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Exclusive: Vodka Quietly Continues To Carve Out Growth In U.S. Market

Amid the U.S. market’s much-publicized whisk(e)y renaissance, vodka continues to achieve consistent growth and remains the most popular spirits category by a solid margin. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 20, 2015

Jim Beam Extends With New Bonded Bourbon

Beam Suntory is set to debut a new bonded Bourbon under its flagship Jim Beam brand next month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2015

Special Report: U.S. Spirits Market Up By 1.5% In 2014, As Fireball Rises High

The U.S. spirits market expanded once again in 2014, but while marked progress was common among the top sellers just a few years ago, more recent growth has been dominated by just a few brands—none of which are among the market’s most established names. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 14, 2015

Whisky Advocate: Crown Royal Releases Rare Single Barrel Canadian Whisky

Single malt producers do it routinely and so do America’s Bourbon makers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 9, 2015

Lucas Bols Targets $147 Million IPO

Dutch distiller Lucas Bols Holding BV has announced plans to go public, with an upcoming IPO on the Amsterdam stock exchange expected to raise €125 million ($147m). Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 9, 2015

Interview: Pierre Pringuet, CEO, Pernod Ricard

French spirits giant Pernod Ricard has undergone one of the drinks industry’s most dramatic expansions over the past 15 years—a transformation that coincided with the tenure of top executive Pierre Pringuet, who became the company’s co-CEO in 2000 and CEO in 2008. Following a series of blockbuster acquisitions in the 2000s—including Seagram (with Diageo) in 2001, Allied Domecq (with Fortune Brands) in 2005 and Absolut in 2008—Pernod has grown from being a mainly European powerhouse to become the second-largest spirits player worldwide. Company volume rose 4.2% to 128 million nine-liter cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank, while net sales were flat organically at €7.95 billion ($9.76b) in its fiscal year through June. With Pringuet set to hand the CEO reins to Alexandre Ricard on February 1, Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller met recently with the departing chief executive to discuss Pernod’s long-term progress and its opportunities for the future. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 19, 2014

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