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

Proprietors LLC Partners with Wyoming Whiskey

The two entities will be working together to produce unique trade and consumer experiences, cocktail development, trainings, and growth efforts – primarily launching the brand in new states across the country.

Jim Beam Announces First-Ever Global Packaging Redesign

Starting in mid-2016, the entire Jim Beam portfolio will have a new, premium look in the more than 100 markets around the world where the products are sold, including the brand's largest markets, the U.S., Australia, Germany and Japan. The updated bottle and exterior styling will better represent the premium liquid inside, according to the company.

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.