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Canadian Whisky Builds Value With A Focus On Rye

While tapping into growth with flavors Canadian whisky is also building value by leveraging its strength in the rye segment. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 1, 2016

Rémy Acquires Seattle Single Malt Producer Westland Distillery

Rémy Cointreau has entered the U.S. market’s craft spirits segment, acquiring Westland Distillery for an undisclosed price. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 1, 2016

Diageo’s Buchanan’s Bidding To Transcend Scotch Whisky Category

Propelled by a strong following within the Latino community, Buchanan’s is currently the fastest-growing Scotch whisky brand in the U.S. market, having expanded by 55% since 2012, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 29, 2016

Interview: K&L’s Spirits Buyer David Driscoll Talks Scotch Whisky Trends

California retailer K&L Wine Merchants operates three stores in the Golden State, located in Redwood City, San Francisco and Hollywood. Traditionally known as a wine powerhouse, over the past decade K&L has seen its spirits sales grow from 3% of its revenue to the current 12% share. For the nine years, head spirits buyer David Driscoll has developed direct relationships with Scotch whisky distillers, bringing products from small-lot players into K&L’s stores and cultivating a loyal customer base. SND recently spoke with Driscoll about current Scotch whisky trends. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 22, 2016

Gin Continues Its Revival At The High End, As Key Players Post Healthy Gains

Total gin volumes have struggled over the past decade, with U.S. consumption slipping by more than 1.2 million cases from 2008–2016. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 16, 2016

Jameson Leads A U.S. Groundswell For Irish Whiskey

Long overshadowed by its Scottish neighbor, the Irish whiskey category continues to post eye-catching growth numbers, and key spirits players across the U.S. market are taking note—and getting into the action.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 14, 2016

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