Top 10 Spirit Launches

Top 10 Spirit Launches

Whisky in all its guises took over the global spirits scene last month, but a smattering of gin, vodka and limited edition Cognac brands also made a splash.

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VIDEO: Introducing Samuel Adams HeliYUM

While devoting ourselves to the ‘Noble’ pursuit of perfecting the flavor of Noble Hops we’ve been exploring Noble Gasses as well.

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Spirit News

Johnnie Walker Retains Top Travel Retail Spot

Johnnie Walker Retains Top Travel Retail Spot

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky has maintained its position as the best-selling travel retail spirits brand despite experiencing a sales decline in 2013.

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New Product

Beam Suntory Unveils New Peated Portfolio

Beam Suntory Unveils New Peated Portfolio

Beam Suntory has positioned some of its Scotch and Irish whiskies as part of a new collection which explores the flavours of peat.

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Cocktail Recipes

Ketel One Fall Cocktails

Ketel One Fall Cocktails

What’s the good news about Summer coming to a close? The flavors of fall enjoyed in delicious Ketel One Vodka cocktails!

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Legal

How low will the NTSB go with legal blood alcohol limit?

How low will the NTSB go with legal blood alcohol limit?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is on a mission to lower the legal drunk driving limit to .05. For a 120 pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.

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Wine News

Duckhorn Wine Company Debuts Its Canvasback Washington State Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

 Duckhorn Wine Company Debuts Its Canvasback Washington State Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

The launch of this limited-release follows several years of groundwork by Duckhorn Wine Company in Washington State.

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Video

The Story of Absolut

The Story of Absolut

Absolut is a brand with a richness of history: from production process, to founder, to bartenders, to artists and popular culture. The story of Absolut is a story of reimagining what’s possible and transforming from status quo to extraordinary.

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Beer News

Constellation Brand’s Beer Margins “Highest in North America”

Constellation Brand's Beer Margins "Highest in North America"

Rob Sands told analysts on a conference call today that the tie-up with glass maker Owens-Illinois, announced ahead of today’s first-half results, will boost margins from 32% to the mid-30s.

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Puzzle

Crossword Puzzle

Crossword Puzzle

Test Your Bubbles & Rye Knowledge – by Barry Wiss, CWE, CSS

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Feature

How the Alcohol Industry Sees Marijuana Legalization

How the Alcohol Industry Sees Marijuana Legalization

Beer, wine and liquor do not care that legalization isn’t technically on the books. For them, it’s already a foregone conclusion. And that means that weed is already a real competitor.

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New Product

SMIRNOFF Sours

SMIRNOFF Sours

Forget sweet. Forget spicy. It’s all about sour this fall.

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On-Premise

Restaurant Sales Continue to Trend Upward

Restaurant Sales Continue to Trend Upward

Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion in July, the strongest monthly volume on record. Steady job growth and improving consumer confidence points toward continued sales gains in the months ahead, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Spirit News

Spirits Companies Encounter More Competition in U.S. Vodka Market

Spirits Companies Encounter More Competition in U.S. Vodka Market

The leading vodka brands in the United States are losing their buzz as craft distillers and other alcoholic drinks infringe on their turf.

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