Beamsuntory http://www.beamsuntory.com/rss.xml en HIROSHI MIYAMORI http://www.beamsuntory.com/about/leadership-team/hiroshi-miyamori <span>HIROSHI MIYAMORI</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:51</span> <div> <div>Leadership Team Member Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-01/Hiroshi%20Miyamori%20Bio_1.jpg" width="278" height="374" alt="HIROSHI MIYAMORI" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Leadership Team Member Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-01/Hiroshi%20Miyamori%20Bio_2.jpg" width="278" height="374" alt="HIROSHI MIYAMORI" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Leadership Team Member Role</div> <div>SVP, Advisor to the CEO</div> </div> <div> <div>Leadership Team Member Description</div> <div><p>Hiroshi Miyamori serves as SVP, Advisor to the CEO of Beam Suntory Inc., the world’s third largest premium spirits company. Appointed to this executive leadership role in April 2015, Miyamori acts as a primary liaison between Suntory Holdings and Beam Suntory Inc. leadership personnel. This role provides key executive support to Beam Suntory CEO Matt Shattock, managing the preparation and outcomes of Beam Suntory Executive Leadership Team meetings, while facilitating effective communication with Suntory Holdings. In addition to serving on the Executive Leadership Team, Miyamori sits on the Board of Beam Suntory.<br /> <br /> In June of 2014, Miyamori relocated to Beam Suntory’s Deerfield, Ill. headquarters to support the integration of Suntory and Beam’s brand portfolio as VP, Global Marketing – Suntory Brands. With his extensive experience in marketing, Miyamori continues to play a key role in helping Beam Suntory establish the Japanese whisky category globally.<br /> <br /> Miyamori brings breadth and depth of experience to his role, having run Suntory’s spirits and wine business in Europe, led the integration of Orangina Schweppes into Suntory, and managed Supply Chain for Orangina Schweppes as Executive Vice President &amp; Group Operations Director. In his 30-year career at Suntory, Miyamori has spent half that time outside of Japan in key roles in London, Barcelona, Bangkok and Deerfield.<br /> <br /> Miyamori received his Bachelor of Economics degree from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He loves classical music and is an avid follower of the Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife reside in Evanston, Ill.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Leadership Team Member QA</div> <div><p><font color="#363636"><font style="font-family:Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:normal; orphans:auto; text-align:start; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:1; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">How do you Unleash your Spirit?</font></font><br style="color:#898989; font-family:Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:normal; orphans:auto; text-align:start; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:1; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px" /> <br style="color:#898989; font-family:Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:normal; orphans:auto; text-align:start; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:1; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px" /> <font color="#b61e3b"><font style="font-family:Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size:16px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:normal; orphans:auto; text-align:start; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:1; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">Name: </font></font><i style="color:#898989; font-family:Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size:16px; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; letter-spacing:normal; line-height:normal; orphans:auto; text-align:start; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:1; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">The history of Japanese whisky started more than 90 years ago with a dream of one young man. His name was Shinjiro Torii, a founder of Suntory. In 1923, Shinjiro started building the first whisky distillery in Japan in Yamazaki. Many people around him opposed to the decision, but he had a firm conviction of success and went forward the business with “Yatte Minahare” spirit.<br /> In 1990’s when I assigned to export and market Suntory’s whiskies outside of Japan, the first response was unfavorable. The FAQs was “Japanese whisky? Never heard it. Is it something like Japanese sake (rice wines)?” The Japan team including myself continued the efforts by telling the history, heritage and quality with the “Yatte Minahare” spirit, but the difficult situation lasted long.<br /> Since the establishment of Beam Suntory, the popularity of Japanese whiskies has exploded, thanks to the great efforts, commitment and professionalship of our Beam Suntory team! The legacy two companies were successfully merged as both had a common company value. “Unleash Your Spirit” is an English equivalent of the “Yatte Minahare” spirit.</i></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>CEO Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-01/Leadership_MattShattock_6.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="Matt Shattock" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>CEO Title</div> <div>A NOTE FROM OUR CEO</div> </div> <div> <div>CEO Description</div> <div><p><em>"We're driving momentum for our business with a strategy focused on three simple platforms: Creating Famous Brands...Building Winning Markets...and Fueling Our Growth. We see a bright and prosperous future as a global leader in the dynamic spirits industry."</em></p> <p>-- Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO</p> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:51:26 +0000 admin 760 at http://www.beamsuntory.com BEAM SUNTORY DONATES $100,000 TO OPERATION HOMEFRONT’S HOLIDAY MEALS FOR MILITARY http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/beam-suntory-donates-100000-operation-homefronts-holiday-meals-military <span> BEAM SUNTORY DONATES $100,000 TO OPERATION HOMEFRONT’S HOLIDAY MEALS FOR MILITARY</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:40</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/OH_header.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt=" BEAM SUNTORY DONATES $100,000 TO OPERATION HOMEFRONT’S HOLIDAY MEALS FOR MILITARY" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p><b><i>A 10-year partnership, contributions top $3.5 million, with over 90,000 military families served</i></b></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p><b>Chicago – November 15, 2018&nbsp;</b>–Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, has donated $100,000 to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families. The funds will support Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military (HMFM) program, an annual initiative which began one year into Beam Suntory’s partnership with the nonprofit.</p> <p>The HMFM program was inspired by a chance encounter in a supermarket on Thanksgiving Day 2009 in Utica, N.Y., near Fort Drum.&nbsp; A Beam Suntory employee noticed that a young soldier shopping with his wife and infant was struggling to pay for his family’s groceries. The employee covered the cost, and eventually laid the foundation for what has become national program helping thousands of military families each year.