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...
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Mezcal and Tequila Trends in 2021

Consumer thirst for tequila and other agave spirits keeps propelling the category to new heights, with new mezcal and tequila trends emerging. Consumption of this category in the U.S. rose from 15 million 9-liter cases...

Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Tamarack Cellars

Vintage Wine Estates announced today the acquisition of Tamarack Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded in 1998, Tamarack Cellars is known for its range of wines including Firehouse Red blend, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as...

Interview: Pernod Ricard’s CCO Julien Hemard on Shopper Insights, Mezcal and Irish Whiskey

The global drinks corporation Pernod Ricard remained busy in 2018 with projects like greatly increasing Irish whiskey production, while encouraging drinkers to put down their cell phones and act convivial. We recently chatted with Julien...

MGP Continues Adding House Brands with New Bourbon

MGP Ingredients, the massive Indiana-based distillery commonly known for providing sourced spirits, continues to expand its house brands with the launch of a new bourbon. The company in the last few years has launched a series...

Bud Light Adds Comprehensive Ingredients Label onto Packaging

Bud Light today became the first beer in America to add a comprehensive on-pack serving facts and ingredient label, with the unveiling of a new secondary packaging design that will hit stores in February. The...

Barrell Craft Spirits Launches New Premium Line

Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, KY has announced its new Barrell Craft Spirits line, meant to complement the company’s batch releases. This fall, the company will introduce this premium new line in three limited releases: ...

The Wine Group Acquires 7 Deadly Brand

The Wine Group announced today that it has purchased the 7 Deadly brand from Michael David Winery. First released in 2002, 7 Deadly’s lead SKU, 7 Deadly Zins, has ranked among the best-selling zinfandels in...

How West Cork Is Innovating Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskey is traditionally smoother than its bolder cousin, Bourbon. But that doesn’t mean the spirit is less flavorful — or less innovative. A new Irish whiskey brand exemplifies this creativity. West Cork Distillers opened...

Innis & Gunn Unveils New Look

The U.K. craft brewer Innis & Gunn has unveiled a new look with a unifying packaging rebrand across its core barrel-aged and craft-brewed beers range. The new packaging design takes inspiration from Innis & Gunn’s...