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Daily Archive: March 26, 2014

Bidding For Whyte & Mackay Approaches Final Round

Fresh reports say Campari, ThaiBev and private equity groups Lion Capital and KKR & Co. are among the final bidders for Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch whisky business of Diageo-controlled United Spirits Ltd. (USL). Continue reading →

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Tennessee Legislature Refers Controversial Whiskey Law To Study Committee

The Tennessee state legislature has voted to send a law governing the production and marketing of Tennessee whiskey to a study committee this summer, rather than repeal it, as Diageo has sought. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2014

Wine Spectator: Eataly New York Will Close Wine Shop for Six Months

Culinary partners Mario Batali and Lidia and Joe Bastianich are closing Eataly Wine Shop, the New York wine store located next to their Italian culinary marketplace Eataly, for six months, after reaching a settlement with the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA). Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 26, 2014

•Prost Beverage Company is introducing Tim Smith’s Original Climax Moonshine to the U.S. market following successful test launches in a handful of states. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 26, 2014

•Texas-based Garrison Brothers Distillery is set to enter the New York market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 26, 2014