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News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Deerfield Beach, FL, May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Bottled Water Market (Still, Carbonated, Flavored, and Functional Bottled Water): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 - 2020”. According to the report, the global bottled water market was valued at approximately USD 170.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach approximately USD 280.0 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 8.5% between 2015 and 2020. In terms of volume, global bottled water market stood at around 290.0 billion liters in 2014. Water is an incredibly important aspect of daily lives. Bottled water is a necessary and reliable way to deliver safe drinking water. There are various types of bottled water such as spring water, purified water, mineral water, ground water and others. Bottled water is packaged in plastic or glass bottles. Bottled water can be carbonated or not. Bottled water offers a good taste, quality, and convenience. Browse through 27 Market Tables and 16 Figures spread through 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Bottled Water Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Segment and Forecast 2014-2020”. The global bottled water market is mainly driven by increased health awareness and changing consumer lifestyle. The bottled water market is expected to witness rapid growth fueled by strong demand for clean, flavored and hygienic drinking water. Other important factors driving the bottled water market are an advancement in user-friendly packaging. Strong growth of tourism industry and portability of hygienic bottled water is also expected to trigger demand for bottled water. However, stringent regulations regarding packaging of water and bottled water standards are expected to hamper the growth of the market to some extent. Moreover, easy availability of tap water and rising concerns with regarding increasing plastic waste is expected to present a challenge for industry participants. Still, carbonated, flavored and functional bottled water are the key product segments of the bottled water market. The still bottled water product segment held the largest share in the global bottled water market and accounted over 60% share in overall consumption in 2014. However, still bottled water segment is expected to exhibit moderate growth during the forecast period. Carbonated was the second largest segment of the bottled water market in 2014. Carbonated bottled water is expected to witness a slight decline in its market share in the years to come. Flavored and functional water segment are also expected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period. The rapid growth of bottled water market can be attributed to rising concern regarding health & wellness. Browse the full "Bottled Water Market (Still, Carbonated, Flavored, and Functional Bottled Water): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020" report at http://www.marketresearchstore.com/report/bottled-water-market-z39681 Asia Pacific was the leading regional market for bottled water, with over 30% share of total consumption in 2014. Huge population, strong economical growth, increasing disposable income, coupled with changing lifestyle has resulted in strong growth of bottled water market in Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific is expected to remain a major regional market for bottled water during the next five years. North America and Europe are expected grow at a moderate pace forecast period. However, North America and Europe are expected to experience decline its market share during the forecast period. Latin America and the Middle East are also expected to witness the robust growth of bottled water market in the years to come. Inquire more about this report before purchase @ http://www.marketresearchstore.com/report/bottled-water-market-z39681#InquiryForBuying Some of the key players in the global bottled water market include Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Nestle Waters, Ajegroup SA, Groupe Danone, CG Roxane, LLC, Fonti Di Vinadio S.P.A., LLC, Icelandic Water Holdings ehf., Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd, HassiaWaters International GmbH & Co. KG, Grupo Vichy Catalan and Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co., Ltd. This report segments the global bottled water market as follows: Zion Market Research is an obligated company. We create futuristic, cutting edge, informative reports ranging from industry reports, company reports to country reports. We provide our clients not only with market statistics unveiled by avowed private publishers and public organizations but also with Vogue and newest industry reports along with pre-eminent and niche company profiles. Our database of market research reports comprises a wide variety of reports from Cardinal industries. Our database is been updated constantly in order to fulfill our clients with prompt and direct online access to our database. Keeping in mind the client’s needs, we have included expert insights on global industries, products, and market trends in this database. Last but not the least, we make it our duty to ensure the success of clients connected to us—after all—if you do well, a little of the light shines on us.


CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - Just in time for the kickoff of summer, Cruzan® Rum is excited to announce the launch of its "Cruzan® Bucket List," a multi-channel marketing campaign encouraging rum fans to celebrate the moment -- no matter how big or small -- with family and friends of legal drinking age this season. Combined with the introduction of the brand's newest flavor, Cruzan® Tropical Fruit Rum, it's the perfect mindset to kick off summertime. Inspired by the brand's popular rum punch bucket cocktails, the new campaign offers a fun twist on the traditional concept of the bucket list, emphasizing not the grandiose, but the simple pleasures that make a summer memorable. "Our bucket list isn't just about taking a trip around the world or breaking a world record," said Rashidi Hodari, Senior Marketing Director for Cruzan Rum. "It's about exploring all of life's flavors -- whether that's watching a sunset on the beach or simply catching up with an old friend while enjoying a refreshing Cruzan cocktail. There's no time like now to start doing all the things you want to do, and the 'Cruzan Bucket List' offers the inspiration our fans need to start checking things off their lists." The "Cruzan Bucket List" campaign will come to life this season via multiple consumer touch-points including on and off-premise activations -- where fans of legal purchase age can enjoy a Cruzan bucket cocktail -- as well as public relations, social media and digital, including a dedicated site, www.CruzanBucketList.com, where rum fans can create their own personalized bucket lists and track their progress. The "Cruzan Bucket List" campaign will also include a consumer sweepstakes, which features a grand prize, all-expenses paid "Ultimate Bucket List Experience" trip to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the island Cruzan Rum calls home. Coinciding with the launch of the new campaign, the brand is thrilled to announce the release of Cruzan® Tropical Fruit Rum, the newest offering in Cruzan's extensive flavored rum portfolio. Cruzan Tropical Fruit Rum offers an authentic spirit bursting with the fresh flavors of the island it calls home -- juicy pineapple, tart passionfruit, and sweet guava accented with bright notes of fresh citrus. Cruzan Tropical Fruit Rum is now rolling out nationwide for a suggested retail price of $10.99 per 750ml bottle. To get into the "Bucket List" state of mind, Cruzan suggests trying one of the below Cruzan bucket cocktails, or visiting www.CruzanRum.com to explore more shareable ways to enjoy Cruzan Rum this summer. Method: Combine all ingredients over ice in a Cruzan Bucket or large sharing bowl. Garnish with a lime and enjoy! Method: Build all ingredients over ice in a Cruzan Bucket or large sharing bowl. Float the Black Strap Rum over the top. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy! For more information, visit www.CruzanRum.com, www.YouTube.com/CruzanRum, like us on www.facebook.com/CruzanRum or follow us on Instagram @CruzanRum. To enter the sweepstakes, check out www.cruzanbucketlist.com.* About Cruzan® Rum Named for the people of St. Croix (Crucians), Cruzan® Rum is a quality spirit, crafted for consumers to embrace all of life's flavors surrounded by quality people. Cruzan Rum, distilled by the Nelthropp family, who has called the island home for eight generations, is a better tasting rum due to its ingredients and a unique five-column distillation process. Cruzan touts one of the cleanest-tasting rums in the industry -- a characteristic derived from handcrafting a spirit with low levels of fusel oils, a by-product of the distillation process which, if not removed, can taint the smell and taste of the rum. Cruzan Tropical Fruit Rum joins the Cruzan portfolio of rums that include Cruzan® Aged Light Rum, Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan® Black Strap Rum, Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond™ Dark Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond™ Light Rum, Cruzan® 151 Proof Rum, Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum and 15 flavored rums. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum and Cruzan Aged Dark Rum were most recently recognized with gold medals in the 2017 Rum Masters awards, a prestigious blind taste-testing competition that chooses the best among rums worldwide in the light, dark, extra-aged, super-premium, and flavor categories. About Beam Suntory Inc. As the world's third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher's, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur. Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and 21 years of age or older to participate. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete official rules located at www.cruzanbucketlist.com/rules. Sweepstakes ends on July 15, 2017.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Deerfield Beach, FL, May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Bottled Water Market (Still, Carbonated, Flavored, and Functional Bottled Water): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 - 2020”. According to the report, the global bottled water market was valued at approximately USD 170.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach approximately USD 280.0 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 8.5% between 2015 and 2020. In terms of volume, global bottled water market stood at around 290.0 billion liters in 2014. Water is an incredibly important aspect of daily lives. Bottled water is a necessary and reliable way to deliver safe drinking water. There are various types of bottled water such as spring water, purified water, mineral water, ground water and others. Bottled water is packaged in plastic or glass bottles. Bottled water can be carbonated or not. Bottled water offers a good taste, quality, and convenience. Browse through 27 Market Tables and 16 Figures spread through 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Bottled Water Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Segment and Forecast 2014-2020”. The global bottled water market is mainly driven by increased health awareness and changing consumer lifestyle. The bottled water market is expected to witness rapid growth fueled by strong demand for clean, flavored and hygienic drinking water. Other important factors driving the bottled water market are an advancement in user-friendly packaging. Strong growth of tourism industry and portability of hygienic bottled water is also expected to trigger demand for bottled water. However, stringent regulations regarding packaging of water and bottled water standards are expected to hamper the growth of the market to some extent. Moreover, easy availability of tap water and rising concerns with regarding increasing plastic waste is expected to present a challenge for industry participants. Still, carbonated, flavored and functional bottled water are the key product segments of the bottled water market. The still bottled water product segment held the largest share in the global bottled water market and accounted over 60% share in overall consumption in 2014. However, still bottled water segment is expected to exhibit moderate growth during the forecast period. Carbonated was the second largest segment of the bottled water market in 2014. Carbonated bottled water is expected to witness a slight decline in its market share in the years to come. Flavored and functional water segment are also expected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period. The rapid growth of bottled water market can be attributed to rising concern regarding health & wellness. Browse the full "Bottled Water Market (Still, Carbonated, Flavored, and Functional Bottled Water): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020" report at http://www.marketresearchstore.com/report/bottled-water-market-z39681 Asia Pacific was the leading regional market for bottled water, with over 30% share of total consumption in 2014. Huge population, strong economical growth, increasing disposable income, coupled with changing lifestyle has resulted in strong growth of bottled water market in Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific is expected to remain a major regional market for bottled water during the next five years. North America and Europe are expected grow at a moderate pace forecast period. However, North America and Europe are expected to experience decline its market share during the forecast period. Latin America and the Middle East are also expected to witness the robust growth of bottled water market in the years to come. Inquire more about this report before purchase @ http://www.marketresearchstore.com/report/bottled-water-market-z39681#InquiryForBuying Some of the key players in the global bottled water market include Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Nestle Waters, Ajegroup SA, Groupe Danone, CG Roxane, LLC, Fonti Di Vinadio S.P.A., LLC, Icelandic Water Holdings ehf., Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd, HassiaWaters International GmbH & Co. KG, Grupo Vichy Catalan and Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co., Ltd. This report segments the global bottled water market as follows: Zion Market Research is an obligated company. We create futuristic, cutting edge, informative reports ranging from industry reports, company reports to country reports. We provide our clients not only with market statistics unveiled by avowed private publishers and public organizations but also with Vogue and newest industry reports along with pre-eminent and niche company profiles. Our database of market research reports comprises a wide variety of reports from Cardinal industries. Our database is been updated constantly in order to fulfill our clients with prompt and direct online access to our database. Keeping in mind the client’s needs, we have included expert insights on global industries, products, and market trends in this database. Last but not the least, we make it our duty to ensure the success of clients connected to us—after all—if you do well, a little of the light shines on us.


