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On The Rise: Bourbon Marketers Hiking Prices Amid Category Renaissance

While Bourbon enjoyed solid volume growth in 2013—the category was up by 3% to 17.2 million cases in the U.S., according to Impact Databank—progress appears to have been even more significant on the value side of the equation. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2014

News Briefs for September 2, 2014

Campari America’s Wild Turkey Bourbon brand has launched a new campaign in support of its American Honey liqueur offshoot. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 2, 2014

•Salt Lake City’s Uinta Brewing has sold a portion of its business to private equity firm The Riverside Co. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2014

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, Known For Private Labels, Sees Brand Portfolio Hit 600,000 Cases

Launched in 2004 mainly as a contract wine and brandy producer, California’s O’Neill Vintners & Distillers lately has been investing in brands and capacity, and the company sees continuing growth on the horizon, with its newly acquired Line 39 label leading the charge. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2014

TPG, KKR Reportedly Lining Up Financing For Treasury Takeover Bids

News out of Australia suggests the private-equity pursuit of Treasury Wine Estates is intensifying, with the wine giant’s two current bidders exploring financing options to enable a deal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2014

News Briefs for August 29, 2014

Pernod Ricard has provisionally appointed Conor McQuaid as vice president, marketing, effective September 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2014

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