News from the spirits, craft spirits, and beverage alcohol categories.

Dulce Vida Tequila Reaches Milestone Of More Than 25,000 Cases Sold In One Year

Dulce Vida Tequila, recently acquired by newly formed alcohol beverage investor, Milestone Brands LLC, is pleased to announce the brand has surpassed 25,000 cases sold in the past 12 months. Dulce Vida Tequila recently launched a new line of 80-proof tequilas, Blanco, Reposado and Añejo, and 70-proof Lime and Grapefruit infused tequilas, across 10 states in August 2016.

Southwest Spirits & Wine Releases Calamity Gin and Knockmore Irish Whiskey

Southwest Spirits & Wine, a joint venture between Southwest Distillery and Prairie Creek Beverages, has released Calamity Gin and Knockmore Irish Whiskey. In a journey to create a gin for the next generation that would appeal to non-gin drinkers it took the President and Master Blender of Southwest Spirits & Wine almost four years and ten different formulas to create something legendary.

Ezra Brooks Launches New Straight Rye

The iconic brand Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a new addition to its product lineup: Ezra Brooks Straight Rye. The brand, which dates back to 1957 and has been a part of Luxco’s portfolio of whiskeys since 1993, will continue to provide variants for consumers that celebrate the modern gentleman in all of us.

Snoop Dogg Arranges Celebrity Endorsement Team for Tanqueray Gin

Tanqueray Gin announces the launch of “The Tanqueray TEN” a collection of talented, creative influencers curated by entertainment icon and brand ambassador Snoop Dogg. The ten individuals that comprise The Tanqueray TEN were all hand-selected by Snoop Dogg as part of his content partnership with Tanqueray to celebrate and modernize Gin & Juice cocktails.

Stolen Breaks Into Premium Aged American Whiskey

Stolen Spirits, the subversive creator of The World’s First Smoked Rum, is breaking rules again with the release of a unique American Whiskey. Known for “stealing” one-of-a-kind, premium spirits and bringing them to life, STOLEN has procured some very special 11-year aged whiskey and then re-barreled it with double smoked barrel staves, resulting in a remarkably rich and distinct flavor.

Hiro Sake Partners with New Distributor in California

Hiro Sake, the award-winning, handcrafted, premium sake from Japan, announces a new distribution partner in California. Effective February 1, 2017 Hiro Sake will be distributed by the Henry Wine Group, a division of Winebow. Hiro was previously distributed by Western Beverages and Jalisco Trading in California before moving to Henry Wine Group.

Gruppo Campari Acquires Super-Premium BULLDOG Gin

BULLDOG Gin and Gruppo Campari announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which Gruppo Campari will acquire most of the assets of BULLDOG London Dry Gin, an independently owned brand, for USD $55 million plus the assumed liabilities and working capital for approximately USD $3.4 million.

The Macallan Releases 1991 Fine & Rare

The Macallan Fine & Rare collection, created to identify the very best of The Macallan’s finest maturing stock, features some of the greatest vintage single malts ever released and the 1991 vintage continues to add to the liquid history of The Macallan, offering new insights into the aroma and flavor characteristic of this exquisite single malt.

Wyoming Whiskey Releases Double Cask Sherry-Finished Bourbon

Wyoming Whiskey is releasing a limited edition, sherry-finished bourbon this month. Wyoming Whiskey Double Cask is the first barrel-finished product from the Wyoming-based distiller. Pedro Ximenez barrels were chosen to compliment the flavor profile of specifically chosen barrels of five-year-old Wyoming Whiskey bourbon.

LiDestri Launching Cask & Crew Premium Straight and Flavored Whiskey

Cask & Crew straight and flavored whiskeys are a 51%/49% blend of fine three-year-old Canadian rye and classic barrel aged American corn whiskey respectively. It is characterized by a sophisticated profile that skillfully marries smoky and sweet notes to achieve an ultra-smooth taste. The line's three initial flavors include a straight blend of rye and whiskey (40% ABV), and two that are "corrected" with Walnut Toffee or Ginger Spice (35% ABV).

Bardstown Bourbon Company & Western Spirits Beverage Company Announce Collaborative Distilling Partnership

The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) announced today that Western Spirits Beverage Company, the makers of Bird Dog Whiskey, Lexington Bourbon and Calumet Farm Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, is the first to announce that it has joined BBCo’s Collaborative Distilling Program. Western Spirits will work together with BBCo to produce custom whiskey for its brand portfolio. The partners will begin their first distillation this month.

Stoli Group USA Enters Whiskey Category with Kentucky Owl Bourbon

Stoli Group USA, LLC announced that it will take over the national distribution, sales and marketing, as well as the global rollout, for the Kentucky Owl brand, effective immediately. This news comes on the heels of parent company, S.P.I. Group, acquiring the rights for "The Wise Man's Bourbon," adding a whiskey brand with a rich history to its burgeoning wine & spirits portfolio.

ROK Stars Announces New Products for the Bogart’s Spirits Portfolio

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick has announced that the Bogart's Spirits portfolio, currently comprising gin and vodka, will be augmented with the addition of a clear rum and an Irish whiskey.