What is a Craft Spirit in 2019?

That the term “craft” has lost its meaning is nothing new. For years now the word has come to mean a broad swatch of things. Both the craft spirits and beer movements have expanded into...

Shock Top Hits the Road this Summer to Help Cities Forget About Winter

Shock Top is helping Boston and other cities recover from a historically snowy winter. In unveiling its summer seasonal beer, the Lemon Shandy, the brand recently kicked off its ‘72° & Shock Top’ campaign. From now through May 7,...

Red Spot Irish Whiskey to Return

Irish Distillers, producers of Jameson, have announced the return of Red Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Red Spot was discontinued in the mid-1960s. The expression now rejoins a line of super-premium Irish whiskeys that includes...

Clase Azul Strikes Deal With Southern Glazer’s

Clase Azul Spirits, producers of the ultra-luxury Clase Azul Tequila, Clase Azul Mezcal and La Pinta Pomegranate Liqueur, has announced a five-year deal in all Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits markets, excluding New York.   Southern Glazer’s executive...

6 Craft Beer Stats To Watch in 2017

What stats and trends will define craft beer in 2017? For the answer, look back at 2016, when the category faced a conundrum. On one hand, the craft beer business continued to expand in 2016....

Spiced and Flavored Rums Drive Growth

If you’re looking for liveliness and interest in rum these days, it’s probably happening in the flavored and spiced sector of the category. Rum’s overall woes are well known, and the general category was down...

Global Spirits Consumption to Hit 3.2 Billion Cases by 2020

The global spirits market is forecast to grow by almost 122 million nine-litre cases between 2014 and 2020, and to surpass 3.2 billion cases by 2020, according to the latest forecast data from the...

6 Trends in Scotch Seen By Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender

Jim Beveridge has seen a few trends come and go in the Scotch category. He’s worked for Johnnie Walker for more than 36 years. In 2001 he became the brand’s master blender. Beveridge (pictured...

8 American Whiskey Trends in 2019

No question about it: American whiskey is in a new golden era. Category sales have reached heights unseen since the 1960s, the last time brown spirits boomed. But that prior golden period came before the...

Why The 2015 Beaujolais Vintage Could Be The Best Since 1947

The King of Beaujolais liked what he tasted from 2015. Legendary French winemaker and merchant Georges Duboeuf was on hand Wednesday to present his company’s 2015 Beaujolais vintage of small-batch Domaine and Chateau Cru wines....