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Head Of Pernod Ricard To Head Scotch Whisky Association

By Richard Thomas Pierre Pringuet, CEO of the French drinks giant Pernod Ricard, was named the new head of the primary trade association of the Scotch whisky industry, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Pernod Ricard owns Ballentine’s, Chivas Regal and the world’s second-ranked single malt, The Glenlivet, as well as Irish Distillers, producers of Jameson, Powers and Redbreast. Pringuet has ...

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Wemyss Malts Opens Kingsbarns Distillery

The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre officially opened its doors to the public on Monday 1 December. The first visitor was the aptly named Mr. New, who lives locally and has watched the build with interest over the past year and a half. Located in The East Neuk of Fife, Scotland and overlooking the world-renowned Kingsbarns Championship Golf Course, the ...

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Catoctin Creek Holds Steady On Prices Despite Virginia Mark-Up

Despite the increase in mark-ups recently announced by the Virginia ABC board, Catoctin Creek will hold steady its retail pricing, essentially absorbing the cost of the mark-ups at the wholesale level and shielding the consumer from the price mark-up for its own products. The retail price on Watershed Gin and Mosby’s Spirit, the distillery’s “white” spirits category, will be further ...

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Balcones Co-Founder Scores Points In Court

By Richard Thomas Balcones co-founder Chip Tate won an important victory in court earlier this month, when Judge Jim Meyer ruled that actions taken by the Balcones board of managers since Tate’s August ouster were invalid. More specifically, on November 11 the judge directed that Tate had to be present at board meetings for there to be a quorum, according ...

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