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Launching Homage To First Glenfiddich Malt, William Grant Eyes More Opportunities Ahead

With enthusiasm around single malt Scotch whisky reaching new heights, one of the segment’s chief progenitors, William Grant & Sons, is hearkening back to the earliest days of the category, launching a “replica” of the first single malt marketed by its Glenfiddich distillery. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 7, 2014

Fireball, Tito’s, New Amsterdam Driving Market Growth As Holiday Season Approaches

As the U.S. spirits market heads towards the end of 2014—and into the crucial holiday selling season—three brands continue to overwhelmingly drive the market’s growth: Fireball, New Amsterdam vodka and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 3, 2014

Diageo Sells Bushmills To Casa Cuervo, Gets Full Control Of Don Julio Plus $408M

Diageo, which has made a concerted effort to rebuild its Tequila business after Jose Cuervo left its portfolio last year, took a big step forward in the category earlier today with the purchase of the 50% stake of fast-rising Don Julio that it didn’t already own. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 3, 2014

B-F, Diageo Continue Battle Over Tennessee Whiskey Definition

Diageo and Brown-Forman continue to be at odds over a 2013 Tennessee state law regulating the designation “Tennessee whiskey.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 31, 2014

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

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