Cans and bottles of Independent Liquor's Black Heart Rum & Cola and Woodstock Bourbon & Cola pre-mixed drinks are displayed for sale in a liquor store in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., Japan's largest brewer by volume, is close to an agreement to buy New Zealand's Independent Liquor for about NZ$1.5 billion ($1.2 billion), two people with knowledge of the matter said. Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg via Getty Images