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02.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A FINE SCOTCH FOR A FINE WOMAN

Very few people reach the century mark. Fewer still make it past that, but if you’re among the lucky, you certainly deserve a tribute. When Janet Sheed Roberts (AKA The Wee Janie) turned 11O, she had an extremely rare whisky released in her honor. Of course, she also happens to be the granddaughter of William Grant, founder of Scottish distillery Glenfiddich. The 55-year-old reserve single malt is one of the rarest ever created by Glenfiddich. [...] Read More »

MAINE DISTILLERIES IS GIVING BACK

Maine Distilleries, makers of Cold River Vodka, Blueberry Flavored Vodka and Cold River Gin, is doing its part to support regional food banks this winter with potato donations.  For every bottle of Cold River sold in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Maine Distilleries will donate one pound of potatoes to prominent food banks in those states during the first quarter of the year.  In coordination with Green Thumb Farms of Fryeburg, Maine,  Maine Distilleries is [...] Read More »

SERIOUSLY STUPID HUMAN TRICKS

It would be comical if it wasn’t so senselessly tragic. Three men in Western Australia suffered horrific burns after branding themselves with novelty branding irons given away as part of a Jack Daniel’s promotion. Health advocates are now demanding legislation that stops “reckless” alcohol marketing. The men, who are in their 2Os and 3Os, were admitted to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) for surgery and emergency skin grafts. One branded his backside while the others chose [...] Read More »

WILL THE LUCK OF THE IRISH COME TO BEAM?

Beam Inc. is getting into the Irish whiskey business. The drinks company entered into an agreement to purchase Cooley Distillery in Ireland for approximately $95 million on a debt-free basis. This will mark Beam’s entry into the fast-growing Irish whiskey industry. Cooley owns and produces the Kilbeggan, Connemara, Tyrconnell, and Greenore brands. It currently sells approximately 25O,OOO nine-liter cases per year divided among its own brands, private label products and bulk sales to third-party customers. [...] Read More »

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