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Japanese conglomerate Suntory to buy Jim Beam
upi.com ^ | 1/13/14 | UPI

Posted on 01/13/2014 12:01:02 PM PST by ColdOne

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Japanese alcoholic-beverage-producer-turned-conglomerate Suntory said it had agreed to buy Beam, makers of Jim Beam whiskey, in a deal worth $16 billion.

Suntory, which was founded in 1899 and produced Japan's first whiskey in 1923, controls vast holdings in Japan, including a multibrand beverage business, fitness spas, health clubs, Subway restaurants and golf ranges, the New York Times reported Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcohol; japan; jimbeam; suntory

1 posted on 01/13/2014 12:01:02 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

America is commin apart at the “beam’s”...


2 posted on 01/13/2014 12:05:06 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ColdOne

Yet in many countries foreign ownership is forbidden.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 12:05:49 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: ColdOne

‘1974 - Suntory Whisky, ‘Sammy Davis Jr ad’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyN-aHtAVzs


4 posted on 01/13/2014 12:10:53 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: ColdOne
Jim Beam used to be distilled right here in Cincinnati, along I75 just north of downtown, at the National Distillers location. The whole facility was shut down about two years ago and there are 50 or so stainless steel vessels out front for sale. Looks like 5k gallon to 20k gallon vessels.

DuKyper cordials were distilled here too, but that's now gone too.

5 posted on 01/13/2014 12:13:21 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Yup. We are so backward. /s
6 posted on 01/13/2014 12:15:27 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ColdOne

Looking forward to those “Jim Beam” flavored ramen noodles.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:15:56 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

Now it will be marketed with Hello Kitty wines.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:17:12 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ColdOne
The Japanese LOVE American whisky. I worked with Suntory closely on a joint venture 20 years ago. Jim Beam was a brand on their wish list back then.

I was very impressed with the way Suntory operated back in those days . . . lots of decisions made at the middle management level so the top brass could concentrate on big fish like this.

9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:18:34 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: hosepipe

Booze persists no matter what the economy.

I saw a story on Jack Daniel who as a teenager took over for his boss at the distillery who had been conscripted into the army and made a small fortune selling booze to both sides of the civil war.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:21:14 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ColdOne

Just what I’ll need to make some Fukishima Fuzzy Navels....


11 posted on 01/13/2014 12:24:50 PM PST by GraceG
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To: nascarnation

They will never get Jack however... there will be a war zone established at the entrance.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:09 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: ColdOne

Maker’s Mark continues to decline down the list of good whiskey’s.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:30 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: ColdOne
Suntory, which was founded in 1899 and produced Japan's first whiskey in 1923

24 year aged whiskey should have been excellent indeed!................

14 posted on 01/13/2014 12:33:23 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Garrison’s is still the best bourbon out there. And it is made in Texas.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 12:35:55 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: Red Badger

Jim Beam and Makers Mark now to be sold on Tokyo sidewalk vending machines. Craziest thing I saw when I was there in 1990, beer as well.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 12:36:23 PM PST by DAC21
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To: Red Badger

Naw, had to age longer because they used rice instead of corn, and as far as fired oak barrels they probably didn’t know what an oak was.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 12:39:19 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“They will never get Jack”

Just the ‘possible’ thought makes me want to bury a 500 gallon tank in my back yard - right now!

Five hundred gallons should carry me through to my 90’s.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 12:43:20 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Abathar

from wiki:

Japanese oak is used in the making of professional drums from manufacturer Yamaha Drums. The higher density of oak gives the drum a brighter and louder tone compared to traditional drum materials such as maple and birch.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:52 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Abathar

So, Japanese Oak should give the whiskey “a brighter and louder tone” as well..................


20 posted on 01/13/2014 12:55:33 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Huh, I thought they imported most of their oak, didn’t know they had much of it there. I timbered my property a few years ago and all the veneer quality white oak and walnut was bought at the standing auction on site by a Japanese importer. He had to buy all of it, but everything of lower quality he let a local lumber company harvest at a much lower bid price.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 12:58:50 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: LibLieSlayer

JD is still American-owned as is Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and Early Times. They are owned by Brown-Forman.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 1:00:50 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Red Badger

Loud Whiskey, great band name!


23 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:30 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Now you know why. It’s in drums...........soon to be barrels..................


24 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:37 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

He paid nearly $8k for a single white oak tree, that better be some damn fine drums or barrels of whiskey at that price!


25 posted on 01/13/2014 1:04:31 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Red Steel

I can’t speak Japanese...


