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Monthly Archive: August 2015

News Briefs for August 28, 2015

•Brown-Forman is rolling out the latest edition of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, commemorating the birthday of the company’s founder George Garvin Brown. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 28, 2015

•Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company is entering the New York market in late September through a partnership with distributor Sheehan Family Companies. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 28, 2015

Absolut Writedown Hurts Pernod’s Profits, But Company Carves Out 2% Sales Growth

Pernod Ricard achieved 2% organic sales growth in its recently ended fiscal year (positive currency exchange impact pushed reported sales to +8%), but its flagship Absolut vodka brand is weighing down the French drinks giant. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2015

News Briefs for August 27, 2015

•Bacardi Ltd.’s John Dewar & Sons unit has unveiled a new single malt Scotch range produced at its Royal Brackla distillery in Nairn, Scotland. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2015

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 27, 2015

•San Francisco craft brewer 21st Amendment is launching Toaster Pastry, an India-style red ale. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 27, 2015

Copper Cane Targets 1 Million Cases Within Five Years, Preps Elouan Extensions

Following its sale of the Meiomi wine brand to Constellation for $315 million earlier this summer, Joe Wagner’s Copper Cane Wines has set the goal of reaching 1 million cases within five years, with Oregon label Elouan expected to play a key part. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 26, 2015

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