Knob Creek Releases 15 Year Old Bourbon

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The newest whiskey from Knob Creek is their 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. This is the brand’s oldest age statement released yet. Knob Creek 15 Year Old is 100 proof. Barrels used in this expression...

The 2016 Spirits Growth Brands Awards: Top-Sellers and Market Trends

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This year’s wine and spirit Growth Brands Awards winners sold nearly 130 million 9-liter cases in 2015, averaging almost 1 million cases per winner. The Beverage Information & Insights Group used the following criteria to select...

Can American Craft Spirits Continue To Grow?

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American craft spirits appear to be in boom time. But can the trend continue? Sales in the U.S. grew 4.1% last year, as volume increased 2.3%. Products in the $20-$30 range were up 7.1% in...

4 Quick Facts About Craft Tequila

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Sales remain sunny for tequila. The category grew 5% last year in the U.S., with the big premium brands leading the charge. Luxury brands are also booming. U.S. consumers are thirsty for craft tequila, and...

Interview: Jim Murray on the Evolution of American Whiskey

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Among writers, what name is more synonymous with whisky than Jim Murray? The British journalist pioneered full-time whisky writing in the 1990s, and continues to shape the industry with his immensely influential Whisky Bible...

DISCUS Study Paints Grim Picture of U.S. Distilling Amidst Pandemic

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No doubt, 2020 will go down as one of the most difficult years for all U.S. businesses, including craft distilling. A new study from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) reveals the horrible economic damage...

Cask Conditioned

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Irish whiskey is still high-proof strong after so many years of double-digit growth. More than riding on the coattails of American’s infatuation with whiskey, Irish is enlarging the demographic, bringing new consumers into the...

New Head Distiller at Hangar One Indicative of Women’s Expanding Roll in Spirits

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There’s a women’s movement in spirits that is rapidly expanding. Top roles in production and representation are increasingly filled by females. Hangar One Vodka is in line with this trend. Last January, the brand named Caley...

Bacardi Names New CEO

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Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, today announced its next CEO. Mahesh Madhavan, a 20-year Bacardi veteran who is currently a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team and Regional President of...

Pendleton Whisky Acquired by Jose Cuervo Parent Company

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Mexico City-based Becle has agreed to acquire the Pendleton whisky brand assets from Hood River Distillers for $205 million. The deal includes Pendleton Midnight, Pendleton 1910 and Pendleton Directors’ Reserve expression, in addition to the...

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