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

Milestone Brands LLC Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of American Born Moonshine

Premium spirits company, Milestone Brands LLC, today announced the acquisition of American Born Moonshine from Windy Hill Spirits. Milestone Brands LLC, which recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequila, was formed in February 2016 by Eric Dopkins, former CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka, and Chad Auler, co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka.

Martin Miller’s Gin Launches 9 Moons, A Single Cask-Aged Gin

9 Moons, a cask aged gin, has come from a single new Bourbon oak cask. It was filled with high strength Martin Miller's Gin then aged for 9 months, or 9 moons, in Martin Miller's Gin's barrel store in Borgarnes, Iceland. Around 2,000 bottles, each individually numbered, were drawn from the cask and then blended at the source to an optimum bottling strength of 40 percent with Icelandic spring water, adding an exceptionally smooth quality.

Beach Whiskey, LLC Announces Closing of Oversubscribed $7.5 Million Series A Financing Round

"This funding will allow us to properly launch Beach Whiskey with our distributors and on-premise national account partners," said J. Smoke Wallin, co-founder & CEO of Beach Whiskey. "Our group of world class investors, board and advisory board members is a testament to Beach Whiskey's unique take on the rapidly growing whiskey market."

BACARDÍ Introduces Grapefruit and Raspberry Flavored Rums

BACARDÍ Grapefruit is a white rum infused with pink grapefruit flavors to create a sour and semi-sweet fresh taste, while BACARDÍ Raspberry is infused with citrus raspberry flavors to create a taste mixture of sweet and tart.

Stoneyard Distillery Launches Rum Horchata

Lucky-Oh Horchata Specialty Spirit is making its debut in retail locations across Colorado including Denver and the Western Slope markets of Vail and Aspen, with national distribution set to follow beyond summer 2016.

KyMar Farm Distillery Announces Development of New Beer-Based Whiskeys

KyMar Farm Distillery is pleased to announce the development of a new beverage, a whiskey made from a beer mash. Currently, there are only a few whiskeys of this type available in the United States. The new product will be available in 375 ml bottles on September 1st.

The Glenlivet Honors its Past with the Release of Three Single Cask Whiskies For the First Time in the U.S.

Founded on the three pillars of rarity, purity, and uniqueness, each Single Cask within the Pullman Train Collection is hand-selected by Master Distiller, Alan Winchester. Chosen for its exceptional quality and intense flavor, The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition has been transferred from cask to bottle purely, at their natural cask strength and without chill filtration, therefore locking in the original flavor and character from the cask's influence.