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Flavored Whiskies Poised To Cross 11 Million Cases In The U.S.

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SHANKEN – June 11, 2018 – While flavored whiskies’ progress has slowed from the double-digit pace of recent years, the category remains a growth engine that’s widening the brown spirits audience to include more women, Millennials, and Latinos. The top 10 flavored whisk(e)y brands in the U.S. all grew last year, with two labels—Crown Royal … Continue reading “Flavored Whiskies Poised To Cross 11 Million Cases In The U.S.”

Southern Glazer’s Enters Cannabis Distribution Market In Canada

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MAY 17, 2018 — SHANKEN — Southern Glazer’s is set to enter the cannabis distribution market in Canada, as the country prepares to begin allowing legal cannabis sales later this year. Under a new deal, Southern Glazer’s subsidiary Great North Distributors will become the exclusive distributor for cannabis producer Aphria throughout Canada. “With this agreement, … Continue reading “Southern Glazer’s Enters Cannabis Distribution Market In Canada”

Bob Dylan Links With Spirits Investment Partners To Unveil Heaven’s Door Whiskey Range

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SHANKEN APRIL 30, 2018 – Bob Dylan has collaborated with beverage alcohol investment group Spirits Investment Partners (SIP) to launch Heaven’s Door Spirits, a new collection of American craft whiskies. The range, which features whiskies from various distillers and blenders, comprises three inaugural offerings: a Tennessee Straight Bourbon, Double Barrel Whiskey from Tennessee, and a … Continue reading “Bob Dylan Links With Spirits Investment Partners To Unveil Heaven’s Door Whiskey Range”

As Mezcal Booms In The U.S., Supply Issues Could Create A Pricing Squeeze

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SHANKEN: While mezcal is surging in the U.S. market, agave pricing and supply issues in Mexico are poised to make a deep impact on the burgeoning category. Mezcal can be made in several Mexican states, but the vast majority comes from Oaxaca and is made using the Espadín agave variety. Pricing of Espadín agave was … Continue reading “As Mezcal Booms In The U.S., Supply Issues Could Create A Pricing Squeeze”

Brown-Forman Sales Up 7% Through First Three Quarters, Fueled By High-End Whiskies

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SHANKEN: Brown-Forman continues to benefit from strong growth in the whiskey and Tequila categories, with its net sales rising 7% to $2.5 billion on an organic basis during the nine months through January, representing the first three quarters of its fiscal year. Operating income surged 11% to $894 million during the period. In the company’s … Continue reading “Brown-Forman Sales Up 7% Through First Three Quarters, Fueled By High-End Whiskies”

What’s hitting the shelves? New products February 2018

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20-Feb-2018 By Rachel Arthur – From speciality beers to sugar free cola, we take a look at some of the new products hitting shelves around the globe. Read here.  

Organic market hits £2.2bn, driven by online sales

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FOOD NAVIGATOR – The UK organic market is now worth more than ever at £2.2bn, growing by 6% in 2017 and driven in part by the rise in online shopping, a new report has revealed… Read