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August 22, 2017

The 19th edition of Vinexpo took place in Bordeaux during the days 18th to 21st of June. Vinexpo is an international fair of wines and spirits that is held every odd year and acts as a showcase of these products to the whole world, as more than 150 countries from  5 continents participate in the fair. The key of Vinexpo’s success is […]

June 8, 2017

Madrid, the international rum center From May 29th to June 1st had place the International Rum Conference. For the fifth consecutive year, Madrid gathered this important event where there were keynote speeches during the first two days and a rum show, where rums from all over the world can be tasted, during the last two days.   […]

May 17, 2017

Most of our readers have surely heard of rums or brandies aged with the solera system, but how does it work? Well, this Method was used mostly in Spain to age brandy and wine. Nowadays it is quite common to find rums aged with this system. To be able to explain accurately how this process is done, we […]

April 7, 2017

As many of you know, during three days, from March 19th to the 21st, took place the international exhibition of wines and spirits in Dusseldorf, considered number one in the world: Prowein. The exhibition counted with more than 6,000 exhibitors from 59 countries and more than 55,000 experts in this field were gathered as visitors in the sample place. It […]

March 15, 2017

The most ancient spirit drink in Europe, which has been distilled from the Sixth Century and which has been experiencing a strong growth, is the Irish Whisky/Whiskey or Uisce Beatha Eireannach in Gaelic. The return of Irish whiskey, a boom never seen The Irish Whiskey sales have grown tremendously in more than 60 countries, being the United States the […]

February 2, 2017

In our last post, we explained the difference between liters and liters of pure alcohol and how to calculate the price in each unit, a quite simple matter, as our readers have seen. At present article, we bring a slightly more complex issue that can be a greater headache: the conversion between prices in Liters of Absolute Alcohol and Proof […]

January 10, 2017

For many of the readers of this blog the answer for this question maybe is clear, but for those who are not familiar with the technicities or who are just approaching bulk alcohol recently, this post may be useful to understand the reason for giving prices in litres of Pure alcohol instead of simply in […]

December 14, 2016

The Government will increase some ‘special taxes’, as alcohol, to get closer to the deficit required by the European Commission on 2017. In Spain, alcohol is affected by special taxes. These are indirect taxes that apply to certain products and depend on the consumption, without having any effect on the rent. In the country, alcohol […]

November 23, 2016

During the years 2015 and 2016 in our company, we mark as objective to know in person to our customers and suppliers. A pending and much-desired trip was US, we wanted to meet the birthplace of Bourbon, meet in person the Whiskey manufacturers, so we put date for October 2016. During ours stay in the USA, we […]

April 14, 2016

During the past 2015, only by indirect taxation (VAT plus Special Taxes), the sector of the spirits contributed to the Public Treasury with 1,300 million euros. This was contributed by an increase of sales of 2% after a full decade of negative growth, reaching 190 million liters. This is one of the arguments put forward […]

February 23, 2016

Bourbon is the whiskey produced in United States at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume from a fermented mash of not less than 51% corn and stored at not more than 62.5% alcohol by volume in charred new oak containers. Legislation does not mention the time that must be ageing to call it Bourbon but […]

August 31, 2015

Port wine is an exceptional and historical wine, and is one of the great classic wines of Europe. This product is key for Portuguese national economy and it has an important symbolic value. Port wine has been made since almost two millennia in the Douro Valley; this region became the first legally demarcated wine area […]