Spirits

Loch Lomond Group launches GTR exclusive collection

Independent distiller Loch Lomond Group has brought on industry veteran Andre de Almeida as Managing Director for Global Travel Retail to develop its duty free and travel retail business worldwide. De Almeida joins Loch Lomond from William Grant & Sons where he was European Travel Retail Director. “Travel Retail is definitely an important channel for […]

Waldemar Behn to launch DANZKA THE SPIRIT

DANZKA Vodka is launching a brand new super premium vodka – DANZKA THE SPIRIT – at the TFWA World Exhibition during a traditional Danish “Frokost” on Monday, October 3, between 3 to 5 pm at the Waldemar Behn booth, H52 – Green village. Fourth generation distiller and Waldemar Behn Managing Direc-tor Rüdiger together with Timothy […]

Edrington WEBB TRA adds Sazerac spirits to its portfolio

Miami-based Edrington WEBB Travel Retail Americas (EWTRA) continues to expand, and has now added additional select brands from The Sazerac Company to its distribution and marketing portfolio in the Duty Free and Cruise Line sectors in the Americas. Beginning October 1, 2016, EWTRA will directly manage key global brands in the Sazerac portfolio including Buffalo Trace […]

Celebrity Cruises’ bartender wins Diageo Global Travel final

Celebrity Cruises’ Andrej Malic was crowned Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender at the Diageo Reserve World Class final held last week in the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami. Malic and bartenders Marc McArthur from Norwegian Cruise Line and Angelo Sinopen of Holland America were the three semi-finalists of this year’s Diageo Global Travel Retail Americas World Class program. They were […]

Beam Suntory launches Maker’s Mark Cask Strength in travel retail

Beam Suntory launched Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, a new Kentucky straight bourbon, in Global Travel Retail in July.  Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, which is taken straight from the barrel, uncut and unaltered, retains the signature essence of Maker’s Mark while intensifying the renowned flavors that the brand is known for, says the company. Although Maker’s Mark Cask Strength has a higher alcohol content (ABV 53-58%), it doesn’t […]

Actium to manage Americas business for select Emperador spirits brands

Miami-based Actium Group has announced that it will manage the Americas business for the portfolio of brands recently purchased by Emperador Inc. from Beam Suntory, which includes Fundador, the Philippines’ best-selling premium imported brandy, Terry Centenario, Spain’s #1 selling brandy; Tres Cepas, the #1 brandy in Equatorial Guinea, and Harveys Sherry, including Bristol Cream. Beginning […]

Goslings Rums partners with MONARQ for LA and Caribbean

  Goslings Rums has formed a regional partnership with the MONARQ Group. MONARQ will represent Goslings in Latin America and the Caribbean for both duty free and domestic beginning July 1, 2016. Goslings Brothers Ltd is Bermuda’s oldest business house and largest exporter. Since 2004, Goslings Rums has been spearheading a major international expansion of […]

Bulldog Gin creates Americas division led by Chester Brandes

Bulldog Gin has appointed industry veteran Chester Brandes as the Managing Director of its newly created Americas division, responsible for the development and execution of the brand’s commercial strategy in the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the on-premise. Most recently, Brandes was CEO of Imperial Brands, Inc. […]

Pernod Ricard sells Paddy Irish Whiskey to Sazerac

Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers are selling Paddy Irish Whiskey to Sazerac, it was announced last month. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. Paddy Irish Whiskey is the 4th largest Irish whiskey brand in the world, selling 200,000 9-liter cases in 28 countries worldwide annually. Irish Distillers will continue to produce Paddy Irish […]

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