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Hennessy’s Progress Drives Cognac To New Heights In 2017

With market leader Hennessy firing on all cylinders, U.S. Cognac shipments surged last year, as volume and value both rose by double-digits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2018

Beam, Stoli Tussle Over Costello Appointment

Beam Suntory is taking aim at former executive Rudy Costello, who recently resigned to become chief commercial officer at Stoli Group USA, asserting Costello’s new role violates a non-compete agreement he signed with Beam in August of 2016. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2018

News Briefs for January 19, 2018

•Rémy Cointreau has posted organic net sales up 5.5% to €862 million ($1.1b) for the nine months through December, with growth driven by progress for its flagship Rémy Martin brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 19, 2018

•The Lyft ride-sharing service is teaming up with Chicago’s Baderbrau Brewing to market a new beer brand called Five Star Lager. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2018

Top Whiskies Extend Their Growth Streak In U.S. Market

With consumers eagerly exploring across multiple brown spirits categories, it comes as little surprise that 2017 was a strong year for the U.S. market’s major whisk(e)y brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 18, 2018

Deutsch Family’s Josh Cellars Crests 2 Million Cases

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits’ Josh Cellars brand continues to soar, topping the 2-million-case mark on 51% growth in 2017, the company tells SND. Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is leading the way for the franchise, with its volume surpassing 1 million cases on a 38% jump last year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 18, 2018

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