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Interview, Part 2: Phillips Distilling CEO Mike Duggan

In the second part of our interview with Mike Duggan, the Phillips Distilling CEO discusses the company’s recent and upcoming moves in whisk(e)y and Tequila, as well as its focus on sustainability. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 14, 2019

Interview: Mike Duggan, CEO Of Phillips Distilling Owner USDP

Mike Duggan came over from Diageo North America early last year to become CEO of Minneapolis-based United States Distilled Products Co. (USDP), including its subsidiary Phillips Distilling Co. Phillips had gone through five consecutive generations of Phillips family leadership, most recently with Dean Phillips, who remains chairman. Duggan has been given free rein to push the envelope in terms of new products and strategies, and to combat recent downward sales trends at Phillips. The company’s biggest brand, UV vodka, which rocketed to well over a million cases after launching in the early 2000s, has struggled lately, falling by 5.7% last year to 1.25 million cases. SND’s Lee Murphy recently interviewed Duggan at the Phillips headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 4, 2016

News Briefs for May 4, 2016

•Sazerac Co. is in talks with Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers to acquire the Paddy Irish whiskey brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 4, 2016