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Organic Growth: Trends in Organic Spirits

Interest in organic spirits is increasing, translating into a slow but noticeable growth in sales. Unlike conventional spirits, organic spirits are made with certified...

The 2018 BAR Report

If you were going to pick a single word to describe what Canadian consumers want to drink this year, it would be “local.” Canadian...

Tequila Sales are on the Rise in Canada – and Beyond

Tequila represents one of the fastest-growing spirit categories in terms of volume, with growth projections that could continue to climb significantly given its low...

How The Craft-Beer Segment Continues To Grow, Despite Declining Alcohol Sales

While Canadian beer consumption in general has declined, the craft-beer segment has experienced double-digit growth since 2000. In fact, according to LCBO statistics, craft-beer...

Why Gin is Attracting New Fans

Gin has traditionally been seen as a drink your father enjoyed — a reliable staple, but not something that newcomers to the world of...

Rosanna Caira Lifetime Achievement Award: Donald Ziraldo

Donald Ziraldo’s name is synonymous with success. The 68-year old co-founder of Inniskillin Wines and now owner of Ziraldo Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont....

Collingwood Whisky Introduces Town Collection, Double Barreled Whisky

TORONTO — Collingwood Whisky announced the release of the first installment in its The Town Collection — Collingwood Double Barreled Canadian Whisky. The Collingwood Double...

Rum Runners: Why the Familiar Spirit is Finding a New Niche

Rum may not be Canada’s most popular spirit, but it is a familiar and approachable one. And, with consumers seeking new and exciting flavours...

Toasting Canada’s Growing Thirst for Scotch

The popularity of Scotch whisky is growing by more than just a wee dram. Led by increased interest in a heightened and robust cocktail...

The 2017 BAR Report

Canadians love their tipple — they’re just not imbibing as much at bars and restaurants. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians spent $22.1 billion on...