</p> <p>“To think that this all started with a random act of kindness is incredible, and we have been humbled to be a part of this program’s continued growth,” said Beam Suntory Chairman and CEO Matt Shattock. “Beam Suntory is committed to giving back to our communities, none more so than our brave service members and their families, and our decade-long partnership with Operation Homefront supports that important work.”</p> <p>Beam Suntory’s contribution brings the company’s total support of cash and in-kind services to more than $3.5 million since 2008. The funds support the Holiday Meals for Military program, which will provide more than 7,600 family meals across the country this holiday season.</p> <p>“We are very proud to have been able to partner with Beam Suntory&nbsp;for the past ten years&nbsp;to serve America’s military families and deliver our highly regarded Holiday Meals for Military program,”&nbsp;said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront.&nbsp;&nbsp;“Together we have made&nbsp;the holidays brighter for over 90,000 military families and&nbsp;helped them&nbsp;have the opportunity to&nbsp;thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”</p> <p>Over the years, Beam Suntory employees have volunteered thousands of hours to support military families in need. Operation Homefront will serve a holiday meal to its 400,000th military family member in December.</p> <p><strong>CONTACT:</strong><br /> Emily York &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Beam Suntory Inc. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> P: 224.279.5728 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> E: emily.york@beamsuntory.com</p> <p>Matt Kasik&nbsp;<br /> L.C. Williams &amp; Associates&nbsp;<br /> P: 312.565.4611 &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><b><u>About Beam Suntory Inc.</u></b></p> <p>As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin, and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek and Basil Hayden’s bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith and Roku gin, and Midori liqueur.&nbsp;</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and a vision of Growing for Good.&nbsp; Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.&nbsp; For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit&nbsp;<a data-auth="NotApplicable" href="http://www.beamsuntory.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.beamsuntory.com</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a data-auth="NotApplicable" href="http://www.drinksmart.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="http://www.drinksmart.com">www.drinksmart.com</a>.</p> <p><b><u>About Operation Homefront</u></b></p> <p>Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America's military families. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a data-auth="NotApplicable" href="http://www.operationhomefront.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">OperationHomefront.org</a>.&nbsp;<b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/OH-Logo-RGB-C_2%20C.PNG" width="1800" height="1536" alt="Jim Beam News" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:40:13 +0000 admin 759 at http://www.beamsuntory.com GREG HUGHES NAMED BEAM SUNTORY’S PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/greg-hughes-named-beam-suntorys-president-north-america <span>GREG HUGHES NAMED BEAM SUNTORY’S PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:23</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/BeamSuntory_Header.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="GREG HUGHES NAMED BEAM SUNTORY’S PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p>Beam Suntory today announced the promotion of Greg Hughes to serve as President, North America effective January 1, 2019.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p><strong>Chicago, IL, November 14, 2018 </strong>– Beam Suntory today announced the promotion of Greg Hughes to serve as President, North America effective January 1, 2019. Hughes, 49, is a veteran consumer products executive who is currently Beam Suntory’s General Manager for North America.</p> <p>Hughes joined Beam Suntory in 2015 as General Manager, US before assuming his current position in 2017. Hughes has been a key leader in helping Beam Suntory achieve sustained share gains in the U.S. market. Under his leadership, the company’s business in Canada has gained market share since mid-2017, and the Mexico business established its company-owned sales organization earlier this year.</p> <p>“Greg is ideally suited to lead our North America region,” said Matt Shattock, Chairman &amp; CEO of Beam Suntory. “Since joining Beam Suntory, Greg has stepped up to every leadership challenge he has taken on, and he’s demonstrated a strong track record of performance. Greg brings strength in marketing, commercial and people leadership, and he has been a key leader in helping deliver sustained outperformance in the U.S., our largest global market.”</p> <p>Hughes has more than 25 years of consumer packaged goods experience in management, marketing and commercial roles. Prior to Beam Suntory, Hughes served in roles of increasing responsibility at Procter &amp; Gamble, Bel Brands USA and Kraft Foods, where he rose to the position of Vice President of Marketing for Kraft’s billion-dollar dressing and condiment portfolio. Hughes earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas.</p> <p>Hughes will assume responsibility for the North America region from Albert Baladi, who last month was named the next President &amp; CEO of Beam Suntory effective April 1, 2019. Baladi will remain Chief Operating Officer until that time.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><strong>About Beam Suntory Inc.</strong><br /> As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin, and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek and Basil Hayden’s bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith and Roku gin, and Midori liqueur.</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit, and a vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/BeamSuntory_Promo.jpg" width="125" height="125" alt="Release" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:23:46 +0000 admin 758 at http://www.beamsuntory.com KILBEGGAN DISTILLING COMPANY INTRODUCES A NEW STYLE OF IRISH WHISKEY DATING NEARLY 100 YEARS IN KILBEGGAN® SMALL BATCH RYE http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/kilbeggan-distilling-company-introduces-new-style-irish-whiskey-dating-nearly <span>KILBEGGAN DISTILLING COMPANY INTRODUCES A NEW STYLE OF IRISH WHISKEY DATING NEARLY 100 YEARS IN KILBEGGAN® SMALL BATCH RYE</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:43</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/kilbeggan%20small%20batch%20rye_HEADER_4.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="KILBEGGAN DISTILLING COMPANY INTRODUCES A NEW STYLE OF IRISH WHISKEY DATING NEARLY 100 YEARS IN KILBEGGAN® SMALL BATCH RYE" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p>Double distilled and matured in Ireland’s oldest continually licensed distillery, Kilbeggan® Small Batch Rye is an innovation that pays tribute to the golden age of Irish whiskey</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p><strong>Chicago, IL (October 18, 2018</strong>) – Today, the Kilbeggan Distilling Company celebrates the limited-edition release of Kilbeggan® Small Batch Rye, the only modern Irish whiskey of record to feature such a high quantity of rye within its mash. It is the first whiskey 100% distilled and matured at the Kilbeggan Distillery to be released since its restoration was completed in 2010. Each bottle is a testament to the spirit of the Kilbeggan community, whose unwavering dedication and perseverance have kept the distillery alive for more than 260 years.