Spirits

Toorank’s Coppa Cocktails ready to dominate RTD category

After spending a decade perfecting Coppa Cocktails, and redesigning the bottle and packaging, the time is right for Toorank’s Coppa Cocktails to dominate the Ready-To-Drink market. Toorank CEO Natal da Graca tells TMI that even as COVID-19 devastates on-premise and travel retail markets around the world, his company’s ambition is to create a global brand. […]

Penderyn: from Wales to the world

Penderyn Whisky is not just another scotch, Penderyn Distillery CEO Stephen Davies tells TMI. The whisky from Wales has a unique story to tell and a one of a kind still which together help fuel the company’s ambitions to grow the brand around the world. “We are certainly not another whisky from Scotland and not […]

Beam Suntory publishes Episode 4 of Spirits Speaker Series

Beam Suntory has launched the fourth video from its Spirited Speaker Series, a series of short video interviews hosted by Ed Stening, Global Head of Travel Retail Marketing at Beam Suntory. The video series invites experts to share their perspective on how travel retail can connect with shoppers during this uncertain time, kick-starting the conversation about how brands […]

Whyte and Mackay expands Fettercairn portfolio with 22 YO whisky

Whyte and Mackay has announced a new permanent addition to its core range of Highland single malt whiskies from Fettercairn Distillery. Fettercairn 22 Years Old follows the recent release of its new 16 Years Old, and expands the core range from four to six whiskies, ranging from 12 to 50 Years Old. Matured for 22 years in first fill American ex-bourbon casks, Fettercairn […]

B-F’s Jim Perry to take new corporate role

Jim Perry, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Latin America Region, has been named the new Senior Vice President and Director, Global Public Affairs at Brown-Forman, effective August 1, 2020.      Perry is succeeding Jim O’Malley who is retiring on Dec. 31. O’Malley joined the company in 2008 as the first director of the company’s newly-formed corporate affairs department.      In this role, he was responsible […]

Brown-Forman reorganization names Farrer to lead Europe; Hinrichs to lead Emerging International

Brown-Forman announced that it is reorganizing the structure of its international business – creating two new groups–Brown-Forman Europe and Brown-Forman Emerging International. Marshall Farrer, currently head of Developed APAC and GTR, was named President of Brown-Forman Europe and Thomas Hinrichs was named President of Brown-Forman Emerging International. Farrer will join the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) […]

Bacardi GTR names new Global Head of Marketing

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has named Ignacio Vázquez as Global Head of Marketing, Global Travel Retail, effective July 1, 2020. Vázquez will report directly to Vinay Golikeri, Managing Director, Bacardi Global Travel Retail, and will be based in London. Since joining Bacardi in 2015, Vázquez has most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for Latin America & Caribbean. He has also […]

WTDC: adapting for today, preparing for tomorrow

WTDC, Miami’s family-owned Foreign Trade Zone company that specializes in logistics for spirits for the duty free/travel retail and cruise industries, has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a three phase plan designed to keep its employees safe and the supply chain uninterrupted. WTDC is categorized by Florida and Miami-Dade County as an essential company […]

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