Agave Spirits Maker Izo Spirits Seeks Crowdfunding Investments

Agave spirits maker IZO Spirits is actively seeking investors via crowdfunding platform StartEngine. The Mexico-based company’s Mezcal, Tequila, Sotol and Bacanora products currently are distributed in eight U.S. states, with an expansion to Georgia, Minnesota and Montana coming soon. Shares are $1.25 each, with a minimum … Continue readingAgave Spirits Maker Izo Spirits Seeks Crowdfunding Investments

Paylor, Lawrence to be Inducted Into Dame Hall of Fame

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) and Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) announced two of the 2021 Dame Hall of Fame inductees: Lauren Paylor of Silver Lyan and Focus on Health, and Sandrae Lawrence of The Cocktail Lovers. Established in 2012 … Continue readingPaylor, Lawrence to be Inducted Into Dame Hall of Fame

Campari Group Joins Responsibility.org

Responsibility.org announced Campari Group has joined its list of member companies. As the sixth largest spirits supplier in the world, Campari Group will support the organization’s mission to end impaired driving, eliminate underage drinking and promote responsible consumption. “We are proud to welcome Campari Group … Continue readingCampari Group Joins Responsibility.org

Michigan Craft Beverage Council Accepting Research Grant Proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announced it is accepting 2022 research grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $40,000.  While any research topic will be accepted, the Council has identified the following funding priorities: climate change impacts affecting Michigan’s craft beverage agricultural supply … Continue readingMichigan Craft Beverage Council Accepting Research Grant Proposals

Distill Ventures Announces Program to Assist Minority-Owned Startups

Distill Ventures announced the launch of a new Pre-Accelerator Program dedicated to assisting early-stage startup founders from underrepresented groups. The goal is to invest $5 million in drinks entrepreneurs over the next year. Distill hopes to help entrepreneurs unlock seed funding, a key barrier reported … Continue readingDistill Ventures Announces Program to Assist Minority-Owned Startups

Spirits Industry Tariff Suspensions Draw Applause from Industry, But American Whiskey Still Suffers

The United States and European Union decided to suspend tariffs impacting the spirits industry for five years during the ongoing Boeing-Airbus trade dispute, and spirits organizations are applauding. “This agreement is good news for spirits producers who have been hammered by tariffs in recent years, … Continue readingSpirits Industry Tariff Suspensions Draw Applause from Industry, But American Whiskey Still Suffers