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

Brockmans Gin Names Jennifer Sutherland Massachusetts Market Manager

To support continued growth in the Massachusetts market, Brockmans Gin has appointed Jennifer Sutherland to the newly-created role of Market Manager. Working closely with distributors, Sutherland will manage statewide volume and distribution goals, and all aspects of on- & off-premise account merchandising and promotion, reporting directly to Brockmans U.S. Country Manager.

Oakheart Genuine Spiced Rum Hits Shelves with New Signature Packaging

The label now embodies both the OAKHEART brand and Americana spirit, with the new icon depicting a barrel with flames extending from each end over a pair of crossed axes – an homage to the charred American oak barrels in which OAKHEART is mellowed, and that are coopered in the American heartland.

Newly Formed Quintessential Brands North America Announces Multimillion Dollar Investment In Core Spirits Brands

Leading international drinks group, founded by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and former investment banker, Warren Scott, in 2011, announces they will reintroduce and fuel four of their award-winning brands in the North American market this Fall; Greenall’s Gin, Opihr Gin, The Dubliner Irish Whiskey and The Dubliner Honeycomb Liqueur.

Hennessy Pays Tribute to the Roots of its Savoir-Faire With the Master Blender’s Selection Nº1

Every artist, composer and master craftsman has a secret project on the side, an endeavor pursued simply for creativity's sake. For Hennessy Master Blender Yann Fillioux, it was "Master Blender's Selection N°1", which in contrast to the many celebrated Cognacs he has composed throughout his distinguished career, this latest blend is a very personal signature that was only ever meant to be produced in a single, limited batch.

Soltado Tequila Expands Distribution Footprint

Soltado Tequila, infused añejo tequila portfolio of DM Spirits, LLC, announced this month that they would be partnering to expand distribution and support into three new markets.

Jägermeister Introduces New Bottle Design

This is the fifth time the bottle has been redesigned over the course of the brand’s 80+ year history. All bottles, from the 50ml miniature to the 1.75L size, will have a new look in the more than 100 countries around the globe where Jägermeister is available.

Diageo, Diddy Introduce CÎROC Mango Vodka

CÎROC also releases the second installment of the "Let's Get It" short film series designed to empower the next generation of creators to pursue their passions and dreams.

Black Button Distilling Releases Limited Edition Barrel Reserve Citrus Forward Gin

This half gin, half whiskey spirit is the latest innovation available from Black Button Distilling, and is a limited release. With great oak and pine notes on the nose, it finishes with the warmth of a whiskey but the middle is bright with fruit and herbs, like Black Button Distilling’s Citrus Forward Gin.

Nightshade Tequila Launches With Five Varieties

Entrepreneurs Duke & Ginny Mahl set out on a mission to develop a ‘mixologist-quality’ margarita that could be enjoyed at home or on the go. The result is Nightshade Partners, Inc. – producing premium craft margaritas, gluten free, ready to dink, over ice, directly from the bottle.

Angel’s Envy Announces Cask Strength Limited-Edition Release in Select Markets

Angel’s Envy begins as a super-premium whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, aged up to seven years to the perfect level of richness and maturity. But only a few of those barrels meet the brand’s incredibly high Cask Strength standards. These hand-selected barrels are then blended and receive a lengthier finishing process in Portuguese port wine casks.

Texas-based Pepe Z Tequila Gets New Look

Austin designer, Trina Bentley, of Make & Matter Studio, created the new label keeping the iconic Z but taking inspiration from both colonial and mid-century modern Mexican styles.