The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo announce upcoming launches
November 16, 2015
This year, not everything that happened in Vegas will stay in Vegas. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va., hosted its 2015 tradeshow, which took place Oct. 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Brand to release a series of limited-edition, wood-finished Scotch blends
October 5, 2015
Johnnie Walker, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, will introduce its newest Scotch whisky: Johnnie Walker Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish, a 10-year-old, 46 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), chill-filtered blended Scotch whisky. The new varietal is the first in a series of limited-edition, wood-finished Scotch blends to be released during the coming years, the company says. Each limited-edition whisky will feature a different wood finish crafted for today's whisky enthusiast, it adds.
New whiskey is the second release in its Progressively Aged Rhetoric series
August 4, 2015
As bourbon continues to boom, whiskey enthusiasts are clamoring for new products to enjoy. To satisfy these whiskey consumers, Louisville, Ky.-based Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co., a division of Diageo plc, released its Rhetoric 21-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Although April Fool’s Day can be a fun day of practical jokes for many, it can be a scary day for reporters. Last year, April Fool’s Day fell on a Tuesday, which meant the Beverage Industry team was challenged to determine which news releases were real and which ones were jokes as we prepared our weekly Tuesday e-newsletter.
Six premium, luxury tequilas planned for 2014, 2015
November 20, 2014
Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America and New York-based Combs Wine & Spirits, owned by rap artist and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, unveiled a newly expanded portfolio of liquors from its Deleón Tequila luxury brand. This month, the duo will launch new Platinum and Reposado variants, and it intends to launch four more tequilas within the next year.