News Briefs For September 25, 2020

?Minnesota-based Prestige Beverage has added Davidoff Cognac to its import portfolio for the U.S. The company is now rolling out Davidoff?s V.S. ($35), V.S.O.P. ($50), and X.O. ($150) releases?all bot


Interview, Part 2: William Grant & Sons’ Jonathan Yusen

In the second part of our interview, William Grant & Sons Americas president and managing director Jonathan Yusen discusses the company?s whisk(e)y portfolio, including how Glenfiddich and The Bal

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Interview, Part 1: Jonathan Yusen, President And Managing Director, Americas, William Grant & Sons

Fifth-generation family-owned spirits player William Grant & Sons has estimated U.S. volume of approximately 3 million cases, according to Impact Databank. Its portfolio includes single malt Scotc


News Briefs For September 3, 2020

?Jack Daniel?s master distiller Jeff Arnett is stepping down after a 20-year career with the brand. Arnett became master distiller in 2008, and is credited with driving innovation during his tenure, i

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California’s Super-premium Sparkling Wines Rack Up Retail Gains

The U.S. sparkling wine market continues to see solid growth, adding nearly a half-million cases to its total last year, according to Impact Databank. With consumer interest increasingly widespread, d


News Briefs For August 19, 2020

?South African vintners breathed an immense sigh of relief on Monday. President Cyril Ramaphosa?s government began allowing alcohol sales again, albeit with some limitations, after a months-long ban.

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Tequila Drives U.s. Growth For Diageo, But Emerging Markets Weigh Down Results

Diageo benefited from the strong performance of its Tequila and North American whiskey portfolios in its fiscal year through June, with its core U.S. spirits business posting 2% organic sales growth.


Tito’s, Hennessy, And Cuervo Drive Solid Spirits Growth In Control States

After a 17% surge in control states in March as drinkers stocked up during quarantines, spirits sales have decelerated but remain strong in the 18 control jurisdictions, according to the National Alco

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Tequila’s Off-premise Surge Drives Strong Growth For Cuervo

Grupo Cuervo posted a robust set of results for its fiscal second quarter ended in June, as consumers flocked to the Tequila category in the off-premise channel amid the global pandemic. Cuervo?s net


High-end Irish Whiskies Thrive, Pushing The Category Further Upscale

Irish whiskey is growing across all markets and price tiers in the U.S., and brand-owners are increasingly pushing their high-end releases?including single malts, super-premium blends, and Ireland?s m

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