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Q&A: Few’s Paul Hletko on Craft Hand Sanitizer and Surviving COVID-19

Suddenly, craft hand sanitizer is the hottest thing. Distilleries around the world have contributed in making of these products in defense against COVID-19. While generating cheery headlines, what actually...

Jose Cuervo Increases Stake in Conor McGregor’s Whiskey Brand

While reporting its first quarter earnings, drinks company Becle — owner of Jose Cuervo — disclosed a larger investment in Conor McGregor's Irish whiskey brand, Proper No. Twelve. Becle...

5 Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo will not be the same this year, since many in the U.S. are still sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if we can’t go out, let...

Ritual Zero Proof Unveils Non-alcoholic Tequila

As the low-cal trend continues, the emerging brand Ritual Proof has unveiled its new Tequila Alternative. This joins the company's existing lineup of Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative and...

Rabbit Hole Launches Gin Finished In Rye Barrels

The fast-expanding Rabbit Hole Distillery has revealed its latest new product: Rabbit Hole Bespoke Gin. This is a London Dry gin aged in the brand’s Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey barrels....

9 Vodka Trends in 2020

Vodka is still king of the spirits. For all the press around trendier categories like whiskey or tequila, vodka retains the sales crown. It represents about one-third of spirits volume nationwide.

Buffalo Trace Releases Experimental Wheat Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Distillery has released its first experimental whiskey of 2020: a wheat-recipe bourbon aged for four years, cut with water, then re-barreled and left to age for another eight years. 

Pernod Ricard Sees 14.5% Sales Decline Due to COVID-19

Global drinks giant Pernod Ricard has reported a 14.5% decrease in organic third-quarter sales, revealing financial damage already caused by COVID-19. A large chunk of this decline occurred in...

Appleton Estate Unveils 8-Year-Old Rum, New Packaging

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has announced new 8 Year Old Reserve, as well as a major branding change. This release coincides with a brand relaunch, featuring newly designed packaging, including...

The Glenlivet Launches Rum Cask-finished Scotch Whisky

The Glenlivet has announced the release of Caribbean Reserve, a non-age-statement Scotch whisky finished in ex-Caribbean rum casks. The new blend offers a sweet taste with hints of tropical...