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Daily Archive: November 22, 2016

Interview: K&L’s Spirits Buyer David Driscoll Talks Scotch Whisky Trends

California retailer K&L Wine Merchants operates three stores in the Golden State, located in Redwood City, San Francisco and Hollywood. Traditionally known as a wine powerhouse, over the past decade K&L has seen its spirits sales grow from 3% of its revenue to the current 12% share. For the nine years, head spirits buyer David Driscoll has developed direct relationships with Scotch whisky distillers, bringing products from small-lot players into K&L’s stores and cultivating a loyal customer base. SND recently spoke with Driscoll about current Scotch whisky trends. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 22, 2016

News Briefs for November 22, 2016

•Pure Liquid, a new boutique wine and spirits shop, has opened in the World Trade Center’s Oculus transportation hub in New York. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 22, 2016

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for November 22, 2016

•Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has promoted 10-year company veteran Joe Whitney to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 22, 2016