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Interview: Bruce Hunter, Managing Director, Shaw-Ross International Importers

Florida-based Shaw-Ross International has caught fire in recent years as the importer of Chateau d’Esclans, whose Whispering Angel brand has spearheaded the Provence rosé boom in the U.S. market. But Shaw-Ross’s recent gains haven’t been limited to rosé. In fact, the company has a number of wine and spirits brands carving out solid growth, including Spanish wines Marques de Riscal (+22% to 172,000 cases last year) and Real Sangria (+4% to 611,000 cases), rums Ron Barcelo (+5% to 61,000 cases) and Pusser’s (+10% to 32,000 cases), and single malt Scotch Glengoyne (+13% to 9,000 cases). SND managing editor Daniel Marsteller recently spoke with Shaw-Ross managing director Bruce Hunter to get an update.

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Posted in News on May 25, 2017

Tequila’s Growth Trend Rolls On, Lifting Value And Volume

Tequila has been on an enviable rise over the past decade, with shipments to the U.S. market jumping 86% since 2005, to nearly 18 million cases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 22, 2017

Dennis Carr On Anchor Distilling’s Diverse Whisk(e)y Portfolio

A pioneer of the U.S. craft spirits category, San Francisco-based Anchor Distilling reached a volume of 230,000 cases last year, largely on the strength of its whisk(e)y range. The company’s lineup includes Old Potrero rye, Taiwan’s Kavalan and Japan’s Nikka, among others, with newcomer New Zealand Whisky Collection joining the fold this year. SND recently caught up with Anchor Distilling president Dennis Carr to get an update on progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 17, 2017

Suntory President Takeshi Niinami On Tapping Bourbon’s Global Potential

Editor’s Note: Takeshi Niinami became president and CEO of Suntory Holdings in October of 2014, just 10 months after Suntory’s $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. In the ensuing integration, the new Beam Suntory experienced some growing pains due to cultural differences, though both sides say those issues have now been resolved. Looking ahead, as Japanese whisky copes with a major inventory shortfall, the company’s focus is now squarely on Kentucky, with ambitious plans to expand in the Bourbon space. SND executive editor David Fleming met recently with Niinami to discuss the road ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 15, 2017

Moët Hennessy Launches Volcan De Mi Tierra, Staking Its Claim In The Upscale Tequila Boom

Moët Hennessy today introduces Volcan De Mi Tierra, its much-anticipated super-premium Tequila brand, which has been in development for nearly three years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 1, 2017

Single Malt Spurs Scotch Whisky Growth In The U.S.

Strong growth in the single malt segment drove Scotch whisky exports to gains in both volume and value in 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), marking a solid performance after years of mixed results. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 1, 2017

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