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Mar 31, 2005

/ radico khaitan's 8 pm whisky crosses 3 million mark

8PM whisky, the flagship brand of radico khaitan, the second largest liquor manufacturer in the country, has crossed the three million case mark in fiscal 2004-05...

via expressnewsline

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Mar 27, 2005

/ wm grant prepares for fight over tax changes

william grant & sons, the glenfiddich whisky maker, is preparing for a court battle with the inland revenue over tax changes which distillers say could cost them £30m. the revenue ruled in 2002 that companies should pay tax on depreciated stock every year, rather than when the stock is eventually sold...

via scotsman

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Mar 26, 2005

/ swc adds 6 millionaire brands to ub fold

acquisition of shaw wallace and co (swc) not only made ub the world’s number 2 spirits company, but also added six millionaire brands to its kitty (a millionaire brand is one which accounts for sales of one million cases or more)...

via financial express

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Mar 25, 2005

/ china leading scotch growth in asia

china entered the top 20 markets for scotch whisky for the first time in 2004, accounting for an increasingly large chunk of sales in the asian region. and with per capita consumption still relatively low, china could prove to be a major market for scotland’s distillers in the future...

via ap foodtechnology

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Mar 24, 2005

/ whiskey deal sours pax on starbucks

coffee and whiskey don’t mix well for a local socially responsible investment fund. pax world funds, based in portsmouth, announced wednesday that it has divested itself of $23.4 million of stock in starbucks coffee company because the coffee maker had entered into a development and distribution deal with whiskey maker jim beam to sell a coffee-based alcoholic beverage...

via portsmouth herald

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/ ub group to buy out deepak roy stake

bangalore: the ub group has said it will pay roughly rs 15 crore to buy out the minority stakeholder, deepak roy, in triumph distillers & vintners ltd (tdv). roy, who is managing director and president of the company, holds 15 per cent stake, while the remaining shares are already with ub...

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Mar 22, 2005

/ overseas whisky sales break £2bn barrier again

more than 55million bottles of malt whisky were shipped overseas last year. export figures for 2004 released by the scotch whisky association show that shipments broke the £2billion barrier for the 12th year in succession, with more than £2.2bn worth of whisky shipped overseas ...

via evening times, scotsman

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/ city whisky bar's a world beater

a malt whisky bar in glasgow has been named the best pub... in the world. the pot still in hope street beat off stiff competition from around the globe to win the icons of whisky accolade ...

via evening times

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Mar 21, 2005

/ nearly 600 spirits judged

Whisky_sanfranciscothe most influential spirits industry professionals in the united states gathered at san francisco's mandarin oriental hotel march 12th and 13th to swirl, sniff, sip, spit and rank the world's best spirits at the 5th annual san francisco world spirits competition, the only competition of its kind in the united states. the san francisco world spirits competition director anthony dias blue of bon appetit along with director of judging, f. paul pacult, editor and publisher of the spirit journal, have doubled the number of spirit entries since the competition's inception five years ago, making this the most influential spirits competition in the united states.

via yahoo

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/ house proposal would allow distilleries to sell whiskey

west virginia’s small distilleries would earn the right to bypass state-licensed liquor stores and sell their products directly to the public under legislation headed for a house vote next week. the "mini distillery" proposal grew out of summersville vintner rodney facemire’s desire to sell his isaiah morgan-brand whiskey directly to tourists. facemire felt the laws allowing him to sell his kirkwood wine on site should also apply to his spirits ...

via herald-dispatch

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