Kathleen DiBenedetto


Kathleen is a veteran of Beam Suntory. Hired in 1991, Kathleen worked for Booker Noe, leading the launch of Booker’s, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Baker’s. Her work with the Beam family was instrumental in positioning the Small Batch Bourbon Collection to the upscale consumer, ultimately establishing today’s bourbon renaissance.

Kathleen worked for 10 years as the Group Product Director for Super Premium Brands eventually transitioning to Sales and Marketing Integration and then Brand Education. She was responsible for the creation of product knowledge courses for the company and globally leading the creation of over 200 courses on our brands. She is fortunate to have the opportunity to visit and learn about each of our brands in the portfolio and credits those who work at the distilleries as the driver of her passion for success for Beam Suntory in the marketplace.
Most recently, Kathleen has moved into Brand and Marketing Excellence and is excited to be leading the Luxury and On Premise Customer Facing Teams facilitating their efforts to build our business and brands with consumers and the trade.

Kathleen is thrilled with the launch of the Booker’s “Kathleen’s Batch”, named in her honor, based on her years of work with the Beam family.

Kathleen is honored to be a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame, The Order of the Writ, and the exclusive Scotch Whisky society Keepers of the Quaich.

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