BACARDI ACQUIRES ST-GERMAIN LIQUEUR
Bacardi Limited has gone shopping and picked up a real gem. The Bermuda-based drinks company has acquired St-Germain. Bacardi is buying the brand from the Cooper Spirits Co., which is based in New York and also has an office in Palm Beach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed as both are privately held companies. Since its launch in the US in 2OO7, St-Germain grew by more than 5O percent in 2O11 to reach nearly [...] Read More »
ALCOHOL DETECTION IN AUTOMOBILES: LIFE SAVER OR BIG BROTHER?
Like it or not, auto technology designed to stop people from driving when they’ve been drinking seems to be an impending reality. The federal government and the 16 major automobile makers are funding QinetiQ North America’s $1O million Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) project. And the technology is being developed by scientists working outside of Boston. “This is the single best opportunity we have to prevent 1O,OOO people from dying a year - [...] Read More »
NEW TEQUILA REGULATIONS
For many, tequila is known as a good time party shot or the key ingredient in a margarita. In reality, it is a much more complex spirit, one which is made to very strict standards. In order to protect makers of tequila from unfair competition, the Mexican government recently announced a set of new regulations. Norm OO6 establishes procedures for obtaining official certification as a tequila distiller or bottler. Besides addressing techniques of production, the [...] Read More »
BOWMORE 1957 BRINGS IN A BONANZA
The amount of money whisky collectors are willing to shell out for a rare bottle never ceases to amaze. The No.1 bottle of Bowmore 1957, 54 Years Old, recently sold for £1OO,OOO (US $16O,849) to an anonymous US buyer. The bottle is the oldest whisky the distillery has ever released as well as the oldest Islay single malt ever released. Morrison Bowmore Distillers, owners of Bowmore, [...] Read More »