News from the spirits, craft spirits, wine, cocktail mixers and other beverage alcohol categories.

Hiatus Tequila Set to Launch in United States

Hiatus Tequila is set to launch in the United States market next month, the ultra-premium tequilas are unique, while staying true to how real tequila should taste; naturally clean yet complex, ideal for sipping neat, on the rocks or shining in a cocktail. The brand, which is produced in collaboration with third generation tequila makers, La Cofradía, located just outside of the town of Tequila, will debut with a Blanco, Reposado and Añejo. 

Hopscotch Releases Single Malt V3

For Northeastern whiskey and craft beer fanatics, that wait is almost over, as Mad River Distillers of Warren, Vermont and 14th Star Brewing Company of St. Albans, Vermont have teamed up for the third annual release of Mad River's Hopscotch Vermont Single Malt Whiskey.

POWERS Irish Whiskey Debuts ‘Three Swallow’

NEW YORK — POWERS Irish Whiskey announces the stateside debut of its latest expression —POWERS Three Swallow— a robust Irish whiskey with the full-bodied and bold flavor signature of POWERS.  …

Harlem Haberdashery Presents The HH Bespoke Spirits Collection

From swatches to spirits, the family behind the award-winning and critically-acclaimed bespoke boutique Harlem Haberdashery introduces their first national brand extension HH Bespoke Spirits Collection. The curated spirits collection launches November 2018 in California, Massachusetts and New York.

Batch Bottles Launches with DIY Cocktail Tool Line

Bartenders with the skills of Tom Cruise in 1988's Cocktail are certainly impressive. For the rest of us, there are now Batch Bottles, the easiest way to prepare classic cocktails at home.

Ko’olau Distillery Debuts in Windward O‘ahu

Inspired by the beauty of Hawai‘i and the mystical majesty of the range that bears its name, Ko‘olau Distillery in Windward O‘ahu expects to be in full production in December.

Sazerac Company Purchases Brands from Diageo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Sazerac Company, one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers, is purchasing 19 brands from Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding…

Night of Aromas and Flavors Launches ‘Rums of Puerto Rico’ Campaign

Along with members of Puerto Rican distilleries and other representatives of the rum industry on the island, the secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DEDC), Manuel A. Laboy Rivera and the executive director of Rums of Puerto Rico, Alexandra Salgado Colón, launched the Rums of Puerto Rico promotional campaign, "The Rum Standard" at the Casita de Rones de Puerto Rico in Old San Juan.

Devils River Whiskey Launches Rye and Barrel Strength Whiskeys

Following the rapid growth and success of their 90 proof Small Batch Bourbon, Texas' fastest growing new spirits brand, Devils River Whiskey, is on a mission to dominate their already expanding market presence by introducing two new highly sought after whiskey expressions, Rye and Barrel Strength.

LeVecke Corporation Announces Partnership with FOS Greek Mastiha Liqueur

As of October 1, HM Leveque a subsidiary of LeVecke Corporation, a leading beer, wine and spirits supplier, and brand representative, has officially entered into a partnership with FOS Greek Mastiha. LeVecke has assumed the import and distribution responsibilities for FOS throughout the U.S. market. FOS Greek Mastiha joins LeVecke’s portfolio of successful national brands as well as its collection of premium Greek wines and spirits.

Gallery: New Spirits Roundup

Taking a detour from our coverage of non-alcoholic products, BevNET chronicles some of the recent new expressions, limited edition releases and package redesigns in the world of spirits, ranging from rare imported Scotch to canned cocktails.

Rebecca Creek Distillery Expands in South Carolina

Texas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of the largest craft distilleries in North America, has expanded into the South Carolina market. Its award-winning spirits can now be found on shelves throughout the state.

RAFT All-Natural Cocktail Ingredients Launch RAFT Bitters

Portland, Oregon based RAFT Cocktails has added to its line of all-natural cocktail syrups with four flavors of cocktail bitters – Aromatic, Cardamom, Orange, and Grapefruit. The bitters position RAFT to offer the building blocks for great cocktails. All consumers need is their favorite spirit and a little soda water for great cocktails at home.