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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...

Tequila’s Rising Star

What do George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, P Diddy, Carlos Santana and Sammy Hagar all have in common? They are all hitching their stars to tequila, with category sales volume and revenues both enjoying robust...

A Global Phenomenon: Bourbon Continues to Boom

The chant “Buy American” can now be heard in bars and cocktail lounges around the globe. According to the Beverage Information Group, Bourbon is one of the bankable beverage trends in the U.S. Sales...

Interview: Yellow Rose Distilling and Texas’ Budding Whiskey Industry

Texas whiskey is a surprisingly new thing. While one might think that brown spirits and Texas pair together naturally, it's actually rather difficult to distill whiskey in the Lone Star State. Take Yellow Rose Distilling. The first legal whiskey...

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...

Why Flavored And Spiced Rums Remain Hot Sellers

The bright spot in the rum category these days is the vibrant flavored segment, especially the spiced variants. The flavored rum category is growing and evolving, almost as a separate entity from light and dark...

Bulleit Opens $115M Distillery In Kentucky

The Diageo-owned Bulleit whiskey brand has officially opened its new distillery, a $115-million facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Already a major global brand in brown spirits, Bulleit plans to expand production significantly with the new distillery (pictured...

Mead Trends for On-Premise 2017

Editor's note: occasionally we bring you on-premise stories from our sister publication Cheers, since most alcohol trends begin at bars and restaurants.  Honey mead dates back to the dawn of civilization, but there is nothing antiquated...

Pernod Ricard Acquires Remaining Stake in Avión Tequila

Pernod Ricard USA has completed its acquisition of the remaining stake in Avión Spirits LLC, owner of the tequila brand Avión, from its joint-venture partner Tequila Avión. Brand Founder Ken Austin (whom we interviewed in...

The 2018 Spirits Growth Brands

Keeping up with hundreds (if not thousands) of new product releases every year is a daunting task for retailers. How can members of the trade know which products to stock, which to drop and...