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Richard Woodard | 6 Jun 2017

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Richard Woodard | 2 Aug 2016

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Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2018

Diageo's strategy to offload its smaller alcohol brands has reached an end with the company's latest divestment, according to the group's CFO.


Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2018

Diageo is to sell 19 of its lesser-known spirits brands to US firm Sazerac for US$550m.


Lucy Britner | 24 Sep 2018

Sazerac's UK distribution unit has announced a sponsorship deal between its Paddy Irish Whiskey brand and London Irish Rugby Club.


Andy Morton | 17 Sep 2018

Sazerac is to launch its single estate Tequlia brand, Corazón Tequila, in the UK.


Andy Morton | 3 Jul 2018

Sazerac Co has announced details of a CFO switch, with the new-appointee set to work alongside the outgoing incumbent for one year.


Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2018

The head of US spirits company Sazerac has called on the government to safeguard the white oak tree or risk harming the ongoing Bourbon boom.


Richard Woodard | 13 Jun 2018

Sazerac is ramping up its investment in expanding production at its Buffalo Trace Bourbon distillery, spending US$1.2bn over the next ten years.


Lucy Britner | 11 Apr 2018

Sazerac Co has rolled out its premium Southern Comfort expression to the Irish market.


Lucy Britner | 9 Apr 2018

Sazerac's UK spirits bottler The Last Drop has lined up the release of its first fortified wine. The company, which specialises in old and rare spirits, has launched The Last Drop 1870 & 1970 Centenario "Old Colheita" Tawny Port Duo.


Lucy Britner | 6 Apr 2018

US-headquartered Sazerac is to switch the distribution of its Irish whiskey brand to its own subsidiary in the Irish market.


Lucy Britner | 16 Feb 2018

Sazerac Co has started distilling whisky at its Old Montreal Distillery in Canada. 


Lucy Britner | 5 Feb 2018

Sazerac Co's Hi-Spirits Ireland unit will distribute a range of Fratelli Branca Distillerie's products in the country, including the Italian digestif Fernet-Branca. 


Lucy Britner | 6 Dec 2017

Sazerac Co's UK distributor has announced a seasonal campaign for Southern Comfort as the company looks to further highlight the brand's heritage. 


Lucy Britner | 27 Oct 2017

The Sazerac Co and Old Rip Van Winkle have lined up the 2017 release of the Van Winkle Bourbon series, which this year will not include a rye. 


Lucy Britner | 19 Oct 2017

The Sazerac Co has announced the purchase of a stake in India spirits producer John Distilleries. 


Olly Wehring | 28 Sep 2017

The Sazerac Co is set to release two pre-mixed cocktails in the US, under the Handy & Schiller Barreled Cocktails brand name.


Lucy Britner | 20 Sep 2017

The Sazerac Co's Buffalo Trace Distillery has lined up the release of its 2017 Antique Collection.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2017

The Sazerac Co has released an update on its Buffalo Trace distillery expansion project, as it works to keep up with demand for Bourbon. 


Lucy Britner | 6 Jul 2017

The Sazerac Co's 375 Park Avenue Spirits unit has agreed to import Colombian brand Dictador's aged rum portfolio into the US market.


Olly Wehring | 26 Jun 2017

Sazaerac Co has followed up the recent repositioning of Southern Comfort with a global packaging update for its other recently-purchased spirits brand, Italy's Tuaca.


Lucy Britner | 31 May 2017

Sazerac Co has unveiled new packaging and a new recipe for Southern Comfort, as it looks to reemphasise the brand's New Orleans provenance cues.


Lucy Britner | 26 May 2017

Sazerac has announced the latest release in its Abraham Bowman line of experimental whiskey.


Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

The Sazerac Co's Buffalo Trace Distillery has released a four-grain Bourbon, named after former distillery owner Colonel E H Taylor, Jr.


Andy Morton | 6 Mar 2017

The Sazerac Co has continued its recent buying spree with the purchase of a stake in San Francisco-based bitters producer Bittermens.

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Country Profile: Spirits in the US

Country Profile: Spirits in the US

The US spirits sector is led by the vodka category in both value and volume terms, while the tequila & mezcal category is expected to register the fastest value and volume growth during 2017-2022. Hyp...

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