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...

These Imported Craft Vodkas Are Hot in America

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The majority of vodka category growth in 2014 was in the imported segment and smaller, boutique brands. These brands are providing retailers and consumers alike the opportunity to hunt for the next hot new vodka. Sifting...

7 Classy Cocktails for Saint Patrick’s Day

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Saint Patrick's Day is a week away. For any mixology minded customers planning to makes classy cocktails for their St. Paddy's party, here are seven drink recipes that can help everyone feel the luck o' the Irish: Emerald Old...

Interview: Yellow Rose Distilling and Texas’ Budding Whiskey Industry

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Texas whiskey is a surprisingly new thing. While one might think that brown spirits and Texas pair together naturally, it's actually rather difficult to distill whiskey in the Lone Star State. Take Yellow Rose Distilling. The first legal whiskey...

Demand for Japanese Whisky in America Outweighs Supply

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Bottles do not last long on store shelves. Shipments are limited. Connoisseurs and curious drinkers grab what they can. The cost to purchase can rise well beyond the suggested retail price. This may sound like...

Interview: How The Macallan Markets to Millennials

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What do Millennials know about scotch? Probably that their dad and grandfather drink it. But do they know the difference between a single malt and a blend? Islay versus a Speyside? Are all scotches smoky?...

Irish Cream Wants to be More Than a Holiday Treat

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All Irish cream brands face two truths. The first is that sales are by far the best around the winter holidays. The second is that the category contains a runaway leader: Bailey’s Irish Cream, the...

U.S. Government Renews Havana Club Trademark for Pernod Ricard; Court Battle Continues

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The fight over Havana Club Rum took another turn this week, as the American government renewed the brand's trademark for Pernod Ricard. The renewal of the trademark registration in the United States is valid through January...

Texas Spirit: Southern Champion Begins Distilling in the Lone Star State

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New distilleries are popping up across the nation, as the craft movement expands from coast to coast, border to border. This includes Southern Champion of Texas. This distillery is the newest venture by Merrilee Kick, who is also...

7 Exotic Spirits Making their Mark in America

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As the American romance with international spirits continues, retailers often find themselves in the position of selling alcohol categories beyond their working knowledge base. Here, StateWays presents seven of those exotic spirits in one place,...

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