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Pernod Ricard is back in Kentucky with Rabbit Hole Whiskey, but why did it ever leave? - Comment 14 Jun 2019

Ten years ago, Pernod Ricard sold Wild Turkey Bourbon to Campari Group. Today, as the French spirits group announces the purchase of Louisville's Rabbit Hole Whiskey, the question is not why the group has returned to the Kentucky Bourbon category, the real puzzle is, why did it exit in the first place?


Dull Diageo - Ideal for investors - Analysis 7 Jun 2019

Diageo's biennial Capital Markets Day this year, held in New York late last month, saw the drinks group attempt to impress investment analysts with its plans for future growth. Much as the event provided plenty of content for just-drinks, the analyst community appeared unexcited by the day-long set of sessions.


Trump hands Mexican headache to Constellation Brands, Casa Cuervo, Diageo - Focus 31 May 2019

Constellation Brands, Casa Cuervo and Diageo will be among the drinks companies holding their breath in the coming days, hoping that President Trump doesn't go through with his latest threat, with Mexico the latest in his firing line.


Boston Beer, Dogfish Head merger - Squeezed middle seek safety amongst themselves - Comment 10 May 2019

They are beer's squeezed middle. Far smaller than the international brewers, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors, that dominate the US beer industry with their mass volumes and distribution leverage, yet much larger - and more unwieldy - than the new generation of nimble craft brewers blazing a trail, and finding growth, with Millennial consumers.


Constellation's wine sale to Gallo – It had to be you – analysis 5 Apr 2019

In keeping with the wider wine strategy to pursue value at the expense of volume, Constellation Brands' divestment of around 30 lower-end brands this week comes as little surprise. Nor does the identity of the buyer, according to one analyst, with E&J Gallo "uniquely positioned" to take on Constellation's unwanteds.

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Daytrip CBD-infused flavoured sparkling water - Product Launch 19 Jun 2019

US cannabis start-up Daytrip has launched a four-strong range of flavoured sparkling waters infused with cannabidiol.


Hotaling & Co’s Denizen Vatted Dark Rum - Product Launch - market data 18 Jun 2019

Hotaling & Co has announced the release of Denizen Vatted Dark Rum, the newest edition to its collection of Denizen craft spirits.


Diageo readies latest local bars push in US for Seagram’s 7 Crown whiskey - market data 17 Jun 2019

Diageo has partnered its Seagrams 7 Crown whiskey with rock band The Kills to promote the brand’s second annual National Dive Bar Day in the US.


Catoctin Creek Distilling and Adroit Theory Brewing’s Dia de los Muertos US whisky - Product Launch 17 Jun 2019

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co has created an American whisky distilled from a beer created by Adroit Theory Brewing Co.


Pernod Ricard returns to Kentucky Bourbon with Rabbit Hole Whiskey stake purchase - market data 14 Jun 2019

The US unit of Pernod Ricard has acquired majority control of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, marking the group’s return to the Kentucky Bourbon category after a ten-year hiatus.


Molson Coors calls for transparency in aluminium price setting 14 Jun 2019

Molson Coors has called for an investigation into the process used to determine the US price of aluminium.


Alkaline water producer Flow signs Gwyneth Paltrow for new campaign 13 Jun 2019

Canadian beverage company Flow has launched a deal with actor and lifestyle coach Gwyneth Paltrow to promote Flow Alkaline Spring Water.


E&J Gallo brings back Barefoot ‘bestie’ LGBTQ labels  13 Jun 2019

E&J Gallo is re-running a personalised label offer of its Barefoot wine brand for US consumers.


Paul Rudd, Michael Pena front latest Pepsi Max spot - video 13 Jun 2019

PepsiCo has recruited actors Paul Rudd and Michael Peña for its latest Pepsi Max advert in the US.


PepsiCo names Ram Krishnan CCO as Laxman Narasimhan departs 12 Jun 2019

PepsiCo has appointed Ram Krishnan, currently CEO for Greater China, as its new global chief commercial officer.