Brent Hocking On Launching Virginia Black With Drake

Looking to launch his own spirit brand, hip-hop superstar Drake turned to Brent Hocking. And for good reason: Hocking is an influential industry veteran...

Why Imported Whisky Is Booming

Lost beneath the hubbub about the boom in American whiskey are some exceptional numbers in the U.S. for the rest of the world’s whiskies....

Diageo To Invest $26.8 Million In New Distillery, Irish Whiskey Brand

Diageo is back in Irish Whiskey with the announcement today of a new premium blended release: Roe & Co. To support the new brand, Diageo also announced an...

How Spirit Works’ All-Female Production Team Reflects Women In Spirits

Spirit Works Distillery never intended for an all-female production crew. But that’s how it worked out for the Sonoma-based craft distillery. And that makes...

Report: Irish Whiskey Exports Expected To Double By 2020

There's no doubt that Irish whiskey remains hot heading into 2017. The category has now posted double-digit growth for a dozen consecutive years. Projections by our research partner, The...

7 Whiskey Trends To Watch In 2017

What trends will drive whiskey in 2017? The brown-spirits boom shows little sign of decline, so this year will likely be defined by further growth. After...

Remy Cointreau Agrees To Buy Westland Distillery

The French spirits group Remy Cointreau announced today that it has agreed to purchase the Seattle-based Westland Distillery. Financial terms of the deal were not...

Interview: Wyoming Whiskey’s David DeFazio On The Unusual Evolution of Outryder

When it opened ten years ago, Wyoming Whiskey became the state's first legal distillery since Prohibition. The Kirby, Wyoming-based distillery first launched a small-batch bourbon in 2012,...

American Single Malt Is An Intriguing New Whiskey Category

American Single Malt is an emerging category. Grounded in Scotch traditions, it’s also defined by a U.S. spirit of experimentation. And as more distilleries...

Quintessential Brands Relaunches Four Gin, Irish Whiskey Brands In U.S.

Quintessential Brands will invest several million dollars in bringing back four of their brands into North America this fall, the company says. These brands are: Greenall’s...
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