The American Craft Spirits Association (ASCA), the International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR), and Park Street today presented highlights from the Craft Spirits Data Project (the Project) at the inaugural Craft Spirits Economic Briefing at the Nomad Hotel in New York. The Craft Spirits Data P... view entire article
Craft distillers are "in for a shock" when their brown spirits simultaneously come of age and hit the market "with the same USP", Waterford Distillery's CEO Mark Reynier has claimed. Speaking to The Spirits Business last month, Reynier, who is also the former managing director of Bruichladdich Dis... view entire article
Established spirits producers should forget about defining the craft sector, and focus on becoming more relevant in the face of changing consumer attitudes, analysts have warned. According to Rabobank's Spirits Quarterly Q2 2015, consumption trends in the US mean "upstart" brands such as Tito's Ha... view entire article
Pernod Ricard is looking "very closely" at acquiring a craft spirits brand, although CEO Alexandre Ricard has warned that industry leaders must decide what the term means. While brandished by spirits brands large and small of all categories for several months, the word 'craft' has created mass con... view entire article
Craft brands and niche categories are outpacing more established names in the US spirits industry, creating increased competition for shelf space, a new report has found. According to Technomic analysts, smaller spirits brands and sectors are growing at a faster rate than leading firms, and are in... view entire article