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News Briefs for September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016

•Diageo is extending its Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur range with the fall seasonal release of Baileys Pumpkin Spice. The new offering combines the Original Irish Cream expression with the flavors of cinnamon and baking spices, maple, brown sugar, vanilla and coffee, the company says. Baileys Pumpkin Spice is available nationwide through November for about $25 a 750-ml. The brand’s portfolio also includes the Original Irish Cream, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Cinnamon, Chocolate Cherry and Espresso Crème. Baileys declined 3% to 1.2 million cases in the U.S. last year, putting the brand below its 2005 volume, according to Impact Databank.

•Sazerac Co. is releasing the Buffalo Trace Distillery 2016 Antique Collection of five limited-release whiskies. The collection features whiskies of various ages, recipes and proofs and includes George T. Stagg (144.1 proof), William Larue Weller (135.4 proof), Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (126.2 proof), Eagle Rare 17 Year Old (90 proof) and Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old. The 2016 Antique Collection whiskies are available in limited quantities for a suggested retail price of $90 each. According to Impact Databank, the Buffalo Trace brand ($25-$35 a 750-ml.) grew 33% to 150,000 cases in the U.S. last year, capping a run in which it has expanded by nearly fivefold since 2010.

•The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, the annual trade show for global duty free and travel retail held in Cannes, France, is set to open on October 2with a total of 473 exhibitors. On the wine and spirits side, exhibitors include Bottega, Champagne Henriot, Chateau Capet-Guillier, Marie Brizard, Nemiroff, Patron, Robert Mondavi Winery, Crafter’s Gin, Domaine Laroche, Gautier, Graham’s, L’Avenir, Laplandia, Rossi D’Asiago Distillers, Shotka, Smokehead, Tann’s, Vana Tallinn and Viru Valge. In addition to the brand exhibits, event sponsors include Beam Suntory and Heineken, which will offer hospitality service at the Harbour Village during the conference.

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