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Chivas Regal launches Chivas Regal Extra

New Scotch whisky represents brand’s first new luxury blend since 2007

Chivas Regal, an import brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, introduced Chivas Regal Extra, the brand’s first new global expression since 2007. Crafted to complement the brand’s collection of premium blended Scotch whiskies, Chivas Regal Extra is a rich-tasting whisky blended for consumers seeking more from their drinking experiences, the brand says.


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Heaven Hill unveils new corporate name, logo

Changes come as spirits company approaches 80th anniversary

Just before its 80th anniversary, the former Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. unveiled a new corporate name, Heaven Hill Brands, and a new logo that captures the Bardstown, Ky.-based company’s evolution from a leader in American whiskey production to the nation’s sixth-largest distilled spirits supplier, it says.


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2014 Innovations of the Year

Health and wellness, personalization trends encompass Beverage Industry’s list of industry-changing products

In the sea of beverages on the retail shelves, consumers definitely have no shortage of options from which to choose. When you take into account the number of new SKUs out there, it can get even more intriguing.


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Jeremiah Weed whiskeys

Diageo North America launched a line of Jeremiah Weed American whiskeys in Spiced, Cinnamon and Sarsaparilla varieties.


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Seasons affect consumers' drink choices

Harris Poll finds that beer is top choice for year-round consumption

Although a number of brand owners have been reaching out to consumers to highlight ideal food and beverage pairings with their signature beverage offerings, research suggests that the time of year also can have an impact on what consumers want to drink.


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Chandon Délice

Domaine Chandon introduced a new sparkling wine called Chandon Délice, which means “delicious” in French.


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Nielsen reveals Thanksgiving beverage indulgences

Wine is preferred alcohol beverage for holiday

As consumers purchase turkey, trimmings, desserts and beverages for their Thanksgiving meals, food and beverage retailers tend to see a bump in sales this time of year, according to Nielsen, New York.


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Black Wednesday expected to deliver sales bump for top alcohol brands, Technomic says

Technomic highlights top beer, wine, spirits brands

The night before Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busiest nights for bars and restaurants. This year Chicago-based Technomic Inc. foresees big sales on-premise for some of the fastest-growing beer, wine and spirits brands.


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Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon

In honor of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience’s one-year anniversary, Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. released a 2005 vintage Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon.


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Diageo, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs expand Deleón line

Six premium, luxury tequilas planned for 2014, 2015

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.


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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)

Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Eat, Drink and Be Mary at Davanti Enoteca River North

Davanti Enoteca’s River North location in Chicago hosted Eat, Drink and Be Mary to showcase its new spring cocktails as well as its signature Bloody Mary bar and brunch dishes. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Crown Royal XO tasting

Diageo’s Crown Royal whiskey brand hosted an exclusive media tasting for its newest variant, Crown Royal XO, during a Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic game on April 14 at the United Center in Chicago. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck and Fab Photo Chicago)

The Great Whisk(e)y Debate hosted by Beam Inc.

Beam Inc.’s Great Whisk(ey) Debate set out to determine which type of whisk(e)y — bourbon, Scotch, Canadian or Irish — the Chicago spirits industry prefers. Brand representatives supporting Beam brands Knob Creek, Laphroaig, Canadian Club and Tyrconnell participated in a friendly debate, touting the merits of each type of whisk(e)y and rallying audience support for their styles. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck) Related: Up Close with Knob Creek.

International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

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)

Carrabbas First Tastes

Restaurant chain Carrabba’s Italian Grill invited the media and select patrons to taste a few of its newest food and beverage items at its First Tastes event March 4. Multiple locations around the country hosted iterations of the event to give fans a preview of the new items and garner feedback before the menu’s formal launch. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Winers Always Win

Renaissance Schaumburg hosted a red wine pairing event to teach novice wine drinkers and wine experts to make the best food and wine pairings on Jan. 15, 2014, in Schaumburg, Ill. Chef James Papadopoulos of Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse presented bite-sized salmon, beef, cheese, and beet dishes for pairing with four different Cabernet Sauvignons and a Chardonnay white wine. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck and Stephanie Cernivec)

Sailor Jerry celebrates Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins

Sailor Jerry spiced rum brand celebrated the 103rd birthday of its namesake, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins with tattoo giveaways in major U.S. markets on Jan. 14, 2014. The Chicago event was hosted at Emporium Arcade Bar in the city’s Wicker Park neighborhood. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Unfiltered Flavors by Newton Vineyard

Newton Vineyards, a wine label imported by Moët Hennessy USA, partnered with Chef Michael Kornick to pair its unfiltered wines with exquisite dishes. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Craft Spirits & Beer Trade Day

1/30/15
Miami Beach, FL
United States

Craft Spirits & Beer Trade Day will connect artesian distilleries and breweries with trade players and the general public through a program of tastings, networking and seminars.

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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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