Spirits & Mixers

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

Kings County Bottled-in-Bond Released in Massachusetts

Kings County Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon was released today for the first time in Massachusetts. Only 24 bottles of the award winning bourbon were allocated to Hub Beverage, the Boston-based distributor of craft spirits.

Mighty Swell Sparkling Cocktails Introduces New Low Calorie Cocktails

Mighty Swell introduced its ready-to-drink sparkling cocktails in cans in May 2016. The delicious flavor, all natural, premium ingredients, kick of carbonation, and convenience of a go-anywhere cocktail in a can propelled Mighty Swell be in demand in nine states.

Craft Spirits FET Reduction Bill Reaches 50 Co-Sponsors in Senate

S. 236, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, re-introduced earlier this year by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MN), has reached a landmark 50 co-sponsors in the Senate, with 28 Democrats, 21 Republicans and one Independent, representing a clear, bipartisan groundswell of support for tax parity.

Heights Distilling Unveils New Vodka ‘Strange Night’

Strange Night is a unique corn-based vodka that picks up a hint of adventure from a short fling in bourbon barrels at Heights’ microdistillery in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. The process leaves Strange Night its airy vodka softness but adds delectable caramel and oak notes that can only reached through the use of small, 10-gallon craft barrels that were formerly used to age high-quality bourbon.

Alcohol Distribution Tech Start-Up Liberation Distribution Announces Growth

As part of that growth, the company recently hired five new employees, including industry veteran Amanda Rehn as LibDib’s Vice President of Platform Sales. LibDib currently employs fifteen full-time employees and plans to double that number in the next six to twelve months.

Fresh Victor Expands Retail Footprint at Nugget Markets

Fresh Victor, the line of premium, natural chilled beverage blends for foolproof and delicious mixed drinks from Nine County Brands, Inc., today announced the expansion of its retail footprint across ten Nugget Markets in Northern California.