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.prlog.org

dekantā is the only online retailer offering Japanese whisky fans the chance to be the first tasters of Yamazaki's highly anticipated limited edition bottle. -- Shoppers at dekantā.com will be among the first to sample Suntory's Yamazaki Limited Edition release for 2017 (https://dekanta.com/store/yamazaki-limited-edition-2017-pre-order/), as the world's largest e-commerce retailer for high end Japanese spirits is the only online store offering the whisky for pre-order. The 2017 edition is the latest of Yamazaki distillery's annual limited edition single malts, a tradition that began in 2014. The bottlings have grown increasingly popular, and new releases are shrouded in secrecy. Those who pre-order bottles of the Yamazaki 2017 Limited Edition will have first access to taste and experience a spirit which represents a piece of Japanese whisky history."We're thrilled to be able to offer our clients a taste of this very special whisky before anyone else online," said dekantā founder Makiyo Masa. "This year's bottling is expected to build on the reputation of previous releases, which have offered us some of the most delicate, smooth and deep whiskies in the world. With experimentation at the forefront of the Yamazaki Limited Edition range, the tasting notes of each new release are notoriously difficult to predict. We look forward to seeing what the world will make of the Yamazaki 2017."Each Yamazaki Limited Edition release is a premium single malt consisting of multiple Yamazaki vintages that have undergone maturation in different casks, before being brought together for bottling. This no age statement bottling combines an exceptional collection of vintages; some of the components will have aged for as many as 20 years. dekantā offer all previous Yamazaki Limited Edition bottles, including the Yamazaki 2014 Limited Edition, the Yamazaki 2015 Limited Edition and Yamazaki 2016 Limited Edition, and all three bottles as part of a Yamazaki Limited Edition set ( https://dekanta.com/ store/yamazaki- limited-edition- set-20... ).Included in dekantā's extensive collection of whisky from Yamazaki distillery is a bottle of the Yamazaki 50 year old single malt ( https://dekanta.com/ store/yamazaki- 50-year-old/ ), which claimed a Guinness World Record for the most expensive standard-format bottle in the history of time when a bottle was sold at a Hong Kong spirits auction for HK$1.003m (US$129,186)last October. Currently priced at US$119,999.99 on dekantā, this is as decadent a drinking experience as they get.Other rare releases available on dekantā include the Yamazaki 25 year old and the Yamazaki 18 year old, which have both won international whisky awards, and the Yamazaki sherry cask 2013 edition, which was declared the best whisky in the world in Jim Murray's 2015 Whisky Bible.The Yamazaki 2017 Limited Edition is available for pre-order from the dekantā website, for worldwide delivery in 7-10 days. Orders placed before 10 June 2017 will be delivered no later than 30 June 2017. High demand is anticipated.dekantā Founder Makiyo Masa is available for interview. Please RSVP to arrange, Miriam Rune: miriam@dekanta.com / 07740 339 628.Press images (further images available on request): http://press.dekanta.com/dekantā offers customers access to the world's largest online selection of authentic Japanese Spirits and has delivered to 127 countries across every continent in the world. A family owned and run business, dekantā's founders have been selling collectibles since 1985 and specialize in rare, collectible, and new release single malt Japanese whisky. dekantā offers worldwide delivery on an extensive range of Japanese single malt whisky, Japanese grain whisky and Japanese blended whisky, in addition to Scottish whisky released for the Japanese market only.Consumers who would like to learn more about Japanese whisky should visit the dekantā website, which boasts the most extensive repository of information dedicated to Japanese whisky, including distillery history and tasting notes for each bottle. Bilingual concierge service is available 24 hours a day, providing expert recommendations in both English and Japanese.Founded in 1923 by Master Distiller Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory, Yamazaki is Japan's oldest commercial whisky distillery and has won multiple international awards for its whisky. For the first 10 years of operation, Yamazaki was managed by the legendary Masataka Taketsuru, the 'Father of Japanese Whisky' and founder of Nikka Whisky. It is held in high regard for the quality of the local water, which was named by Japan's Ministry of the Environment as one of the best mineral sources available in Japan.dekanta.comFollow dekantā on Twitter: @dekantawhiskyLike dekantā on Facebook: facebook.com/dekantawhisky/High Resolution Press Images: http://press.dekanta.com/


News Article | May 13, 2017
Site: www.beveragedaily.com

At current rates, the number of craft spirits suppliers will hit 3,422 by 2021 compared to 1,564 suppliers for craft beer. “The premiumization trend continues to strengthen while the influence of the on-premise has returned,” Brian Sudano, managing partner of BMC Strategic Associates, said. “At the same time, e-commerce is beginning to take hold in beverage alcohol.” The “trading up” mentality has accelerated within the spirits category – high-end and super-premium distilled spirits increasing 5.5% and 10.8% respectively. Even though craft spirits may be the fastest moving segment of the alcoholic beverage market, it still represents just 2.5% of the overall distilled spirits category. Craft spirits is also a highly concentrated market with 2% of producers responsible for 60% of cases, according to BMC. A major trend that has fallen off for the spirits category is new flavor introductions, except when it comes to cocktails. Flavored whiskey and vodka product introductions have dropped off considerably from a high of 90 new flavored launches in 2012 to 32 entries in 2016. Sudano noted that this same trend is occurring in the craft beer market and a growing number of craft brewers have been left with a backstock of their flavored (usually seasonal) beer offerings due to decreased consumer demand. However, BMC found that the majority of consumers (60%) choose cocktails based on flavor profile rather than by brand or base spirit. Additionally, roughly two-thirds of