Sales from high-end premium and super-premium products are fueling a large portion of growth in the spirits industry. When it comes to the tequila segment, the same trend holds true. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, U.S. tequila volume from the high-end premium and super-premium sub-categories are up 238 and nearly 652 percent, respectively, from 2002 to 2015.
Industry veteran Chester Brandes to head new division
June 7, 2016
Bulldog Gin, New York, will form a new business unit responsible for the development and execution of the brand's commercial strategy in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin Americaand the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the on-premise, announced Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bulldog Gin Anshuman Vohra.
Premium spirits company Milestone Brands LLC, Austin, Texas, announced the acquisition of American Born Moonshine from Nashville, Tenn.-based Windy Hill Spirits. Milestone Brands LLC, which also recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequila, was formed in February by Eric Dopkins, former chief executive officer of Deep Eddy Vodka, and Chad Auler, co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka.
Sonoma Cider announced the addition of a spirit to its portfolio: Apple Brandy, a Calvados-inspired organic brandy that launched May 1 and is the company’s first foray into the craft spirits market, it says.
Delicato Family Vineyards, Manteca, Calif., announced that it has acquired the historic Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard estate long known to locals as River Road Vineyard from Monterey's McFarland family. The purchase of the 243 acres will strengthen Delicato Family Vineyards' presence in California's leading appellations, including Monterey, Lodi and Napa Valley, the company says.