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Jan 13, 2014 06:12 AM

Suntory to buy Jim Beam (Maker's Mark)

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  1. A 25% jump in Beam's stock should be cause for a shareholder toast later today!

    1. I hope Makers Mark doesn't go the way of Thomas English Muffins.....

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        1. re: Raffles

          Nothing like a Makers Mark on the rocks, with a couple fork-split ice cubes.

        2. Also here -- from Beam directly:

          Keep in mind that Beam is much more than Marker's Mark. Aside from the line of various Jim Beam Bourbons and Rye, and Maker's Mark Bourbons, they have:

          Knob Creek Bourbon
          Booker Noe Bourbon
          Baker's Bourbon
          Basil Hayden's Bourbon
          Old Grand-Dad Bourbon
          Old Crow Bourbon
          rī Whiskey
          Old Overholt Rye Whiskey
          Kessler American Whiskey
          Sauza Tequila
          Hornitos Tequila
          Tres Generaciones Tequila
          El Tesoro Tequila
          100 Años Tequila
          Pinnacle Vodka
          Effen Vodka
          Vox Vodka
          Kamchatka Vodka
          Courvoisier Cognac
          Fundador Brandy de Jerez
          Terry Centenario Brandy de Jerez
          Laphroaig Scotch Whisky
          Ardmore Scotch Whisky
          Teacher's Scotch Whisky
          Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
          Connemara Irish Whiskey
          The Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey
          Greenore Irish Whiskey
          2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
          Canadian Club Whisky
          Windsor Canadian Whisky
          Alberta Premium Canadian Whisky
          Tangle Ridge 10-Year Old Canadian Whisky
          Whisky DYC
          Cruzan Rum
          Ron Rico Rum
          Calico Jack Spiced Rum
          Skinnygirl Wines and Cocktails
          Larios Gin
          Gilbey's Gin
          DeKuyper Cordials
          Leroux Cordials
          . . . and there's probably *still* more! ;^)

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          1. re: zin1953

            Impressive list, as $13 billion ought to fill up your shopping cart.

            1. re: Veggo

              No, sorry. $13B won't cut it. SIXTEEN billion . . . but for that, I added more brands!


            1. Suntory makes very good whisky and I'm willing to bet they continue that tradition of proper spirit making with this purchase. After all, you buy Old Grand Dad bourbon (esp the BIB) because you know you will be getting a great product at a great price. I'm sure they are aware of the history and tradition and will go forward with that.