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News Briefs for December 17, 2014

•Mexcor International Wine and Spirits will have to change the name and packaging of its range of Crown Club whiskies after a federal court jury in Houston validated Diageo’s claim that the Mexcor range confused consumers and infringed upon the Crown Royal brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 17, 2014

Whisky Advocate Unveils Scotch and World Whiskies Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has named its World Whisky of the Year, as well as its annual winners from across the Scotch category. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 15, 2014

News Briefs for December 15, 2014

•Beam Suntory is planning to open a new visitor experience, including a small distillery, in downtown Louisville’s 4th Street entertainment district next year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 15, 2014

Interview: Wirtz Beverage Group EVP Danny Wirtz

With a wholesale and brokerage footprint spanning Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri and Iowa, Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG) currently ranks as the sixth-largest wine and spirits distributor in the U.S. (it’s also present in Canada, where it serves as Diageo’s exclusive broker). For 2014, Impact Newsletter projects that Wirtz will see revenues rise 1.4% to $1.77 billion, representing a 3.4% share of the wine and spirits market’s middle tier. Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller recently interviewed WBG executive vice president Danny Wirtz to get an update on market conditions and see where the company is headed in the new year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 12, 2014

Premium Players Give Gin Much-Needed Boost

Gin has often taken a backseat to more prolific and innovation-driven categories like vodka and whisk(e)y, and by comparison, its outlook has remained much more mixed. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 10, 2014

News Briefs for December 8, 2014

•Diageo is adding to its single malt stable in the U.S. market this month with an extension to its Oban brand called Little Bay. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 8, 2014

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