In this role, Di Giammarco is responsible for the BACARDÍ rum brand marketing efforts globally, including enhancing brand equity, positioning, advertising, packaging and pricing.
The new line comes in Margarita, Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri flavors, each made with real fruit juice.
In addition to recognizing her overall contribution to the craft cocktail community and her tireless dedication as an ambassador for House Spirits Distillery and its flagship Aviation American Gin, the award marks the first time an ambassador from a U.S. craft distillery has earned this honor.
"This anniversary year is a big deal for BACARDÍ flavored rums and we always continue to expand the portfolio with innovative flavors to meet our consumer's needs for rich taste experiences," said Shane M. Graber, Vice President and Brand Managing Director BACARDÍ rum North America.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has completed the construction of its 83,000 square foot revolutionary new distribution center, which uses satellite technology to store and retrieve pallets of finished goods. Buffalo Trace Distillery is believed to be the first spirits supplier to use this system, called an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
With ample area parking and easy access to riverboats, casinos, and downtown hotels, the new location is being designed to accommodate retail customers as well as serve the company's storage and production needs
Barrel Proof, ranging from 125 to 140 proof, is the Jack Daniel Distillery's second offering in the Single Barrel Collection which includes Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select.
The new whiskeys join Eastside's broad line of spirits that include the award-winning Burnside Bourbon and Burnside 'Oregon Oaked' Bourbon, as well as the award winning flavored whiskeys, Marionberry and Cherry Bomb.
Heaven Hill will draw names of employees each Friday, for a total of 80 names, all leading up to an Employee Appreciation event on Sept. 12 at Heaven Hill corporate headquarters in Bardstown, Ky. Heaven Hill will donate $80 to a charity of those people’s choosing. In total, 80 employees will give $80 each to 80 charitable causes.
Marlee’s takes a modern slant on an old tradition by blending American rye whiskey with Chinese gunpowder green tea and a touch of organic Mexican blue agave.
“2014 was an exceptionally fertile year for drink books and drink writing in general, with extremely difficult choices to make in each of the four writing categories,” said David Wondrich Writing Committee Chairman. “As far as the judges are concerned, each of the finalists is a true winner and would have dominated the field in an average year. It was humbling to have to choose among them.”
MGP’s Master Distiller Greg Metze has crafted only 6,000 hand-numbered bottles of this unique expression, which is the result of marrying three distinct straight bourbon whiskeys. The brand consists of 38% 2006 bourbon (21% rye), 3% 2006 bourbon (36% rye), and 59% 2008 bourbon (21% rye), all made by MGP.
The distillers will launch with a craft gin using Appalachian-inspired botanicals as well as a sustainably sourced white whiskey. McClintock will also be producing a bourbon and Irish-style whiskey that will be barrel-aged on site and will be available for sale in several years.
Fiorenzo is an experienced veteran with two decades of work in the alcohol beverage industry, including nearly ten years with Gruppo Campari. He has held multiple leadership positions within the company, most recently serving as senior market director of Gruppo Campari subsidiary J. Wray & Nephew in Jamaica.