consumers who try and like a spirits-based drink at on-premise locations such as a bar or full-service restaurant, are more likely to purchase the product off-premise at retail. American and Irish whiskey are driving most of the overall growth for the category and bringing momentum back to the traditional straight spirits, BMC found. Helped by the premiumization trend of consumers, American whiskey grew by 5% in 2016 aided by the strength of rye whiskey and small batch and single barrel offerings. It was also the fourth consecutive year where whiskey either equalled or surpassed the growth of non-whiskey spirits, which until recently outgained whiskey for over 20 years, according to BMC research. Falling in line with this trend, Beam Suntory recently reported strong growth of its super-premium bourbon whiskey brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's, and Booker's, which largely supported a mid-single-digit sales increase for Q1 2017. Unique aging methods are also differentiating whiskey products and supporting premiumization such as whiskey fermented in Pinot age casks or single malt scotch finished in ex-IPA barrels. Whiskey brands that highlight their “craft-like qualities with authentic brand messaging” will find more consumers embracing their product, Sudano said.


In this report, the global Scotch Whisky market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022. Geographically, this report split global into several key Regions, with sales (K Liters), revenue (Million USD), market share and growth rate of Scotch Whisky for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering United States China Europe Japan Southeast Asia India Global Scotch Whisky market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Scotch Whisky sales volume, Price (USD/Liter), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including Bacardi Beam Suntory Diageo Pernod Ricard William Grant & Sons Aceo Ben Nevis Distillery Brown-Forman Edrington Glenmorangie George Ballantine and Son Gordon & MacPhail Harvey's of Edinburgh International International Beverage Isle of Arran Distillers On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume (K Liters), revenue (Million USD), product price (USD/Liter), market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Bottle Blended Bulk Blended Single Malt Bottle Single/Blended Grain Other On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Scotch Whisky for each application, including Retail Stores Specialty Stores Online Stores Other Global Scotch Whisky Sales Market Report 2017 1 Scotch Whisky Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Scotch Whisky 1.2 Classification of Scotch Whisky by Product Category 1.2.1 Global Scotch Whisky Market Size (Sales) Comparison by Type (2012-2022) 1.2.2 Global Scotch Whisky Market Size (Sales) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016 1.2.3 Bottle Blended 1.2.4 Bulk Blended 1.2.5 Single Malt 1.2.6 Bottle Single/Blended Grain 1.2.7 Other 1.3 Global Scotch Whisky Market by Application/End Users 1.3.1 Global Scotch Whisky Sales (Volume) and Market Share Comparison by Application (2012-2022) 1.3.2 Retail Stores 1.3.3 Specialty Stores 1.3.4 Online Stores 1.3.5 Other 1.4 Global Scotch Whisky Market by Region 1.4.1 Global Scotch Whisky Market Size (Value) Comparison by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.2 United States Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 China Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 Europe Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Japan Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.6 Southeast Asia Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.7 India Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Scotch Whisky (2012-2022) 1.5.1 Global Scotch Whisky Sales and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 1.5.2 Global Scotch Whisky Revenue and Growth Rate (2012-2022) … 9 Global Scotch Whisky Players/Suppliers Profiles and Sales Data 9.1 Bacardi 9.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.1.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.1.2.1 Product A 9.1.2.2 Product B 9.1.3 Bacardi Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.2 Beam Suntory 9.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.2.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.2.2.1 Product A 9.2.2.2 Product B 9.2.3 Beam Suntory Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.3 Diageo 9.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.3.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.3.2.1 Product A 9.3.2.2 Product B 9.3.3 Diageo Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.4 Pernod Ricard 9.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.4.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.4.2.1 Product A 9.4.2.2 Product B 9.4.3 Pernod Ricard Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.5 William Grant & Sons 9.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.5.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.5.2.1 Product A 9.5.2.2 Product B 9.5.3 William Grant & Sons Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.6 Aceo 9.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.6.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.6.2.1 Product A 9.6.2.2 Product B 9.6.3 Aceo Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.7 Ben Nevis Distillery 9.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.7.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.7.2.1 Product A 9.7.2.2 Product B …Continued For more information, please visit http://www.wiseguyreports.com


News Article | May 10, 2017
