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Monument Valley Distillers Adds “The DUKE” Kentucky Straight Bourbon to its Portfolio

Monument Valley Distillers announced today that it has added DUKE Kentucky Straight Bourbon to its DUKE Spirits portfolio. Named for American icon John Wayne – a larger-than-life film star affectionately known as “The Duke” – DUKE Spirits is a line of hand-crafted fine spirits crafted to honor Wayne’s dream to distill and his enduring legacy.

Beam Launches Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila

Hornitos Tequila is redefining the premium tequila experience with the launch of new Hornitos Black Barrel, a 100% blue agave tequila, distinctively aged through an innovative process that conveys the classic tasting notes of a whiskey.

Bacardi Limited CEO Leaves Company

The Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, today announced the departure of president and chief executive officer Ed Shirley. Mr. Shirley expressed his plans to return to retirement after a successful 36-year career.