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Monthly Archive: October 2012

The Macallan, Highland Park Spur Demand With Limited Edition Malts

Global single malt Scotch whisky exports surged 29% to £744.6 million ($1.2b) last year, with high-end whiskies—especially limited bottlings—becoming an increasingly important driver of premiumization within the category. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 26, 2012

Despite September Dropoff, Spirits Enjoying Solid Growth In Control States In 2012

Despite a disappointing 6.7% decline in September, year-to-date spirits sales volume in control states was up by 3.6% through the first nine months of 2012, according to NABCA. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 26, 2012

News Briefs for October 26, 2012

Brown-Forman’s Herradura Tequila has repackaged its upscale extra-añejo Seleccion Suprema offering. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 26, 2012

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for October 26, 2012

•Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based Smuttynose Brewing Co. is bringing back its Big A IPA, as well as introducing the latest entry in its Big Beers series, Zinneke. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 26, 2012

Pernod Ricard USA Records Double-Digit Growth In Q1

Pernod Ricard said today that its U.S. business enjoyed “strong momentum” in the three months through September, its fiscal first quarter, with organic net sales growing by double-digits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 25, 2012

Gallo Buys Shakers Vodka Trademark

E.&J. Gallo has reportedly purchased the trademark for Shakers vodka, the Minnesota-made brand formerly owned by defunct spirits group Infinite Spirits Inc. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 25, 2012

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