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In this report, the global Scotch Whisky market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022. Geographically, this report split global into several key Regions, with sales (K Liters), revenue (Million USD), market share and growth rate of Scotch Whisky for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering United States China Europe Japan Southeast Asia India Global Scotch Whisky market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Scotch Whisky sales volume, Price (USD/Liter), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including Bacardi Beam Suntory Diageo Pernod Ricard William Grant & Sons Aceo Ben Nevis Distillery Brown-Forman Edrington Glenmorangie George Ballantine and Son Gordon & MacPhail Harvey's of Edinburgh International International Beverage Isle of Arran Distillers On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume (K Liters), revenue (Million USD), product price (USD/Liter), market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Bottle Blended Bulk Blended Single Malt Bottle Single/Blended Grain Other On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Scotch Whisky for each application, including Retail Stores Specialty Stores Online Stores Other Global Scotch Whisky Sales Market Report 2017 1 Scotch Whisky Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Scotch Whisky 1.2 Classification of Scotch Whisky by Product Category 1.2.1 Global Scotch Whisky Market Size (Sales) Comparison by Type (2012-2022) 1.2.2 Global Scotch Whisky Market Size (Sales) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016 1.2.3 Bottle Blended 1.2.4 Bulk Blended 1.2.5 Single Malt 1.2.6 Bottle Single/Blended Grain 1.2.7 Other 1.3 Global Scotch Whisky Market by Application/End Users 1.3.1 Global Scotch Whisky Sales (Volume) and Market Share Comparison by Application (2012-2022) 1.3.2 Retail Stores 1.3.3 Specialty Stores 1.3.4 Online Stores 1.3.5 Other 1.4 Global Scotch Whisky Market by Region 1.4.1 Global Scotch Whisky Market Size (Value) Comparison by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.2 United States Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 China Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 Europe Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Japan Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.6 Southeast Asia Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.7 India Scotch Whisky Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Scotch Whisky (2012-2022) 1.5.1 Global Scotch Whisky Sales and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 1.5.2 Global Scotch Whisky Revenue and Growth Rate (2012-2022) … 9 Global Scotch Whisky Players/Suppliers Profiles and Sales Data 9.1 Bacardi 9.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.1.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.1.2.1 Product A 9.1.2.2 Product B 9.1.3 Bacardi Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.2 Beam Suntory 9.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.2.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.2.2.1 Product A 9.2.2.2 Product B 9.2.3 Beam Suntory Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.3 Diageo 9.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.3.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.3.2.1 Product A 9.3.2.2 Product B 9.3.3 Diageo Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.4 Pernod Ricard 9.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.4.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.4.2.1 Product A 9.4.2.2 Product B 9.4.3 Pernod Ricard Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.5 William Grant & Sons 9.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.5.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.5.2.1 Product A 9.5.2.2 Product B 9.5.3 William Grant & Sons Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.6 Aceo 9.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.6.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.6.2.1 Product A 9.6.2.2 Product B 9.6.3 Aceo Scotch Whisky Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.7 Ben Nevis Distillery 9.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.7.2 Scotch Whisky Product Category, Application and Specification 9.7.2.1 Product A 9.7.2.2 Product B …Continued For more information, please visit http://www.wiseguyreports.com


News Article | May 10, 2017
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At current rates, the number of craft spirits suppliers will hit 3,422 by 2021 compared to 1,564 suppliers for craft beer. “The premiumization trend continues to strengthen while the influence of the on-premise has returned,” Brian Sudano, managing partner of BMC Strategic Associates, said. “At the same time, e-commerce is beginning to take hold in beverage alcohol.” The “trading up” mentality has accelerated within the spirits category – high-end and super-premium distilled spirits increasing 5.5% and 10.8% respectively. Even though craft spirits may be the fastest moving segment of the alcoholic beverage market, it still represents just 2.5% of the overall distilled spirits category. Craft spirits is also a highly concentrated market with 2% of producers responsible for 60% of cases, according to BMC. A major trend that has fallen off for the spirits category is new flavor introductions, except when it comes to cocktails. Flavored whiskey and vodka product introductions have dropped off considerably from a high of 90 new flavored launches in 2012 to 32 entries in 2016. Sudano noted that this same trend is occurring in the craft beer market and a growing number of craft brewers have been left with a backstock of their flavored (usually seasonal) beer offerings due to decreased consumer demand. However, BMC found that the majority of consumers (60%) choose cocktails based on flavor profile rather than by brand or base spirit. Additionally, roughly two-thirds of consumers who try and like a spirits-based drink at on-premise locations such as a bar or full-service restaurant, are more likely to purchase the product off-premise at retail. American and Irish whiskey are driving most of the overall growth for the category and bringing momentum back to the traditional straight spirits, BMC found. Helped by the premiumization trend of consumers, American whiskey grew by 5% in 2016 aided by the strength of rye whiskey and small batch and single barrel offerings. It was also the fourth consecutive year where whiskey either equalled or surpassed the growth of non-whiskey spirits, which until recently outgained whiskey for over 20 years, according to BMC research. Falling in line with this trend, Beam Suntory recently reported strong growth of its super-premium bourbon whiskey brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's, and Booker's, which largely supported a mid-single-digit sales increase for Q1 2017. Unique aging methods are also differentiating whiskey products and supporting premiumization such as whiskey fermented in Pinot age casks or single malt scotch finished in ex-IPA barrels. Whiskey brands that highlight their “craft-like qualities with authentic brand messaging” will find more consumers embracing their product, Sudano said.


