Spirits & Mixers

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

Heaven Hill Distillery Releases 2017 Parker’s Heritage Collection

eaven Hill Distillery announced today the 2017 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection – an 11-year-old, Single Barrel Bourbon. The eleventh edition will be shipping into select markets across the country beginning in September.

IBHL Appoints Steph Ridgway as Manager of Brand Education

A long time veteran of the hospitality industry with a passion for spirits, Ridgway will be responsible for providing education in key markets and across all channels to raise awareness and encourage trial of the International Beverage core single malt and gin portfolio.

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. Adds Five New Markets

Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has appointed new distribution partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits in five new states: Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.

Bardstown Bourbon Company Appoints John J. Mack to Board of Directors

Mr. Mack currently serves as Chairman of Lantern Credit and is also on the Board of Glencore International AG, Lending Club, Bloomberg Family Foundation and Tri Alpha Energy. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the University Hospital of both Columbia and Cornell.

Rebecca Creek Distillery Announces $15 Million Raised In Capital

San Antonio's Rebecca Creek Distillery announced today that an investment group led by Dr. Henning Kreke, board chairman of Düsseldorf–based beauty retailer Douglas GmbH, has acquired a minority stake in the South Texas distillery.

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey Launches in Portland

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, a national whiskey brand inspired by the best whiskey maker the world never knew, Nathan “Nearest” Green, will officially launch in Portland, Oregon July 19, 2017. The aged whiskey debut in Portland will be followed by Nashville, Tennessee.

Albany Distilling Re-Releases Tenth Pin Apple Brandy

The Albany Distilling Company announced the re-release of their “Tenth Pin” apple brandy. This creation is the end result of a collaborative effort by two Albany-based craft beverage producers, Albany Distilling and Nine Pin Cider Works.

Constellation Brands Elects Susan Somersille Johnson to Board

Constellation Brands announced today that its board of directors increased the size of the board from 10 to 11 members. In addition, the board elected Susan Somersille Johnson, corporate executive vice president and chief marketing officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., to serve as a member of the board.

Glen Moray Celebrates 120th Anniversary with Special Release

Imported into the U.S. by Prestige Beverage Group, Glen Moray is celebrating the 120th year of operation at their iconic Elgin distillery with a limited edition Mastery Blend and a continued culture of excellence.

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. Launches Destillaré Liqueurs Orange Curaçao

Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching a new line of alembic distilled liqueurs to complement its core American Brandy products. Named Destillaré, the liqueurs are non-chill-filtered, copper pot-distilled brandy base infusions without the addition of sugar or colorants.