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The Asia Pacific International Spirits and Wines Alliance (APISWA) proudly represents 11 global spirits and wine producers operating across the Asia-Pacific region.
Bacardi was founded in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó in Santiago de Cuba when he buys a small distillery and revolutionizes the rum-making process to create a smooth, light-bodied spirit – what the world now knows as BACARDÍ® rum.
Today Bacardi is much more than rum, they have a world-class portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouths and sparkling wines, DEWAR’S® Scotch whisky, and PATRÓN® tequila.
Our spirits are exquisitely crafted with long tradition and great pride. And, as a 7th generation family company, our business has always been about more than liquids or bottles.
As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory is inspiring human connections. With a performance objective of being the world’s most admired and fastest growing premium spirits company, and a vision of Growing for Good, we’re driving growth through quality craftsmanship, consumer connections and entrepreneurial spirit.We are Proud Custodians of Legacies Measured in Centuries
In 1795, a farmer and grain mill operator named Jacob Beam produced the first barrel of whiskey that would become Jim Beam®, the world’s #1 selling bourbon. Suntory was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii, who created the first whisky to suit Japanese palates.
With a vision of Growing for Good, our mission is to inspire human connections. We are driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that built Beam for more than two centuries and guides Beam Suntory as a world leader in premium spirits today. Inspired by our parent company Suntory’s “Yatte Minahare!” spirit of dreaming big, our objective is to be the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company.
Our Beam Suntory team is made up of 4,800 employees worldwide, with offices, distilleries and sales organizations around the world, selling our brands in more than 200 countries.
The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) is a coordination and decision-making body for the Cognac industry. Comprising an equal number of winegrowers and merchants, the BNIC’s primary mission is to safeguard the Cognac Geographical Indication, foster the economic development of the industry, and represent the general interest of 4,276 winegrowers, 117 professional distillers, and 283 merchants operating within the geographical indication.
His original brand, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, was America’s first bottled bourbon and remains one of Brown-Forman’s finest brands today. Geo. Garvin Brown IV, a descendant of the founder, is part of the 5th generation of Brown Family members engaged with Brown-Forman, a publicly traded, family-controlled company, and serves as the presiding Chairman of the Board.
Brown-Forman employs more than 4,600 people worldwide with about 1,300 located in Louisville. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, sells its brands in countries around the world and has offices in cities across the globe. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 25 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits.
Campari Group is a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, spreading across Global, Regional and Local priorities. Global Priorities, the Group’s key focus, include Aperol, Campari, SKYY, Grand Marnier, Wild Turkey and Appleton Estate. The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. It has a global distribution reach, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. Campari Group’s growth strategy aims to combine organic growth through strong brand building and external growth via selective acquisitions of brands and businesses.
Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 21 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 21 countries. Campari Group employs approximately 4,000 people. The shares of the parent company Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM) have been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001.
The Mexican Chamber of the Tequila Industry (CNIT) is the leading institution in charge of representing, promoting, and defending the general interests of the Tequila industry as well as Tequila itself. Founded in 1959, the CNIT is the oldest active institution of the Tequila Industry, the member companies join freely and voluntarily to work hand in hand for Tequila, Mexico’s heritage.
The main objectives of the CNIT focus on generating agreements and conditions that allow the competitiveness of the sector at the national and international levels. Efforts are focused on the protection and promotion of the Appellation of Origin Tequila, achieving the development and global positioning of the category and strengthening its prestige and image.
Drinks Ireland represents the interests of alcohol drinks manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland. Drinks Ireland is globally unique as it represents all categories of alcohol products in one umbrella organisation through its various trade associations including Drinks Ireland Irish Whiskey and Drinks Ireland Spirits. These are the representative voices respectively for the Irish Whisky and Irish spirits industries in Ireland and internationally. Drinks Ireland Irish Whiskey and Drinks Ireland Spirits participate on behalf of Drinks Ireland in the activities of spiritsEUROPE and the World Spirits Alliance.
SWAI is the representative body of the national and international spirits & wine brands in India.
The member companies include Diageo-USL, Pernod Ricard, Beam Suntory, Brown Forman, Moet Hennessy, William Grant, Bacardi and Campari.
Together our members account for 80% of the revenue generated from wine and spirits beverages across the country.
Spirits & Cocktails Australia is an incorporated association with a vision to promote and protect a spirits sector which improves Australia’s drinking culture to create social and economic opportunities for future generations.
We represent the interests of spirits drinkers and all involved in the production and supply of spirits in Australia. We are a leading proponent for the encouragement of moderate and responsible consumption of spirits and cocktails for those adults who choose to drink.
- Our members directly employ 1270 people.
- Spirits sales in 2017-18 totaled over $9billion.
- In 2017-18 our drinkers paid $3.2billion in taxes.
We are the voice for and about Spirits. Founded on our signature products of Canadian Whisky and Canadian Rye Whisky, the Canadian Distilled Spirits Industry today produces a full range of spirits products including Rum, Gin, Liqueurs, Vodka, Whisky and ready-to-drink Cocktails and Coolers. Produced from locally grown cereal grains,including barley, corn, rye and wheat, Canadian Whisky brands, including Black Velvet, Canadian Club, Canadian Mist, Collingwood, Forty Creek, Tap 8, Gibson’s, Crown Royal and Wiser’s, enjoy a world-class reputation for authenticity and quality.
Spirits Canada is also a leading proponent for the encouragement of moderate and responsible consumption of beverage alcohol for those adults who choose to drink.
Centuries of skill, culture and tradition go into making the fine spirits our industry produces.
spiritsEUROPE proudly represents one of Europe’s most valuable agri-food export sectors and, with it, the interests of 31 associations of spirits producers as well as 9 leading multinational companies. Distilled spirits are as diverse as the EU itself, spanning 47 product categories and including a host of geographically-specific products that contribute to the culture of their regions (240 GIs).
spiritsEUROPE’s mission is to represent, defend and promote the European spirits sector and help members achieve sustainable business growth.
Spirits New Zealand is the national trade organisation representing New Zealand’s leading producers, distributors, brand owners, importers and exporters of premium spirits and spirit-based drinks. Our members are Asahi NZ, Bacardi, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, DB, Diageo, Hancocks, Lion, Moet-Hennessy and Pernod Ricard. In addition we have three associate members who are Lactanol EuroVintage and Federal Merchants. Spirits NZ represents over 98% of spirit industry interests in New Zealand.
Terroir, People and Time
The Rémy Cointreau Group brings together a range of exceptional spirits that draw their strength from their authenticity and originality. Our companies have the good fortune to be heirs to these terroirs and this expertise that has been handed down from generation to generation.
William Grant & Sons Ltd is an independent family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1887.
Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry®, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey and Drambuie®.’