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Interview: Brian Ellison, President and CEO of Death’s Door Spirits

Wisconsin-based craft distiller Death’s Door Spirits was founded in 2005 and has quickly made a name for itself. While its headquarters is in Middleton (outside Madison), the company’s focus is Washington Island, an unspoiled island lying 250 miles to the north. Once renowned for its potato farming, Washington Island’s agricultural base has lately been revitalized thanks to wheat production—specifically an organic red hard winter wheat that’s used to distill Death’s Door products. The company is named after Death’s Door, a body of water separating Washington Island from the Wisconsin mainland. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 10, 2012

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 9, 2012

Serrallés USA and Death’s Door Spirits have unveiled a new 25,000-square-foot craft distillery in Middleton, Wisconsin. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 9, 2012

News Briefs for March 12, 2012

•Beam Inc. has extended its Knob Creek Bourbon brand with the launch of Knob Creek Rye Whiskey, a 50%-abv offering made with a rye-based grain recipe as opposed to Bourbon’s corn-based formula. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 12, 2012

News Briefs for November 10, 2011

•Diageo North America has released a new flavor extension to its ultra-premium Cîroc vodka brand across the U.S.—Cîroc Peach. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 10, 2011

With DonQ On The Rise, Serrallés USA Eyes Wider Portfolio

Up to now, Puerto Rican rum maker Destilería Serrallés has derived the lion’s share of its business from its contract production of Diageo’s Captain Morgan. But with the Captain’s production being moved entirely to the U.S. Virgin Islands by next year, Serrallés is set to lose around 70% of its volume. Accordingly, the company is now shifting gears and investing to drive sales of its own rum brand, DonQ, in the U.S. market through its Serrallés USA unit. With that effort proceeding, Serrallés is also now eyeing partnerships and new brand introductions to broaden its U.S. portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 24, 2011

Serralles In Tough Fight Over Puerto Rico Rum Rebates

Diageo’s decision to move production of Captain Morgan from Puerto Rico to the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) continues to send ripples through the Caribbean rum industry. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 19, 2011

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