Wine & Spirits

Jack Daniel's drinking school

Brown-Forman Corp.’s Jack Daniel’s brand opened an online drinking school to educate consumers about responsible consumption.
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Peter Lehmann gets a brand referesh

Peter Lehmann is launching an overhaul of key brand elements, including new packaging and re-aligned product tiers.
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Bootlegger inspiration for Stillhouse

Stillhouse Distillery LLC introduced Original Moonshine, a clear corn whiskey, in a bootlegger-style jug sourced by TricorBraun.
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Scotch in a can gets resealable lid

Scottish Spirits Imports Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., introduced a resealable latex cap for its Scottish Spirits Single Grain Scotch Whisky in a can.
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House Band Wines' flexible serving

House Band Wines launched its 375-ml. single-serve flexible pouch for wine in the United States in March at spring and summer music festivals.
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Up Close With Mike's Hard Lemonade Co.

New products extend consumer appeal of Mike’s Hard Lemonade
As one of the top-selling flavored malt beverages (FMBs), Mike’s Hard Lemonade has found a niche with consumers. Yet, Seattle-based Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. is not resting on its flagship brand and recently created new products to extend to new usage occasions, demographics and category niches.
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Spirits and wine win over consumers

Innovative formulations, premiumization drive growth
Dill pickles, cookie dough, and peanut butter and jelly hardly sound like inspiration for adult beverages, but each of the aforementioned flavors were launched by vodka-makers within the last year. As these new product introductions show, one of the largest trends in the spirits category is unusual flavors, analysts say.
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Skinnygirl tops Technomic’s list of fastest-growing spirits

Chicago-based Technomic’s Adult Beverage Resource Group reported that the Top 250 spirits brands grew 3.1 percent in total volume in 2011, which is slightly lower than the total market’s 3.5 percent increase. Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Inc.’s Skinnygirl Cocktails outpaced all other brands with a 388 percent gain to break the 500,000 case mark and rank as the fastest-growing brand, according to Technomic.


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Bacardi highlights corporate responsibility initiatives

Bacardi Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, released its Corporate Responsibility Report that documents the family-owned, privately held spirits company’s improved global environmental efficiencies and increased engagement with responsible suppliers. In addition, the company also announced professional tennis player Rafael Nadal as the new Bacardi Ltd. Global Social Responsibility Ambassador and face of its “Champions Drink Responsibly” program.


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‘Racey’ vodka

Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka signed on as the official vodka of the Izod IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights.
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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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