Gruppo Campari Acquires Grand Marnier

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The Italian spirits company Campari has agreed to buy family-owned French company that makes Grand Marnier cognac, as well as wine and Armagnac. The acquisition price is reportedly $760 million. Campari also entered into agreement to become the global distributor...

Motivated by Consumer Trends, Jack Daniel’s and RumChata Team Up

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Creative drinkers have themselves to thank for this new alcohol alliance. The Jack Daniel’s Flavors team has announced an official partnership with the cream liqueur brand, RumChata. The deal originated from the organic consumer trend of mixing RumChata with flavored whiskies...

NH Liquor Commission Purchases Record Quantity of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel

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Only one in 100 barrels of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is hand-selected to mature and attain the highest designation of Single Barrel quality. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) recently purchased a record 15...

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Establishes Endowed Chair at Harvard

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The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) has committed $3.3 million to create an endowed chair at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School. The announcement was made public yesterday. The first incumbent to the Morris...

Wyoming Whiskey Crowns Winner of 2015 Bartender Shootout

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Wyoming Whiskey named bartender Chad Taylor, of Zinc Bar at the Amangani Hotel, the winner of its Wyoming Bartender Shootout. With his creation of a cocktail coined “22 Boulevard,” Taylor (pictured above) took home the...

Lillet Joins Pernod Ricard Profile

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Pernod Ricard has picked up another aperitif for American distribution. Lillet, a wine-based aperitif produced in Bordeaux, has joined the Pernod Ricard USA portfolio of premium spirit and wine brands. The addition was effective January 1,...

Exploring the Diversity of Northwest Wine

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As consumers continue to increase their per-bottle spend, California’s fine wine rivals to the north are nibbling away at the leader’s market share. The Golden State’s dominance of U.S. production slipped to a new...

Interview: How Patrón Stays Small-Batch Despite Its Large Size

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Patrón Tequila has used artisanal production techniques well before that trend swept through spirits and marketing. The brand has long positioned itself as ultra-premium and has become a giant of the top-shelf. Still, the company...

Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac House Announces First-Ever U.S. Distribution

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Bache-Gabrielsen, a family-owned and operated cognac house, is entering the United States market for the first time in its 111-year history. Expanding on their success in Europe and Asia — and led by President and fourth-generation...

Steve Larson Re-Confirmed as Iowa ABD Administrator

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By a vote of 47-1, Stephen Larson was confirmed by the Iowa Senate to a third term as the administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. His four-year term will begin on May 1,...

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