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Daily Archive: May 7, 2018

Interview: Luxco President And COO David Bratcher

St. Louis-based spirits marketer Luxco has been investing heavily on the infrastructure front. Earlier this year, the company opened its $35-million Lux Row Distillers whiskey facility in Bardstown, Kentucky, the new home for the Ezra Brooks, Rebel Yell, David Nicholson, and Blood Oath brands. Ezra Brooks and Rebel Yell rose 19% to 260,000 cases and 16% to 106,000 cases last year, respectively, according to Impact Databank. Luxco is also set to open a new Tequila distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, and it recently acquired a controlling interest in Derry, Ireland’s Niche Drinks for an undisclosed sum. The Niche Drinks deal included a site for a new Irish whiskey distillery, which will be the home of Luxco’s The Quiet Man brand. SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently spoke with Luxco president and COO David Bratcher to discuss the company’s forward-looking agenda. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 7, 2018

•Diageo’s Johnnie Walker will team with HBO’s Game of Thrones to debut a “White Walker” Scotch whisky this fall. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 7, 2018

•Plymouth, Massachusetts-based Mayflower Brewing has launched Jimador Agave Lager. Continue reading →

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