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  1. Blogrolling?

    Hey. Nice to see yet another site coming out of the whisky clouds!

    Wanna link exchange?

    Best regards
    Johan

  2. Good morning. See below some exciting news for Scotch drinkers in the U.S. Attached is the press release and images of Speyburn and Old Pulteney. Interviews are available with International Beverage president Barrie Jackson and John Lennon, president of InterBev USA.

    Cheers,

    John Eccleston
    OpenGate Marketing for InterBev USA
    845.323.3276

    International Beverage Expands Commitment to USA By Assigning Speyburn and Old Pulteney Brands to U.S. Subsidiary

    — InterBev USA to Market Inver House Distillers Portfolio Effective Aug. 1, 2009 —

    AIRDRIE, SCOTLAND/NEW YORK, N.Y., June 16, 2009 — In a move to strengthen its commitment to the U.S. marketplace, International Beverage (InterBev), a wholly owned subsidiary of the $2.6 billion publicly traded leading alcohol beverage producer Thai Bev, today announced it has assigned its Speyburn and Old Pulteney brands to International Beverage USA (InterBev USA), its New York City subsidiary. InterBev USA takes the reins of the Scotland-based Inver House Distillers portfolio in the U.S. effective Aug. 1, 2009.

    After investigating various options, the company’s U.S. subsidiary emerged as the most logical choice to manage growth of Inver House Distillers brands in the USA. InterBev USA, which imports and markets Chang Beer and Mekhong — The Spirit of Thailand, is well positioned to grow the Inver House Distillers portfolio and take on additional products produced by Thai Bev.

    “Having the Inver House Distillers portfolio under InterBev USA will allow us to manage our brands more effectively in the states and provides us with more focus and commitment to building our relationships with our trade partners and consumers,” said International Beverage president Barrie Jackson. “We established the regional headquarters in 2006 as a long-term investment in the U.S. market, and that has begun to pay dividends with the success of our Chang Beer brand and more recently Mekhong. Placing Inver House Distillers brands with our U.S. subsidiary underscores the commitment to strengthening our position in this important marketplace.

    “InterBev USA is now well established with a highly skilled team of spirits professionals and we expect to take full advantage of its strong relationships in core markets to grow our Speyburn and Old Pulteney business as well as introduce other Inver House Distillers and InterBev brands that will be exported to the U.S. in due course,” said Jackson.

    John Lennon, president of InterBev USA, said he is delighted to have Inver House Distillers brands in the company’s portfolio and has already begun working on a seamless transition with Constellation Wines US, which currently imports the Inver House Distillers brands.

    “We are excited and honored to be stewards of the multi-award winning Inver House Distillers portfolio and to be working with the ‘International Distiller of the Year,” said Lennon. “There is a tremendous opportunity to build on the success of Speyburn and Old Pulteney here in the U.S. and introduce other Inver House Distillers brands into the marketplace. We will be making a sizeable investment in resources to ensure our success with these brands and will work closely with our trade partners to make the transition as smooth as possible.”

    More About International Beverage (InterBev)

    International Beverage is a wholly owned subsidiary of ThaiBev Group and is responsible for the production, distribution and marketing of a portfolio of premium, global beverage brands.
    InterBev was established in 2005 to facilitate the continued expansion of the drinks business outside of Thailand. Global operations are managed out of four regional headquarters located in the United Kingdom, Singapore, China and the USA. InterBev exports its brands to more than 84 countries outside Thailand and its operations include distilleries in Scotland, China and across South East Asia.

    More About International Beverage USA (InterBev USA)
    International Beverage USA (InterBev USA) is a subsidiary of InterBev and was established in 2006. The operation is charged with developing the company’s diverse international portfolio of branded Asian spirits and beer, and now the Inver House Distillers portfolio from Scotland, throughout the U.S.

    InterBev USA is headed by long-time beer and spirits industry veteran John J. Lennon, who serves as president of the company. The company has East Coast and West Coast sales offices that service the U.S. nationwide. Current brands include international award-winning Chang Beer, the fastest growing Asian import in the U.S., and Mekhong – The Spirit of Thailand, which has received a number of international tasting awards and is capturing the imagination of noted mixologists in New York City and elsewhere.

    More about Inver House Distillers:
    Inver House Distillers is a subsidiary of InterBev and is increasingly recognized as one of the industry’s most innovative companies, having developed a diverse, high quality portfolio of brands, which contributed to Inver House Distillers being named as International Distiller of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards in 2008. The company also captured 11 medals at the International Spirits Challenge 2008, closely following the distillers’ wins of 13 medals at the Scotch Whisky Masters Awards and 15 awards at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

    The company operates five distilleries (Pulteney, Balblair, Speyburn, Knockdhu and Balmenach). Inver House products are currently sold in 85 countries worldwide.

    More About Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (Thai Bev)
    ThaiBev was incorporated in Thailand in October 2003 in order to consolidate Thailand’s leading beer, spirits and non-alcohol businesses owned by the principal shareholders and their business associates under a single holding company. ThaiBev was subsequently listed on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) on May 30, 2006. The listing was the largest in Singapore in ten years, raising US$1.574 billion (or Baht 38.08 billion) and received great interest.

    The major substantial shareholder in ThaiBev is Mr. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, family and associates, who own approximately 64.94% of the company’s paid-up share capital (as of December 31, 2007), the rest being held by private groups, investment institutions and retail investors.
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