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Whisky Advocate: Highland Park Dropping Some Whiskies, Adding Others

Edrington-owned Highland Park is making several changes to its range of single malt whiskies. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 26, 2017

Diageo Cleared To Build Irish Whiskey Distillery For Roe & Co. Brand

Diageo has received the go-ahead to build a €25 million ($28m) Irish whiskey distillery at its St. James’s Gate facility in Dublin. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 26, 2017

News Briefs for May 26, 2017

•William Grant & Sons’ Reyka vodka brand has unveiled its first TV ad campaign, targeting the Portland, Oregon market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 26, 2017

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 26, 2017

•Mayflower Brewing Co. has released New World IPA, the latest expression in the brewery’s year-round lineup. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 26, 2017

Interview: Bruce Hunter, Managing Director, Shaw-Ross International Importers

Florida-based Shaw-Ross International has caught fire in recent years as the importer of Chateau d’Esclans, whose Whispering Angel brand has spearheaded the Provence rosé boom in the U.S. market. But Shaw-Ross’s recent gains haven’t been limited to rosé. In fact, the company has a number of wine and spirits brands carving out solid growth, including Spanish wines Marques de Riscal (+22% to 172,000 cases last year) and Real Sangria (+4% to 611,000 cases), rums Ron Barcelo (+5% to 61,000 cases) and Pusser’s (+10% to 32,000 cases), and single malt Scotch Glengoyne (+13% to 9,000 cases). SND managing editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Shaw-Ross managing director Bruce Hunter to get an update.

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Posted in News on May 25, 2017

Responding To Constellation Offer, Brown-Forman Says It’s Not For Sale

Following Tuesday’s news that Constellation has lodged an offer to acquire Brown-Forman, the Kentucky-based whiskey giant—controlled by fifth-generation majority shareholders the Brown family—insists that it has no interest in giving up its independence. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2017

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