Spirits

Chabot Armagnac targets U.S. travel retail

Chabot Armagnac is focusing on the U.S. travel retail market as its next target in the channel. Following the brand’s initial recent break into the U.S. travel retail market with DFS at Los Angeles International Airport, the company has reached an agreement with Dufry to list the Armagnac brand at three new U.S. airport locations […]

Luxury positioning of The Macallan spurs Edrington’s focus on wholly-owned super-premium brands

Edrington Americas Travel Retail (AMTR) has announced that it will cease distribution of third-party brands in a move to focus on growing its portfolio of wholly-owned super-premium brands. Effective September 30, Edrington AMTR will no longer distribute Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Illva Saronno brands. Edrington’s distribution agreement with Sazerac will end on December 31. This […]

Electronics duty free specialist LAS Worldwide diversifies portfolio with unique high-end specialty spirits

LAS Worldwide, LLC, the two-year-old full service duty free and travel retail distribution company formed by Juan Carlos Alexander, Esq., his brother Andrew Alexander and Victor Garcia in 2017, has now expanded from its initial core electronics products to add liquor to its portfolio. Juan Carlos Alexander says that LAS has added several tequila brands […]

Pernod Ricard to acquire Castle Brands

Pernod Ricard has entered into an agreement to acquire Castle Brands for $223 million. Under the terms of the merger, Castle Brands shareholders will receive $1.27 in cash for each share of Castle Brands stock they own. Pernod Ricard will add drinks brands Jefferson’s Bourbon, Gosling’s rum, Brady’s Irish Cream, the Arran Single Malt Scotch […]

Brown-Forman and MONARQ Group enter into Caribbean distribution partnership

Brown-Forman and MONARQ Group have entered into a regional distribution partnership in which MONARQ will represent the Brown-Forman portfolio in 16 Caribbean markets, effective July 1. “We are enthused to welcome MONARQ to the Brown-Forman family and look forward to working closely together to continue to grow our brands in these important Caribbean markets. Given the importance of the territory we took time […]

Bacardi creates “Hacienda Patrón” with signature Tasting Bar at Cancun airport

“Largest brand activation undertaken since Patrón Tequila joined the Bacardi portfolio in 2018” Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched a Patrón Tequila tasting bar at Cancun International Airport designed to create a “home away from home” experience reminiscent of Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico. The signature bar is the center-piece of a 5-year collaboration between […]

Pillitteri Estates Winery, official wine supplier for the Canadian Olympic Committee, releases “Team Canada” Wine

Pillitteri Estates Winery, which entered into a partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team and the Canadian Olympic Committee to produce a special branded Pillitteri wine for Team Canada and the “be Olympic” movement, held a special ceremony last month for the release of the “Team Canada” wine. Pillitteri and the Canadian Olympic Committee worked closely […]

Pernod Ricard’s The Gin Hub strengthens its Super-Premium+ Gin portfolio with MALFY Italian gins

The Gin Hub, Pernod Ricard’s stand-alone brand company that focuses on the global development of its portfolio of International Premium Gin brands, is expanding its Super-Premium+ range with the addition of MALFY. The acquisition of MALFY by The Gin Hub was confirmed on June 20, 2019 by the Pernod Ricard Group. Currently available in more than 30 markets worldwide, […]

MONARQ Group obtains Carbon Neutral Footprint

Spirits distribution company MONARQ Group announces that it has obtained its Carbon Neutral Footprint, “a first step in our contribution to reduce climate change,” it says. By doing this, the carbon emission that MONARQ produces will be compensated and invested in emission reduction projects which combine energy, environment and developmental solutions into sustainable business opportunities in developing countries. […]

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