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Brown-Forman’s U.S. Sales Rise 5% In First Quarter

Brown-Forman reported an underlying net sales rise of 6% to $723 million for its fiscal first quarter ended in July, with the company’s American whiskey portfolio continuing to make gains. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2017

Don Sebastiani & Sons Seeks Role In Spirits With Release Of New Tequilas

Like other top California winemakers, Don Sebastiani & Sons is seeing new opportunity in distilled spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 21, 2017

Spirits Ads Set To Air During NFL Games During Upcoming Season

Spirits marketers will be allowed to advertise their brands during National Football League games on a limited basis beginning with the upcoming 2017 season. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 5, 2017

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

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