The collaborative, limited-edition subscription boxes will include curated men's essentials handpicked by Jim Beam Black, making trends more accessible to men across America Gentleman’s Box, a premier grooming box subscription for men, and Jim Beam Black®, the world’s highest-rated bourbon according to the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition*, have partnered to release a series of limited-edition boxes. Each uniquely themed Gentleman’s Box will be equipped with a variety of premium accessories that help any guy of legal drinking age elevate his taste. “The subscription box industry has been growing at a rate of 200 percent a year for the last five years, and the industry shows no signs of slowing,” said Gentleman’s Box co-Founder Chris George. “The goal of each Gentleman’s Box is to help someone become a better gentleman by discovering new products they would have never tried before. Jim Beam was a legendary southern gentleman, and his namesake bourbon represents the heart of our brand, making Jim Beam the perfect partner for our subscribers.” The collaboration will be available for purchase, by subscribing to Gentleman’s Box, nationwide throughout the month of May, just in time for the summer season. Current and new Gentleman’s Box subscribers can order their limited-edition “southern gentleman” box, curated by Jim Beam Black at www.GentlemansBox.com, for $25 (suggested retail value is $100). The second Jim Beam Black Gentleman’s Box will release in fall 2017. “Jim Beam Black is a brand focused on providing fans with the tools for elevated life experiences,” said Rob Nelson, Senior Marketing Director at Beam Suntory. “Gentleman’s Box is equally passionate about premium, quality products to elevate your style, and this collaboration provides subscribers with just that.” Jim Beam Black is a premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with a flavorful character made to be sipped and savored. At 86 proof, this bourbon is aged longer than original Jim Beam Bourbon in the same white oak barrels, giving it a full-bodied flavor with smooth caramel and warm oak notes. *Awarded International Wine & Spirits Competition’s Bourbon Trophy. All trademarks are the property of their respective owner The Gentleman’s Box is a monthly subscription box service that delivers upscale, high-end grooming, style and fashion essentials for men. Each box contains four to five hand-selected variety items, as well as the latest issue of GQ magazine. The average value of products delivered is $100, for only $25 per month. With a Gentleman's Box subscription, you'll receive a uniquely themed box every month, centered-around an iconic and noteworthy gentleman. The products inside are selected to capture that person’s style and class. The goal of each Gentleman’s Box, is to help someone become a better gentleman by discovering new products they would have never tried before.  For more information, visit https://gentlemansbox.com. As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur. Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.


