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

Pernod Ricard Introduces Jameson The Cooper’s Croze

A super-premium whiskey, Jameson The Cooper's Croze is part of The Whiskey Makers Series, a range of three whiskeys, each highlighting a specific part of the whiskey making process.

Splinter Group Spirits Partners With Vintage Wine Estates

Splinter, formed in 2013 by the Wilkinson Family and Dave Phinney, produces the limited-production, award-winning brands Straight Edge bourbon whiskey and Slaughter House American whiskey. The highly allocated whiskies are finished in French oak wine barrels previously used for aging Bordeaux varietal red wines and have garnered a cult following. Each bottling has sold out upon release.

LiDestri, Iron Smoke Whiskey Mix It Up To Take A Shot At Craft Spirits

"We're one of the largest craft farm distilleries in the Northeast and take great pride in using all locally sourced ingredients from family owned farms in the New York State Finger Lakes region," Iron Smoke founder Tommy Brunett said. "Now LiDestri is lending muscle to our national footprint and putting a lot of resources into helping us expand."

Wild Turkey Announces Matthew McConaughey as Creative Director

McConaughey will first be seen on the Wild Turkey YouTube channel in the short film which chronicles a visit to the Wild Turkey Distillery, as he bonds with three generations of Russells and explores what has made Wild Turkey a legend in the Bourbon business. That will be followed by McConaughey demonstrating his creative vision in a series of advertising spots, directing and starring in a global campaign slated to begin running in September.

Black Cow Vodka Now Available in the United States

From happily pastured cows in bucolic Dorset, England, Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka is finally available in the U.S., starting this spring in southern California and moving north to San Francisco.

Hennessy Cognac And Virtuoso Tattoo Artist Scott Campbell Join Forces For 2016 Limited Edition Bottle Of V.S.

In continuing a legacy of artistic collaboration that spans centuries, the new bottle serves as an embodiment of Hennessy's dedication to the art of blending by overlapping two very different, very old traditions: tattoo artistry & Cognac making. The Limited Edition release is the sixth in an ongoing series between Hennessy V.S and internationally renowned artists, including Ryan McGinness, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemêos, Futura, and KAWS.

Tom’s Town Distilling Co. Now Distributing in Missouri and Kansas

Tom's Town Distilling Co., downtown Kansas City's first legal distillery since Prohibition, announced today it signed agreements for distribution in Kansas with Handcrafted Wine and Spirits, and in Missouri with Major Brands, Missouri's leading beverage distributor. These agreements will bring Tom's Town's awards­-winning spirits to customers across the states of Missouri and Kansas for the first time.

The Revivalist Botanical Gin Portfolio, a New Small Batch Grain to Glass Collection from Expert Riannon Walsh

Riannon Walsh, noted whisky expert and longtime consultant to the spirits industry, debuts The Revivalist Gins™, a grain to bottle collection of four innovative and handcrafted expressions: Equinox, Summertide, Harvest, and Solstice. These exceptional gins make up the inaugural portfolio of small batch spirits from new micro distillery enterprise, Brandywine Branch Distillers, located in Pennsylvania’s bucolic Chester County.

Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Relaunches Historic Murray Hill Club Whiskey Brand

Jos. A. Magnus & Co. announces the relaunch of Murray Hill Club Whiskey – a blended bourbon made from whiskeys ranging in age from 9-18 years. Joseph Magnus' Murray Hill Club Whiskey, first introduced in 1892, was reportedly one of the finest whiskeys on the market prior to Prohibition. The relaunched product was created using blending techniques that were regularly employed in Magnus' era but were largely lost with Prohibition.