|Japan-based Suntory Holdings is a 100-year-old company best known for producing Japan's first whiskey under the Kakubin brand name. Today, the company comprises approximately 200 group subsidiaries located worldwide that do everything from distill whiskey to grow and sell flowers. Suntory Holdings has three main areas of operation: producing alcoholic beverages (including MIDORI melon-flavored liqueur); producing health food and supplement and non-alcoholic beverages; and running restaurant, fitness, and floral operations. It is the Japanese distributor of Haagen-Dazs ice cream and runs a number of Pepsi bottling businesses in both Japan and Vietnam.
Beam Suntory Inc
Beam Suntory Inc (Beam), formerly Beam Inc., is a premium spirits company that makes and sells branded distilled spirits products in markets worldwide. The Company's principal products include bourbon whiskey, tequila, Scotch whisky, Canadian whisky, vodka, cognac, rum, cordials, and ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktails. The Company's portfolio consists of brands the Company identifies as Power Brands, Rising Stars, Local Jewels and values Creators. The Power Brands are the Company's core brand equities, with global reach in premium categories. Rising Stars are smaller premium brands. Brands identified as Local Jewels act as Power Brands in local markets. Value Creators include a variety of brands. On April 30, 2014, Suntory Holdings Ltd acquired the Company.