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Bar Business Spirits Competition Kicks Off in August Bar Business Spirits Competition 2015By the Trade, for the Trade The inaugural Bar Business Spirits Competition will be held in Austin, Texas in August 2015. In partnership with The Alcohol Professor ( and co-sponsored by Shiftgig (, this competition is by the trade, for the trade, hosted by the industry’s leading B2B publication in Bar Business Magazine ( and judged by a panel of the top bartenders and mixologists in the country. Submissions are welcome from all spirits. In addition to receiving a medal, the… Read More
2015 Heering Sling Award Refines the Singapore Sling Press Release Peter F. Heering Sling Award 2015Sling Award 2015 refines the Singapore Sling and raises money to save the world’s wild cats. To celebrate Singapore Sling’s 100th anniversary in 2015, Peter F. Heering invited bartenders all over the world to create exciting versions of the legendary Singapore Sling while adding a charity twist—Here’s to the Tiger—to the mix. The objective was to raise money for charitable organization Panthera in order to save the world’s tigers. The 2015 Sling Award consists of two parts. In… Read More
Brockmans Welcomes Warmth With Summer Cocktails Brockmans Gin, a super premium, new-style gin, is targeting cocktail menus throughout the northeast with a refreshing array of seasonal drink recipes. After a cold and snowy winter in the brand’s five markets—CT, MA, NJ, NY, and RI— Brockmans Gin is ready to showcase its unique botanical recipe in summer concoctions. “Gin has long been a go-to base spirit for cocktails during the hot summer months,” explains Bob Fowkes, Director and Co-Founder of Brockmans Gin. “The wide range of botanicals and intensely smooth taste of… Read More
Meeting Modern Music Head-on On-premise Advancements in on-premise entertainment—specifically at the jukebox—have been fast and furious over the last decade, challenging not only providers but also bar owners to keep up with the rapid pace that today’s consumers demand and expect. When you really think about it, not too long ago your jukebox was physically spinning CDs. Perhaps you can even recall them spinning vinyl records, and if so, congratulations on your long, long career in the bar business. But since the day we hit Y2K, the lightning speed with… Read More
Dos Equis® Celebrates Summer with Rising of the Moon Dos Equis is gearing up for a legendary summer with the debut of this summer’s retail and on-premise promotion designed to capitalize on the outdoor summer occasions that rise with the moon.  Running June 1st through the end of August, Dos Equis’ Luna Rising is a fully-integrated campaign that includes limited edition packaging, national TV, digital and social support along with events and sponsorships that will inspire LDA+ consumers to choose Dos Equis by showcasing that as the moon rises, so do the possibilities. “The… Read More
ID the Issue If you’ve been in this industry for any amount of time, you know that 1% of customers cause 95% of incidents at nightclubs and bars. All it takes is one. But being aware and proactive in protecting your venue and your customers can make all the difference. “Bad boys, bad boys, whatchya gonna do? Whatchya gonna do when they come for you?” We all know the theme song from TV’s COPS. But as a bar owner, ask yourself a similar question: When the bad boys… Read More
Woodford Reserve Donates $15K to Wounded Warrior Following Kentucky Derby 141 ®, Woodford Reserve has donated $15,000 to the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program to continue developing equine therapy programs for wounded veterans. The donation stems from net proceeds raised from Woodford Reserve’s annual $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program. 2015 marked the tenth year of the program, with more than $410,000 total raised for equine and humanitarian causes to date. “The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program is grateful for Woodford Reserve’s support and donation,” said Bridget Kroger, the organization’s founder and president. “It was a… Read More
July 07, 2015

Tecate Light is Born Bold

This September, Tecate Light is extending its Born Bold program to capitalize on Mexican Independence Day celebrations. By tapping into Mexican-American duality, Tecate Light is encouraging bi-cultural LDA+ consumers to celebrate the authentic...
July 07, 2015

2015 Heering Sling Award Refines the Singapore Sling

Press Release Peter F. Heering Sling Award 2015Sling Award 2015 refines the Singapore Sling and raises money to save the world’s wild cats. To celebrate Singapore Sling’s 100th anniversary in 2015, Peter F. Heering invited bartenders all over...
July 06, 2015


Hornitos® Tequila has announced an exciting partnership with the Chicago Cubs, becoming the team’s official tequila and naming rights partner of the recently launched left field group space, the Hornitos Hacienda. Formerly the Left Field Well,...
July 06, 2015

Imperial IPA is Latest Alaskan Brewing Pilot Series

Alaskan Brewing is releasing its latest Pilot Series beer today, simply called Imperial IPA, that is dedicated to exploring and accentuating the unique and exciting hops of Yakima Valley growers.  One hop grower and developer in particular...
July 06, 2015


Masataka Taketsuru founded Nikka Whisky Company in 1934; 81 years later his Japanese whiskies, produced at the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, are booming worldwide. And with that immense popularity comes the challenge of keeping up with...
July 06, 2015

Find Harmony in New Suntory Whisky

Hibiki Japanese Harmony encapsulates the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and people. Inspired by the riches and subtleties of Japan’s 24 seasons of the traditional Japanese lunar calendar and mastered by Suntory’s Art of Blending,...
July 01, 2015

Newcastle Aims Campaign at Light Beer Drinkers

Newcastle Brown Ale is campaigning to reach out to the drinkers of light beer. A common misconception about this brown ale is that it is heavy and bitter, but Newcastle is looking to change that perception. Newcastle Brown Ale is the No. 1...

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