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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...

Absolut Unveils Texas Vodka

NEW YORK, February 18 – Today, the world’s most iconic vodka brand unveils its eighth and latest addition to the Absolut® Limited Editions portfolio with the launch of Absolut® Texas – the brand’s first and only...

Luxco Blood Oath Blended Kentucky Bourbon

St. Louis-based Luxco announced the launch of its limited release, ultra-premium bourbon series, Blood Oath. This craft bourbon whiskey series will highlight a different variant, or "Pact," each year. The inaugural Pact, named Blood Oath...

8 Trends That Drove the Distilled Spirits Market in 2015

Sales of distilled spirits grew 2015, in line with sustained gains in recent years. But an increase in one category can come at the cost of another. These were among takeaways from the annual Distilled Spirits...

Sports Fans Are Embracing Premium Drinks

The way people watch sports has evolved, and has changed expectations for the beverages fans drink. Not long ago, many considered the optimal way to watch sports to be in-person at a stadium. Sit in...

8 New Books About Booze For Holiday Gifting

For that classy drinker in your life — or for your own enjoyment — here are new eight books about booze that are well worth gifting this holiday season. Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the...

The 2017 Spirit Growth Brands: The Top Bottles And Trends

With hundreds of new product introductions hitting the market each year, how can members of the trade make sense of which products to stock, which to drop and which to watch? This year’s list...

Irish Whiskey Distilleries Doubled in Number Between 2014-16

The Irish whiskey category continues to boom. A new report from the Irish Spirits Association says that the number of distilleries in Ireland doubled between 2014 and 2016. That number now stands at 18 — with...

Copper & Kings Names New Master Distiller

Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has announced the promotion of Brandon O’Daniel to master distiller. O’Daniel had served as head distiller of Copper & Kings since February 2014. O’Daniel is a "Kentucky-distilling thoroughbred with...

The Macallan Unveils New Packaging, Redefines Core Portfolio

The Macallan has unveiled a new look across its Scotch whisky portfolio. The redesign comes as the global brand opens a new, larger distillery in Speyside, Scotland that will expand production. The revamped bottle design draws inspiration from...