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Cranberry, caramel, apple, cinnamon and pumpkin are among the top flavors featured in flavored vodkas this fall, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s online Digital Resource Information Knowledgebase (DRINK) database.
Beam Inc. added two new varieties to its Jim Beam portfolio.
Skyy Vodka, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, announced its official partnership with the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, which will take place Oct. 19-20. The vodka brand will serve as the official vodka during the seventh annual progressive music event, which will host dance music and indie-rock groups including Atoms for Peace, Beck, Major Lazer and Animal Collective.
Seagram’s Gin, a brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, launched its new Ginsider mobile application. The new app allows consumers to scan Seagram’s Peach and Pineapple Twisted Gin bottles to reveal exclusive videos and share them with friends through social media.
Beam Inc. introduced the Cruzan Distiller’s Collection, which includes Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum, Cruzan Single Barrel Rum and a new Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum.
Pernod Ricard USA, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, launched Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice coffee liqueur for the fall season.
Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands Inc. reported a successful second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year following the integration of its newly acquired brewery operations. As a result of the Mexico City-based Grupo Modelo U.S. beer business acquisition, the company recorded a $1.6 billion non-cash gain on the re-measurement to fair value of the company’s original 50 percent interest in Crown Imports LLC, Chicago. In addition, the consolidation garnered $763 million of incremental net sales, boosting overall consolidated net sales for the quarter.
Blue Ridge Distilling Co. Inc. launched Defiant whisky in North Carolina, Virginia and Rhode Island.
Jersey Artisan Distilling kicked off its line of hand-crafted rums in August with Busted Barrel Silver Rum.
DFV Wines added Inspiration White and Inspiration Red blended wines to its HandCraft Artisan Collection.
In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)
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