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Daily Archive: May 22, 2014

Interview, Part One: Edrington Aims To Double U.S. Sales In Five Years

This spring, Scotland’s Edrington Group officially took control of its own destiny in the U.S. market, assuming marketing and distribution responsibility for its brand portfolio—formerly handled by Rémy Cointreau USA—including the Macallan and Highland Park single malts, Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark blended Scotch whiskies and Brugal rum. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently met with Edrington Americas president and CEO Paul Ross to discuss the company’s plan to raise its U.S. profile. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 22, 2014

Drambuie Liqueur Brand Is On The Block

Scottish liqueur Drambuie has been put on the selling block by owners the MacKinnon family. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 22, 2014

Longtime Drinks Executive Charlie Sipple Dies At 76

Charlie Sipple, a longtime drinks industry executive, died yesterday of natural causes. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 22, 2014

News Briefs for May 22, 2014

•Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers unit has officially opened its new Beefeater distillery and visitor center in London. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 22, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 22, 2014

•Richland, Georgia’s Richland Distilling Co. has formed a new marketing tie-up with Florida-based The Action Group USA (TAG) to introduce its flagship Richland rum ($55) into key southeastern markets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 22, 2014