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Craft Spirits Continue Bull Run, With More M&A Activity On The Horizon

While craft spirits still represent only about 2% of the overall spirits market by volume, the segment is achieving rapid growth and is expected to continue its strong gains in the years ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 8, 2017

Pernod Ricard Posts 5% U.S. Growth, But Warns That Market’s Momentum Is Slowing

Pernod Ricard enjoyed a 5% organic sales increase in the U.S. market in its fiscal year ended in June, but the drinks giant cautioned that the spirits category’s pace, while still solid, has slowed a bit in recent months. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 31, 2017

With Pernod Ricard’s Support, Smooth Ambler Is Set For Expansion

West Virginia-based craft distiller Smooth Ambler Spirits is positioned to grow its U.S. presence following Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of a majority stake in the company late last year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 16, 2017

Interview, Part 2: Pernod Ricard’s Paul Duffy

In the second part of our interview with Paul Duffy, the Pernod Ricard North America chairman and CEO discusses the recent acquisition of craft distiller Smooth Ambler, as well as the company’s efforts in the rising Cognac and Tequila categories. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 15, 2017

New Whisk(e)y-Themed Fund’s Shares Lagging, But Top Players Bullish On Category

The team behind a new whisk(e)y-themed exchange-traded fund (ETF) rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week, but so far there’s been little to celebrate. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 23, 2016