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News Briefs for March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

•Infinium Spirits is relocating its headquarters from Orange County, California to downtown San Diego. The company’s new home base is located in the heart of the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, at 5th and Market. Infinium, a subsidiary of the Underwood family’s Young’s Holdings, has seen its Skrewball peanut butter whiskey brand surge over the past year, more than tripling in size to nearly 600,000 cases in 2020, according to Impact Databank. The portfolio also includes Seagram’s Vodka, Corralejo Tequila, Crystal Head Vodka, Zaya Rum, Torres Brandy, and Tears of Llorona Tequila, among others.

•Compass Box Menagerie, Woodford Reserve Batch Proof, and newcomers from Bladnoch and Glenallachie are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. The magazine’s website has all the details.

•Molson Coors will officially launch Topo Chico hard seltzer on March 29. Topo Chico hard seltzer, a spinoff of the popular Topo Chico mineral water brand, will include Tangy Lemon Lime, Exotic Pineapple, Strawberry Guava, and Tropical Mango flavors, and will retail in 12-can variety packs, as well as in single 24-ounce and 16-ounce cans. It will initially debut in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and six metro areas including Boston, Chicago, New York City, Northern New Jersey, Seattle/Vancouver, Washington, and Washington D.C.

•Napa Valley’s Opus One Winery has appointed Scott Gould as vice president of national sales and marketing. Gould will be responsible for the strategic growth and positioning for both Opus One and Overture throughout the United States. He most recently served as the director of Bond for the Harlan family, and previously held a series of management roles with the Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.

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