Spirits & Mixers

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

Island Company Launches Ultra-Premium Rum

Worldwide resort and lifestyle brand, Island Company, announces the launch of Island Company Rum, an ultra-premium rum that took two years to develop and perfect. Simply the Smoothest, Island Company Rum is an endlessly mixable rum.

Stoli Launches Stoli Crushed, A Vodka Made with Real Fruit Juice

Stoli Crushed is distilled and blended at the brand's Riga, Latvia distillery along with Stoli's entire range of vodkas. Made from naturally gluten-free ingredients – including corn and buckwheat – and blended with real fruit juice, Stoli Crushed expands on Stoli Gluten Free, which was introduced in April 2016.

Rémy Cointreau USA Names Lou Conrad as the New Senior Vice President of Sales

Rémy Cointreau, one of the leading luxury spirits purveyors, names Lou Conrad as the new Senior Vice President of Sales for Rémy Cointreau USA effective immediately. Conrad will be replacing Bill Corbett who has stepped back from his SVP responsibilities as he moves toward retirement in September 2018.

Bloomery Introduces America’s First All-Natural Green Liqueur

Bloomery Plantation Distillery, known for SweetShine, its line of moonshine-based cocktail liqueurs, is releasing the first flavor in its new line of premium liqueurs that are designed specifically for mixologists who are looking for the ultimate enhancer for their drinks.

Beach Whiskey Company Gains National Distribution

The Beach Whiskey Company announced it has secured distribution agreements that will provide 100% coverage in the United States for Beach Whiskey and American Harvest Organic Vodka.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Announces Partnership With Harley-Davidson

To commemorate the kick-off of the partnership, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will be unveiling a series of twenty-two customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles designed by high profile artists and visionaries from around the United States including Harley-Davidson's own Styling Team, at a celebration this spring.

Black Death Vodka Resurrected in New York City

Inimitable and irrepressible , Black Death Vodka returns to the on- and off-premise across the United States this month as it ramps up in New York and New Jersey and starts with distribution on the West Coast.

Jim Beam and Mila Kunis Kick Off Chicago Cubs Partnership with Jim Beam “Game 7 Batch”

Kicking off their first season as Official Bourbon of the Chicago Cubs, Jim Beam Bourbon is releasing "Game 7 Batch," a limited edition expression and commemorative label featuring bourbon that completed its 4 years of barrel maturation the history-making date of the Cubs' Game 7 World Championship game last fall and set aside for release in the 2017 season.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company Spirits to Enter Michigan in April

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company has announced plans to begin selling its award-winning spirits in Michigan on April 15. Upon launch, premium spirits made by the craft distillery based in northern Virginia’s Loudoun Valley will initially be available in Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor.

Mezcales de Leyenda Introduces Two New Artisanal Mezcal Expressions

Mezcales de Leyenda announces the expansion of its growing artisanal mezcal line with two new expressions sourced from Agave in two different Mexican states – Puebla and San Luis Potosí. With this introduction, Mezcales de Leyenda now offers five different mezcals, from five different regions, using five different types of agave plants.

Graybeard Distillery to Debut Bedlam Vodka at WSWA 2017

North Carolina based Graybeard Distillery is on track to turn the spirits industry on its head with the upcoming release of Bedlam Vodka, a new spirits brand distilled from rice. Bedlam will make its first debut at the 2017 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s Convention & Exposition.