</p> <p>“Following the restoration of the Kilbeggan Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, our team was inspired to create this remarkable whiskey rooted in Irish distilling heritage,” says John Cashman, Beam Suntory Global Brand Ambassador, Irish Whiskey. “It is a truly unique spirit, featuring a rare mash that has produced a flavor unlike anything available today.”</p> <p>Featuring a mash of malt, barley, and approximately 30% rye, this whiskey hearkens back to the late-1800s, when many large Irish distillers used rye in their mashes. However, this spicy grain virtually disappeared from the Irish Whiskey category around the time of Prohibition and the Irish War of Independence.</p> <p>Double distilled to 86 proof in Kilbeggan’s copper pot stills – one of which is the oldest working whiskey pot still in the world today – Kilbeggan® Small Batch Rye is the first of its kind in today’s market. Due to the nature of its mash, the flavor profile of Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye is notably softer than familiar American rye whiskies. The combination of rye, malt and barley produces an oily, viscous, creamy whiskey, bristling with rye and barley spice. As both Irish whiskey and rye whiskey enjoy a resurgence, Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye is a true innovation within both categories, with a smooth, spicy flavor profile sure to excite whiskey drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts alike.</p> <p>Due to its mellow and spicy character, Kilbeggan® Small Batch Rye is best enjoyed neat. If using this whiskey in a cocktail, we recommend an Old Fashioned: 2 parts Kilbeggan® Rye, 2 dashes aromatic bitters, and a bar spoon of simple syrup or cinnamon syrup. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir briefly. Serve over a large ice cube and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.</p> <p>Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye, 43% alc./Vol. ©2018 Beam Import Co., Chicago, IL</p> <p>This limited-edition Irish whiskey will be available in the United States in mid-November 2018 with a suggested retail price of $34.99 (750ml). It joins the U.S. portfolio alongside permanent expressions Kilbeggan® Blended Irish Whiskey (40% ABV) and Kilbeggan® Single Grain Irish Whiskey (43% ABV).</p> <p><br /> KILBEGGAN® SMALL BATCH RYE | 43% ABV<br /> AROMA Soft green fruits combine with a rich creamy aroma and give way to white pepper, citrus, and soft ginger spices<br /> TASTE Beautiful warming mouthfeel of textured vanilla cream, floral spice, clove, and forest sorrel, building to a crescendo of warm spice and biscuit dryness<br /> FINISH Immensely long and nuanced, thick buttery coating with a return to the vanilla and a spicy, oily coating that remains long after the finish</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><strong>About Beam Suntory Inc.</strong><br /> As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.</p> <p>Media Contact<br /> Manuela Savona | Savona Communications | manuela@savonacommunications.com | 917.969.1275</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/kilbeggan%20small%20batch%20rye_PROMO.JPG" width="125" height="125" alt="Kilbeggan" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:43:48 +0000 admin 756 at http://www.beamsuntory.com BOWMORE® UNVEILS FIRST EVER AMAZON EXCLUSIVE BOTTLING http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/bowmorer-unveils-first-ever-amazon-exclusive-bottling <span>BOWMORE® UNVEILS FIRST EVER AMAZON EXCLUSIVE BOTTLING</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:38</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/Bowmore%2019%20YO_HEADER_3.jpg" width="610" height="301" alt="BOWMORE® UNVEILS FIRST EVER AMAZON EXCLUSIVE BOTTLING" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p>A NEW 19-YEAR OLD EXPRESSION MATURED IN FIRST FILL EX-CHATEAU LAGRANGE FRENCH OAK BARRIQUES</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p>| 48.9% | 700ml |</p> <p>Limited stocks will be available exclusively via Amazon from October 2018</p> <p>September 18, 2018 - Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the release of Bowmore® 19yo, a new expression available exclusively on Amazon.com from the world’s oldest Scotch maturation warehouse, the famous No.1 Vaults.</p> <p>This limited edition has been aged for the full 19 years in first-fill ex-Chateau Lagrange French oak barriques and is the first time this age and cask maturation have been released to the public. This limited expression showcases the unique time savoured craftmanship that has made Bowmore® one of the most sought-after and collectible single malts in the world.</p> <p>The new expression offers aromas of candied apple, honey and Bowmore®’s signature light peat smoke, developing into rich toffee, wild honey and exotic spices on the palate. Balanced with a finish of summer fruits and warm peat smoke, this carefully crafted single-malt is best savoured neat or over ice.<br /> Bowmore® 19yo is available in limited quantities and is a rich reward for those that appreciate the value of time. Nestled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, time passes slowly in the Bowmore®’s maturation warehouse, the No.1 vaults, meticulously transforming single malt whisky into Bowmore®’s perfectly balanced expressions. Steeped in a heritage of over 230 years, it is the oldest maturation warehouse in the world and the birthplace of some of the world’s most coveted single malts.</p> <p><strong>Consumer press release October 2018</strong><br /> David Turner, Bowmore® Distillery Manager, comments: “This unique new expression has been patiently aged for 19 years in French oak bariqques to impart a richness of flavour that perfectly marries with the gentle peat that has made Bowmore® so famous. It’s the first time we’ve offered a whisky of this age and maturation, we know everyone who buys a bottle will be rewarded with a liquid of exceptional flavour and character.”</p> <p>Bowmore® 19yo will be exclusively available from Amazon.com from October 2018.</p> <p>Tasting notes:<br /> Colour: Dark Amber/ Aroma: Candied apple, honey and light peat smoke / Taste: Rich toffee,<br /> wild honey and exotic spices / Finish: Summer fruits balanced with warm peat smoke.</p> <p>www.bowmore.com<br /> Facebook.com/BOWMORE<br /> Twitter.com/BOWMORE<br /> Instagram.com/BOWMORE</p> <p><strong>ABOUT BOWMORE®</strong></p> <p>Founded in 1779, Bowmore® is the oldest distillery on Islay, one of the Scottish isles which make up the region known as the 'Islands' in the lexicon of Whisky. The other regions are the Highlands, Speyside and the Lowlands. Islay malts are famous for their characteristic smokiness and Bowmore® is no exception; the malt is carefully smoked in a peat-fired kiln, using skills honed over two centuries to craft a perfectly balanced Single Malt.</p> <p>Time is savoured at Bowmore® and the distillery’s adherence to traditional production methods helps to shape the character of its Single Malts. Today, it prides itself as one of the rare distilleries which still produces its own floor malted barley, hand-turned by a traditional wooden malt shovel and hand drawn machinery. Water for the whiskies is specially drawn from the Laggan River, with its rich peaty overtones – the same Islay peat that fires the malt-drying kiln.