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A New Direction for Stoli

Stoli Group USA in January took over complete responsibility for the importation, marketing and distribution of Stolichnaya vodka. John Esposito, most recently the president/CEO of Bacardi USA, has signed on as president of this...

Irish Spring

That Irish whiskey chalked up yet another record-breaking year is no longer breaking news, but rather, business as usual for the fastest-growing spirits category. Buoyed by the rising tide of consumer interest in brown...

Straight Talk

Call it a luxury problem. When execs in charge of Maker'€™s Mark last spring announced their intent to lower the proof of their flagship bourbon, the reaction was an immediate and almost uniform '€œNo!'€ from...

Talking Top Shelf Spirits

Offering your clientele a fresh array of spirits on your shelves encourages experimentation and is a proven tactic for bolstering sales. It is especially true now. There are more handmade, so-called boutique spirits on...

Honey Whiskies Command Store Shelf Space

Need more proof that the honey-flavored whiskey category is on fire? A recent quarterly study conducted by the Beverage Information Group (the research arm of Beverage Dynamics'€™ parent company) found that honey variations of...

Beer Hunter Cocktail Wins Bärenjäger Competition

More evidence that beer cocktails are still a big thing, a libation called the Beer Hunter has won the fourth annual national Bärenjäger Bärtender Competition. The contest, sponsored by Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, crowned Naomi Levy of...

Whiskey Sales Are Robust in U.S, DISCUS Reports

U.S. Bourbon and TN Whiskey Drive Export Records in 2013 Market Opening Agreements, Cocktails, Quality and Heritage Drive “Global Whiskey Renaissance” New York City – American distilled spirits exports broke new records in 2013 crossing 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...

2 Gingers Founder Taking Brand on Roadshow

Irish whiskey is on fire: The category is expected to surge more than 15% in the next year, to a projected 2.8 million 9-liter cases consumed in 2014, according to the Beverage Information Group....

Diageo Launches Haig Club Whisky With David Beckham And Simon Fuller

LONDON, 8 April 2014: Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, announces today the global launch of Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky, in partnership with global sporting icon David Beckham and British entrepreneur...