Bill Murray enjoys Suntory time in the film Lost in Translation

Like most surprises, it turns out the Suntory bid for US bourbon giant Beam to create a global heavyweight was not that much of a shock after all.Sunt(...)

The Jim Beam visitors’ center at its central distillery in Clermont, US. Beam is to be acquired by Japan’s Suntory Holdings Ltd. for approximately $16 billion. Photograph: AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner

Beam, one of the biggest names in US whiskey and parent of Cooley Distillery, is to be acquired by Suntory Holdings in a deal valued at $16 billion(...)

The  Irish Distillers Ltd plant in Midleton. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
A whiskey story

The space given over to Irish whiskey in the Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dublin’s premium spirit shop, should be expanding. After all, Irish whiskey is going(...)

Irish whiskey’s renaissance has matured to the point where multinationals and domestic players have committed to spending almost €400 million on build(...)

Performance figures for Beam’s brands published yesterday with its interim accounts pointed to the lower Kilbeggan sales.

US drinks giant Beam said yesterday that sales of its Irish brand, Kilbeggan Whiskey, were down 26 per cent in the first half of the year.Kilbeggan is(...)

An artist’s impression of the new distillery and visitor’s centre.

The Mount Charles family is committing some €2.75 million of its own funds to a new €12-million craft whiskey distillery and visitor centre at Slane C(...)

Donard Gaynor’s knowledge of the global spirits market, particularly the buying habits of whiskey drinkers, is older than some of the rare malts resti(...)