US

Elizabeth McCall named Woodford Reserve’s assistant master distiller

Elizabeth McCall has been appointed as assistant master distiller for Kentucky Bourbon brand Woodford Reserve, making her one of the youngest female distillers in the US.

20-year-strong US wine boom tailing off

While the US has experienced a boom in wine sales over the past two decades, that growth is now levelling off, according to the Silicon Valley Bank's (SVB) 2018 State of the Wine Industry Report, with retiring baby boomers and "frugal" millennials driving a "rotation" of consumer preferences.

Diageo appoints ex-Heineken CMO as president of beer division

Diageo North America has appointed Nuno Teles, former chief marketing officer of Heineken USA, as the president of Diageo Beer Company, USA

Ryan Reynolds buys Aviation Gin

Actor Ryan Reynolds has bought a "significant" stake in the US-based Aviation Gin, becoming its new owner and creative director, calling it the "best damn gin on the planet".

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