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Pernod Eyes Big U.S. Opportunity For Cuban Rum Havanista

With the U.S. recently establishing full diplomatic relations with Cuba—opening the possibility of lifting the U.S. trade embargo against the Caribbean nation—Pernod Ricard is reportedly laying plans to launch its Havanista rum brand in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2015

Control State Spirits Sales Up 2.3% Year-To-Date

Spirits case sales in control states rose 2.3% year-to-date through April, as shelf dollars increased 5.1% over the same period, according to NABCA. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 20, 2015

Diageo Targets Upscale Bourbon Tier With Blade And Bow Rollout

Diageo is officially launching its next play in the high-end Bourbon segment with the unveiling of its Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey brand, created at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 13, 2015

Edrington Sees Further Upside For Luxury Malts Macallan And Highland Park

After a year in which it formed its own U.S. sales and marketing unit, Edrington Group tells SND that progress is continuing apace for its key Scotch whisky brands Macallan and Highland Park, with each showing double-digit growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 30, 2015

Interview, Part 2: Campari’s Dubau On Craft Trends, Pricing And Potential Acquisitions

In this second part of our interview with Jean-Jacques Dubau, Gruppo Campari’s managing director for North America talks spirits industry pricing battles, the challenge of pinning down craft trends and the possibility of future acquisitions. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 28, 2015

Cuervo Owner JB & Cia. Considers Bond Sale To Finance Bushmills Deal

JB & Cia. SA., the family-controlled owner of Jose Cuervo, is planning to sell bonds for the first time, to raise up to $500 million to help finance its acquisition of Bushmills, according to Bloomberg. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 28, 2015

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