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Glenlivet Crosses 1 Million Cases Mark

By Richard Thomas French drinks company Pernod Ricard reported that The Glenlivet single malt scotch whisky brand crossed the one million nine-liter cases shipped mark for the 2013/14 period. This follows the company’s prediction in July that they might achieve the sales landmark during this reporting period. Heretofore the only single malt brand shipping more than one million cases per ...

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Brown-Forman Vows To Strike Back At Russian Ruling

By Richard Thomas Brown-Forman is not taking Russian claims that Jack Daniel’s whisky is tainted with insecticide lying down. Russian newspaper Izvestia reported that Brown-Forman will fight the allegations, and that they do not expect the confiscation of Jack Daniel’s products in Russia to be nationwide. Instead, the company believes it will be confined to the Ural region where the ...

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Diageo Breaks Ground On New Bulleit Distillery

By Richard Thomas At a Thursday event featuring Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear, Diageo North American President Larry Schwartz and Tom Bulleit, ground was broken on what will become the new distillery for Bulleit Whiskey in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Diageo intends to invest $115 million into the new facility, which will produce 1.8 million proof gallons annually and will initially include six ...

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Bacardi Makes Big Plunge Into Single Malts

By Richard Thomas Bermuda-based Bacardi is best known for its famed rum, but the company is also an international drinks giant with substantial holdings in Scotland. In a move that some would see as overdue, Bacardi is now planting its stakes into the world whisk(e)y boom by launching a series of new single malt expressions in 2014 and 2015. The ...

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Russians Claim Jack Daniel’s Honey Tainted

By Richard Thomas Less than two weeks after banning the import of Kentucky Gentleman bourbon, Russia is now moving in on Jack Daniel’s Honey, the liqueur version of the world’s second-best selling whiskey. In doing so, the Russian government is citing issues similar to those that led to the stoppage of Kentucky Gentleman imports. A regional office of Russia’s food ...

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