</p> <p>Bowmore® Distillery's close proximity to the sea is also vital in determining the final character of its spirit. The legendary Bowmore® No. 1 Vaults is where most of the whiskies spend their long lives resting quietly in the cool, dark, damp cellars below sea level, oblivious to the waves thrashing the vault's sea-facing wall.</p> <p>They mature in oak casks, previously used for bourbon, sherry or claret, gradually developing rich and mellow flavours until the expertise of our whisky makers deems them ready for bottling. It is this combination of peat, barley, sea breeze, water, wood, people and tradition that together create the perfectly balanced warm and smoky character of Bowmore® Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Through peerless maturation expertise and sense of timing, Bowmore® is “Time, Savoured®” – a rich reward for those that appreciate the value of time and an exquisite whisky coveted the world over.</p> <p>Awards:<br /> ISC 2018 | Gold for 15 Year Old (GTR)<br /> ISC 2018 | Gold for 18 Year Old<br /> IWSC 2018 | Gold for 15 Year Old<br /> IWSC 2018 | Gold for 18 Year Old<br /> San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 | Gold for 12 Year Old<br /> San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 | Super Gold for 18 Year Old<br /> San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 | Super Gold for 15 Year Old Darkest<br /> ISC 2017 | Gold for 12 Year Old ISC 2017 | Gold for 18 Year Old (GTR) San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 | Gold for 18 Year Old</p> <p>International Spirits Challenge 2017 | Gold for 12 Year Old</p> <p>International Spirits Challenge 2017 | Gold for 18 Year Old (GTR)<br /> Bowmore® supports www.drinkaware.co.uk</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><strong>About Beam Suntory Inc.</strong><br /> As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore® Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.</p> <p>© 2018 Beam Suntory Inc., Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 6065</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/Bowmore%2019%20YO_PROMO.JPG" width="125" height="125" alt="Bowmore" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:38:04 +0000 admin 754 at http://www.beamsuntory.com CRUZAN® RUM PROVIDES ISLAND SUPPORT WITH CRUZAN® HURRICANE PROOF™ RUM http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/cruzanr-rum-provides-island-support-cruzanr-hurricane-prooftm-rum <span>CRUZAN® RUM PROVIDES ISLAND SUPPORT WITH CRUZAN® HURRICANE PROOF™ RUM</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:32</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/Cruzan%20Hurricane%20Proof_HEADER.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="Named in Tribute to the Resiliency of the St. Croix Community, the Newest Expression Will Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p>Named in Tribute to the Resiliency of the St. Croix Community, the Newest Expression Will Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p><strong>Chicago, Ill. (November 13, 2018)</strong> – Cruzan® Rum, producer of some of the world’s finest aged rums, is proud to announce the launch of Cruzan® Hurricane Proof™ Rum as the newest addition to the brand’s portfolio. Bottled at 137 proof in acknowledgement of the wind speeds of the category 5 hurricane that swept through the brand’s home island of St. Croix last year, Cruzan Hurricane Proof offers a clean and smooth flavor profile due to the low levels of fusel oils with which this rum is crafted. As part of Cruzan’s dedication to contributing to the Island Spirit Fund, of which Cruzan is a founding sponsor, Cruzan will donate $1 to the Fund for each case of this rum sold, meaning every bottle purchased will provide aid and support to communities adversely impacted by hurricanes in the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the United States.</p> <p>“We’re proud to introduce Cruzan Hurricane Proof just in time for the giving season as a way to drink well and give back,” said Gary Nelthropp, Cruzan Rum’s Master Distiller. “We’ve named our newest expression as a nod to the resilience of our community in the wake of last year’s devastating storms. We look forward to continuing to support the Island Spirit Fund and the important work it makes possible into 2019 and beyond.”</p> <p>Created in the aftermath of the destruction caused last year by Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the Island Spirit Fund supports short-and long-term disaster relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and across the United States, helping rebuild and reinvigorate communities impacted by storms of all kinds. To-date, the Fund has raised nearly $1 million through individual donations, Cruzan’s case matching program, and the generous case-matching donation commitments from several distributor partners.</p> <p>Cruzan Hurricane Proof’s clean and smooth flavor makes it the perfect gift for any rum lover this holiday season, as the rum makes a welcome addition to any classic rum cocktail or frozen beverage, or in the brand’s signature cocktail, the Cruzan Hurricane Hot Toddy.</p> <p>Cruzan® Hurricane Hot Toddy<br /> Ingredients:<br /> • 1 ½ parts Cruzan® Dark Rum<br /> • ½ part Cruzan® Hurricane Proof™ Rum<br /> • ½ part lemon juice<br /> • ½ part cane syrup<br /> • 1 dash Angostura bitters<br /> • Hot water</p> <p>Method:<br /> • Prepare a mug by rinsing it with boiling water and pouring the water out.<br /> • Add the cane syrup and hot water and stir until dissolved.<br /> • Add remaining ingredients and more hot water and stir gently to combine.</p> <p>Cruzan Rum fans will recognize the high-quality craftsmanship they’ve come to expect of the brand reflected in this new spirit. Alongside every Cruzan Rum expression, Cruzan Hurricane Proof Rum joins the ranks as one of the cleanest-tasting rums in the industry.</p> <p>Cruzan Hurricane Proof Rum is now available nationwide with a Suggested Retail Price of $19.99 for a 750ml bottle.</p> <p>In 2019, Cruzan Rum will continue to support the Island Spirit Fund through the brand’s case-matching donation program and will also continue to absorb the cost of all transactional fees associated with all donations to the Island Spirit Fund, so that 100 percent of donors’ generosity goes directly to communities in need. In the wake of additional needs on the U.S. mainland after this year’s Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Cruzan will also set aside a portion of donations through the Island Spirit Fund to be allocated to relief organizations mobilizing ahead of future inbound storms, in order to offer immediate relief and aid once these storms have passed.</p> <p>For more information about Cruzan Hurricane Proof Rum and the Island Spirit Fund, please visit www.islandspiritfund.org or CruzanRum.com, or engage with us on social media via www.facebook.com/CruzanRum or Instagram @CruzanRum.</p> <p>Please consume Cruzan Hurricane Proof responsibly.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><strong>About Beam Suntory Inc</strong>.<br /> As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies,<br /> Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.