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

Utah’s Alpine Distilling Adds Two Single Malt Whiskeys To Its Launch Lineup

Having won two International Consumer Tasting SIP Awards in 2016 before its products were available to the public, Alpine Distilling, Park City’s newest craft distillery, is now bottling both its Single Malt aged in used American Oak barrels and Traveler’s Rest 88 proof, which has been aging in French Oak in Park City.

U.S. Spirit Company Kimo Sabe Building Bridges With Mexico

Zacatecas, Mexico Governor Alejandro Tello Cristerna announced today an agreement with Kimo Sabe the award winning Mezcal, to create sustainable, organic, varietal agave ecosystems in Zacatecas, which will be able to supply the necessary natural ingredients for Mezcal, the world's fastest growing spirit category.

Master of Mixes Introduces Four New Flavors

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.

Ilegal Mezcal Enters Distribution Agreement with Southern Glazer’s Transatlantic Division

Ilegal Mezcal, a handcrafted brand of Mexican artisanal liquor that has made a name for itself with bold guerrilla ad campaigns and strong political positions, announces it is entering into a national distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”), the North American wine and spirits distribution company.

NNTS New York Now Distributing Imayotsukasa Sake

Imayotsukasa was established in 1767. Based in Niigata City, Imayotsukasa is one of 47 "Zenryo Junmai kura" (only brewing no-alcohol added sake) companies with a range of Junmai , Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Diginjo including a rare Wood Barrel (kiokejikomi) Junmai Diginjo and their award wining Koi.

Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Bourbon to be Released

An extra special, one-time bottling of Van Winkle bourbon will soon be released. Only 11 barrels comprise this very small batch bourbon, making the 710 bottles especially rare and even harder to find than the usual Van Winkle whiskeys.

Brown-Forman Launches Brand Nutrition Website

Brown-Forman announced today the launch of a website providing nutritional information for its many consumer brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, Canadian Mist, Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Woodford Reserve. The site is available from the corporate website or directly at nutrition.brown-forman.com.

Padre azul Tequila Launches in the US, Opening Florida and Georgia Markets

Padre azul Tequila, owned by beverage company Tradition Mexico, is now imported to the United States by Park Street Imports, with current distribution in the Georgia Market. Padre azul Tequila is the number-one specialty tequila in many global markets and currently sold in over 16 countries.