Founders Announces 2019 KBS Release Date

Founders Brewing Co. has announced the return of KBS, their popular bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, in March 2019. KBS will be available throughout the brewery’s 47-state distribution network on draft and in 750-ml. and 12-oz. bottles beginning March 15. KBS is an imperial stout brewed with large amounts of coffee and chocolate before aging in oak bourbon barrels. It comes in at 12.2% ABV. KBS is the second installment of the Founders Barrel-Aged Series, a…

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7 Alcohol Trends at the 2019 Sun Food & Wine Fest

Curious what consumers like? Go to the source. The Sun Wine & Food Fest is a multiday consumer show at Mohegan Sun, a sprawling Connecticut casino. Hundreds of attendees sampled 1,000+ varieties of wine, beer, spirits and food, while celebrity chefs like Marcus Samuelsson and Alex Guarnaschelli cooked live in the expo hall. It was a wide-reaching display of food and alcohol trends. Much was what you’d expect. Consumers still love cab sauv, California red…

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Proximo Spirits Names New CEO

There’s new leadership at Proximo Spirits. The company announced yesterday the appointment of Michael Keyes as President & Chief Executive Officer, effective February 4, 2019. In that capacity, Keyes will manage all operations of Proximo and its affiliates in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Jersey City, NJ, Proximo is best known as the U.S. importer and distributor of Jose Cuervo tequila. Other brands it’s behind include 1800 Tequila, Bushmills, Three Olives, Kraken, Tincup and Hangar 1.…

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Ki No Bi Edition G is ‘first’ Champagne cask-aged gin

Japan’s Kyoto Distillery has partnered with Champagne house Henri Giraud to create Ki No Bi Edition G – thought to be the first gin aged in Champagne barriques. Only limited quantities of Ki No Bi Edition G were released in Japan and proved so popular they sold out in one day. The expression was based on the Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin expression. Bottled at 48% abv, Ki No Bi Edition G has an RRP…

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