Molson Coors introduces Vizzy Hard Seltzer watermelon variety pack as Jack Daniels ends partnership with Bacardi in Austria

US – Chicago-based multinational beverage company Molson Coors Beverage Company is expanding its popular  Vizzy Hard Seltzer portfolio with the introduction of a watermelon variety pack.  The new offering made with real watermelon juice and vitamin C features four watermelon flavour combinations: blueberry watermelon, kiwi watermelon, passionfruit watermelon, and mango watermelon.  Each 5% ABV variant contains 100 calories and 1g of sugar. The launch follows the introduction of another new Vizzy Hard Seltzer variety pack earlier this year, featuring papaya passionfruit, blackberry lemon, watermelon strawberry, and raspberry tangerine flavours.  Barcadi to stop distributing Jack Daniels in Austria Meanwhile, Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits…

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Brown-Forman to acquire Fords Gin owner The 86 Company

USA – The American wine and spirits business, Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire The 86 Company, the New-York based spirits company. Upon completion, Brown-Forman will add Fords Gin, a premium gin to its growing portfolio. Fords Gin is distilled in London at Thames Distillers, and is a collaboration between master distiller Charles Maxwell and Ford, using a mix of nine botanicals. It has a base of juniper and coriander seed, steeped for 15 hours with citrus, florals and spices to create a fresh,…

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