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

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.

Preiss Imports Adds Turin-Vermouth to Its Portfolio

Preiss Imports, a third-generation company specializing in the importing and marketing of international spirits, wines and culinary niche brands, has added the award-winning Turin-Vermouth collection to its esteemed portfolio.

Van Gogh Vodka Launches New Packaging in the U.S.

To animate the brand's irrevocable connection to art as well as the desire to pay homage to its namesake, Van Gogh Vodka enlisted the highly acclaimed New York creative firm, Spring Design Partners to craft the new bottles.

Virginia Distillery Company Kicks off New Whisky Line with Potter’s Craft Cider

The first release in the series is a Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky (Cider-Finished), featuring Virginia Highland Malt cask-finished in Potter’s Craft Cider barrels. 261 cases of the cider-finished whisky were produced. Potter’s Craft Cider is located outside of Charlottesville in Free Union, Virginia

Atelier Vie Releases First Barrel-Aged Louisiana Grape Brandy: Orphan Street Brandy

“Orphan Street Brandy is the result of an experiment that began over two years ago, when we acquired an ‘orphan’ lot of wine,” Jedd Haas, President of Atelier Vie explained. “We distilled the wine; the results were interesting, but it was obvious that the distillate needed togo into a barrel for years of aging to reach its full potential,” Haas continued.