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1800 Tequila Launches “Just Refined Enough” Ad Campaign

NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2017) – 1800 Tequila, the 100% agave premium tequila, is launching a new ad campaign that highlights both the refinement and raw personality at the heart of the modern male, and the drink itself. The “Just Refined Enough” campaign celebrates this duality with a new TV spot launching today, and continues throughout the year in a series of collaborations with cultural creators in the worlds of style, music and art who embody this persona.

The campaign launches with a 60-second TV spot – created by the advertising agency of record, CP+B LA – that captures the juxtaposition of toughness and refinement through the hero story on screen and through the music of Octave Minds featuring Chance the Rapper. The song, “Tap Dance,” mixes passionate lyrics by Chance the Rapper, the sophisticated piano work of Chilly Gonzales and production by Boys Noize. Click Here To Read More!

Frank Family Vineyards receives top accolades in Wine & Spirits' 28th Annual Restaurant Poll - News provided by Frank Family Vineyards

CALISTOGA, Calif., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Napa Valley-based Frank Family Vineyards has received top rankings in three individual categories in Wine & Spirits' 28th Annual Restaurant Poll, the results of which were released in the April issue of Wine & Spirits. For the fifth consecutive year, Frank Family gained momentum in the Restaurant Top 50 and ranked #13 on this list, while placing #20 in the most popular by-the-glass selections group, and #6 in the most popular Cabernet Sauvignon category. Click Here To Read More!

Castle Brands Increases Stake in Gosling-Castle Partners

By Zachs Equity Research

Premium branded spirits company, Castle Brands Inc. ROX made a strategic investment for an additional 20.1% stake in Gosling-Castle Partners Inc. ("GCP"). Following the ownership announcement, shares of the company jumped 10.3% on Mar 30.

In Jan 2005, Castle Brands entered into a national distribution agreement with Gosling’s Export (Bermuda) Limited and obtained the exclusive right to distribute Gosling’s rum products and rum-related gourmet food products in the U.S. Further, in Feb 2005, the company extended this relationship by acquiring a 60% controlling interest in a strategic export venture with the Gosling family. This venture is now known as Gosling-Castle Partners Inc.

Gosling-Castle Partners was formed to enter into an export agreement with Gosling’s Export that gives GCP the exclusive right to distribute Gosling’s rum and related products on a world wide basis. Click Here To Read More!

The 20 Best Selling Vodka Brands In The World

Emily Bell -

Maybe you don’t like vodka. Maybe you were subjected to Popov one too many times in college, or maybe you’r palate’s been a bit spoiled by the bourbon and craft beer booms. But a huge global population absolutely loves the stuff. Like, millions upon millions of people knocking back millions upon millions of bottles, cocktails, and shots of the stuff.

We’re not going to try to convert you—no liquor proselytizing here. In fact we’re keeping our opinions about vodka entirely to ourselves. (Though, for god’s sake, try a gin martini sometime, they’re far superior.) Here we’re simply presenting a list of the top selling vodka brands in the world, per 2015 data (since, well, 2016 vodka consumption is still ongoing…) Many of the brands will seem unfamiliar, because U.S. liquor stores tend to stock up on stuff like Smirnoff, Svedka, and Grey Goose. If you can find any of the unfamiliar bottles, it might be worthwhile to do some taste testing. They’re high on the list for a reason, right? Click Here To Read More!

14 Spring Beers Brewers are Excited to Release in 2017

Jess Baker -

As snow gives way to pollen season, tap handles at your favorite beer bars and breweries give way from winter offerings to new spring beers.

We asked America’s small and independent craft brewers which spring beers they were most excited for you to try in 2017. Their answers range from tropical IPAs to fruit beers to fun twists on lagers.

Here are 14 new releases (or simply new-to-you spring beers) you can watch for this season. Click Here To Read More!

Tanqueray: a brand history

27th March, 2017 by Annie Hayes - The Spirits Business

From humble beginnings in London, Tanqueray has grown to be one of the biggest gin brands in the world, especially in the US, writes Nicole Mezzasalma.

Given that it is one of the few spirits that most customers wouldn’t drink neat, gin is at the mercy of trends and the whims of cocktail drinkers and bartenders. Despite the ebb and flow of the market, however, several gin brands have been around for 200 years of more, with the UK being the epicentre for this type of spirit production.

Tanqueray is one of the best-known of these, and according to Diageo senior archivist Joanne McKerchar, came about as a labour of love. “Charles Tanqueray was born in 1810. His father, grandfather and great-uncle were all clergymen in a parish just outside London,” she explains. “But Charles was always scientific and decided he didn’t want to follow in their footsteps, so he took a risk and chose to forge his own path. He and his brother, Edward, went to the Curries Distillery to learn the craft and how to become gin distillers.” Click Here To Read More!

3 Signs the U.S. Liquor Business Had a Great 2016

John Kell -

The spirits industry can raise a glass to yet another strong year.

The volume of spirits sold at retail locations rose 2.4% in 2016. Alcohol suppliers said sales rose an even faster 4.5% last year to $25.2 billion in the United States, spirits advocate Distilled Spirits Council reported on Tuesday. Even more impressive, it was the seventh consecutive year that spirits stole more market share from brewers. The spirits industry now commands 35.9% of the total alcohol market vs. 47% for beer and 17.1% for wine. Beer made up close to 60% of the alcohol market in the 1990s. Click Here To Read More!

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