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Bonfort’s Vodka Report 2018

By Editor-in-Chief, Natasha Swords

According to the Distilled Spirits Council, vodka has become the backbone of the spirits industry, accounting for 32% of all volume. In 2017, 71.3 million 9-liter cases of vodka were sold in the United States, generating $6.2 billion in revenue for distillers.

The Council states that … Read the rest

Fratelli Branca To Launch U.S. Import Company In Early 2019

Fratelli Branca announced it will launch its own import company in the United States in early 2019. The new venture, Branca USA, will be based in New York City and will transition from current importing and marketing partner, Infinium Spirits. Branca USA expects current distribution partnerships across the United Read the rest

6 Bars That Know How To Kill It During Negroni Week

Caffè Umbria’s Negroni Elixir Recipe:

In Portland, Oregon Caffè Umbria is a full-bar coffee roaster with two locations on Madison Street and NW 12th Avenue. Retail District Manager, Danica Copus says with Negroni week just around the corner, they have prepped their cocktail menu for their carefully curated Negroni Elixir, Read the rest

The Matter of Mezcal

According to research firm, Technavio, the increasing disposable incomes and the lifestyle changes of consumers have considerably increased the demand for mezcal. Premium spirits such as mezcal, tequila, gin, Scotch whiskey, and Irish whiskey have become a status symbol, especially among youth.

Lead analyst at Technavio, Manjunath Jagannathan … Read the rest