Diageo in Talks to Sell Whyte & Mackay

The company's United Spirits division may sell the brand to Philippines-based Alliance Spirits; the sale is valued at $675 million. Click here to read the full story.

Real McCoy Wins Awards in Miami

The brand won two gold medals during the Rum XP International Tasting Competition held during the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival last week. The full recap is below:   The Real McCoy Rum dropped anchor at the...

Treasury Wine Estates Acquisition Rumors

Pernod Ricard is said to be interesting in acquiring the brand, which controls a number of U.S. vineyards, and wine brands including Penfolds and Rosemount. For more information click here.

Edrington Launches Edrington Americas

The maker of Brugal Rum, Highland Park and Snow Leopard Vodka, headquartered in Scotland, has announced a new sales, marketing and distribution company for the U.S. market. From the press release:   NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edrington, the...

Suntory Completes Acquisition of Beam to Create Third-Largest Spirits Company

Suntory Holdings and Beam Inc. announced that the companies have completed the acquisition and the merged company will be known as Beam Suntory. From the joint press release:   Osaka, Japan and Deerfield, Illinois – Suntory...

Absolut Partners with Lady Gaga

The vodka brand has created a special concert experience for some lucky fans during Lady Gaga's tour, including a special lounge and custom cocktails. From the company's press release:   NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 –...

Knob Creek Bourbon Airs First TV Ad

Knob Creek Bourbon recently debuted its first-ever television commercial. The new advertisement, which will air nationally throughout the year, highlights the big, full flavor of Knob Creek, as well as the brand’s long-time dedication...

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Adds Rosés from Provence To Portfolio

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) has added a collection of rosés from Provence to its prestigious portfolio of imports for the American market.  DC&E has been granted exclusive U.S. importing rights to Château...

Campari Considers More Acquisitions

Campari is purchasing the Sicilian spirits company Fratelli Averna, and said it is considering investments in additional deals the rest of this year and on into 2015. The deal to buy Fratelli Averna, which produces...

Anchor Distilling To Market Ultra-Premium Kavalan Whiskies from Taiwan

Founded in 2005, Kavalan, the first whisky distillery built in Taiwan, caused an international incident in the world of whisky when it beat traditional Scottish brands at a blind tasting held on Burns Night...