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DISCUS, Grocers Withdraw Oregon Privatization Initiative

An Oregon ballot initiative aimed at allowing spirits sales in grocery stores has been abandoned by its backers, including the Northwest Grocery Association and the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS). Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 29, 2016

St-Germain Founder Robert J. Cooper Dies At 39

Robert J. Cooper, creator of elderflower liqueur brand St-Germain, died April 25 in Santa Barbara, California, the New York Times reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 28, 2016

Brown-Forman Enters Single Malt With $416M Deal For BenRiach

Brown-Forman has announced an agreement to acquire BenRiach Distillery Company for £285 million ($416m), giving the company a presence in the fast-growing single malt Scotch category. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2016

Pernod Ricard Sees Solid U.S. Growth, As China’s Slowdown Continues

Pernod Ricard reported organic net sales growth of 3% to €6.8 billion ($7.7b) in the nine months through March, representing the group’s first three quarters of its fiscal year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 21, 2016

Vodka Carves Out Growth, As Smirnoff Rebounds While Upstarts Thrive

Vodka faces a host of steep challenges—including changing consumer tastes and premiumization trends favoring brown spirits—but that hasn’t stopped the category from adding volume in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 15, 2016

Crown Royal Debuts First Whisky In Its “Noble Collection” Limited-Release Range

Kicking off a new “Noble Collection” of limited-edition whiskies under its Crown Royal brand, Diageo has introduced Crown Royal Cornerstone Blend. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 15, 2016

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