Svedka vodka owner Constellation Brands has pledged more than US$2.5 million to covid-19 relief efforts, while Bushmills Irish whiskey has donated US$100,000 to help US bartenders. US drinks firm Constellation Brands and AB InBev’s Modelo Especial beer brand have partnered to pledge US$500,000 to the charity of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG). Modelo has also funded an additional US$250,000 to support first responders in the US. Bushmills, which is owned by Mexican drinks group
Diageo-owned spiced rum brand Captain Morgan has released a limited edition orange and vanilla-flavoured variant in the US. Released ahead of the summer, Captain Morgan Orange Vanilla Twist is described as tasting like “nostalgic orange and vanilla swirl”. The expression is targeted at summertime gatherings and is bottled at 30% ABV. It is recommended served with Coke, ginger ale or blended with ice and orange juice to make a slushie. Captain Morgan Orange Vanilla Twist
Online auctioneer Whisky.Auction is seeking donations from drinks companies and industry professionals for its April sale, which will see all proceeds go to The Drinks Trust charity. The April auction will go live on Sunday 5 April and will run until 14 April. It is a collaboration between Whisky.Auction, The Whisky Exchange, Speciality Drinks and Speciality Brands. All money made from the auction, including buyers’ commission, will be donated to The Drinks Trust charity in
The international marketing director talks about building the world’s leading Irish whiskey brand, personal passion projects and preparing for the future. *This feature was originally published in the December 2019 issue of The Spirits Business How did you start working in the Irish whiskey industry? I started working in a sales and marketing capacity with a start‐up in the early ’90s that was building Irish bars around the world. I then lived and worked in
The chief executive officer of French drinks group Rémy Cointreau, Eric Vallat, has reshuffled his management team ahead of announcing the company’s new strategy. Laurent Venot, current CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa, will now manage all domestic markets worldwide, global travel retail and e-commerce. He will be responsible for coordinating the execution of strategies for all geographic areas and distribution channels. Nicolas Beckers, CEO of Greater China, will join the executive committee, and