While much of talk lately in the spirit business has been about the surge of whiskey sales in the US, the other brown spirit - brandy and Cognac - has managed to rebound quite nicely from the economic turmoil of a few years ago and even build on a solid growth trend here.
Earlier this year, I traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with sixth-generation rum maker Roberto Serralles, vice president of business development at Destileria Serralles.
Ardbeg presented a night of Whisky Exploration on Oct. 23 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City as NanoRacks Managing Director Jeffrey Manber officially returned vials of Ardbeg whisky that spent 3 years in space to Ardbeg's Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation Dr. Bill Lumsden.
Most Brits know a thing or two about improving through collaboration, and Newcastle Brown Ale is no different. To keep beer discovery fresh and invigorating, Newcastle is kicking off the brand-new series of "collaboration edition" beers made with some of Europe's finest and oldest breweries.