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09.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CHATTY URINALS

When it comes to combating drunk drivers, law enforcement will try just about any tactic if it works, no matter how bizarre.  Take the case of the chatty urinals.  A total of 4OO talking “urinal cakes” were recently distributed across Detroit as part of a trial to combat drunks from getting behind the wheel.  Each device has a built-in recorded voice which says: “Listen up.  That’s right, I’m talking to you.  Had a few drinks?  [...] Read More »

REMY COINTREAU MAKES A BID

Rémy Cointreau UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rémy Cointreau Group, has agreed to acquire Bruichladdich Distillery on the Scottish island of Islay. This is Rémy Cointreau’s first entry into the premium single malt Scotch whisky market. The deal was valued at approximately $91 million, comprising $75.3 million for the acquisition of the entire share capital of Bruichladdich and estimated debt of $15.7 million that Rémy Cointreau will assume. Bruichladdich was purchased in December [...] Read More »

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