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Daily Archive: January 9, 2014

Diageo Is Bullish On DeLeón, But Is Also Open To More Tequila Deals

Diageo North America president Larry Schwartz is intent on quickly replacing the profitability lost with the departure of Jose Cuervo from the company’s Tequila portfolio, and while he’s extremely bullish on the prospects of both Don Julio and new acquisition DeLeón, he says that more moves may soon be on the way. Continue reading →

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Beam, Timberlake Partner On New Sauza 901 Tequila

Tequila appears to be the category of choice these days for aspiring celebrity spirits marketers. Just a day after the news that Diageo and Diddy are teaming on DeLeón Tequila, Beam Inc. confirms to SND that it’s partnering with Justin Timberlake on a new Tequila project, Sauza 901, which will appear in select U.S. markets early this year. Continue reading →

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Teeling Names Infinium As Its U.S. Importer

The Teeling Whiskey Co. has appointed California-based Infinium Spirits the exclusive U.S. importer for its flagship Irish whiskey brand. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 9, 2014

Anheuser-Busch has reportedly agreed to acquire Portland, Oregon-based distributor Morgan Distributing, one of the largest independent beer distributors in the state. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 9, 2014

•Chicago’s Virtue Cider, founded in 2011 by former Goose Island brewmaster Gregory Hall, has released its latest vintage of The Mitten, a Bourbon barrel-aged winter cider. Continue reading →

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