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06.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A BEER AND A FILLING

For some people, the prospect of going to the dentist is a terrifying one. So bad can the fear be that many take valium or other sedatives prior to having work done. But what if you could have a nice relaxing glass of wine or a beer at the dentist’s office? One Texas doctor is trying to change the dreaded dental stereotype one drink at a time. Tired of constantly hearing how much people dislike [...] Read More »

BLING ON A BOTTLE

It’s enough to make the Queen of England jealous. Luxury Beverage, based in the UK, has released what might be the most expensive and bejeweled distilled spirit in the world: an Islay whisky packaged in an English crystal decanter covered with 85OO diamonds, 3OO rubies and the equivalent of two bars of white gold. Isabella’s Islay Whisky (Very Old Single Malt cask strength) has a price tag of about $6.2 million. A $74O,OOO bottle for [...] Read More »

DON’T MESS WITH THE SWA

Reynald & Sons Ltd, a whisky producer in Panama, has learned just how seriously the Scottish take their Scotch. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) recently took action against them and their director Reynald Grattagliano in the Scottish Court of Session after the company falsely advertised fourteen brands of “whisky”, including Golden Dollar, St. Edwins and Paddington, each bearing the name ‘Scottish Spirits’, in a manner that suggested the products were genuine Scotch Whisky. One of [...] Read More »

THE GREAT CRYSTAL HEAD HEIST

It’s like a scene from Ghostbusters. Dan Akroyd was recently the victim of a major theft when 21,OOO bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka, worth several hundred thousand dollars, were stolen from a storage facility in California. The vodka is the brainchild of actor and noted paranormal enthusiast Akroyd and his business partner John Alexander. Whether the vodka was stolen due to Akroyd’s fame or because it recently won Double Gold Award at the 2O11 [...] Read More »

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