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Daily Archive: August 23, 2021

Impact’s “Hot Brand” Tequilas Continue To Soar In 2021

Last year, Tequila shipments to the U.S. surged 24% to above 28 million 9-liter cases, more than doubling in size from a decade earlier. The U.S. accounted for nearly 90% of global Tequila exports in 2020, and achieved a new milestone with 60% of shipments comprised by the higher-priced 100%-blue agave segment, an all-time high. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 23, 2021

•Glenfiddich Grande Couronne, Dalmore Decades, and newcomers from Michter’s and Rabbit Hole are among the offerings featured in Whisky Advocate’s latest weekly roundup. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 23, 2021

•Jackson, Mississippi’s Cathead Distillery has released the 2021 edition of Old Soul Straight Bourbon whiskey. Continue reading →

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Ray Herrmann, Drinks Industry Icon, Dies at 100

Legendary drinks industry executive Ray Herrmann has passed away at the age of 100. One of the leading lights of the wine and spirits business with a career spanning more than half a century, Herrmann played a key role in the formation of the U.S. distribution landscape as it stands today, led by giants like Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Republic National Distributing Co., and Breakthru Beverage—a $6.1 billion behemoth of which he remained chairman emeritus up to his death. Continue reading →

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