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News Briefs for August 14, 2019

•Last November, the Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau (TTB) released Notice No. 176, a 132-page set of proposed regulations. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 14, 2019

•Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing Co. has appointed James Wheeler as senior vice president of sales. Continue reading →

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Interview, Part 1: Phillips Distilling CEO Mike Duggan

Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. has been in transition mode over the past few years, as it looks to boost growth for its Prairie Organic vodka brand while stemming the decline of its much larger UV vodka. Last year, Prairie Organic increased 3.6% to above 100,000 cases, while UV slipped 7% to 700,000 cases, according to Impact Databank. SND associate editor Shane English recently spoke with Phillips CEO Mike Duggan to get an update on those efforts. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 13, 2019

Diageo To Enter The Cuban Rum Segment With Santiago de Cuba Brand

Diageo is set to enter the Cuban rum segment, agreeing to form a joint venture with state-owned producer Cuba Ron through its Diageo Europe subsidiary. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 13, 2019

•In case you missed yesterday’s news alert, Heaven Hill Brands has acquired Black Velvet Canadian whisky from Constellation Brands for $266 million. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 13, 2019

•Boston Beer has unveiled a new national campaign behind its Truly hard seltzer brand starring actor Keegan-Michael Key. Continue reading →

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