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Hard Seltzer Sales Soar 255% in US Off-trade

For the one-week period ending 6 June, spirits continued to grow well ahead of other alcohol categories with a 30.2% sales increase. Wine increased by 23.8%, while beer, FMB...  more »

Craft Vodka Bets on Uncommon Flavors: Jalapeno, Mint and Pickle

Premium, sipping styles have especially gained popularity in bourbon, scotch and tequila thanks to several celebrity endorsements and launches. But vodka has been somewhat absent...  more »

Spiked Seltzers are the Official Cocktail of Summer 2019

Move over, margarita, and good riddance, rosé: The official drink of summer 2019 is spiked seltzer. Many drinkers are going for low-calorie, low-carb and low-to-no sugar spiked...  more »

Craft booze is booming in Austin for SXSW Festival 2017

Come for SXSW, stay for the booze: Austin's hipster cachet greased by a craft liquor boom

To the probable delight of revelers attending this year's annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, craft distilleries are becoming a growing feature of urban culture....  more »

Junior Merino, The Liquid Chef
01/19/2017

Good Libations

Tags: Cocktails, Mixology, Spirits, VodkaSource: Symrise

Monthly Mixology with Junior Merino: 2017 Vodka Renaissance

By Junior Merino, The Liquid Chef Not so long ago, the mixology community shunned the sale of cocktails made with vodka. Even though vodka ranks in the top five most consumed...  more »

Craft Liquor Is Growing at a Crazy Rate

For decades, the best-selling whiskies, gins, vodkas and rums came from name-brand, large-volume producers. Prohibition had annihilated smaller companies, and U.S. laws and taxes...  more »

Vodka Flavor Inspiration

Vodka continues its flavor evolution.  Recently we saw the explosion of indulgent flavors make their way into vodka and onto the shelves.  From whipped cream to Salted Caramel to...  more »

Bottoms up: A breakdown of the spirits industry in 2015

U.S. consumers are propelling the industry forward thanks to their evolving tastes for shots, straight-ups, and cocktails. The U.S. spirits industry gained market share last year....  more »

12/29/2014

Good Libations

Tags: Vodka, SpiritsSource: www.nytimes.com

Vodka Comes In From the Cold

The Happiest Hour, a restaurant and bar that opened in October in Greenwich Village, has the sort of craft cocktail list you'd expect from a place that has Jim Kearns - a veteran...  more »

11/20/2014

Good Libations

Tags: Millennials, VodkaSource: Symrise

Millennials Drive Flavored Vodka Sales [WHITE PAPER]

Millennials Drive Flavored Vodka Sales In 2012 it was shown that more than 60 percent of those between 21 and 24 favor sweet and flavored vodkas. This finding represents a sharp...  more »

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