With the sound of bagpipes echoing on Broadway, Keepers of the Quaich USA, the new American arm of the world famous Scotch Whisky society, marked its official launch with a tartan-draped gala Gathering at Gotham Hall in New York City. Attendees included the Duke of Argyll, the British Consul … Read the rest
“Good enough” is rarely good enough anymore. The distilled spirits market is changing, driven by consumers with increasingly sophisticated tastes. Any product that doesn’t measure up, gathers dust on the shelf.
With demand for smoother, richer products rising, Persedo, a new Houston-based spirits technology company, today unveiled an intriguing answer: … Read the rest
In 2015, Jan and Marsh Mohktari risked it all to start the Golden State Distillery, with their first spirit being Gray Whale Gin. Going into this new venture neither Jan nor Marsh had a background in distilling or the spirits industry, but they dove in headfirst, sold their home, procured … Read the rest
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), an advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced it will host its Inaugural Conference on Feb. 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, KY.
“For the first time in our history, we’re bringing together America’s spirits industry leaders, … Read the rest
Wine Access, a leading online direct-to-consumer wine retailer, announced today the findings of a recent internal study of sales data that shows Generation X holds greater immediate purchasing potential than Millennials, despite greater industry focus on wooing the younger generation. The data, which spans 2017 to 2019, supports recent … Read the rest
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) was awarded an additional $400,000 through USDA’s Agricultural Trade Program (ATP), which was set up specifically to assist those agricultural groups that are being adversely impacted by retaliatory tariffs. This brings the total amount awarded to DISCUS to $1,215,000 since … Read the rest
Founders Brewing Co. has partnered with Odom Hawaii – of the Odom Group and the GAB network of wholesalers – to bring its beer to the Aloha State. This marks the 50th state of distribution and successfully completes nationwide coverage for the 22-year-old brewery. Customers can expect to see … Read the rest
The CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux), the leading French wine trade association, held its General Assembly recently.
Its members, including 25 winegrowers (designated by the Fédération des Grands Vins de Bordeaux) and 25 négociants (designated by the Fédération des Négociants de Bordeaux & Libourne), elected Bernard Farges as … Read the rest
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“We are extremely pleased to welcome MHW as the newest DISCUS Director Member,” said Chris Swonger, President and CEO of DISCUS and Responsibility.org. “MHW is a dynamic importer
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) unveiled its new interactive Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits tool, a database for current laws, regulations and rulings relating to the sale and distribution of distilled spirits in the United States. This announcement marks the modernization … Read the rest
As Bloody Mary mix grocery sales increased in the past year, Charleston Mix has experienced significant sales growth according to the latest report from Nielsen. More than $17 billion in sales have shifted from established brands to smaller companies like craft producer Charleston Mix since 2013. Charleston Mix is the … Read the rest
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More than 150 distillers from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. July for the past few days, including today, for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the … Read the rest
375 Park Avenue Spirits has come to an agreement with Pernod Ricard to act as the exclusive U.S. importer for Wyborowa Vodka from Poland effective immediately.
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“We’re extremely excited to be welcoming Wyborowa to the 375 Park Avenue Spirits family and in doing so adding another iconic global brand to
By Margaret Pattillo
Bar Convent Brooklyn reconvened for its second year with over 300 brands showcasing their history and innovation through unique experiences to thousands of bar and beverage industry professionals in Brooklyn recently. The two day event explored a range of panels to choose from, Bar Convent Brooklyn was … Read the rest