BD Roundup – June 24, 2015

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CHANGING THE FIGHT IN BEVERAGE ALCOHOL

Big Box multi-national retailers are coming into your market and making price the only way to compete. That is all fine in fantasy world, but as an independent retailer you have invested in other ways to woo your customer. You probably invested in a nice store experience, or knowledgeable help or a really cool CRM program. Here is the reality of the US retail landscape. Click here to read more.

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LEAVING A LEGACY IN SPIRITS

Who wouldn’t dream of creating a cocktail with lasting international appeal? The annual Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition seeks such a drink. Held in April, the 2015 event welcomed 34 preeminent bartenders to present their signature cocktails before a judging panel of industry elite. Click here to read more.

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BARTON 1792 SWEET WHEAT BOURBON
Barton 1792 Distillery will soon debut its first ever new 1792 whiskey expression: 1792 Sweet Wheat, a Kentucky straight bourbon. Distilled back in 2007, the recipe features wheat as the secondary grain, rather than traditional rye.Click here to read more.
1800 TEQUILA ARTISTS SERIES
1800 Tequila has selected the late Keith Haring to be the newest artist to adorn the seventh Essential Artists series limited-edition bottles. Known worldwide for his unique, bold style mixed with social activism, Haring will have six of his original designs adorn a limited run of special edition 1800 Tequila bottles. Click here to read more.
SAINT ARNOLD BISHOP’S BARREL NO. 10
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. is celebrating its 21st anniversary this week with the release of Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 10. Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 10 pours a deep ruby color. The series involves aging small-batch beers in barrels chosen to enhance and complement the characteristics of the underlying beers Click here to read more.
OWL’S BREW MIXER
Owl’s Brew has announced the addition of a fourth flavor to its growing lineup of tea-based cocktail mixers. White and Vine, the brand’s first white tea-based product, blends white tea with all-natural watermelon, pomegranate, and lemon peel, for a tart and refreshing taste, the company says.Click here to read more.
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EVAN WILLIAMS PEACH
Heaven Hill Brands has added to its portfolio of Evan Williams Flavors with the release of Evan Williams Peach. With the tagline “No Fuzz. All Flavor,” Evan Williams Peach combines the smoothness of Evan Williams Bourbon with a fresh peach taste. Bottled at 70 proof, it can be served as a chilled shot, on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail. Click here to read more.
CRUZAN BLUEBERRY LEMONADE
Cruzan Rum has announced the addition of Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum to its portfolio of premium, flavored rums. Available nationally, this new flavor blends Cruzan Rum with the flavors of ripe blueberries and citrus to create a well-rounded spirit with the taste of fresh fruit. Click here to read more.
ADMIRAL NELSON’S BLACK PATCH
Admiral Nelson’s Rum has announced its Black Patch Premium Black Spiced Rum, which is filtered through the charred American White Oak used in the Bourbon-aging process. It is a more robust style of Admiral Nelson’s Spiced Rum. Bottled at 94 proof, Admiral Nelson’s Black Patch Rum features a cream, black and silver label and closure.Click here to read more.
WYOMING WHISKEY SMALL BATCH BOURBON
Coming soon to a store near you: a whiskey from out west. Wyoming Whiskey tries to break the traditional mold of where whiskey is produced and how it is produced, the company says. They are making the spirit without a master distiller, and with locally-sourced WY ingredients. Click here to read more.
Industry Happenings
Steamboat Wine Festival
August 5-9
Steamboat Springs, CO
SCape Wine 2015
September 15-17
Cape Town, South Africa
NBWA Convention & Trade Show
October 11-14
Las Vegas, NV
SommCom
Nov 18-21
San Diego, CA

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