One Eight Distilling unveils newly redesigned ‘District Made’ spirits portfolio

Washington, D.C.’s One Eight Distilling has unveiled its newly redesigned “District Made” spirits portfolio. As part of One Eight’s evolution with this new branding, created in collaboration with Thoroughbred Spirits Group, the distillery has announced its partnership with leading North American beverage distributor, Breakthru Beverage Group. This relationship will expand One Eight’s availability in the DC and Maryland markets with additional growth in…

Distilled Spirits Council rebrands with new logo and website

This just in from The Distilled Spirits Council  The Distilled Spirits Council today announced the launch of a rebranding initiative, featuring a new logo, website and annual report, as part of an ongoing modernization effort.  “The distilled spirits sector has achieved both record sales and exports, with eight consecutive years of market share growth,” says Distilled Spirits Council…

Anchor Distilling changes its name to Hotaling & Co.

Last August, Sapporo Holdings Limited acquired Anchor Brewing Company, and although Anchor Distilling was not part of the sale, the company relinquished the rights to the “Anchor” trademark. Anchor Distilling Company has announced its next evolution. As of Jan. 31, 2018, the iconic San Francisco company has taken on a new name: Hotaling & Co….

American & Irish whiskey, tequila and Cognac drive spirits industry growth

It’s always a bit like Christmas morning when the Distilled Spirits Council hosts its annual media and analyst briefing in New York. And the haul of goodies was just as bountiful this year as in past years—well, if you’re like me and you consider a year’s worth of category-specific spirits sales figures “goodies.”

Craft spirits trends for 2018

I wrote this for the latest edition of the American Craft Spirits Association‘s e-newsletter. Thought I’d share it with you, as well.  It’s hard to believe that yet another year is behind us. If 2017 proved anything, it’s that these are indeed exciting times to be in the craft spirits business. And that’s going to…