26 posted on 01/13/2014 1:05:18 PM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia" By Paypal)
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To: Abathar

It probably will be..............as soon as it’s aged enough.................


27 posted on 01/13/2014 1:08:08 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Resolute Conservative

This is a defensive move for them. They need to diversify out of the yen before the yen loses its value in the next few years.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 1:10:33 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Actually a good move. Booze should hold it’s value, along with oil and ammo.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 1:14:58 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Badger

I tried their 12 y/o Hibiki during New Years. Thought it was very good. Better be at 47 euros that worked out to be about $75 a fifth.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 1:15:28 PM PST by enraged
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To: Red Badger

Ever see an drunk/excited Japaneese dude over on a work trip party at a Vegas strip club? Pretty well fits all those details...bright, loud, oak... ;)


31 posted on 01/13/2014 1:19:28 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ColdOne

32 posted on 01/13/2014 1:26:13 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: GraceG
Play me some songs about a ramblin' man put old Jim Beam in my hand 'Cause you know I still love to get drunk and hear country sounds But don't you play 'Your Cheatin' Heart' That'll tear me all apart I'll get whiskey bent and hell bound Watashi ranburin otoko wa watashi no te de furui jimubīmu o ire ni tsuite no ikutsu ka no kyoku o saiseiAnata ga shitte iru' gen'in watashi wa mada yotte,-koku no oto o kiku no ga daisukiShikashi, anata wa anata no chītin kokoro no saisei sa renaiSore wa subete hanarete watashi o hikisaku yo According to google translate
33 posted on 01/13/2014 1:31:54 PM PST by freefdny
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To: ColdOne
just as long as they don't mess Laphroaig
34 posted on 01/13/2014 1:36:23 PM PST by tahoeblue
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To: ColdOne

Suntory was high end stuff when I was there in 67.

I can’t imagine drinking Beam hot out of little tiny
glasses though.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 1:39:08 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ColdOne

So I guess I should pronounce my favorite whiskey as Meikomaku or something similar...


36 posted on 01/13/2014 1:40:39 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Red Badger

I have 2 Yamaha Oak snare drums that are the best sounding snare drums I have , and I have a couple of dozen .


37 posted on 01/13/2014 1:47:11 PM PST by sushiman
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To: DAC21

” Jim Beam and Makers Mark now to be sold on Tokyo sidewalk vending machines. Craziest thing I saw when I was there in 1990, beer as well.”

Those days are gone . But now that convenience stores are ubiquitous , open 24/7 , and have a wide selection of booze , one can always get a drink .


38 posted on 01/13/2014 1:50:40 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Abathar

Loud Whiskey, great band name!


“Whicskey” would be a better brand name..


39 posted on 01/13/2014 1:52:16 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: sushiman; Abathar

You can thank Abathar for the oak.................


40 posted on 01/13/2014 1:53:50 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
So I guess I should pronounce my favorite whiskey as Meikomaku or something similar...

Makemedrunku...............

41 posted on 01/13/2014 1:54:46 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Garrison’s is still the best bourbon out there. And it is made in Texas.

....maybe it’s your whiskey it’s not Bourbon though.


42 posted on 01/13/2014 1:57:18 PM PST by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad)
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To: Abathar

Today they age in barrels made from three different woods; American white oak, European holm oak and Japanese water oak.

http://www.suntory.com/factory/yamazaki/kodawari/index.html


43 posted on 01/13/2014 2:01:48 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: expatguy

That’s Sammy Davis speak.


44 posted on 01/13/2014 2:05:58 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Recon Dad

Under U.S. law, bourbon can be made pretty much anywhere in the country. But if you want to sell it, you’d better make it in Kentucky. :)


45 posted on 01/13/2014 2:07:55 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Remember what “angels’ share” is, in the aging process? Gotta give some up the evaporative loss quotient. In any case, that’s a lot of whisky for you!


46 posted on 01/13/2014 2:31:43 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

The employees would revolt. It is a shame watching American industry die from the cancer of progressive infection.


47 posted on 01/13/2014 3:04:48 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Osage Orange

Knob Creek single barrel reserve is my favorite. A bit pricy at $50 a bottle, but well worth it if you have a good liquor store that keeps it in stock.


48 posted on 01/13/2014 3:23:08 PM PST by esoxmagnum (Turtles don't win fights, they just turtle up. Victory belongs to the aggressor, not the turtle.)
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To: esoxmagnum
Might try it....

Thanks!

49 posted on 01/13/2014 3:52:56 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: ColdOne

Uh oh.


50 posted on 01/13/2014 8:07:53 PM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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