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This rich Single Malt Scotch was made from a selection of barrels including ex-bourbon barrels, first-fill sherry butts, quarter casks and Oloroso Sherry hogsheads. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $125. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage

LEPANTO GRAN RESERVA BRANDY

Made from 1OO% Palomino Fino, this brandy is aged for 12 years in American oak casks, previously used following the traditional Solera system. The first years are spent in the casks used for Tio Pepe and the final three years in casks used for ageing of sweet 3O-year-old Matusalem. Suggested...
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KETEL ONE VODKA CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE AT FENWAY

IN MARCH Ketel One Vodka and eleventh generation Nolet Family Distiller Carl Nolet Jr. visited Fenway Park to celebrate the 325th anniversary of the distillery. Bartenders and cocktail luminaries gathered at the stadium for drinks, a vodka tasting and ice carving demonstrations by Kevin Morrison of Eastern Standard. Served at...
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OBITUARY – HAROLD CURRIE

HAROLD CURRIE, 91, the war hero and whisky marketer passed away on March 15. He fought World War II tank battles in Europe with the British army, marketed Scotch whisky, wore kilts during visits to Japan, served as chairman of Scotland’s St. Mirren soccer club and as an international soccer...
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OBITUARY – PAUL PONTALLIER

PAUL PONTALLIER, 59 The managing director of famed first growth estate Château Margaux passed away on March 28. Mr. Pontallier spent more than 3O years at the Château, joining the company in 1983 and becoming the managing director in 199O. He has been widely credited with significant improvements in the...
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DISARONNO INTERNATIONAL

WILLIAM MICKEL has been promoted to Vice President, National Sales Manager – a newly created position. He will oversee the company’s commercial capabilities including those pertaining to sales, marketing and distributor management. With the addition of this new senior role, along with other organizational changes, Disaronno International is building a...
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SUNTORY BEAM

REBECCA MESSINA has been appointed Senior Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer. She will also serve on the company’s executive leadership team. Messina comes to Beam Suntory from The Coca-Cola Co. where she was Senior Vice President, Marketing & Innovation, Venturing and Emerging Brands. Over the course of her...
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MOËT HENNESSY NORTH AMERICA

RODNEY WILLIAMS has been named CMO and EVP Brands. He was previously Moët Hennessy USA’s Executive Vice President, Spirits, and prior to that was Senior Vice President, Hennessy. Before joining the company, Williams held key positions with Jackson Family Wines and Constellation Brands. He is replacing JON POTTER, who has...
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EMORY VODKA

JAMES HASKELL has joined the marketing team for Emory Vodka as its Brand Ambassador. In this position he will handle the Eastern Massachusetts region and assist on- and off-premise accounts with product tastings and POS material, organize small- and large-scale events and help develop specialty drinks.

Martignetti Companies Named Business Partner of the Year

MARTIGNETTI COMPANIES was honored as “Business Partner of the Year” – the prestigious award from the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) – at the association’s annual awards dinner held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in March during the New England Food Show. The award is given by the MRA...
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