Spirits

Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits announces retirement

Beverage industry legend Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits is retiring August 1 from active management of the company, it was announced today, although he will continue working with the privately-owned import firm in a limited capacity as a consultant. Current President and COO Jason Schladenhauffen has been named to assume Bonchick’s duties as CEO. […]

Russian Standard Vodka turns 20

The Russian Standard Vodka company is today (July 17) celebrating the 20th anniversary since the launch of the first Russian Standard premium vodka. Russian Standard is the founder of the premium vodka segment in Russia and has been an all-time market leader since 1998, with a significant market share of over 30%. The brand continues […]

Zamora Company and MONARQ Group extend distribution partnership

After successfully working together for 3 years in Central America, Zamora Company and MONARQ Group have expanded their partnership to include the Caribbean and USA Duty Free. Spanish family-owned Zamora Company’s brands include Licor 43, Ramón Bilbao, Martin Miller’s, Lolea, Villa Massa, Mar de Frades and Yellow Rose. Thomas Clamens, Managing Director International of Zamora […]

Tito’s celebrates heritage with Stars & Stripes packaging

US distiller Fifth Generation is launching a limited edition burlap bag for Tito’s Handmade Vodka to mark the start of summer. The colorful, red, white and blue packaging sports the stars and stripes of the US flag reflecting the heritage of the Texan craft vodka. Available from July, Tito’s patriotic gift bags give travelers an […]

Crystal Head Vodka launches first, limited-edition, John Alexander Artist Series Bottle to commemorate 10-Year Anniversary

Crystal Head Vodka’s stunning limited edition John Alexander Artist Series bottle is now rolling out with Gebr. Heinemann in Europe in its flagship Duty Free shops at the airports in Istanbul, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Vienna. Created to the commemorate the 10th anniversary of Crystal Head Vodka, the John Alexander Artist Series bottle is the first limited edition for the ultra-premium […]

Edrington Global Travel Retail reorganizes Americas team

Edrington Global Travel Retail (GTR) is putting stronger emphasis on its travel retail business in the Americas and has named Juan Gentile, formerly Senior Vice President for Latin America and Travel Retail, to the new role of Managing Director, Americas Travel Retail. The new organization is designed to provide greater support to retail partners and […]

Tito’s partners with world’s #1 bartender school

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is now the exclusive vodka partner of European Bartender School, the world’s leading bartender school. The Tito’s collaboration spans all European Bartender School locations globally and the entire training program. The school will educate students on Tito’s through the course compendium in daily classes and also hands-on cocktail making. Tito’s Marketing Coordinator International, Kayla […]

IWSR reveals Top 100 largest spirits brands

While giant domestic Asian brands make up the lion’s share of the top 10 most sold spirits brands globally, the international bestsellers are not far behind, according to the IWSR Real 100, which ranks the world’s largest spirits brands by volume. Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky grew by 2% last year, but fell one place to 12th, […]

George Sternberg to retire

  Waldemar Behn has announced that George Sternberg, its U.S. broker for almost a decade, has decided to retire. “We thank George and Katrin for their invaluable support and friendship and wish them all the best for the future,” says Torben V. Vedel Andersen, Global Sales Director. George’s extensive career included long stints at Seagram, […]

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