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04.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A CROWN JEWEL OF A BOTTLE

A CROWN JEWEL OF A BOTTLEThis takes the luxury spirits concept to a whole new level. Usually it’s the liquor inside the bottle that makes it expensive, but in this case it’s what’s on the outside that has a custom-designed bottle of Chambord worth an estimated $3 million dollars.  Brown-Forman Duty Free unveiled the world’s most expensive spirits container – a Chambord liqueur bottle adorned with $3 million worth of diamonds, gold and pearls [...] Read More »

NEW DISCUS PROGRAM FOR CRAFT PRODUCERS

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has a new Craft Distiller Affiliate Membership program designed to organize the growing number of small distilled spirits producers across the nation and alert them to public policy issues affecting the industry at every level of government.  In the last decade, the number of small distillers in the US grew from a few dozen to more than two hundred today, now making an array of products [...] Read More »

A SAFER PUB FIGHT

One of the scariest things about bar fights is how quickly they can escalate.  And when glasses start getting hurled around, it adds another dimension to the violence.  But fear not. Drunken pub fights in Britain (where they’ve seemingly set the gold standard) are set to get safer with the invention of a strengthened beer glass that health authorities hope will cut the huge bill for treating intoxicated brawlers. The traditional pint glass – which [...] Read More »

THE WHISKY WINNERS ARE . . .

malt advocate has announced the winners of this year’s Whisky Awards. Now in their sixteenth year, this is the oldest and longest-running annual whisky awards program. They honor the world’s greatest whiskies and distilleries, and the individuals who make and promote them. To be eligible for this year’s awards, products must have been sold in the US during the 2OO9 calendar year. A complete write up of each award winner appears in the spring issue [...] Read More »

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