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...

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...

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)...

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...

Why American Whiskey Continues To Boom

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Whatever the reasons - and they are as varied as the styles, proofs and types of whiskeys emanating from this country’s distilleries - American whiskey continues to boom. Last year the entire broad category grew...

Gruppo Campari Sells Carolans and Irish Mist to Heaven Hill

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The global drinks corporation Gruppo Campari announced this morning that it has agreed to sell the Carolans and Irish Mist brands to Heaven Hill Brands. The sale is reportedly worth $165 million. The closing date of the transaction...

Johnnie Walker Launches Two More ‘Game of Thrones’ Whiskies

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Johnnie Walker and HBO Licensing & Retail have introducing two new Scotch whiskies to mark the ending of the massively popular series “Game of Thrones.” A continued collaboration with HBO, these limited-edition blends are inspired...

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