Top 10 spirits launches in January 2019

A hemp-infused gin, a Swedish whisky aged in rum casks and a single malt range inspired by Game of Thrones are among the top products to launch last month. The beginning of the year was particularly busy for the spirits world with a number of new products entering the market. During a booze-free month made popular by Dry January, Caleño became the latest non-alcoholic brand to join the fast-growing category. Meanwhile, a number of producers…

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Constellation-backed cannabis maker plans New York move

Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth, which is part owned by Constellation Brands, is readying to expand its production operations to the US with the build of a ‘hemp industrial park’ in New York. The new “large-scale” site – one of Canopy’s first processing facilities outside of Canada – will focus on hemp extraction and product manufacturing. It will be built at a cost of between US$100 million and US$150m. The project has been enabled by…

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