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Introducing the Next Century Spirits Blog

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Welcome to In Good Spirits, the new Next Century Spirits blog! We are excited to bring you news and keep our readers updated on the goings on here at NCS. On this platform, we’ll explore a wide range of topics, from the scientific and technical to tasting notes and industry trends. We’ll share insights from our own in-house experts as well as voices from within the industry. We look forward to what’s in store and sharing it with you. Cheers!

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How Focusing on Lifestyle and Trends Can Boost Your On-Premise Alcohol Sales

When was the last time you changed your restaurant's bar menu or reevaluated your inventory? Have you been considering your own brand of spirits with a label that turns heads?…

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Five Easy Ways to Transition Your Bar Menu to Specialty Holiday Cocktails (and Attract More Patrons)

One drink can change everything. Consider the Pumpkin Spice Latte, with fans waiting impatiently for its arrival every year. Fortunately, you don't need to turn everything into a pumpkin to…

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How Current Trends in the Craft Spirits Industry Benefit Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you’re always looking for ways to stand out from the competition and distinguish your brand. Launching a new product line can be intimidating, but have…

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You’re Familiar With Craft Beers, But What Are Craft Spirits?

For many alcohol consumers, the word "craft" has become virtually synonymous with beer. It serves as a shorthand for independent breweries, producing fiercely personal, distinctive, and often highly localized products.…

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Do Spirits Go Bad? And Other Alcohol-Related Questions We Know You’re Asking

We know what tastes good at a chic wine bar or a craft cocktail spot. Beyond that, though, we may have a few questions that we’re embarrassed to ask because…

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The Appeal of Celebrity Alcohol Brands Goes Beyond the Well-Known Names

Lately, it seems like every celebrity has an alcohol brand. From George Clooney’s tequila to John Legend’s wine, there’s star power attached to everything from gin to rum and every…

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How To Expand Your Business Into Canned Cocktails

The ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail market has been growing steadily for the past five years, in parallel with similar trends in wine and the emergence of the hard seltzer category. However,…

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7 Ways to Enjoy Your Favorite Whiskey

There are few better ways to end the week than filling a glass with your favorite whiskey. Whether you prefer bourbon, scotch, rye, single malt, or one of the many…

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What The Rise in To-Go Alcohol Means for the Spirits Industry

Alcohol to-go used to be something that conjured up images of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. But now it’s become increasingly commonplace, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting in March…

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Flavored Whiskey Grows Up with These Four Unique Flavors

The demand for flavored whiskey is growing. Market Watch reported that retail chain BevMo saw a 22.6 percent increase in flavored whiskey sales in 2020, and it doesn't seem that this trend is…

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Direct-to-Consumer Marketing for Spirits Brands is Possible with Retail Partnerships

The traditional method for alcohol to reach consumers is through a three-tier distribution model. Alcohol producers including beer, wine, or spirits, generally provide their product to distributors, who then sell…

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Distillery Nation Features CEO, Scott Bolin

From starting out as an entrepreneur in the biomaterials space to learning how to speak the language of craft distillers, Next Century Spirits’ CEO, Scott Bolin, sat down with Ilias Mastrogiannis,…

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The Magic of Cask Finishing in Spirits

By Jeremy Nevins PhD Secondary cask finishing is becoming a popular way to accentuate flavors of a base spirt. The concept is fairly simple for the most part you take a good…

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SUSTAINABILITY + SPIRITS

The issue of sustainability has been around for a long time but in recent years the industry has undergone something of an energy revolution. The benefits are numerous; being consistently…

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Innovations in Distilling

By Nick Scarff, Master Blender Master Blender, Nick Scarff, joined “Bourbon Real Talk” podcast host Randall Sullivan at the Repeal Day Expo to talk about the innovations in distilling technology…

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