Breaking Bad stars launch Dos Hombres Mezcal in UK

Dos Hombres Mezcal, founded by Breaking Bad actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, has launched in the UK through department store Selfridges. Cranston and Paul, who starred in the acclaimed AMC show Breaking Bad, announced the launch of their mezcal brand on social media in July 2019. Dos Hombres (42% ABV) is made using espadin agave, the piñas from the plants are cooked in earthen pits to release their sugars before being crushed using a…

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Beam Suntory H1 sales hit by Covid-19 crisis

Maker’s Mark owner Beam Suntory saw its net sales decline 3% in the first six months of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. From January to June 2020, Beam Suntory’s net sales in the US fell 3% as a result of “significantly lower” revenue due to the closure of the on-trade, which was offset by a boost in the off-trade. “While our sales were substantially below our expectations at the start of the year, the…

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Teeling bottles 37-year-old single malt

Dublin-based Teeling has released the oldest whiskey in its limited release Vintage Reserve Collection – Teeling 37 Years Old Irish Single Malt. Only 175 bottles of the 37-year-old whiskey have been created, following previous launches of a 30-year-old and 33-year-old as part of the collection. The latest release was distilled in 1983 and matured exclusively in an ex-Bourbon cask for 37 years. It has been hand-bottled at 41.3% ABV and priced at RRP €7,000 (US$8,290)…

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Vodka category poised for resurgence

While gin rides high, vodka sales continue to slide. But is the erstwhile frontrunner staging a comeback? The Spirits Business investigates. *This feature was originally published in the April 2020 issue of The Spirits Business Audible gasps could be heard when news broke that Tito’s Handmade Vodka leapt over Diageo’s powerhouse brand, Smirnoff, and took the title of best‐selling spirit in the US in 2019. It was the first time in more than a decade…

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