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Angry Orchard sets up R&D site in Hudson Valley

Angry Orchard has announced a new home for research and development at a historic apple orchard in Walden, New York. The cider makers at Angry Orchard have been exploring different apple varieties and crafting ciders for 20 years, and are looking forward to greatly expanding that experimentation and driving innovation at their own 60-acre orchard, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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Bacardi named one of most reputable companies

Bacardi Limited has been named among the most reputable companies in the world, according to the annual Global RepTrak 100 list recently released by the Reputation Institute and published in Forbes. The Global RepTrak rankings measure the public’s perception of companies based on seven dimensions: innovation, leadership, governance, citizenship, workplace, performance, and products/services.

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Brewers Association appoints safety ambassador

The Brewers Association (BA) announced that Matt Stinchfield has been appointed safety ambassador. Serving in a newly created position, Stinchfield will work to promote the mission of the BA safety subcommittee to increase safety awareness of the association’s members and encourage prevention of harm to personnel, the public and production.

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Maxxium brings Beam small batch bourbons to U.K.

Maxxium UK is welcoming Beam Suntory’s super-premium collection of small batch bourbons featuring Basil Hayden’s, Booker’s and Baker’s this month. These products will be introduced at the Jim Beam Crafthouse, an experiential event also housingother Bourbon Legends including Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year old, Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek. Taking place on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, the Jim Beam Crafthouse will immerse guests in an educational and interactive experience led by special guests Bill Samuels Jr, President of Maker’s Mark and Kevin Smith, vice [resident of Kentucky Beam Bourbon Affairs,accompanied by Maxxium UK’s Mixxit team.

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Former Pepsi, Diageo exec to head Mighty Leaf

Former PepsiCo and Diageo executive Sheila Stanziale has been appointed chief executive officer of Mighty Leaf Tea. Stanziale, a 20-year premium beverage brand and foodservice executive, will lead the overall Mighty Leaf Tea business which will continue to operate as a stand-alone company owned by Peet’s Coffee and Next World Group, a privately-held investment firm.

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Evan Williams marks 60th anniversary of Derby Festival

As an official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience will release a special edition bottle of 2006 Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon to commemorate the 60th celebration of the Kentucky Derby Festival. The Bourbon bottle has been dipped in a unique teal wax, features a special face label with the Kentucky Derby Festival logo, and a hangtag that details the history of the festival and the exclusive nature of the release.

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Black Button Distilling to launch lilac gin

Black Button Distilling, Rochester NY’s first and finest grain to glass craft distillery, is proud to announce the launch of its hand crafted, limited edition Lilac Gin on May 1. A tribute to the rich botanical heritage of “The Flower City” and home of the annual Rochester Lilac Festival, Black Button’s Lilac Gin is made with hand picked fresh lilac petals and complementary botanicals.

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