has announced the completion of its acquisition of Canadian distiller, Forty Creek.

Dawson is new Jack Daniel's ambassador

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

Tullamore Dew: still life

William Grant & Sons has announced that four hand crafted copper stills have been delivered to its Tullamore Dew site in County Offaly, in the Irish midlands approximately 100km west of Dublin.

Bushmills Live showcases The 1975

Bushmills Live, the music festival which is held at the Northern Ireland distillery on June 11 and 12, has secured The 1975 band as headliners.

Diageo to restore Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center

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

Pernod’s interims

The Pernod Ricard team were in London today (February 18) to flesh on the bones for their half year interim results which were announced last week.

Diageo launches lost whisk(e)y scheme

Diageo, the world’s largest premium spirits company and the largest producer of Scotch whisky, has launched an initiative to locate lost and forgotten barrels of whisk(e)y from around the world.

Diageo: Playing the numbers game

Playing the numbers game Diageo’s interim results for the six months to December 31 which were reported yesterday (January 30), make bleak reading.

Diageo bites the Bulleit

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

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

Jim Beam launches Hardcore Cider

Beam’s newest Jim Beam is Red Stag by Jim Beam Hardcore Cider.

More new Irish whiskeys

Irish Distillers has launched more Irish whiskeys, this time under the Paddy brand.

Red Breast 21 Year Old

Irish Distillers has introduced a 21-year-old expression of its Redbreast single pot still whiskey.

Campari celebrates $43m Wild Turkey packaging facility

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

Irish PM opens Irish Distillers’ €100m expansion of Midleton

The Irish prime minister or Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, yesterday (September 4) officially opened Irish Distillers’ newly expanded Midleton distillery in Cork.

Brown-Forman to expand Woodford Reserve

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

Talisker adds new whisky

Diageo has launched its second new expression of Talisker whisky this year. Port Ruighe follows Storm, which was launched in March.

Brazil recognises Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey

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

Jameson whiskey distiller retires

Barry Crockett, master distiller of Jameson Irish whiskey is to retire in March, according to Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. 

Irish Distillers announces Crockett retirement

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced the retirement of Jameson Irish Whiskey master distiller Barry Crockett.

Diageo fires new Bulleit

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

Beam opens visitor and global innovation centre

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.

Irish whiskey

With Irish whiskey proving a global smash, Hamish Smith looks into the growth plans of the big four players

US: Diageo buys maple whiskey

US: Diageo has purchased Cabin Fever Maple Flavoured Whisky from the Robillard family. Diageo aims to capitalise on two growth trends in the US: flavoured whiskey and craft distilling.

Spot on for Yellow Spot

Irish Distillers launched Yellow Spot, ‘son of Green Spot’, last night in London. The great and the good of whisk(e)y’s fourth estate crammed into a bar in the sumptuous Connaught Hotel for the unveiling and tasting.

Spot on with Yellow Spot

Yellow spot is the latest single pot still whiskey from Irish Distillers.

Whiskey goes to jail in Belfast

The makers of Titanic whiskey are to open a £5million distillery in an old Belfast jail.

Former Cooley MD to create Irish whiskey company

Jack Teeling has left his position as managing director of Cooley Distillery, just months after its sale to Beam, to set up an independent Irish whiskey company.

US: Whiskey Row to get star attraction

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

Beam to launch Knob Creek Rye

US: Beam is to launch a rye whiskey under the Knob Creek brand this July.

US recognises cachaça

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

Cooley’s and Jameson ready for St Patrick’s Day

Beam Inc., the new owners of Cooley’s the Irish whiskey brand, says it has signaled its intent to build the Kilbeggan brand in the US by importing the largest case shipment ever of the blended whiskey for the St Patrick’s Day (March 17) celebrations this weekend.

Jim Beam's Fred Noe on tattoos and Twitter

Fred Noe is approaching 57 and he’s just had his first tattoo.

Pernod rolls out Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to US

Pernod Ricard will release Irish whiskey Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to the US in February, following the expression’s September launch to Ireland, Germany and France.