Category Archives: Alcohol
Dick DeVos Expanding Business Holdings To The Liquor Manufacturing

Following in the family footsteps, Dick and Betsy DeVos are constantly of expanding their Business Empire. Atop their already established chain of businesses, Dick and Betsy now seek to add a liquor company, Coppercraft Distillery, that they are about to acquire from the Holland Township Company. The proprietor of the company, Walter Catton, said that he has been looking for an investor to help expand the business and it seems like he just found one in Windquest Group, Dick DeVos Grand Rapids-based Company.

The Windquest Group is one of the companies owned by Dick and his wife Betsy is a management firm that oversees the administration of the couple’s chain of enterprises. These companies mainly fall under the technological and manufacturing sectors. For instance, one such company under the Windquest banner is the Electrotherm Company that runs the green machine project that converts waste heat from manufacturing companies to electricity. Dick is on record noting that he is only interested in investing in investments that are environmentally sound and economically viable while not just relying on tax incentives.

About Dick DeVos

Dick is a serial entrepreneur whose accomplishments stretch far beyond the West Michigan neighborhood. He started working in the family businesses before moving on and establishing his conglomerate. He began working for the family company, Amway, in various divisions before rising to become its president heading its overall operations in over 18 countries. When his family acquired the Orlando Magic basketball club, he was appointed CEO and President before jumping back to Amway to succeed his father as president of the company. By the time he left the company presidency in 2012, he had transformed the company and solidified its stakes not just in the United States but also in the overseas markets. He is currently the President and CEO of Windquest company. 

Apart from business, Dick is also a widely known philanthropist. He and his wife are regularly donating and funding various charitable organizations in West Michigan. For instance, he has established the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a high school sponsoring bright West Michigan students wishing to further their career in the aviation industry. He has also co-founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos family foundation that donates to charity.
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“May Your Glass Be Ever Full:” First Irish-American Vodka Poured In US

The tall, beautiful bottle adorned with the bright green shamrock is reason enough to sample the first Irish-American vodka debuting in the United States.

It’s called Bonn Oir Gold Medal Vodka and it’s got a distinctive, rich background along with a smooth, clean finish taste. Bonn Oir, pronounced as “ban or,” was developed by the O’Shevlins of County Armagh, Ireland, dating back to an old, precious family recipe.Philip Joseph O’Shevlin II created the silky, sophisticated vodka and his grandson Philip Joseph O’Shevlin II, the founder of Bonn Oir, recognized the drink’s unique properties:

In a recent press release published in the highly regarded The Spirits Business, Joseph O’ Shevlin II stated this about Bonn Oi:

“Not just with the vodka itself, but in the heritage, the pedigree and the passion—the spirit of the Irish—discovered within each bottle.”

Bonn Oir ia a premium vodka carefully processed by using only the top-grain of soft white Irish wheat. This is the same wheat and same purity in which fine artisan breads are made.

Bonn Óir Gold Medal Vodka, backed by Timber Creek Capital and Marc Sparks, is selling here in the US for $34.99 per 750ml by the O’Shevlin Importing Company. The elegant vodka, bottled at 40 percent abv, is also available in one litre and 50ml bottles.

The O’Shevlin Importing Company has delivered double the pleasure with Bonn Óir Lite, a premium vodka that features only 40 calories per serving, as well as Irish Fire, a vodka-based spirit infused with the delicious hotness of cinnamon and rested in toasted oak barrels, resulting in an oaky finish topped with notes of caramel.

“Vodka connoisseurs —whether Irish, or wishing they were Irish—will love this new standard set by Bonn Óir.”

Cheers!

Anheuser-Busch Cans Water Instead of Beer for Storm Victims in Texas and Oklahoma

Large portions in the states of Texas and Oklahoma have been experiencing abnormal to extreme drought conditions after a four-year water shortage has affected the region. However, the heavy storms produced throughout areas of both states this past week have ended the drought conditions, but have also ended the lives of at least 25 people, left more than 12 missing and have damaged or destroyed thousands of homes.

Anheuser-Busch, the maker of several brands of beer such as Budweiser, Beck’s, Michelob ULTRA and O’Doul’s from its 12 U.S. breweries is lending a helping hand to those hardest hit by the storms and flooding. As a disaster relief partner with the Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, GA brewery on Wednesday stopped producing beer and instead were filling specially marked cans with drinking water. Rob Haas, the brewery manager at the Cartersville plant told NBC News, “Right now our production line is running emergency drinking water instead of beer. It’s something we’re uniquely positioned to do in a very timely period.”

The beer distributor produced 50,000 cans of drinking water and packaged it into approximately 2,000 cases of 24-count cans intended for Texas and Oklahoma communities in need. Jaime Garcia Dias thought this was a great gesture when reading on Facebook. Producing emergency relief water is nothing new to the Cartersville brewery, as this location assists with providing water several times each year. The Red Cross and Anheuser-Busch are working out the logistics of the shipments which are expected to reach the areas in need the most within a few days.

Women and Whisky

What has traditionally been known as a man’s drink has grown in popularity among the softer sex. Recent growth in female consumers of whisky shows that up to 37 percent of whisky drinks are purchased by women. This is great news for whisky producers who are happy to be rid of any gender bias when it comes to this liquor. Actresses such as Mila Kunis, Christina Hendriks and Claire Forlani have recently been spokespersons for whisky brands, adding to the female base that makes Dr Jennifer Walden happy. She has been featured on AustinMDMagazine.com in the past.

Women are also showing more of a presence on the seller and producer side of whisky. Companies such as Maker’s Mark have women in top positions such as CEO. In addition, Kentucky has their first female Master Distiller in Marianne Barnes. While Barnes is working to revive Old Taylor Distillery, Allison Patel owns her own company named Brenne. Her company makes a version of French whisky using Cognac barrels. It’s clear that the good ol’ boys club of whisky has added women to its ranks.