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Daily Archive: December 16, 2013

Whisky Advocate Names Irish, Japanese and World Whiskies Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has recognized three standout drams as its Irish, Japanese and World Whiskies of the Year respectively. Continue reading →

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Analysts Say Diageo’s Proposed Whyte & Mackay Divestiture Could Fetch $735 Million

Following Diageo’s November offer to U.K. regulators to offload part of its recently-acquired Whyte & Mackay Scotch whisky unit, analysts are estimating the value of the assets in question at around $735 million (£450m), reports Reuters. Continue reading →

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Scotch Exports Set To Double By 2025, Says SWA Chief Executive

Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) chief executive Gavin Hewitt has predicted that Scotch whisky exports will double in value by 2025 to £8.5 billion ($13.9b), reports The Scotsman. Continue reading →

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Washington State’s Small Retailers Seek Redress Against Pricing Pressure By Big Chains

Washington state lawmakers are exploring potential remedies to the rising outrage of small, independent spirits retailers who are being squeezed out of the newly privatized market by larger chain operators, according to Washington State Wire. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 16, 2013

•Tequila Avión, minority-owned by Pernod Ricard, has partnered with New York City’s Heartland Brewery on a new beer, Avión Tequila Stout. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 16, 2013

•Boulder, Colorado-based Upslope Brewing Company is re-releasing its popular winter seasonal Foreign Style Stout in Colorado. Continue reading →

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