Spirits & Mixers

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

Black Infusions Hires Brand Ambassadors For Expansion of Black Fig Vodka

Black Fig Vodka, the first spirit produced by Black Infusions, LLC, announces the hiring of its first round of Brand Ambassadors. This initiative is the result of the artisanal vodka’s recent entrance into five new markets, an expansion that nearly doubles the brand’s U.S. footprint.

James Pepper Reopens Distillery

The James Pepper Distilling Co. is pleased to announce that it has fermented, distilled and barreled its first batch of bourbon whiskey at the historic James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Kentucky.

Glenfiddich Whisky Releases Winter Storm

Glenfiddich Winter Storm is the newest release in the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, joining Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish and Glenfiddich Project XX.

Town Branch Distillery Releases Gin

Town Branch Gin will be available for purchase at the Town Branch Distillery visitors center beginning on December 12, 2017, and will be moving into full distribution at the beginning of 2018.

MGP’s Atchison Distillery Achieves BRC’s Highest Audit Rating

MGP, a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, today announced that its Atchison, Kan., distillery has completed yet another excellent British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit, achieving a Grade AA with zero non-conformances.

Belvedere Vodka Launches 007 Martini

Belvedere Vodka is thrilled to be partnering with EON Productions to bring James Bond’s iconic “shaken, not stirred” cocktail to the finest lounges around the world.

Iron Smoke Distillery Brings on Industry Veteran Tom Riggio

Iron Smoke Distillery, winner of the prestigious Double Gold in this year’s North American Bourbon & Whiskey competition, and recipient of a 95.5 rating in the 2018 Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible (for Iron Smoke Whiskey), is pleased to announce that food and beverage industry veteran, Tom Riggio will serve as President of Iron Smoke Distillery.

Leaf Vodka Releases Gift Boxes

A 750-mL bottle of LEAF Organic Vodka made from Alaskan Glacial Water will feature a 200-mL sample of LEAF Organic Vodka made from Rocky Mountain Mineral Water and vice versa.