Author Archives: Joel Whitaker

The Healthy Habits of Craft Beer Drinkers

Overall, regular craft brew drinkers tend to engage more in healthy lifestyle activities compared to the average beer/wine/spirits drinker. More than half (57%) told The Harris Poll they stay healthy by exercising several times per week (vs. 52% of average … Continue reading

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Heineken to Sponsor Formula 1 Racing

Heineken to Sponsor Formula 1 Racing Heineken agreed to become a Global Partner of Formula 1 beginning at the newly renamed Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken D’Italia 2016, in Monza, and run for a multi-year term. From the 2017 F1 … Continue reading

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M.S. Walker Intros 2 New West Cork Distillers Products

West Cork Distillers launched two new limited-release Irish Whiskeys.  M.S. Walker is importing them to the U.S. One, a Black Reserve bottled at 86 Proof after it is finished in Double Charred Bourbon Casks, expresses deep woodiness and spice with … Continue reading

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Suntory Intros Whisky Toki

Suntory Whisky Toki (Beam Suntory) launches exclusively in the U.S. this month and in Canada in July at a suggested retail price of $39.99.  It’s a blend of carefully selected whiskies from the House of Suntory’s globally acclaimed Hakushu Distillery, … Continue reading

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PLCB Pledges to Move Quickly on Wine Modernization

PLCB Pledges to Move Quickly on Wine Modernization In the wake of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s signing of a wine privatization bill, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) said it will move as quickly as possible in establishing new licensing … Continue reading

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Biggar & Leith Imports 1st Luxury Italian Gin to U.S.

Biggar & Leith, Montclair, N.J., launched Malfy Gin, the first luxury Italian gin to be imported into the United States. Malfy Gin will be distributed by Young’s Market Co. in ten markets: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, … Continue reading

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