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October 3, 2016


Hotel Monteleone was the host for 2016’s Tales of the Cocktail, which featured Exotico® Tequila in a format that engaged consumers in a fun and interactive way. This event offered a great opportunity for tequila drinkers to get a closer look at the brand identity and culture behind Exotico Tequila.

October 1, 2016


For the second year in a row, Everclear® brought back its Make It Your Own® campaign to the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans, Louisiana. As spokesperson for Make It Your Own, Ted Kilgore came along to educate guests on the many uses and benefits of experimenting with Everclear in mixology.

September 30, 2016


There are two things that continually prove to be important to Luxco, family and St. Louis sports. That’s why this year, the entire Luxco staff was treated to a night at Busch Stadium to see their hometown Cardinals face the Milwaukee Brewers. Employees were invited to bring their families along for a fun, wholesome night out. Team Luxco was in full force adding roughly 270 Cardinals fans to an already packed house.

September 29, 2016


On August 22nd, in the heart of London, five bartenders gathered for the final round of the mixology competition known as “Rebel Your Cocktail”. This face-off took place at Mash Steak London, where each competitor was able to utilize any whiskey from the Rebel Yell line.

July 18, 2016

Wishing You Well: Linda Steiger

In 1985, Linda Steiger started at Luxco as a part-time employee, and by 1987, she had been brought on as a full-time member of the Luxco family. She worked in the shop for a month before being transitioned over to the Rework department, where she would take care of numerous tasks including exporting orders, fixing anything that was broken around the shop, and most recently, hand-labeling and packaging all of the Blood Oath bottles individually.

July 16, 2016

Filling Up the Trophy Room: Brand Awards In 2016

Spirits competitions are held all over the world to recognize the best spirits in the game, and it seems that everywhere Luxco takes its brands, they come home adorned with awards. This year has told the same tried and true story as years past, with some of Luxco’s staple brands earning some of the most prestigious awards in the world.

July 15, 2016


Every spring and fall the Hielan group holds the Hielan Southeast General Manager’s Conference, recognizing significant players in their company’s operations and treating them to a nice weekend away from home. For the second year in a row, Luxco was named one of Hielan’s Vendors of the Year.

July 14, 2016

Brooks is Back: Ezra Brooks® Package Refresh

With bourbon projected to remain one the fastest growing liquor categories for years to come, the timing was perfect to give the Ezra Brooks® family a packaging update. The package update brings this bourbon’s adventurous spirit to life by offering a crafted look and feel that justifies the genuine sour mash bourbon and the fine ingredients it’s made with. As the bourbon that has always been the chosen whiskey for those with a rugged spirit and a taste for adventure, Ezra Brooks® brings new packaging to the table that reflects the values for which it stands. New labels and corked bottles with matte-finish closures will provide the Ezra Brooks® brand with the upscale look it deserves.

July 13, 2016

A Storied Past, A Promising Future: David Nicholson® Package Refresh

For decades, David Nicholson® was primarily only available in Missouri and Illinois, and had no variants of the flagship brand, 1843®. This year marks a shift in the winds for this historical brand with updated packaging, its first ever website, and an all new variety being added to the brand family, David Nicholson® Reserve.

July 12, 2016


Pearl® is making big moves in 2016 to reposition itself as the hometown hero of vodkas. As of early June, the entire metro St. Louis area has become blanketed with all new advertising and marketing materials, from billboards, to bus shelters, to on premise print materials, to custom t-shirts … the list goes on and on. This new marketing approach aims to inform the local consumer that Pearl® Vodka is a St. Louis-owned company, consequently gaining traction with the local vodka drinker and making Pearl® the hometown hero of the vodka category.

July 11, 2016

Rebels Uncaged: Rebel Yell® Custom Motorcycle Program

This year marks an exciting time for the Rebel Yell® brand. Not only has Rebel Yell® debuted two brand new flavors and created a limited edition label for the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, they’re also soaring in sales and consumer engagement, and pushing the envelope with next-level sweepstakes that engage enthusiasts across vastly different industries.

July 9, 2016

Exotico® Tequila Unbound in 2016

Following a packaging update in 2014, there is a renewed energy around Exotico® tequila, and that energy is evident in the numbers. Having experienced triple-digit growth year over year, Exotico® has been chosen as a focus brand for Luxco in 2016, which will increase its case volume by almost 200% compared to last year. Having narrowed the brand’s market focus for a more measurable impact, Exotico® has chosen Chicago, Denver, and Dallas as its key markets for 2016.