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Daily Archive: December 11, 2015

In A Category Dominated By Hennessy, Newcomer D’Ussé Cognac Is Rising Fast

The resurgent U.S. market’s Cognac sales were propelled by category leader Hennessy’s 9% gain last year, but smaller brands have been making significant advances—including a newcomer from Bacardi, a company not known for its presence in Cognac. Continue reading →

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Pabst To Distribute Vermont Hard Cider, With Option To Acquire

Pabst Brewing Co. continues to build its portfolio, striking a partnership to distribute the brands of Vermont Hard Cider (VHC) in the U.S., effective next March. Continue reading →

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Pernod Ricard Sees U.S. Premiumization Accelerate, With Whisk(e)y Driving Growth

In a presentation that focused on its Americas unit, Pernod Ricard said yesterday it’s tracking an acceleration in the U.S. spirits market’s premiumization trend. Continue reading →

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Whisky Advocate Names Speyside Single Malt Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has named Tamdhu Batch Strength as its Speyside Single Malt of the Year. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 11, 2015

•Taittinger is moving across the Channel. The Champagne house has acquired 170 acres of farmland in Kent, England, where they and local partners will plant a vineyard and produce English sparkling wine for a new brand called Domaine Evremond. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 11, 2015

•Classic Imports, a subsidiary of Massachusetts-based distributor Martignetti Companies, is set to add the brands of Maine Distilleries to its portfolio. Continue reading →

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