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Daily Archive: December 17, 2013

Cognac-Moscato Blend Courvoisier Gold Pushing Boundaries And Fueling Growth

Beam Inc. has been marketing hybrid versions of its Courvoisier Cognac brand for several years, unveiling Courvoisier Rosé—a blend of Cognac and French red wine grapes—in June 2011. In late 2012, it followed with Courvoisier Gold, a mix of Cognac and Moscato. Both offerings are at 18% abv and retail at $24.99 a 750-ml. SND recently spoke with Neil Shah, senior brand manager for Courvoisier at Beam Inc., to get an update on progress for these two unusual line extensions. Continue reading →

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EXCLUSIVE: Deutsch, Precept Partner On New Restaurant-Focused Washington Wine Brand

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is poised to enter the Washington wine category, partnering with Pacific Northwest producer Precept Wine on a new on-premise focused brand, Shanken News Daily has learned. Continue reading →

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Whisky Advocate Names The Big Peat Christmas Edition As Its Blended Scotch Whisky Of The Year

Whisky Advocate has recognized The Big Peat Christmas Edition as its Blended/Blended Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year. Continue reading →

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Jim Beam To Add First Single Barrel Bourbon

Beam Inc. is extending its flagship Jim Beam Bourbon with a single barrel edition. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 17, 2013

•Monarch Beverage, Indiana’s top beer wholesaler, has filed suit against the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission in an effort to win the right to distribute spirits, according to local reports. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 17, 2013

•Anheuser-Busch is set to launch its first ad campaign for Chicago-based Goose Island next month, reports Advertising Age. Continue reading →

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