Alcoholic beverage manufacturing

February 01, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey makers are toasting another round of robust sales in 2017. A report shows the growth was stirred by a thirst for the priciest spirits, in cocktails or sipped straight up. The Distilled Spirits Council said Thursday that demand grew in the U.S. and overseas as...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 25, 2014, file photo, a Bacardi mango fusion rum is displayed at a rum festival in Miami. Bacardi Limited plans to swallow the rest of Patron Spirits in a deal that values the tequila maker at $5.1 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2018. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
January 22, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bacardi Limited plans to swallow the rest of Patron Spirits in a deal that values the tequila maker at $5.1 billion. Bacardi has held a minority stake in Patron since 2008. The two private companies on Monday didn't disclose terms of the deal for the remainder of Patron. The...
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January 05, 2018 - 2:07 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Scott Pruett, one of the most prolific American sports car racers in history, will end his 50-year driving career following the Rolex 24 at Daytona this month. He has a record 60 wins in American sports car competition. His five Rolex 24 wins are tied for most with Hurley...
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FILE - This Dec. 11, 2013, file photo, shows a beer at a microbrewery in Birmingham, Ala. Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
December 26, 2017 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo. The tax measure that President Donald...
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December 22, 2017 - 7:07 am
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Saying their son's teachers deserve more than a coffee mug for Christmas, an Ohio couple decided to give them bottles of wine with the child's picture on the label. Beavercreek resident Mary Sommers tells the Dayton Daily News she doubted the teachers needed any more mugs,...
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In this Nov. 14, 2017 photo, Nathan Bazan moves a pallet of supplies past whiskey aging in oak barrels at the Westland Distillery in Seattle. Westland is taking an unusual step for America's booming spirits industry: making a whiskey using smoke from peat grown locally in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 05, 2017 - 1:20 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle distillery is taking an unusual step for the booming American craft spirits industry: using local peat to make whiskey. Peat is a muddy precursor to coal. It consists of slowly decayed plants such as mosses and sedges, and it's been used to make whiskey in Scotland for...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 18, 2017 - 3:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with...
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November 07, 2017 - 12:14 pm
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Canadian brewery and a Vermont brewpub are locking horns in a trademark dispute over their moose-themed names and logos. The Rutland Herald reports that Saint John, New Brunswick-based Moosehead Breweries has filed an infringement lawsuit against Hop'n Moose Brewing Co. Hop'n...
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FILE- In t his Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, flames from a wildfire burn in Napa, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown joined lawmakers to request $7.4 billion in federal funding for wildfire relief and recovery efforts following a deadly cluster of fires that that tore through the heart of the state's wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 03, 2017 - 8:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing. In a letter to the White House, Brown...
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In this Dec. 10, 2015 photo provided by Henry Lackey a sign of the Route 66 Junkyard Brewery is seen in Grants, N.M. The brewery is facing a U.S. federal lawsuit from the Cyprus-based Lodestar Anstalt over claims the hangout is illegally using the iconic American highway in its name. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, Lodestar owns the U.S. trademark for Route 66 beers in the country and the highway's "shield" that go on labels for beer. (Henry Lackey via AP)
November 01, 2017 - 1:26 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico brewery that uses the Route 66 in its name is facing a faces a lawsuit from a European company that says it owns the beer sales and marketing trademark for the famed American highway. Henry Lackey, the owner of the Route 66 Junkyard Brewery in the town of...
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