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Phillips Distilling Launches First Bourbon, As Prairie Organic Continues To Surge

Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. is entering the Bourbon category with the launch of its new Douglas & Todd brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 22, 2018

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

Phillips Distilling’s Prairie Organic Offsetting UV’s Struggles

Long led by its flavor-focused UV vodka franchise, Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling is now putting more focus on premium vodka label Prairie Organic, which has roughly tripled in size to 120,000 cases over the past two years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 2, 2016

Phillips Distilling Sees UV Turning Around, As Revel Stoke, Prairie Organic Thrive

Led by its flavor-focused UV vodka range, Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. has faced a challenging landscape lately as U.S. consumers continue to favor brown spirits categories. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 5, 2016

Brown Spirits Ramp Up Innovation Efforts, As Flavored Vodka Shifts Gears

With vodka’s growth cooling and the whisk(e)y renaissance in full swing, brown spirits are leading innovation efforts across the U.S. market, courting both connoisseurs with upscale, craft-like offerings and neophytes with a variety of entry-level and flavored options. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 12, 2015

News Briefs for April 14, 2015

•Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs are backing their luxury DeLeón Tequila brand with a new millennial-targeted campaign. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 14, 2015

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