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Lake Hour is the New Happy Hour

When looking to create their own ready-to-drink beverage brand, for actor Wyatt Russell and producer Rich Peete, it was all about going back to the basics without sacrificing taste.  The two friends’ vision for Lake...
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Survey: Tequila Sales Keep Ticking Up in 2024

As part of our ongoing tracking of the industry, the Beverage Information Group surveys our readers quarterly, collecting trends/sentiment data from distributors, on-premise and off-premise operators. The consumer obsession with agave spirits may be...
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Podcast: Agave Spirits Beyond Tequila

In this episode we talk with Maxwell Reis, beverage director of Mirate restaurant and bar in Los Feliz, CA. Mirate boasts an agave spirits program that shines a spotlight on Mexican producers. Max shares...
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Top Canadian Whisky Trends in 2024

Although bourbon has been the big story in North American whiskey, Canada has a long history of producing original and creative whisky. Given its close ties with Scotland (hence the “whisky” spelling), which brought...
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The Top Gin Trends in 2024

Once the star of the cocktail scene, gin has never regained momentum since vodka took off in recent decades. But based on the number of new craft gins and unique expressions hitting the market,...
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Why Americans Love Canadian Beer

Canadian beer continues to resonate with U.S. consumers. From emerging craft brands to off-the-wall releases to macro mainstays, products from up north have found a welcome home down south across the border. Especially in...
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Podcast: Getting a Grasp on Gin

In our first podcast devoted to gin, we talk with Brendan Bartley, head bartender and beverage director at the renowned speakeasy Bathtub Gin and the creator of Botanery Barn Distilling’s new Revivalist Garden Gin....
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RTD Trends in 2024

Hard seltzer may have hogged the spotlight of the ready-to-drink (RTD) beverage alcohol market in recent years, but spirit-based RTDs and canned cocktails are providing the buzz today. The U.S. RTD market grew 1.3% in...
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Interview: Women in Spirits, with Beth Buckner of Maker’s Mark

March is Women’s History Month. In 2024 this comes as the U.S. spirits industry highlights and celebrates numerous women who have made huge contributions. Including Beth Buckner, senior manager of innovation and blending at...
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Podcast: Why Are American Whiskey Prices Rising?

Have you noticed that the prices on the bottles of American whiskey that you love continue to tick up, up, up? It's hard to miss it. How much longer can that go on? For...