August 30, 2016 11:12 AM ET


Company Overview of Beam Suntory Inc.

Company Overview

Beam Suntory Inc. manufactures and sells distilled spirits. The company’s principal products include bourbon whiskey, tequila, Scotch whisky, Canadian whisky, vodka, cognac, rum, cordials, and ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktails. It offers its products under the Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Courvoisier Cognac, Canadian Club Whisky, Teacher’s Scotch, Pinnacle Vodka, Laphroaig Scotch, Knob Creek Bourbon, Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Sourz Liqueurs, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC, and DeKuyper Cordials brand names, as well as combined Local Jewels and Value Creators brands. The company sells its products to...

510 Lake Cook Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

United States

Founded in 1904

3,300 Employees



Key Executives for Beam Suntory Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Corporate Responsibility Committee
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 58
President of International
Age: 51
President of Americas
Age: 51
President of Asia
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Beam Suntory Inc. Key Developments

Beam Suntory Inc to Launch Jim Beam Citrus Highball RTD Beverage

Beam Suntory Inc. has announced that it will introduce the new Jim Beam Citrus Highball ready to drink, or RTD, beverage. By tapping into the global consumer trend for refreshment, Coca-Cola Amatil and brand partner Beam Suntory are backing the new Citrus Highball to unlock long-term growth in the RTD market by giving existing bourbon drinkers a refreshing alternative to keep them in the category longer, and appealing to new drinkers of both genders to extend the bourbon occasion. Available nationwide from Coca-Cola Amatil from August 8, the Citrus Highball blends the mild, natural sweetness of Jim Beam bourbon with the sharp, crisp flavours of three specifically selected varieties of grapefruit to create a refreshing alternative to beer or cider.

Coca-Cola Amatil and Beam Suntory Release Jim Beam Double Oak in Australia

Coca-Cola Amatil and Beam Suntory have announced the release of the Jim Beam Double Oak in the Australian market as a permanent addition to the Jim Beam family. With this new premium expression, the bourbon has crafted a new take on Kentucky Straight Bourbon by maturing its signature whiskey in not one, but in two American oak barrels. Distributed in Australia exclusively by Coca-Cola Amatil, the first bottles of Double Oak will hit shelves from July 12 (ABV 43%, RRP $59.99). The launch will be supported in on and off premise by a package of point of sale and visibility items, in store sampling campaigns, incentive programs and key retailer catalogue support. In line with the introduction of the new Jim Beam packaging rolling out across the entire Jim Beam range globally in 2016, Jim Beam Double Oak is presented in a distinctive new bottle. With its unique contours, glass embossing and engraving, as well as textured labelling and foiling, the Jim Beam Double Oak bottle is representative of the outstanding quality of the liquid inside. In addition, it will be presented in an Australian exclusive Jim Beam Double Oak gift box to fully highlight the product's premium quality. This expertly-crafted expression is first matured in new charred American white oak barrels as with all Kentucky Straight Bourbons from Jim Beam before being transferred into a second charred oak barrel for a further period of ageing. The twice-barrelled production process allows the product to have greater contact with the wood, drawing out exceptional and perfectly balanced depths. The result is a whiskey intense in flavour yet smooth in taste, which can be enjoyed on the rocks or in a Double Oak Fashioned. Drinkers will discover aromas of vanilla and hints of toasted wood that lead into deep char and oak flavours with rich caramel and toffee notes. The finish is notably balanced with a distinct spiced oakiness lingering on the palate.

Beam Suntory Announces Management Changes; Announces Expansion of International Region

Beam Suntory several management changes as well as an evolution of its regional structure that will take effect on July 1. John Owen, who most recently served as Beam Suntorys SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, has been named SVP, Chief Financial Officer. Owen joined Beam Suntory in 2013 and enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the company's global supply chain and helped manage the operations integration following the acquisition of Beam by Suntory. Prior to joining Beam Suntory, Owen spent 30 years at Avon Products. Windy Koizumi, currently president of Beam Suntory Japan, will be promoted to the newly created position of President, Asia. In this role, to be based in Singapore, Koizumi will have responsibility for Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asia. He will report to Albert Baladi and remain a member of the Beam Suntory executive leadership team. Succeeding Koizumi as SVP Managing Director of Beam Suntory Japan will be Sho Senba. Senba is a 31-year veteran of Suntory who has held several key leadership roles in the spirits, beer and wine businesses. He currently serves as COO, Group Strategy Planning of Suntory Holdings and Chairman of Suntory China Holdings. The company also announced that it will move from a three-region operating structure to a two-region model. As a result, the company will combine its Asia and Japan markets and integrate them into its International Region. The result will be a simpler structure with two balanced regions of similar size and scale Americas and International.

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