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Diageo plans $115m spend on Kentucky bourbon distillery

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Diageo plans $115m spend on Kentucky bourbon distillery

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo plans to spend $115m on new Kentucky bourbon distillery and warehouses to distill the company current brands and future products, as it seeks to expand its share in the American whiskey category.

Some products from the Skinnygirl range (Picture Credit: Beam Inc.)

BUT Q2 GROUP OPERATING INCOME RISES 27% Y-O-Y

Skinnygirl cocktail sales growth slims down 23% for Beam Inc.

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Beam Inc.'s sales of Skinnygirl RTD sales fell 23% in H1 2013 with the firm blaming terrible US weather and a challenging year-on-year comparison after impressive growth last year.

 Brown-Forman has moved like greased lightning to secure a new distributor in Japan (Picture Copyright: Admiralspalast Berlin/Flickr)

'Suntory dreams ripped at the seams, but oh…'

By Ben Bouckley

After drinks giant Suntory Liquors said yesterday that it would step out with rival Beam Inc in Japan, Brown-Forman quickly swopped one distribution relationship for another, heralding a new fling with Asahi Group from 2013.

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