News Article | May 10, 2017
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A relatively neutral grape, Chardonnay is an ideal translator of local terroir and winemaking craft, thanks to its malleability through malolactic fermentation, lees contact and barrel ageing. The grape’s versatility has made it a favourite among wine producers. Despite soil types and climate, it’s one of the most widely planted white grape varieties in the world with more than 400,000 acres worldwide; as seen in our competition entries that encompassed Chardonnays from obscure regions such as China’s northwestern Xinjiang, Israel’s Judean Hills and South Africa’s Western Cape to more established sites in Champagne and Burgundy, Chile’s Casablanca Valley, northern and central Italy, and all the way to Australia’s Adelaide Hills and New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay. Close to 80 samples were submitted by wineries and importers for our Asian Chardonnay Masters held on 26 April at Hong Kong’s swanky HIP Cellar. The competition is the second instalment following our successful Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters in March. The samples were tasted blind and assessed over the course of one day by price bracket and stylistic difference (still or sparkling and within the still category, oaked or unoaked) to identify the best of Chardonnay in their own price range in the local market. The results are encouraging as a cherry-picked panel of eight judges including a master of wine, top wine buyers/directors and trained winemaker gave out seven Masters, 15 Gold medals, 27 Silvers and 19 Bronzes. The wines are scored out of 100 points with the ones gaining 95 points or above being awarded the top accolade of Master. Wines scored higher than 90 points were given a Gold medal, those over 85 points a Silver medal and those over 80 points a Bronze. “I think the overall quality is very good. When I say overall quality, we try to judge them in the context of price bracket. Some of the wines may be simpler or more obvious, and perhaps not designed for long ageing but they are well made in that context, and are good quality,” commented Ying-Hsien Tan MW, founder of Singapore-based Taberna Wine Academy, who was one of the Panel Chairs. Eddie McDougall, wine critic and ‘The Flying Winemaker’, agreed addeing: “The class of all the wines showed a good spread of stylistic expressions of Chardonnay. There were some very good examples of wines at approachable price points, which goes to show that quality Chardonnay doesn’t need a hefty price tag.” In addition, Yang Lu, corporate/group wine director of Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts, noted a good representation of entries from almost all major wine regions. “I think different winemaking styles and philosophies are well represented in the competition as it covers all styles and wine regions as well different levels of quality,” he ssaid. For James Rowell, corporate and VIP sales manager of one of Hong Kong’s leading wine importers, Altaya Wines, tasting a diverse range of Chardonnays is a revelation. “For someone who doesn’t have the opportunity to taste or drink a lot of New World wines, it’s very interesting to see what’s currently out in the market at different price points because some styles have changed and evolved,” he explained. Different from aromatic grapes such as Riesling or Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay is easier to cultivate and responds well to a wider range of winemaking techniques. Given its chameleon-like nature, it takes on a wide spectrum of aromas from green apple and tomato leaf to tropical fruits, peaches, cream and vanilla. The grape variety has undergone some stylistic changes from rich, buttery, full bodied wines, favoured in the 1990s to today’s trendier, crisp and less-oak dominated expressions. Burgundy is still held in high regard as the reference point for Chardonnay, but fine examples from the New World can rival if not surpass top Burgundy wines in quality and style. “I think the biggest surprise for me was the fact that a couple of  the wines that seemed to be particularly Burgundian in style that is very restrained yet with finesse and complexity, but to my surprise they were not. So that was an interesting discovery for me,” commented Tan. This is a sentiment echoed by Francesca Martin, founder of Bee Drinks and a Master of Wine candidate, as well. “There were certainly more New World wines in our line-up than Burgundy, however, many of these were of very high quality and a couple I would have put money on being from top villages in the Côte d’Or,” commented the Hong Kong-based wine consultant. The Elephant Hill Chardonnay from New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, which was awarded a Master title, stumped a few judges and led them to believe it was a Chassagne-Montrachet before its identity was revealed after the competition. Meanwhile, a Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, another Master winning wine, was believed to have measured up to many Côte d’Or classic examples, Martin added noting that, “it was a lovely wine combining wonderful ripeness of fruit with a taut, linear structure” without sacrificing its own style to emulate Burgundy. Elaborating on the ever-blurring line between Burgundians and top New World Chardonnays, Tan explained: “Chardonnay is a very competitive grape variety that producers around the world are now really getting the hang of understanding how the grape variety works in that particular region or environment and producing very good quality wines. “Now it’s getting harder and harder to tell Burgundian wines apart from a premium New World wine. So that was a nice surprise for me, not actually a surprise but more a pleasant growing realisation that how well these non-European regions can compete not just in quality but in style with some top Burgundian wines.” Chardonnay from Australia’s cooler climate in Adelaide Hills or even a South African Chardonnay Capensis by Jackson Family Wines impressed judges with their winemaking precision, proving South Africa’s massive potential. The latter was awarded a Gold medal. Nonetheless, Burgundy’s Domaine Servin Chablis Premier Cru Butteaux 2015 proudly showcased unoaked pristine Burgundian quality and nabbed a Gold. And a few old guards from Europe including: a Laroche Mas La Chevalière Vignoble Peyroli 2014 from the Languedoc, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s Brut Blanc de Blancs 208 and Italy’s Mezzacorona Chardonnay Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2016 from Trentino-Alto Aldige and Monteverro Chardonnay 2013 from Tuscany all stunned and took home Gold medals. Among all the New World competitors, Australia by far stood out for the consistency of its Chardonnay quality and its value for