</p> <p><strong>About Cruzan Rum Distillery</strong></p> <p>Named for the people of St. Croix (Crucians), Cruzan Rum Distillery is a quality spirit, crafted for consumers to embrace all of life’s flavors surrounded by quality people. Cruzan Rum, distilled by the Nelthropp family, who has called the island home for eight generations, is a better tasting rum due to its ingredients and a unique five-column distillation process. Cruzan touts one of the cleanest-tasting rums in the industry – a characteristic derived from crafting a spirit with low levels of fusel oils, a by-product of the fermentation process which, if not removed, can taint the smell and taste of the rum.</p> <p>The Cruzan portfolio of rums includes Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan® Aged Light Rum, Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond™ Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond™ Aged Light Rum, Cruzan® Black Strap Rum, and 16 flavored rums infused with natural flavors, such as coconut, mango, black cherry and pineapple. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum and Cruzan Aged Dark Rum were most recently recognized with gold medals in the 2017 Rum Masters awards, a prestigious blind taste-testing competition that chooses the best among rums worldwide in the light, dark, extra-aged, super-premium, and flavor categories.</p> <p><strong>MEDIA CONTACTS:</strong><br /> Ashley Lawless Sam Melcher<br /> Beam Suntory MULTIPLY<br /> (312) 549-4855 (646) 499-3322<br /> Ashley.Lawless@BeamSuntory.com</p> <p>Sam Melcher<br /> Beam Suntory MULTIPLY<br /> (312) 549-4855 (646) 499-3322<br /> Ashley.Lawless@BeamSuntory.com Cruzan@wearemultip.ly</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/Cruzan%20Hurricane%20Proof_PROMO.jpg" width="125" height="125" alt="Cruzan Rum" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:32:29 +0000 admin 752 at http://www.beamsuntory.com BEAM SUNTORY NAMED AMONG TOP WORKPLACES 2018 BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/beam-suntory-named-among-top-workplaces-2018-chicago-tribune <span>BEAM SUNTORY NAMED AMONG TOP WORKPLACES 2018 BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:26</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/Top%20Workplaces_HEADER_0.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="BEAM SUNTORY NAMED AMONG TOP WORKPLACES 2018 BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p><i>Beam Suntory was the only food and beverage company to receive this award.</i></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p><strong>CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 2</strong> – Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, has been named among the Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces.” Beam Suntory was the only food and beverage company to receive this award.</p> <p>Earlier this year, the maker of Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Yamazaki, Hornitos and Laphroaig was named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers” for the third consecutive year, and one of Chicago’s “Coolest Offices” by Crain’s Chicago Business. “At Beam Suntory, our people are our winning competitive edge,” said Paula Erickson, Chief Human Resources Officer. “This award is a testament to the collaborative and inclusive culture we’ve built together, as a company of integrity, longstanding legacy, and world-renowned brands.”</p> <p>The Top Workplaces list is determined by a third-party survey of employees, and considers the foundation of an employee’s job, including pay and benefits, as well as an organization’s core fundamentals, including values, mission, and culture.</p> <p>Beam Suntory has been named among of Germany’s “Best Places to Work,” for three consecutive years, and among the “Best Places to Work” in Mexico for six consecutive years, including a No. 2 ranking in the most recent survey. More broadly, Beam Suntory’s parent company, Suntory Holdings, was recognized earlier this year on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”</p> <p>In June 2017, Beam Suntory completed the relocation of its global headquarters to the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago.</p> <p><br /> All trademarks are the property of their respective owners to the press release.</p> <p>Media contact:<br /> Emily York<br /> Beam Suntory<br /> emily.york@beamsuntory.com<br /> (224) 279-5728</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><strong>About Beam Suntory Inc.</strong><br /> As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.</p> <p>© 2018 Beam Suntory Inc., Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60654</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-11/Top%20Workplaces_PROMO_0.jpg" width="125" height="125" alt="BEAM SUNTORY NAMED AMONG TOP WORKPLACES 2018 BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:26:19 +0000 admin 751 at http://www.beamsuntory.com BEAM SUNTORY ANNOUNCES CEO SUCCESSION PLAN http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/beam-suntory-announces-ceo-succession-plan <span>BEAM SUNTORY ANNOUNCES CEO SUCCESSION PLAN</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 10/04/2018 - 18:09</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-10/BeamSuntory_Header_2.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="BEAM SUNTORY ANNOUNCES CEO SUCCESSION PLAN" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p align="left"><i>Matt Shattock to be Succeeded as CEO by Albert Baladi in April 2019<br /> Shattock to Remain Non-Executive Chairman of Beam Suntory</i></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p>Chicago, Oct. 4, 2018 – Beam Suntory Chairman &amp; CEO Matt Shattock today announced that he will transition CEO responsibilities effective April 2019 to Albert Baladi, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer &amp; President – North America. Under this succession plan, Shattock will remain a member of the Beam Suntory Board as non-executive Chairman and a member of the Suntory Holdings Board.</p> <p>As of April 2019, Shattock will have served as leader of the company for ten years, including five years since the Beam Suntory merger. Annual sales have grown to $4.3 billion from $2.0 billion thus far during his tenure.&nbsp;</p> <p>“I couldn’t be prouder of what our team has accomplished over the past decade, and especially since the creation of Beam Suntory,” said Shattock. “Our business is outperforming globally, we’ve established robust long-term strategic growth platforms, and Beam Suntory’s prospects have never been stronger. I made the decision a while back that when these leadership milestones come next April – 10 years leading the company and five since the creation of Beam Suntory – it will be the right time to transition chief executive leadership to Albert. He’s been a key partner for the past seven years, he’s ideally suited to be our next CEO, and our succession plan to ensure continuity and a smooth transition will enable him to hit the ground running.”&nbsp;</p> <p>“After seeing Albert in action over the past several years, I have complete trust in his capabilities to lead Beam Suntory successfully,” said Tak Niinami, CEO of Suntory Holdings and Lead Director of Beam Suntory. “Suntory Holdings is grateful for Matt’s outstanding leadership, including how the company sustained its momentum during the acquisition and integration, and how it has outperformed the global spirits market each year as Beam Suntory. I look forward to working with Matt and Albert as we build on this legacy of success at Beam Suntory. Furthermore, Suntory Holdings counts on the continuous contribution of Matt’s knowledge and expertise for the advancement of our businesses.”