U.S. spirits enjoyed another banner year in 2019 with sales and volume growth, but the threat of retaliatory tariffs still worries the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS). The council laid out this positive/negative outlook during its annual economic briefing held Feb. 12 in New York for media and analysts. “While it was another strong year for U.S. spirits sales, the tariffs imposed by the European Union are causing a significant slump in American
Holla Spirits has teamed up with craft pickle company Epic Pickles to create Salvadili, the newest addition to Holla’s growing vodka lineup. Combining a sweet sensation with a hint of spice, this pickle-flavored vodka is now available in more than 75 Fine Wine & Good Spirits Stores in Pennsylvania. “We are thrilled to partner with Epic Pickles, a craft producer and Pennsylvania-based neighbor that is as fanatical about their products as we are about ours,” says Holla Spirits President Patrick Shorb. “The name ‘Salvadili’ is a perfect fit this collaborative vodka creation, as it represents how we’re irreverently re-imagining the spirits industry for the next generation.”

Kona Brewing Island Colada Cream Ale

Posted by Mike Time on February 18, 2020
Category: Product Showcase
The newest beer release from Kona Brewing Co. is Island Colada Cream Ale. Inspired by the Piña Colada, and brewed with real coconut and pineapple, Island Colada Cream Ale is a tropical cream ale with flavors reminiscent of Hawaii, the company says. The beer was made with Sabro hops, and has 25 IBU’s. It is 6% ABV, 166 calories and 11 grams carbs per 12 fl. oz. This beer contains lactose. Island Colada pairs well with
The gin industry must “keep moving forward” with educating small producers about the dangers of distilling, Bombay Sapphire’s master distiller has warned. In December last year, The Gin Guild produced a safety poster for distillers to highlight the dangers of handling ethanol solutions. Created in collaboration with not‐for‐profit organisation the Solvents Industry Association (SIA), the guide was created in light of the increased numbers of “new and often comparatively inexperienced distillers”. The guide was also
Actor Ryan Reynolds has appointed Proof Drinks to distribute his Aviation Gin brand in the UK with immediate effect.  The deal will see Aviation Gin available to buy online and in store at more than 270 Asda outlets and 60 Waitrose stores. In November last year, Aviation Gin said it is seeking to expand its presence in the UK with a multi-million-pound investment. “The UK is a huge priority for us,” said Deadpool actor Reynolds,