Spiced and Flavored Rums Drive Growth

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If you’re looking for liveliness and interest in rum these days, it’s probably happening in the flavored and spiced sector of the category. Rum’s overall woes are well known, and the general category was down...

Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference Coming to Denver

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The 2nd annual Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference (BARC) will be held June 3-5 in Denver, CO at the Grand Hyatt Denver Tech Center. The conference will bring together top retailers, offering in-person education and...

Campari Acquires Bisquit Cognac

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Campari Group continues to collect premium spirit brands. The global drinks company announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Bisquit Dubouché et Cie. from the South Africa-based Distell Group. This company, owner of...

How Imported Vodka Will Perform in 2018

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Imported vodka brands face a challenging environment in the U.S. market. Overall growth remains fairly flat and imports face competition from domestic vodka and American craft brands. And of course, brown spirits (especially whiskey)...

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...

Buffalo Trace Distillery Old Fashioned Sour Mash

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Buffalo Trace Distillery has released two Old Fashioned Sour Mash whiskeys as part of its long-running experimental whiskey program. Distilled in May of 2002, this recipe used Buffalo Trace’s proprietary mash, and the bourbon was cooked and cooled...

Imported Whisky Trends in 2018

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While all the talk the past few years has been about the astounding rebirth of the American whiskey category, producers of many of the world’s best- known imported whiskeys are similarly counting their lucky...

Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces 2016 Results, Top-Scoring Spirits

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The Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC), a globally recognized standard for spirits competitions, has announced winners and full results for the just-completed 2016 Challenge. Now in its seventh year, USC celebrates 40 Chairman’s Trophy winners, USC’s highest award...

Brandy And Cognac Ride The Rise Of Brown Spirits

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While the bulk of consumers’ and retailers’ focus is on whiskey, another brown spirit is also on the rise and poised for continued growth in the coming years. Brandy and Cognac sales were up...

Southern Glazer’s Shares Their 2017 Fall Alcohol Trends

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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits recently shared insights into fall wine and cocktail trends in both the on- and off-premise categories. With limited space on the shelf and behind the bar, off- and on-premise...

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