Spirits

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

Spirit Works Distillery Announces Promotion of Lauren Patz to Head Distiller

California grain-to-glass craft spirits pioneer Spirit Works Distillery announces the promotion of Production Manager/Distiller, Lauren Patz, to Head Distiller. With the elevation of Patz into production and distilling leadership, Ashby Marshall, Distillery Co-Founder and former Head Distiller, is shifting to a new role as Brand Director, responsible for leading the overall brand vision, direction and voice of the Distillery as it continues to grow and evolve.

CVS to Carry Khortytsa Vodka in California

Khortytsa Vodka, imported to the United States by Global Spirits USA, is now available in CVS Pharmacy retail locations throughout the state of California. Khortytsa Vodka (750-mL) will be available in approximately 700 CVS Pharmacy locations for a suggested retail price of $15 beginning mid-January.

Charities to Receive O.F.C. Vintage-Dated Bourbon

Two hundred lucky charitable recipients received an extra special holiday gift from Buffalo Trace Distillery this year, as the last of the bottles of the O.F. C. Bourbon have been shipped all across the United States. From there, it’s up to the charities to hold fundraisers of their choosing with hopes of raising thousands of dollars for their cause. The only requirement from Buffalo Trace is the charity hold their fundraiser by March 1, 2017 and report back how much money it raised.

Linie Aquavit, Aalborg Taffel, Aalborg Jubilaeums Now Available in U.S.

The Sazerac Company entered into a new partnership with Arcus Gruppen in early 2016 to act as the sole importer for Linie Aquavit, Aalborg Taffel and Aalborg Jubilaeums in the United States. Each of these brands are now available for purchase in the United States, and if not seen on store shelves, retailers can order them directly from their state wholesaler.

Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum to Launch in U.S.

Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof, the last rum issued by the modern British Royal Navy to its enlistees in 1970, will launch in seven U.S. markets July 31 to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Black Tot Day. Gunpowder Proof is an aged overproof expression at 54.5 percent which was the formula last used by the Admiralty. This follows a highly-successful introduction in Europe.

Sazerac Buys Domaine Breuil de Segonzac Cognac

Nestled in the heart of the famed and exclusive Grande Champagne cognac district, The Sazerac Company has purchased Domaine Breuil de Segonzac Cognac located just outside Segonzac, near the medieval town of Cognac.

Sazerac Partners with Arcus Gruppen for U.S. Imports

The Sazerac Company entered into a new partnership with Arcus Gruppen in early 2016 to act as the sole importer for Linie Aquavit, Aalborg Taffel and Aalborg Jubilaeums in the United States. Each of these brands are now available for purchase in the United States, and if not seen on store shelves, retailers can order them directly from their state wholesaler.

Sazerac Company Buys Tennessee Distillery

The Sazerac Company has purchased a distillery located in Newport, Tenn. The purchase is of the Distillery only, not any brands. All employees at the Distillery will be retained, including Master Distiller John Lunn and Master Blender Allisa Henley.

Stoli Group to Distribute KAH Tequila

Stoli Group USA, LLC announced that it will hold the importation, distribution, sales and marketing rights for the KAH Tequila brand, effective immediately.

Greenhook Ginsmiths Discovery Set Released for Christmas

Greenhook Ginsmiths invites gin lovers to toast the holiday season and beyond with its new Discovery Set, available just in time for the holidays at major retailers in the tri-state New York area.

Sazerac Co. Plans to Open Alcohol Museum

The company plans to rehabilitate the nearly 200 year-old buildings into The Sazerac House visitor attraction and beverage alcohol museum.