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Daily Archive: July 23, 2015

Diageo Being Investigated By SEC

The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Diageo has been over-shipping inventory in the U.S. market in order to boost its results. Continue reading →

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Rum Loses Ground In U.S., But $15-And-Up Segment Enjoys Progress, Sees Upside

Despite consumer tastes in the U.S. moving in the direction of aged spirits and full-flavored offerings, the rum category has been slow to make meaningful volume advances in recent years. Continue reading →

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Brown-Forman Breaks Ground On Old Forester Distillery Despite Recent Whiskey Row Fire

Brown-Forman has started construction on its new Old Forester Distillery, located on Louisville, Kentucky’s “Whiskey Row” at 117 and 119 West Main Street. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for July 23, 2015

•South African producers are nearly universal in their effusive praise for the 2015 growing season—rare for a wine-producing country with myriad climates that are home to a wide range of grape varieties. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 23, 2015

•Virginia’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is planning a new brewery campus on a 24-acre plot in Goochland County. Continue reading →

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