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Hennessy On The Rise In The U.S., Despite Cognac’s Global Slowdown

Although Cognac has lost a little steam in the U.S. lately—decelerating from 2.8% volume growth in 2012 to a 1.9% advance last year, according to Impact Databank—category leader Hennessy has managed to stay ahead of the curve. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 21, 2014

Constellation, Diageo Loom Large On Impact’s “Blue Chip Brands” List

In a business where so many products are seemingly here one day and gone the next, Impact’s “Blue Chip Brands” have not only stood the test of time, but also grown stronger over the years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 13, 2014

Interview: Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russell

Jimmy Russell, the master distiller of Wild Turkey, celebrated his 60th anniversary at the distillery last month. Russell started in quality control in 1954 and became Wild Turkey’s master distiller in the mid-’60s. SND’s Adam Polonski recently spoke with Russell about his legacy and the evolution of the Bourbon business over the decades, as well as Wild Turkey’s plans for the future. Wild Turkey depletions in the U.S. market rose 10% to 590,000 cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 6, 2014

Tito’s Faces Another Lawsuit, While Templeton Fights Back

Tito’s Handmade Vodka owner Fifth Generation Inc., which is currently being sued in a California court over its claim that the brand is “Handmade,” is now facing a similar lawsuit in Florida. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 3, 2014

Exclusive: Despite China’s Struggles, World’s Top 10 Spirits Marketers Post Solid Growth

Impact’s exclusive report on the world’s top 10 spirits marketers reveals that most of the industry’s biggest players posted growth in 2013, even as key emerging markets like China, Russia and Brazil have faced their share of challenges. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 1, 2014

In Closely Watched Case, Tito’s Plans To Contest Lawsuit Against “Handmade” Claim

Drinks marketers are likely reevaluating their label claims in the wake of a lawsuit against Tito’s Handmade Vodka for the 1.3-million-case brand’s claim of being “Handmade.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 23, 2014

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