money, bagging six out of the seven much coveted Master titles and seven Gold medals. The country’s Chardonnay mania is such that today it’s hard to think of Australian wines without Chardonnay. The grape is now responsible for half of the country’s white wine production with 406,000 tonnes crushed in 2016 out of a total of around 808,000 tonnes, according to Wine Australia. From Hunter Valley to cooler region such as Adelaide Hills, Yarra Valley and Tasmania to warmer regions in Margaret River, the country provides a contrast of styles between the leaner, crisp style found in Adelaide Hills and riper, richer style in Margaret River. Moving to price brackets, as most judges noted in the competition medium priced Chardonnays under HK$400 (US$51) outperformed many heftily priced bottles. The finding is especially uplifting as most of them, fine examples of New World Chardonnay as we discovered in the competition, can give Burgundy a run for its money especially when prices for top Burgundy wines seem to be going nowhere but up. Within the price band of under HK$400 (US$51), five Masters were given out to high performers from Australia. They were: Bird in Hand Nest Egg Chardonnay 2015 from Adelaide Hills, Alkoomi Black Label Chardonnay 2016 from Frankland River, Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2013 from Margaret River, and McGuigan The Shortlist Chardonnay 2015 from Adelaide Hills and Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2015 from Margaret River, with the latter two from an even more modest sub-price bracket of HK$150 (US$20) to HK$300 (US$39). “It was great to taste such a range and in our group we found that wines in the medium to premium range that wines are consistently showing technical precision and also a level of expression,” stated Yvonne Cheung, director of wine for Swire Hotels and Restaurants. Moving up to higher price bracket between HK$400 (US$51) and HK$799 (US$102), Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay from Piccadilly Valley and Elephant Hill from New Zealand received the top honour of Master. A Japanese Chardonnay from Suntory winery’s Tomi No Oka in Yamanashi near Mount Fuji set high standards for its Asian peers and nabbed a Gold medal for its “very restrained, savoury, elegant and balanced” style as the judges noted. The wine, however, bears the most hefty price tag, selling more than HK$800 in retail. It’s worth noting that nearly all wines in the competition went home with a medal, which speaks loudly for the quality of Chardonnay found in the tasting. “I thought generally oak was very well integrated on the majority of the wines, adding subtle notes of toasty spice, rather than lots of overt vanilla. Lactic notes from malolactic fermentation, if apparent, were likewise well integrated and didn’t dominate on many of the wines. I feel that lees ageing and stirring are now having more of an impact on style and seemingly something producers are playing around with and paying more attention to. What I love about Chardonnay is the fact that it’s such a winemaker’s wine that the stylistic possibilities are seemingly endless. I very much felt during the tasting that there really is a style of Chardonnay for everyone,” commented Martin when asked about winemaking in Chardonnay. Indeed, McDougall, a trained winemaker, believed that compared with other white grape varieties, winemakers are given more latitude to put their own stamp on the wine. “I believe that winemakers are far smarter when it comes to the selection of oak treatment in the wines. Across the board there was a lot more balance shown than my initial expectation. The stand-out examples really came about when the wines showed honesty in its fruit profile and a complex under-layering of either lees contact, barrel fermentation or the positive traits of sulfide development from wild yeast fermentation,” he added. Likewise, the ones that disappointed, though small in number, were the ones that lacked balance between oak and fruit or had an overly elevated level of dimethyl sulfide, which according to him, showed traits of creamed corn. Reduction, a winemaking technique that contrasts with oxidation, was mentioned by a few judges during tasting. When applied correctly, it adds to a wine’s complexity and flavour, otherwise, it can upset a wine’s balance and flavour profile. “Reduction was certainly a dimension for a number of the wines with a few having a bit too much to be pleasant. This was only overdone on a couple of the wines however, many others displaying just a subtle touch of struck match character that I personally really enjoy. As with any of these things it’s all a question of balance. Reduction can certainly add an element of complexity, I believe, but in excess it becomes a fault and deters from the overall attractiveness of the wine, masking fruit and making the wine rather hard and harsh. Overall with this particular lineup I felt winemakers clearly had a good handle on where the balance lay,” Martin explained in detail. Adding to the discussion, Jeremy Stockman, general manager of Hong Kong’s top wine retailer Watson’s Wine, delved deeper into the fine distinction between reduction and the otherwise struck-match character. “The subjective (but enjoyable!) discussion was between reduction and struck match/flinty notes. I thought in general they were factors that added complexity although a few were out of balance,” he said. Another finding perhaps most welcoming to consumers is that a few samples that were awarded Gold medals sell for less than HK$150 (US$20) retail. A Nepenthe Chardonnay 2016 won over the judges for its pure, focused, consistent and balanced style with good intensity. The Mas La Chevalière Vignoble Peryroli, albeit an Old World style Chardonnay, still gripped the judges with its “pithy and integrated” nature, while a “technically sound” Chardonnay from New Zealand’s The King’s Bastard equally garnered the judges’ praise. Moving up to the HK$150 (US$20) – HK$299 (US$39) range, Taylor’s Wines Jaraman Chardonnay 2015 stood out for its layers of flavours, bright acidity and its oily texture. In addition, its ‘St Andrews Single Vineyard Release’ of the same vintage knocked judges off their feet with its complexity, persistent finish and elegance. Another Chardonnay from Nepenthe’s ‘Ithaca’ 2015 also got a nod for its minerality and intensity. Even a few technical wines under HK$100 (US$13) garnered judges’ praise for offering decent quality and great value, winning a trove of Silvers. “The technical wines were generally the less expensive ones and I think that is normal from large producers making wines for sale under HK$100. They were technically correct with sunshine fruit and balance – I think a customer is getting value for that price range,” Stockman pointed out.

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