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The Find: April 2014

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

IMPERIAL BRANDS & SAMMY HAGAR HOIST NEW RUM Sammy Hagar’s newest premium spirit, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, is set to rock via a marketing deal with Imperial Brands, the U.S. importer and marketer of Sobieski Vodka. As with Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Tequila, the rum is steeped in authenticity as well as star appeal. A part-time ... read more>

The Find: March 2014

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

FLAVORS: GETTING CROWDED OR JUST GETTING CRAZY?Among the many revealing stats in DISCUS’s review of the 2013 spirits market, this one stood out: flavored whiskies accounted for 45% of whiskey volume growth. So, as fast as whiskey overall is growing, nearly half of that is being driven by flavors. Cinnamon and honey are now tried ... read more>

Whiskey’s Brightest Spot

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Irish surge is just ... read more>

TODAY’S FRANCE Apples & Hops’ Turn

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

When you can’t produce top-quality wines in France, as in the far north, “you still do something to ferment something.” That’s how Gianni Cavicchi, Beer Director for the Tour de France restaurant group in New York City, explains French beer and cider. Production of both has indeed been focused in the north, cider in Normandy ... read more>

The Find: February 2014

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

BELVEDERE VODKA LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT(CLUB) Via LED technology and laser-cut glass, Belvedere Silver Saber is literally lighting up the night. Following the path blazed by Belvedere Night Saber, the latest—and more luminous—evolution can grab attention from across a dark room, which, of course, is why it’s tailored for clubs with bottle-service menus. The bottle ... read more>

The Find: January 2014

Monday, December 30th, 2013

BEAM’S NEW ICE SURGE: PUTTING THE COOL IN CORDIALS The latest Beam innovation, Ice Surge Liqueur, takes the shot experience to a cool new level with the combination of fruit flavor and an icy mint blast. Available in Tropical Freeze (pineapple, mango) and Berry Blizzard (raspberry, blackberry, açai), the unique Ice Surge formula features a ... read more>

The Connection: Winter 2013-14

Friday, December 13th, 2013

WANNA BE A GINSIDER? The free mobile app from Seagram’s Gin, Ginsider, is available now to iPhone and Android users. Scanning Seagram’s Peach and Pineapple Twisted bottles reveals exclusive video on how to make signature Seagram’s Gin cocktails. The app’s fresh content “will ultimately drive consumers to retail outlets where they can purchase Seagram’s Gin ... read more>

Book Report—A Splendid Six-Pack

Friday, December 6th, 2013

If you or a fellow zythophile (beer lover), enophile (wine lover) or liquorphile (OK, you get it now!) happen to be thirsty for a good read, here’s a roundup of six super stocking-stuffers published in 2013. Here’s to your health and good cheer! THE WORLD ATLAS OF WINE, 7TH EDITIONBY HUGH JOHNSON & JANCIS ROBINSON ... read more>

The Find: December 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

DAMOISEAU AIMS TO EXPAND THE RHUM AGRICOLE MARKET The small, craft-ish category of Rhum Agricole has a new player: Rhum Damoiseau, the leading producer of Guadeloupe. Essentially the opposite of industrial rum distilled from molasses, Rhum Agricole production begins with aromatic fresh sugarcane juice and yields a more terroir-driven spirit. Damoiseau is bringing to the ... read more>

Trend Watch 2014

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Time to trade in the corkscrew for a crystal ball, and take a peek at what's trending in ... read more>
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