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Daily Archive: January 17, 2014

U.S. Spirits Market Sees Slower Growth In 2013, As Vodka Continues To Dominate

The U.S. spirits market eked out modest growth in 2013, but was unable to match its gains of recent years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2014

Crown Royal Debuts High-End XO

Diageo’s Crown Royal has unveiled its latest extension, Crown Royal XO, an ultra-premium blended Canadian whisky that pays homage to the brand’s storied history. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2014

News Briefs for January 17, 2014

Suntory’s proposed $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. is being targeted by at least two lawsuits brought by Beam shareholders, both of which assert that Beam’s board has accepted a price that undervalues the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 17, 2014

•Boulevard Brewing CEO Mike Magoulas has stepped down after a stint of 15 months, following the brewery’s October acquisition by Belgium’s Duvel, reports the Kansas City Star. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 17, 2014