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Maker's Mark backs down from plans to dilute bourbon

Feb 18, 2013
The company that owns Maker's Mark, the brand known for bottles that are hand-sealed with wax, is backing down from a decision to water down its whiskey.
Posted In: beverages, social media, alcohol

Maker's Mark lowers proof rather than run out

Feb 11, 2013
Makers of aged bourbon didn't anticipate a surge in popularity in both the U.S. and overseas, so whiskey distilled years ago is running short. Maker's Mark chose to add water to make its bourbon go further.
Posted In: bourbon, alcohol, Maker's Mark

Moutai shares tumble in China after goverment restriction

Dec 25, 2012
Distillery stocks in China tumble this week after the government announced a ban on high priced spirits at state events.
Posted In: alcohol, China, Xi Jinping, stock market

Drink up at the Luv Shaq, baby

Dec 20, 2012
Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal puts his big name on a new brand of vodka.
Posted In: Shaquille O'Neal, vodka, celebrity, alcohol

British government wants booze price hike

Nov 28, 2012
Faced with the costs of alcoholism and alcohol-related crime, Britain's government wants to introduce a mandatory minimum price for alcohol. Cheap drink is believed to cost the country billions of dollars each year.
Posted In: Britain, alcohol

African-American youth seeing more alcohol ads

Sep 27, 2012
A new study finds African-Americans aged 12-20 are exposed to more alcohol advertising than American young people in general
Posted In: African American, advertising, alcohol, teenagers, drinking

Americans worried more about obesity than alcohol

Jul 19, 2012
A new study in the journal Lancet says lack of exercise now causes as many deaths as smoking. And according to the latest figures, obesity costs Americans about $200 billion a year in medical expenses. So perhaps it makes sense that for the first time, Americans polled by Gallup see obesity as a bigger problem than smoking or alcohol consumption.
Posted In: alcohol, obesity

Hard cider makes a comeback

Jul 4, 2012
Even beermakers like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are ramping up hard cider production.
Posted In: alcohol, beer, hard cider

British government plans for minimum price on alcohol

Mar 23, 2012
The British government has announced today that it wants to set a minimum price on beer, wine, and spirits. It hopes the move will help prevent alcohol-related crimes and deaths in the country.
Posted In: London, alcohol

Guinness, Johnnie Walker owner sees rising profits

Feb 10, 2012
Diageo, the alcoholic drinks giant that owns brands like Guinness and Johnnie Walker, says that its profits rose 15 percent last year despite flat sales in beleaguered Europe.
Posted In: whiskey, alcohol

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