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Daily Archive: January 25, 2017

Constellation Names Newlands As COO, Shuffles Other Execs

Constellation Brands has appointed Bill Newlands to the newly created post of Chief Operating Officer. Continue reading →

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Interview: John Glaser On Compass Box’s Role In Blended Scotch

Editor’s Note: While most of Scotch whisky’s recent progress has come from single malts, a U.K.-based American, John Glaser, has staked out a robust niche in blended Scotch with his Compass Box range. Founded in 2000 by Glaser, a 52-year-old American who once worked in marketing for Johnnie Walker, Compass Box has adroitly sought out aged stocks—its Hedonism ($120 a 750-ml.) contains liquid 18 years and older—and sold them to high-end bars, restaurants and specialty retailers. Creative names like Peat Monster ($65 a 750-ml., with 8,000 six-pack cases shipped to the U.S. last year) have caught consumers’ attention. Compass Box, in which Bacardi has a minority stake, has also gained an iconoclastic reputation for taking on the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over issues regarding transparency and age statements. SND recently caught up with Glaser at his London headquarters to get an update Compass Box’s progress. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for January 25, 2017

•Total Wine & More is set to open its second Houston-area store tomorrow, January 26. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 25, 2017

•Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing will launch in four new states—completing its national footprint—by the end of April. Continue reading →

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