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06.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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AMERICAN CRAFT DISTILLERS ASSOCIATION

The American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA) has officially been launched. ACDA was formed “of, by and for licensed craft distillers” in order to “promote and protect craft distilling in the United States”. Craft distilling is a significant and growing trend. With more than 32O distilleries in existence and more on the way, products run the gamut from brandy to bourbon, and all are gaining popularity with mixologists, restaurants and consumers. According to Penn Jensen, ACDA [...] Read More »

NO WINE ICE CREAM IN LOUISIANA

Mercer’s Dairy Wine Ice Cream has been causing quite a buzz over the last year with its fun flavors that contain actual wine. As it gains popularity, it has also seen demand rising in states across the US. And while Louisiana may seem like a natural place for spiked ice cream to be available, the good time state is being a stickler about the spiked dessert. Wine Ice Cream will need action by legislators before [...] Read More »

EAU de BOOZE

Most people go to lengths to not smell like alcohol. But if you really can’t live without the smell of gin on your skin, there’s now a cologne for you.  Commodity, a fledgling online fragrance company has launched a range of 2O scents including “whiskey” and “gin” cologne and “Pinot” perfume.  Founded by Yo Santosa and Owen Gee, Commodity aims to make consumers rethink their approach to scent by giving them the opportunity to [...] Read More »

A MAN WALKS INTO A LIQUOR STORE . . .

Well, it sounds like a joke but no one at the Liquor Control Board in Ontario is laughing after a man walked out of the store with a bottle of scotch worth $26,OOO. Dressed in a Burberry shirt, cap and brown trench coat, the man unassumingly paid for his bottle of wine at a Queens Quay liquor store on Saturday, April 7. Only later was he suspected of stealing a bottle of scotch. And it [...] Read More »

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