&nbsp;</p> <p>Shattock has led the company through value-creating structural and cultural transformations, including as a subsidiary of Fortune Brands and completion of the integration of the Allied Domecq acquisition, during its successful phase as a publicly traded spirits company, and through its acquisition by Suntory Holdings, helping expand Suntory’s global presence through the subsequent successful integration of Beam with Suntory’s spirits business.</p> <p>Albert Baladi has served as Beam Suntory’s Chief Operating Officer and President – North America since late 2017. Previously, he led the company’s International region. He joined Beam Suntory from Yum! Brands in 2011 as President of EMEA, before becoming President – International in 2015 when the company combined management of its EMEA and Asia Pacific businesses. Baladi has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his 30-year career, including at Yum! Brands, PepsiCo and Procter &amp; Gamble. Baladi earned his preparatory degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne and received his business degree from HEC Lausanne, both located in Switzerland.</p> <p>“I’m looking forward to building on the track record of sustainable, profitable growth established under Matt’s inspiring leadership,” said Baladi. “Our Vision Into Action growth strategy will remain our roadmap to the future as we pursue our objective of being the world’s fastest growing and most admired premium spirits company. Like Matt, I see it as my role to be a custodian of our extraordinary brand legacies, and I will consider it an honor and a privilege to lead our outstanding global team.”&nbsp;</p> <p>“Having led both the North America and International regions, Albert is uniquely qualified to be our next CEO,” said Shattock. “Albert is a thoughtful, strategic and consumer-oriented leader who has inspired high performance from his teams to deliver market-beating results across mature and emerging markets, led the development of successful global activation platforms, and managed a variety of highly-valued distributor partnerships. Looking ahead, I couldn’t be more confident in the people of Beam Suntory and what they can achieve under Albert’s leadership in the future.”</p> <p>Beam Suntory will identify Baladi’s successor as President – North America in the coming months.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b><u>Media contacts</u></b><b>:</b></p> <p><b>Clarkson Hine</b></p> <p><a data-auth="NotApplicable" href="mailto:clarkson.hine@beamsuntory.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">clarkson.hine@beamsuntory.com</a></p> <p>+1 (312) 871-4939</p> <p><b>Emily York</b></p> <p><a data-auth="NotApplicable" href="mailto:emily.york@beamsuntory.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">emily.york@beamsuntory.com</a></p> <p>+1(224)279-5728</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><b>About Beam Suntory Inc.</b></p> <p>As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World.&nbsp; Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.&nbsp;</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good.&nbsp; Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.&nbsp; For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit <a data-auth="NotApplicable" href="http://www.beamsuntory.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.beamsuntory.com</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<br /> <a data-auth="NotApplicable" href="http://www.drinksmart.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="http://www.drinksmart.com">www.drinksmart.com</a>.</p> <p>© 2018 Beam Suntory Inc., 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-10/BeamSuntory_Promo.jpg" width="125" height="125" alt="Beam Suntory News" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:09:33 +0000 admin 745 at http://www.beamsuntory.com THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY INTRODUCES ROKU™ GIN and HAKU® VODKA http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/house-suntory-introduces-rokutm-gin-and-hakur-vodka <span>THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY INTRODUCES ROKU™ GIN and HAKU® VODKA</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:15</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-10/Haku_Roku_launch%20HEADER.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY INTRODUCES ROKU™ GIN and HAKU® VODKA" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p>The Founding House of Japanese Whisky Pushes Boundaries with<br /> Launch of Japanese Gin and Vodka Brands</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p><strong>Chicago, IL (October 2, 2018)</strong> – Beam Suntory announces the introduction of Roku Japanese Gin and Haku Japanese Vodka to the United States. Created from Japanese ingredients by the master artisans at the House of Suntory, the Founding House of Japanese Whisky, Roku Gin and Haku Vodka represent the nature and spirit of Japan. These premium spirits embody Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii’s philosophy of monozukuri craftsmanship: a relentless pursuit of perfection, meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality.</p> <p> “We are thrilled to release Roku Gin and Haku Vodka in the U.S. as part of the House of Suntory,” says Claire Richards, Senior Director of the House of Suntory at Beam Suntory. “The launch of these two brands creates great opportunity for craft spirits enthusiasts to discover new tastes and experiences that further embody Shinjiro Torii’s vision of a challenge and quest for excellence.”</p> <p> <strong>ROKU JAPANESE GIN</strong><br /> Roku Gin, which launches in the U.S. this month at a suggested retail price of $27.99, will be available in a 750ml bottle at 43% ABV. It is currently available in Japan and other Asian countries, as well as major Gin markets such as UK, Germany, and Australia. Roku, which translates as “six” in Japanese, is made with six traditional Japanese botanicals that are infused, distilled and blended by the Japanese artisans of Suntory Spirits in Osaka, Japan.<br /> The premium craft gin’s flavor profile is achieved by balancing six unique Japanese botanicals with eight traditional gin botanicals. The Japanese botanicals – Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea, Gyokuro tea and Sansho pepper – are harvested in accordance with ‘shun’, the tradition of enjoying each ingredient at its best by only harvesting at its peak of flavor and perfection. It is then distilled using a selection of different pot stills, each chosen to ensure the best flavor is extracted from each botanical. The result is a complex yet harmonious gin with a smooth and silky texture.</p> <p> Its bottle and label have been carefully designed to appeal to the Japanese sense of aesthetics and beauty. Roku’s bottle is cast in a hexagonal shape, representing each of the six uniquely Japanese botanicals inside, and is finished with delicate embossing. The Japanese kanji symbol for six is printed on the label, which is made of traditional washi paper.</p> <p> Roku can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in the Roku Rickey, a Japanese twist on a classic cocktail. The pairing of chilled soda water with Roku enhances the gin’s aromatic and floral notes from the botanicals.</p> <p><br /> <strong>ROKU | TASTING NOTES</strong><br /> Nose: Cherry blossom and green tea provide a floral and sweet aroma.<br /> Taste: Complex, multi layered, yet harmonious flavor of various botanicals. A traditional gin taste in the base, plus characteristic Japanese botanical notes with yuzu&nbsp;as the top note gives a smooth and silky texture.<br/> Finish: The crisp Japanese Sansho pepper brings a hint of spiciness to the finish.