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

Salute American Vodka Launches Across the U.S.

The high-quality, award-winning, American-made, craft vodka is launching this spring in major cities across the country and aims to become the number one spirit contributor to veterans’ charities nationwide.

Grand Mayan Tequila Names M.S. Walker United States Importer

M.S. Walker has today announced its appointment as the U.S. importer for Grand Mayan Tequila. Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Grand Mayan’s portfolio of very special, premium, 100% Blue Agave tequilas are meant to be enjoyed on any occasion that calls for a smooth crafted spirit or a refreshing cocktail.

Sazerac Company Purchases Strategic Interest in Bittermens

One of the oldest producers of cocktail bitters in the United States is joining forces with the company that helped spearhead the modern bitters resurgence, as Sazerac purchases a strategic interest in Bittermens. The current owners, Avery and Janet Glasser will continue to lead the business and Sazerac will manage the sales, marketing, and distribution of all Bittermens brands.

House Spirits Adds to Its National Team with New Hires

House Spirits Distillery, now celebrating more than a decade as a leader of America’s craft distilling community, welcomes two industry-leading talents to its roster of dedicated brand educators: Erin Hayes and Jordan Felix.

Lux Row Distillers Installs Custom Copper Still

Progress is being made at Lux Row Distillers construction site – and today a major milestone has been achieved – the distillery’s all copper column still from Vendome Brass and Copper Works has been installed. With its base, the still stands at 43 feet and weighs 6,293 pounds, with a 36-inch diameter.

Master of Mixes Introduces Four New Cocktail Flavors For At-Home Mixologists

Cocktail enthusiasts now have four more ways to stir up fun with the launch of new flavors from Master of Mixes: Blood Orange Margarita, Blue Curaçao, BigBucket® Mango Margarita and Michelada. Each flavor is bold and exotic, bursting with an authentic, made-from-scratch taste.

SKYY Vodka Welcomes SKYY Infusions California Apricot

SKYY Vodka, born in San Francisco, and steeped with the innovative and progressive spirit of California, celebrates its heritage by adding SKYY Infusions® California Apricot to its line of flavored vodkas.

Davos Brands Appoints Joen Choe as Vice President of Marketing

Davos Brands, an importer and marketer of craft spirits and premium Japanese sake, announces the addition of Joen Choe as its new Vice President of Marketing. Choe will lead strategic marketing and branding initiatives across Davos’ portfolio.

Wódka Vodka Announces New Ownership

The new owner, Edgewater Spirits, is rebuilding the brand in the US, with distribution in a number of key states and are vigorously working to bring the brand back to leading wells and shelves across the country.

Rocks Premium Cocktail Mixers Expand in Texas at 70 H-E-B Stores

Rocks Brands International, creator of Rocks Premium Cocktail Mixers, is thrilled to announce that they are currently available on shelves within 70 select H-E-B stores within Texas with a concentration centered around Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

American Born Launches New Line Of Whiskey

American Born, recently acquired by premium spirits company, Milestone Brands LLC, announces the introduction of a new line of whiskeys; 83-proof American Born Bourbon Whiskey, and two 70-proof real fruit-infused whiskeys, Peach and