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Canadian Whiskies Bet On Flavors To Attract New Consumers

While Canadian whisky’s pace in the U.S. has lagged that of other brown spirits categories, marketers are drawing new drinkers to the fold with an array of flavor launches. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 6, 2019

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

Flavor Focus Drives Gains For Canadian Whisky

Over the past few years, flavors have become a hugely influential part of the Canadian whisky category and contributed to overall gains in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 2, 2018

Phillips Distilling Sees Prairie Organic Driving Growth, Eyes Turnaround For UV

As demand for flavored vodka continues to cool, Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling—whose top seller has long been flavor-driven UV vodka—is ramping up focus on higher-end sister brand Prairie Organic. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 24, 2017

News Briefs for November 11, 2016

•Diageo’s Ketel One is introducing an on-pack virtual reality kit this holiday season. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 11, 2016

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

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