</p> <p>“For the House of Suntory, craftsmanship has always translated to sourcing the best ingredients, and elaborating on complex and innovative techniques to create unrivaled quality spirits,” said Kazuyuki Torii, Suntory Specialist for Gin and Spirits. “These unique liquids were developed from a vision to create truly authentic Japanese products that meet the demand for a meticulously crafted gin and vodka with a distinct and balanced taste.”</p> <p> <strong>HAKU JAPANESE VODKA</strong><br /> Haku Vodka, launching exclusively in the U.S. this month at a suggested retail price of $27.99 in a 750ml bottle at 40% ABV. Although Haku literally means “white,” the subtlety of the Japanese language often gives kanji (Japanese characters) several meanings. While “Haku” is rooted in the word “Hakumai,” translated as Japanese white rice, its nuanced meaning can also be elevated to evoke “Junpaku,” which connotes an untainted brilliance. This is a tribute to the craft of mastering a clear, clean and luminous vodka.</p> <p>This premium craft vodka is made from 100 percent Japanese white rice. The meticulous process required to mill and polish the rice attributes to its mild and subtly sweet flavor. As an iconic symbol, pure white Japanese rice conveys the House of Suntory’s commitment to working with the best and most indigenous ingredients from Japan.</p> <p>In Kagoshima, Kyushu, a region historically famous for its rice spirit making, the process begins with white rice fermented with koji rice to create a mash. The mash is then distilled through pot stills to create a rice spirit. It is then distilled for a second time through two different processes in a pot still and column still to create a uniquely flavored liquid. This liquid is then blended and filtered through bamboo charcoal in Osaka, Japan. This process, unique to Suntory, preserves and enhances the rice’s delicately sweet and subtle flavors. The delicate craftsmanship that goes into this liquid is complemented by its beautiful bottle. The curved lines on the Haku bottle represent the streams glistening through nature in Japan as they run through the four seasons. The label design consists of Junpaku (pure-white) washi paper – representing the beauty of Japanese white rice, the soul of this vodka – and Kanji calligraphy with sumi ink.</p> <p>Haku can be served neat, on the rocks or in the Haku-Hi. The liquid’s smooth and round taste suits it for many types of cocktails, but the simplicity of the Haku-Hi with chilled soda water and lemon peel particularly enhances the soft and subtly sweet flavors of the vodka.</p> <p><strong>HAKU | TASTING NOTES</strong><br /> Nose: A soft aroma played up by the sweet, delicate floral aroma of rice.<br /> Taste: A rich taste that gradually envelops the mouth with the natural sweetness and complex flavor of the<br /> rice.<br /> Finish: A smooth finish with a sophisticated, pleasantly lingering sweetness thanks to the bamboo charcoal<br /> filtration process.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT SUNTORY</strong><br /> Suntory was established in 1899 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Since 1923, as the pioneer of Japanese&gt; whisky, Suntory Whisky has been renowned for its House of Master Blenders and for their Art of Blending. The founding father of Japanese whisky, Shinjiro Torii, built Japan’s first malt whisky distillery in Yamazaki. Nestled in the outskirts of Kyoto, this region was the birthplace of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and is known for the purity of its waters. Torii dreamt of creating an authentically Japanese whisky by choosing a terrain and climate completely different to that of Scotland, thereby cultivating unique conditions for maturation. In 1972, Torii’s son Keizo Saji, Suntory’s second master blender, built the Chita grain distillery near Nagoya to produce more of their own high-quality grain whiskies. In 1973, Saji founded the Hakushu distillery amidst the deep forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake in the Japanese Southern Alps with the goal of producing malt whiskies distinct from those made at Yamazaki. Its high altitude and lush environment are what differentiates Hakush from other distilleries.</p> <p>At each of these distilleries, a diverse array of whiskies are produced through various fermentation techniques, shapes and sizes of giant copper pot stills, and the wide variety of cask types used. Today, roughly 1,200,000 casks of whisky are quietly maturation in Suntory’s aging cellars. This tsukuriwake—variety in the making— allows for the blending opportunities that are essential to achieving the subtle, refined yet complex taste signature to Suntory Whiskies.</p> <p><br /> With respect to heritage and a commitment to innovation, third generation master Blender Shingo Torii, and grandson of Shinjiro, now leads this most highly awarded house of Japanese Whisky. The House of Suntory Whisky has been named four-time Distiller of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge in London, UK (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014).</p> <p>The House of Suntory portfolio includes two single malt whiskies: Yamazaki – the pioneer of Japanese Single Malts, multi-layered and profound, and Hakushu – verdant, fresh, and delicately smoky; a single grain whisky: Chita—sublimely smooth, versatile and complex; and two blends: the noble blend, Hibiki – Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, and Suntory Whisky Toki – ideal for Japanese highballs.</p> <p>The introduction of Roku Japanese Gin and Haku Japanese Vodka adds two premium white spirits created from Japanese ingredients by the master artisans at the House of Suntory to the collection. Roku Gin and Haku Vodka embody Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii’s philosophy of monozukuri craftsmanship: a relentless pursuit of perfection, meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality. Visit www.house.suntory.com for more information.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><strong>About Beam Suntory Inc.</strong><br /> As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.</p> <p>Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com. Media Contact</p> <p>Manuela Savona | Savona Communications | manuela@savonacommunications.com | 917-969-1275</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-10/Haku_Roku_launch%20PROMO.jpg" width="125" height="125" alt="THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY INTRODUCES ROKU™ GIN and HAKU® VODKA" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>Yes</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:15:39 +0000 admin 743 at http://www.beamsuntory.com MAKER’S MARK DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENTS http://www.beamsuntory.com/news/press-releases/makers-mark-distillery-announces-leadership-advancements <span>MAKER’S MARK DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENTS</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/30" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Simon.Rubinstein@beamsuntory.com">Simon.Rubinste…</span></span> <span>Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:54</span> <div> <div>News Detail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-09/MM%20HEADER_0.jpg" width="610" height="300" alt="Denny Potter Returns To Maker’s Mark As Distillery General Manager &amp; Master Distiller; Jane Bowie Is Named Director Of Private Select &amp; Diplomat Program" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short Description</div> <div><p>Denny Potter Returns To Maker’s Mark As Distillery General Manager &amp; Master Distiller;<br /> Jane Bowie Is Named Director Of Private Select &amp; Diplomat Program</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Description</div> <div><p>(Loretto, Ky.) September 18, 2018 – Maker’s Mark®, the iconic and pioneering handmade crafted bourbon whisky, is pleased to announce that several members of its Distillery leadership team are taking on critical new roles within the Beam Suntory organization, and a former colleague is rejoining the Distillery in a leadership position. The announcement was made today by Rob Samuels, Global General Manager &amp; Chief Distillery Officer of Maker’s Mark.