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August 29, 2015 1:12 PM 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: 53
Global Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
President of International
Age: 50
President of Americas
Age: 50
Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Beam Suntory Inc. Key Developments

Beam Suntory Wins Another Round in Fighting Off Lawsuits Accusing its Classic Kentucky Bourbon Brands of False Advertising for Claiming Products are Handcrafted

Beam Suntory has won another round in fighting off lawsuits accusing its classic Kentucky bourbon brands of false advertising for claiming the products are handcrafted. In the company's latest victory, a federal judge in California dismissed a suit aimed at Jim Beam. Plaintiff Scott Welk said he was enticed into buying a bottle of Jim Beam's white label bourbon at a premium price due to the handcrafted claim on the label. The suit said the labeling boast enables Beam to sell bourbon at a higher price because consumers connect "handcrafted with high-end products. Welk claimed Jim Beam bourbon is actually made using a mechanized or automated process requiring little human involvement. His suit accused Beam of violating California's false advertising and unfair competition laws by intentionally misrepresenting consumers. He tried to pursue claims as a class-action suit. In a ruling earlier in San Diego, U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns said stills and other equipment have always been necessary to make bourbon. Two similar lawsuits against Maker's Mark bourbon, another Beam Suntory brand, were dismissed this year. Those suits - one in California, the other in Florida - took aim at bottle labeling promoting the bourbon as handmade. Maker's Mark bottles are known for their red-wax seal.

Coca-Cola Amatil to Sell and Distribute Beam Suntory 'S Brands in New Zealand

Coca-Cola Amatil has struck a 10-year deal to sell and distribute Beam Suntory 's brands in New Zealand. Beam Suntory's spirits portfolio in New Zealand includes Jim Beam Bourbon, Canadian Club, Midori liqueur, Japanese whiskies, and ready-to-drink (RTD) spirits.

Suntory Holdings Wants To Go For IPO

Suntory Holdings Limited will consider going public as early as 2018 to pay down its bulging debt and raise growth capital, The Nikkei has learned. It will decide as early as this year whether to launch an initial public offering, which will likely value it at some $24.3 billion. Suntory will consider listing on the New York or Tokyo stock exchanges. Beam Suntory Inc. can also be listed on the New York Stock Exchange is one option. It is looking to the stock market to raise funds for new bids for growth.

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