Craft Spirits Go Corporate FILED FEBRUARY 21, 2017Your editor just got back from the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) conference last week, and I'm ready to declare 2017 the year that craft went corporate. Although some of them might consider that slander, I don't mean it negatively. I mean that in its fourth year, ACSA and its attendees are almost unrecognizably organized and unified compared to the rag-tag bunch of day dreamers it was three years ago.
Mexican Import Tax Scare Overblown FILED JANUARY 27, 2017Yesterday President Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer triggered a virtual meltdown when he told the White House press pool the president supports an idea that, at the time, sounded a lot like a 20% tariff on Mexican imports.
Alert: Stoli Group Enters Whiskey Cat, Buys KY Cult Brand FILED JANUARY 25, 2017Stoli Group USA is entering the whiskey category with the acquisition of cult whiskey brand Kentucky Owl. Stoli will take over the national distribution, sales and marketing, and begin a global rollout for the brand, effective immediately.