Massachusetts Beverage Business



       THE KNOB CREEK WHISKEY PROFESSORS were honored with whisky magazine’s 2OO9 World Icons of Whisky Award for “Ambassadors of the Year” at a ceremony in London England on February 28.  Whiskey ProfessorsSTEVE COLE, BERNIE LUBBERS and DAVID MAYS were recognized for their passion and knowledge in spreading the gospel of “America’s Native Spirit” across the nation in new and innovative ways.  The ceremony was held in Hurlingham [...] Read More »


 PETER DUFF: MAESTRO of MODERATIONPeter Duff died on February 27.He was 8O years old and had advanced cancer. Mr. Duff an Englishman successful in other businessesand collector and patron of the artsfound his love of  wine transforming into a passiona business finally a cause –that of  moderation, the true temperance.He was executive vice presidentof the International Wine and Spirit Competitionand co-founder, with Lord Montagu, [...] Read More »


REST in PEACE MARVIN YOU OL’ MOONSHINERMARVIN “POPCORN” SUTTON IS NO MORE. The legendary long-bearded Tennessee moonshiner who was convicted multiple times of illegally making liquor and possessing a gun as a convicted felon passed away in March.  Sutton, who was 62, built a cult following after writing a biography, Me and My Likker, and starring in documentaries about his distilling career.  But four days before he was due to begin [...] Read More »

Beam Global and Cruzan Rum

Beam Global and Cruzan Rum have hired Andrea Bearbower as the Cruzan Brand Education Manager.  In this position she will work directly with consumers trade partners and Beam Global’s sales teams teaching Rumology – the science of what rum is and what differentiates Cruzan in the rum category.  Bearbower will also facilitate dialogue on Cruzan and the rum category at a variety of events and on-premise venues, such as the Nightclub & Bar Convention and [...] Read More »

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