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Ned Duggan is the SVP of Marketing atBACARDI premium rums, and at the forefront of the liquor industry. His exceptional career and insight into rums is something to cheers. Enjoy and be inspired to have a cocktail, perhaps rum, and perhaps BACARDI, while sipping on the story of Ned Duggan.

Where did your career in liquor and spirits begin?

I began working in spirits when I started at BACARDI in...


At the forefront of vodka’s future, Belvedere is a brand founded with a collective mindset. With a new collection of Single Estate Rye Vodkas on the market, a global partnership with American singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe and A Beautiful Future set in its sights, this prestigious liquid’s impressive portfolio and title as the world’s “first super-premium vodka” is a testament to its power.



His use of sound as harbinger to action, his movie titles, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Traffic, the Oceans 11 series, Steven Soderbergh’s reputation and accolades precede him. Considered one of the founding pioneers of the independent cinema movement and among the most acclaimed and prolific filmmakers of his generation, Soderbergh is now distributing Singani 13 from the Mountains of Bolivia.


Gavin Rossdale and BUSH Performed for VIP talent guests including Gilles Marini and wife Carole, Trace Cyrus and Fiancee Taylor Lauren Sanders, Samuel Larsen, AnnaLynne McCord, Rachel McCord, Diana Madison, Philip Boyd, Ballers' Carl McDowell, and more plus The Barbershop's owners, nightlife partners Andy Masi, Jason Craig and Ryan Labbe of Clique Hospitality. Other industry vips such as Jeff...


For prestigious spirits hunters The Last Drop Distillers, this last year has been one of their most significant yet. The company celebrated 10 years by bringing three outstanding releases to market, expanding its portfolio with its first fortified wine, a duo of Colheita Tawny Ports as well as its inaugural American spirit, a 1982 Bourbon, to the great pleasure of rare spirits collectors worl...


With a mission to produce the finest hand-crafted spirits, Hillrock Distillery ages its whiskey in fine oak, using its onsite Malt House while hand bottling at the estate. Like their premier spirits, every detail is refined with no expense spared when it comes to tradition of 200 years of rich history. The distillery produces different blends such as Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey, Single Malt W...


Cognac is a major staple in the culture of spirits. Originating back in the 16th century, from French connoisseurs all the way to the top hip-hop artists, cognac will never go out of style. One of cognac’s finest, D’USSÉ, is a new bold expression that dares the palate like never before. With rich flavor notes of ripe blackberry and apricot, layered with hints of dark chocolate and walnut, D’U...


When it comes to collecting high value scotch, it’s not easy to find the right cabinet to showcase your bottles securely and in style.  The Whisky Vault does just that.  Behind a bulletproof window, your bottles are well protected from uninvited intruders to tipsy friends, who may accidentally open a prized bottle while you’re out getting more ice. 

It takes years to accumulate a respecta...


Materializing Like Elves - The Power of a Restaurant

Two years ago Will Guidara and Daniel Humm, the dynamic duo behind New York’s fêted dining destinations Eleven Madison Park, Nomad New York and Nomad Bar, had to close for a four- month renovation of their wildly successful (three stars from Michelin, four stars from the New York Times) accolade-bedecked restaurant. “We needed to find a way...


It’s the year of tequila! George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman’s Casamigos is taking over. 2018 has also brought the newest addition to the family, Casamigos Mezcal. It’s not only an exciting time for the ever-expanding agave spirits industry, but also a direct reflection of the impact of Casamigos, the fastest growing tequila company in the world. Rande Gerber gives insight on the b...


“From the time we started making whiskey, we’ve always done things in our own way. Now we have the chance to empower you to do the same.” - Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller

Announcing WhistlePig’s customized whiskey program – Reserve Barrel. The new program allows the consumer to create personalized whiskeys. The first option is the 10 Year Single Barrel, where consumers get the chance to...

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