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As the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits are coming back stronger than ever, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group’s “2014 Liquor Handbook.” The Norwalk, Conn.-based company reports that this premiumization trend means that consumers are drinking less but drinking “better,” which resulted in slower case sales growth of 2.2 percent, reaching 210 million 9-liter cases in 2013.
Within the wine and spirits categories, dark spirits and blended wines are leading growth, according to analysts.
Castle Brands Inc., New York, reported positive results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending March 31.
Beam Suntory Inc., Deerfield, Ill., announced that it will begin distribution of the Suntory Japanese and Scotch whiskies as well as Midori liqueur in the United States and Germany beginning July 1.
Rittenhouse Bottled-In-Bond Straight Rye Whisky is getting a label redesign with graphic elements from its original post-Prohibition packaging.
Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. launched Evan Williams Kentucky Slush bourbon-based premixed cocktails in select test markets for the summer months.
Lake Bluff, Ill.-based Terlato Wines International, a U.S. marketer of premium wines and spirits, announced a partnership with Heartland Distillers, Indianapolis, to jointly produce and market a collection of premium American craft spirits. This represents the newest addition to the Terlato artisan spirits portfolio.
Brown spirits are leading much of the growth in the U.S. spirits market, with the segment growing 3 percent in the first four months of 2014, according to New York-based Rabobank’s latest global spirits report. More specifically, sales of Tennessee whiskey and bourbon expanded their already large shares, while flavored whiskey, rye, small-batch whiskey, and Irish whiskey and single-malt Scotch whisky maintained their impressive growth rates, it reports.
Island Club Brands added a cherry cola flavor to its Chicken Cock whiskey brand.