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U.S. Cognac Market Surges Past 5-Million-Case Mark

Cognac continues to thrive in the U.S., propelled by the remarkable rise of category leader Hennessy, along with steady progress for leading competitors Rémy Martin, Courvoisier and Martell, and an impressive contribution from relative newcomer d’Ussé. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 17, 2017

Interview: Binny’s Brett Pontoni Discusses The Brown Spirits Boom

Chicago-based retail giant Binny’s Beverage Depot has placed a big bet on brown spirits over recent years, building up its inventory of mainstream, craft and rare offerings, and investing in its Whiskey Hotline, manned by a dedicated staff of full-time professionals. With its Scotch, Bourbon and Cognac sales surging, the 35-store chain is now seeing brown spirits enthusiasm extend to Armagnac, American brandy and rum. SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently caught up with Binny’s spirits buyer Brett Pontoni to talk trends in the booming brown spirits arena. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 22, 2017

Beam Suntory’s Sales Rise On The Strength Of Its Bourbon Range

Beam Suntory, the spirits arm of Japanese conglomerate Suntory Ltd., achieved a mid-single digit sales increase in the first nine months of 2016. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 4, 2016

Cognac On Pace To Hit Major Milestones In U.S. Market This Year

Heading into the spirits market’s crucial holiday selling period, the high-flying Cognac category shows no signs of slowing down. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 10, 2016

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 →

Posted in News on December 11, 2015

Impact Databank: Cognac To Crest 4 Million Cases In The U.S. This Year For First Time

In recent years, the Cognac category has seen a gradual rebound from the economic downturn of 2008-2009, but lately its progress has accelerated markedly. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 26, 2015

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