Tony Abou-Ganim Unveils New Spirits Competition

Renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, U.S. industry veteran David Grapshi and American ambassador of Mexico’s National Chamber for the Tequila Industry, Julio Bermejo, have teamed up to launch the TAG Global Spirits Awards. The competition, judged by international experts from four continents, will take place October 27-30, 2021 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The group of esteemed judges will taste and rate over 100 categories. After three days of judging, each category will feature a Grand Finale award winner. All judging will…

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Michelob Launches Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer

Michelob is the latest company to bring innovation into the the hard seltzer category with the launch of Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer. This new offering is USDA-certified organic, the company says, similar to Michelob Ultra Pure Gold. Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer has zero carbs, 80 calories, zero sugar and is six times filtered. The brand launches with three initial flavors: Spicy Pineapple, Peach Pear and Cucumber Lime, followed by a second variety pack later in…

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Four Roses Announces 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

Four Roses Distillery will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings in September – the 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch. Non-chill filtered and bottled at a 111.4 proof, the 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch features four different batches aged 12 to 19 years. These batches represent four of the distillery’s 10 bourbon recipes: a 12-year-old bourbon from the OBSV recipe, a 12-year-old OESV, a 16-year-old OESK and a 19-year-old OBSK. “Each batch in…

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1800 Tequila Debuts 1800 Cristalino

Continuing the emerging cristalino trend, 1800 Tequila has announced 1800 Cristalino, a new expression finished in port wine barrels. A cristalino is an aged, filtered sipping tequila. Starting with 1800 Añejo’s recipe, 1800 Cristalino first aged for 16 months in both new American and French oak barrels. The liquid was then married together and finished in port wine casks for an additional six months. Lastly, the liquid goes through a filtering process to leave a smoother,…

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Presenting On & Off, Our New Beverage Industry Podcast

Cheers and Beverage Dynamics, part of The Beverage Information Group, are delighted to present the inaugural episode of the On & Off podcast. Hosted by Cheers editor Melissa Dowling and Beverage Dynamics editor Kyle Swartz, On & Off covers beverage alcohol industry trends, tips and news for both the on-premise and off-premise sectors. In the first episode we discuss some of the new technology for retailers and restaurant operators that’s been taking off since the…

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