Kadle joins Beam Suntory India as board chairman

Beam Suntory has appointed Praveen K Kadle as independent director and chairman of the board for the firm’s Indian arm. Kadle will support Beam Suntory’s growth ambitions in the “key developing market” of India, where the company has set the goal of reaching US$1 billion in sales by 2030. “Beam Suntory has an ambition to become the world’s most admired, fastest-growing spirits company, and the board of directors provides strategic vision and direction as to…

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Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is Amazon-exclusive

Beam Suntory has created an Amazon-exclusive expression of Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky, which has been finished in ex-Sauvignon Blanc wine casks. Set to launch on 15 November, Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc was first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in Sauvignon Blanc barrique casks. Bottled at 47% ABV, the single malt is said to have notes of citrus, white grapefruit, white peaches and green apple on the nose, leading to “peppery and zesty” notes…

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Canadian Club adds 42-year-old to Chronicles range

Beam Suntory-owned Canadian Club has extended its premium Chronicles series with the launch of a limited edition 42-year-old whisky. The expression, called Canadian Club Chronicles 42 Year Old Issue No. 2: The Dock Man, celebrates the historic dock worker who delivered whisky to bar owners and consumers during the Prohibition era. It is thought to be the oldest Canadian whisky on the market. The 45% ABV whisky is said to have “robust rye spice, delicate…

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Basil Hayden’s unveils Bourbon-infused cheese

Beam Suntory-owned Basil Hayden’s has teamed up with a US dairy to create a Bourbon-infused cheese. The special offering, called Pour Me A Slice, is a semi-firm Jersey cow’s milk cheese infused with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon. It is described as being “sweet with a hint of spice”. The cheese has been created in collaboration with Utah-based creamery Beehive Cheese. The high-rye profile of the Bourbon provides a “one-of-a-kind” flavour to the cheese, which is recommended…

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Beam CEO: ‘Big ambitions’ for House of Suntory

Albert Baladi is in the driving seat as Beam Suntory’s new president and CEO. He tells The Spirits Business about his ambitions to position Bourbon as the world’s foremost whisk(e)y and make his company the ‘most admired’ in the industry. *This feature was originally published in the August 2019 issue of The Spirits Business In 1795, three years after Kentucky became a US state, farmer and grain mill operator Jacob Beam filled his first barrel…

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