Edrington Americas ends third-party TR contracts

Edrington’s travel retail business in the Americas will cease distribution of third-party spirits from Illva Saronno, Sazerac and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. From 30 September, Edrington Americas Travel Retail will no longer distribute Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Illva Saronno’s brands, while its distribution agreement with Buffalo Trace maker Sazerac will end on 31 December. The move will allow The Macallan maker Edrington to focus on its portfolio of wholly-owned super-premium brands. “This rationalisation of our portfolio…

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Barton 1792 Distillery spill injures two people

A fermented mash spill at the Sazerac-owned Barton 1792 Distillery in Kentucky on Tuesday (5 March) has injured two people. According to a statement from emergency service Nelson County Emergency Management, crews were on the scene at the incident on the morning of 5 March. Two unnamed individuals were injured in the incident and taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown with “non-life-threatening injuries”. Both parties have been treated and released, the statement said. The…

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Buffalo Trace Distillery offers virtual tours

Sazerac-owned Bourbon brand Buffalo Trace hopes to bring fans closer to its Kentucky distillery through a new virtual tour. Last year, more than 230,000 visitors flocked to Buffalo Trace Distillery, representing a 345% increase in numbers since 2010. Now, fans from around the world who are unable to travel to the distillery can enjoy an interactive virtual tour, and learn more about the site and how the brand’s Bourbon is made. The tour’s appearance changes…

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Visitors flock to Buffalo Trace Distillery

Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery welcomed more than 23,000 visitors last year – marking a 345% increase since 2010. The Sazerac-owned distillery is embarking on a US$1.2 billion expansion of its distilling and ageing capacity, as well as its visitor facilities to accommodate growing demand. Last year, a record 231,523 people visited the National Historic Landmark distillery – a 15% increase on 2017. “It’s exciting to be growing in all aspects, we are thrilled that so…

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Employee dies at Sazerac’s Glenmore Distillery

An employee has died as the result of a “workplace accident” at the Sazerac-owned The Glenmore Distillery in Kentucky on Monday (14 January), causing the site to suspend operations. The unnamed employee died following an accident at the maturation and bottling plant in Owensboro, Kentucky. Details of the incident have not been disclosed. A Sazerac spokeswoman told The Spirits Business: “We are deeply saddened to report the death of a team member at The Glenmore…

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