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

Dulce Vida Spirits Expands Lineup of Craft Tequilas

Dulce Vida Tequilas, recently acquired by newly formed alcohol beverage investor, Milestone Brands LLC, announces the introduction of 70-proof Dulce Vida Lime Tequila and Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila.

Old Forester Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Birthday Bourbon

The 2016 Birthday Bourbon expression is offered at 97 Proof, jointly determined by Brown-Forman Master Distiller Chris Morris and Old Forester Master Bourbon Specialist Jackie Zykan. This year marks Zykan's first involvement with the Birthday Bourbon release since joining the brand in 2015.

Stolen Spirits Releases Limited Edition Overproof Rum

It is the last of a 6-year aged, pot still rum made using hand harvested sugar cane grown by local farmers. The sugar cane mash is fermented using a proprietary yeast strand that is cultured in outdoor wood vats. The mash ferments for seven days in a selection of the distillery’s 50 different traditional cedar tanks

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.