</p> <p><br /> Victoria MacRae-Samuels, currently Vice President of Operations and Plant Manager at Maker’s Mark, will be relocating to the Global Innovation Center in Clermont, Kentucky to take-on the important position of Senior Director, Global Quality for Beam Suntory. Ms. MacRae-Samuels, who joined Jim Beam in 1989, became Director of Operations at the Maker’s Mark Distillery in 2008 and, shortly thereafter in 2010, was promoted to Vice President of Operations, becoming the only woman to hold such position in the spirits industry. An exceptional leader committed to operational excellence, Ms. MacRae-Samuels won several major industry awards and was twice named Distillery Manager of the Year by Whisky Magazine.</p> <p><br /> Greg Davis, the current Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark, will be taking on a new role as Director of Distillation at Jim Beam’s Clermont and Boston, Kentucky plants, where he will focus his extensive skill and expansive knowledge on Jim Beam® and The Small Batch Bourbon Collection®. Since joining the Maker’s Mark Distillery in 2010, Mr. Davis made major accomplishments and achieved great success, managing and overseeing the growth and expansion of the Distillery, including the development, installation and operation of the third still in 2015.</p> <p><br /> The new Master Distiller and General Manager at Maker’s Mark is Denny Potter, formerly of Heaven Hill. The move serves as a homecoming for Mr. Potter who spent ten years at Maker’s Mark before being named Vice President of Operations at Heaven Hill, where he has been Master Distiller and VP of operations since 2010. He is a distinguished and well-respected industry professional, with exceptional leadership skills, operational proficiency and technical expertise.</p> <p><br /> Said Mr. Samuels, “Victoria and Greg will be truly missed, and I am sincerely grateful for their outstanding and consequential contribution. Victoria and Greg are both moving on to very important and meaningful positions that are ideally suited to their exceptional skills and expertise, and I wish them great success in their new roles.” Continued Mr. Samuels, “I am thrilled to welcome Denny back to the Maker’s Mark Distillery. He will be instrumental in maintaining and preserving the way we handcraft our bourbon, the quality of our whisky and our ongoing commitment to best practices and conservation at the Distillery.”</p> <p><br /> “I am gratified and humbled to be rejoining the Maker’s Mark Distillery team,” said Mr. Potter. “I am forever indebted to the Shapira family for the opportunity to build on the Heaven Hill legacy of distilling. It has always been a dream of mine to be a Master Distiller and a part of our industry’s rich heritage, and now, I have the honor and privilege of returning to Maker’s Mark as an ambassador and established leader for the organization. I could not be more appreciative nor more grateful to Rob for giving me this opportunity.”</p> <p><br /> Jane Bowie, who has been with Maker’s Mark for over a decade, has been promoted from Distillery Maturation Specialist to Director, Private Select, Heritage &amp; Diplomat Programs. Ms. Bowie began her career as the first-ever international Diplomat and Market Specialist for Maker’s Mark, playing an instrumental role in the cultivation and development of the brand in Asia, Europe and South America, with a special emphasis on the United Kingdom. As Director of Private Select, Heritage &amp; Diplomat Programs, Jane will lead and continue to champion one of the industry’s most innovative programs, the Maker’s Mark Private Select® Experience, as well as continue to partner on the expanding Diplomat program, which is a key strategic mandate for the brand.<br /> Said Mr. Samuels, “We’re always looking for ways we can provide growth and development opportunities for our team members at Maker’s. These leadership promotions and staff advancements, which will take place on October 1st, will benefit not&nbsp;only those involved, but everyone at the Maker’s Mark Distillery and throughout the broader organization.”</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Details of Brand</div> <div><p><strong>About Maker’s Mark® Bourbon:</strong><br /> In 1953, in Loretto, Kentucky, Bill Samuels, Sr., fulfilled his dream of creating a handmade and delicious bourbon. He decided to make his whisky in small-batches, using soft red winter wheat, with a proprietary barrel char to enhance the softness and sweetness. He then rotated each barrel by hand for consistency, and finally, aged each barrel to taste. Bill Samuels, Sr., transformed bourbon from a “commodity” into a premium handmade spirit, and today Maker’s Mark® continues to make its bourbon exactly the same way. In recent years, Maker’s Mark has introduced thoughtful, super-premium innovations to its portfolio including Maker’s 46®, Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength and Maker’s Mark Private Select®, the brand’s first-ever custom barrel program. In 1980, the Maker’s Mark distillery became the first distillery in America to be designated a National Historic Landmark and has also been decreed as the "world’s oldest operating bourbon whisky distillery” by Guinness World Records. It remains one of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. For more information, please visit www.makersmark.com.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"><br /> WE MAKE OUR BOURBON CAREFULLY. PLEASE ENJOY IT THAT WAY.<br /> Maker’s Mark®, Maker’s 46® and Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength Bourbon Whisky, 45%–57% Alc./Vol.©2018 Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc., Loretto, KY.</p> <p><br /> All trademarks are the property of their respective owner.<br /> Media Contact (National Consumer &amp; Trade Media):<br /> EVINS Communications, Ltd.<br /> Drew Tybus / Senior Vice President<br /> Phone: (212) 377-3597/Email: Drew.Tybus@EVINS.com<br /> Pamela Gittelman / Account Supervisor<br /> Phone: (212) 377-3573 / Email: Pamela.Gittelman@EVINS.com</p> <p><br /> Media Contact (Local Consumer Media):<br /> Dan Burgess / Senior Vice President and Director, Public Relations<br /> Phone: (502) 815-3227 / Email: Dan.Burgess@DoeAnderson.com</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>News Category</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Brand News</a></div> </div> <div> <div>News Thumbnail Image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-09/MM%20PROMO_0.jpg" width="125" height="125" alt="Makers Mark" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>Display News in Our Brands?</div> <div>No</div> </div> <div> <div>Meta Title</div> <div>Beam Suntory</div> </div> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:54:23 +0000 Simon.Rubinstein@beamsuntory.com 741 at http://www.beamsuntory.com