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Monthly Archive: May 2017

Grocery Wine Sales Bring Major Change To Pennsylvania Retail Landscape

The pace of liberalization for Pennsylvania’s alcohol industry has accelerated over the past several years, with changes in the state liquor code expanding sales channels for spirits, wine and beer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 31, 2017

Beach Whiskey Plots National Expansion

Beach Whiskey Co.’s namesake brand is slated to expand nationwide by the end of the summer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 31, 2017

News Briefs for May 31, 2017

•Gruppo Campari is reportedly exploring a sale of its Irish Mist and Carolans Irish cream liqueur brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 31, 2017

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 31, 2017

•Buffalo, New York-based Tommyrotter Distillery is launching its brands in New Jersey and Connecticut, effective June 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 31, 2017

Kentucky Distillers Association President Eric Gregory On The Bourbon Tourism Boom

Bourbon continues to enjoy a bull run, reaching 20 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. market last year for the first time in three decades. Rising interest in the category has brought a wave of Bourbon-related tourism traffic to Kentucky, where around 95% of all Bourbon is made. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has helped spur the tourism boom through the Kentucky Bourbon Trail—which includes stops at Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Wild Turkey and Four Roses, among other distilleries. Its offshoot, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, is also popular. SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently spoke with KDA president Eric Gregory to discuss Bourbon’s thriving tourism scene, investments by major distillers and the category’s long-term outlook. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 30, 2017

News Briefs for May 30, 2017

•Bacardi Ltd. is launching a new limited edition of Grey Goose vodka to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 30, 2017

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