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The Texas Rangers think this Bacardi logo looks an awful lot like theirs
Booze and baseball fit together like a hand in glove — except when it comes to trademark disputes. The Texas Rangers have a beef with Bacardi Ltd., the maker of rum, Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire gin over a new distilled spirit the company introduced in China last year and hopes to distribute worldwide....
24 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Bacardi Gin American League Rum Texas Rangers Distilled beverage World Series
Meet America's gin makers
American distilleries are producing gin using a variety of local botanicals for flavor.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Vodka Distillation Gin Distilled beverage Flavor Ethanol Still Pot still
Jose Cuervo raises $900M despite worries about US-Mexico relations
Investors are climbing over walls for this Mexican stock sale. Jose Cuervo, the world’s biggest tequila maker, raised more than $900 million in its initial public offering on Thursday — even after worries about President Trump’s policies toward Mexico twice delayed the deal. The IPO for Becle, Cuervo’s parent company, priced at 34 pesos, or...
28 points by New York Post | Initial public offering Stock market Distilled beverage Stock Stock exchange Security Share Vodka
Millennials are drinking a lot of whiskey
Americans continued to swim in a whiskey river last year. Sales of American whiskey rose 7.7 percent in 2016, outpacing the entire spirits industry — helping steal more market share from US brewers for the seventh straight year, a report out Tuesday revealed. The growth in sales of American whiskeys — which include bourbon, rye...
236 points by New York Post | Vodka Whisky Distilled beverage American whiskey United States Bourbon whiskey Brandy Percentage point
When it comes to booze, Americans are opting for the hard stuff, data show
In a time of deep political divisions, this much appears unassailable: Americans are hitting the hard stuff with gusto these days, increasingly American whiskey but also — in the spirit of inclusiveness — cognac, tequila and vodka.For the seventh straight year, the spirits industry swiped market...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Vodka Distilled beverage Bourbon whiskey Whisky Courvoisier Alcoholic beverage Brandy Ethanol
Americans are buying more liquor while beer continues to lose ground
In a time of deep political divisions, this much appears unassailable: Americans are hitting the hard stuff with gusto these days, increasingly American whiskey but also — in the spirit of inclusiveness — cognac, tequila and vodka. For the seventh straight year, the spirits industry swiped market...
66 points by Los Angeles Times | Vodka Distilled beverage Bourbon whiskey Whisky Courvoisier Alcoholic beverage Brandy Ethanol
Three Harford businesses fined for selling alcohol to minor during compliance tests
Two Harford County restaurants and one liquor store have been fined by the Harford County Liquor Control Board for selling alcohol to a minor during a compliance test in October in which six out of 13 businesses checked serve alcohol to an underage police cadet. Jarrettsville Pit and North Harford...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Harford County Maryland Alcoholic beverage Baltimore County Maryland Fallston Maryland Distilled beverage Vodka Jarrettsville Maryland Ethanol
Judge rules Rose accuser must reveal her name publicly
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal judge ruled Tuesday that a woman accusing NBA star Derrick Rose of rape cannot remain anonymous at her upcoming civil trial.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | English-language films Sexual intercourse Rape Condom Mass media Journalism News media Distilled beverage
Burglar makes off with liquor cabinet contents from Queens home
The boozy bounty took two bottles of Ciroc vodka, a bottle of Absolut vodka, two bottles of Hennessy cognac, and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black whisky.
156 points by Daily News | English-language films Whisky Distilled beverage Johnnie Walker Ozone Park Queens Hennessy Vodka Brandy
Cocktail of the Week: Pink Betty
More swanky cocktail party, less poolside barbecue — this drink is perfect for the transition from summer to autumn.
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Citrus Orange Zest Lemon Vitamin C Distilled beverage Lemon juice Fruit
Utah drinkers choosing craft brews, box wine, flavored whiskey
Cheap liquor, wine and beer have long been best-sellers among Utah alcohol drinkers, but new numbers from Utah’s tightly-controlled liquor system show local craft brews, trendy box wines and flavored whiskies are also popular choices in a largely teetotaler state.
36 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Alcoholic beverage Distilled beverage Whisky Vodka Cider Beer Brandy Sparkling wine
As craft spirits rise, booze industry more fluid than ever
The sudden rise of Angel's Envy bourbon was a perfect storm, as co-founder Marc Bushala recalls. The whiskey was crafted by a legendary Kentucky master distiller, the late Lincoln Henderson. The bottle, curvier and more feminine than most whiskeys, stood out on the shelf. And at around the same...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Fortune Brands Distillation Distilled beverage Venture capital Bourbon whiskey Vodka Investment Jim Beam