Jim Beam Inviting $11B Liquor Takeover

Jim Beam Inviting $11B Liquor Takeover

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With bourbon sales outpacing vodka in the U.S. as drinking at home increases, Beam’s command of a third of the domestic market with Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark may lure Pernod, Europe’s second-biggest distiller, or Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company.