Spirits & Mixers

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

Patrón Tequila Announces Patrón Perfectionists Global Cocktail Competition

Yesterday the U.S. Bartender’s Guild announced the “2018 Perfectionists Cocktail Competition” sponsored by The Patrón Spirits Company. The fourth year of the competition launched globally on May 22nd marking the first time that bartenders from the U.S. will be invited to compete alongside some of the world’s best bartending talent in the “Patrón Perfectionists Global Cocktail Competition."

WSET Forms Strategic Alliance with Women of the Vine & Spirits

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has formed a strategic alliance with Women of the Vine & Spirits, the membership organisation that promotes the empowerment and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide.

Iron Smoke Distillery Opens Tasting Room and Event Space

To coincide with World Whisky Day on May 19th, Iron Smoke Distillery is pleased to announce the grand opening weekend of their newest space with the full title of  “Iron Smoke Distillery’s: World Famous Spirit Factory, Watering Room and Side Show.”  

Amber Beverage Group Acquires Think Spirits

Amber Beverage Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Think Spirits, the number one brand-building distributor in Australia.

Shrub District Launches Mint Julep and Sazerac Flavors

Shrub District, bottled cocktail vinegars and classic cocktail syrups made from locally sourced fresh fruit, herbs, and spices, announced today the launch of two new additions to their line of Don’s Classics; Don’s Sazerac and Don’s Mint Julep.

Hall and Walt Wines Announce the Launch of Baca Wines

HALL and WALT Wines, two of the world’s most notable Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir producers, have announced the launch of BACA Wines, a new and modern California Zinfandel brand led by Craig and Kathryn Hall’s daughter, Jennifer Brown.

Diageo Launches American Anthem Vodka

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, is proud to introduce its new-to-world, 5X distilled vodka, AMERICAN ANTHEM.