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04.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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IRISH WHISKEY SALES ON FIRE

IF YOU didn’t know that Irish whiskey sales are exploding you must be living under a rock. So successful has the category been that exports are predicted to double by 2O2O. According to the Irish Spirits Association (ISA), Ireland currently exports 6.2 million nine-liter cases of Irish whiskey to more than 1OO markets. But the wave of new distilleries receiving planning permission in the country is expected to double exports to over 12 million cases [...] Read More »

BERKSHIRE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERS AND CRAFT BREWER PARTNERSHIPS

MASSACHUSETTS craft distillery Berkshire Mountain Distillers has partnered with a variety of domestic craft brewers to develop a series of new bourbons. Limited-edition releases are in the works with Founders Brewing of Michigan, Cigar City Brewing of Florida, Big Sky Brewing of Montana, and Hale’s Ales of Washington. The bourbons will display the name of the brewery and beer from which it was distilled. In 2O12, Berkshire Mountain Distillers partnered with the Boston Beer Company [...] Read More »

CRAFT SPIRITS STAY HOT

More proof that whether it’s beer or spirits, if the word “craft” is affixed to it consumers want it. According to a GuestMetrics report, craft spirits continue to be strongly outpacing mainstream brands in the spirits category and are showing no signs of slowing. As the analyst group reported recently, the spirits category has not been immune to the continued weakness in the overall on-premise channel, with volumes down about 2.5% over the course of [...] Read More »

PALM BAY INTERNATIONAL, SANTA RITA AND RUBY WINES ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT THE ONE FUND AND HELP KEEP BOSTON STRONG

Palm Bay International, Santa Rita Wines and Ruby Wines presented The One Fund with a donation of $25,000 as part of the Boston Strong campaign.  Following last year’s tragic marathon bombing, Santa Rita along with Palm Bay and Ruby partnered to donate $3 per case of Santa Rita wines sold in the Boston area to help support victims and their families. From May 27 to August 31, for every consumer purchase of a bottle of [...] Read More »