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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

News Briefs for September 2, 2016

•Following yesterday’s announcement that retailers Total Wine & More and BevMax will reverse course and stop marketing spirits prices below the state-mandated minimum in Connecticut, Total Wine noted in a statement that its compromise arrangement with the state’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) “made no admission of wrongdoing or liability, and DCP didn’t find there to be any wrongdoing or liability on Total Wine & More’s part.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2016

News Briefs for August 19, 2016

•Brown-Forman is releasing Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style whiskey. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 19, 2016

Tapping The Whiskey Boom, Brown-Forman Sees U.S. Sales Rise By 6% In Full-Year Results

Brown-Forman reported 6% underlying net sales growth in the U.S. for its fiscal year ended April 30, as the company continued to ride the U.S. whiskey boom. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 8, 2016

News Briefs for August 28, 2015

•Brown-Forman is rolling out the latest edition of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, commemorating the birthday of the company’s founder George Garvin Brown. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2015

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 →

Posted in News on July 23, 2015

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