In December, Heaven Hill introduced three 750-mL "Single Barrel" premium aged Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys, each in a decorative glass container placed on a special gift carton and sold throughout the year.
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Inliners Unlimited (Monroe, LA) offers a new line of molded inserts and round-bottom bag liners designed to conform to the shape of a pail or drum. PerfectFit liners are available in a variety of materials, including nonbarrier PE films, barrier coextrusions and high-barrier laminations.
The old refrain, "there's no such thing as bad publicity," is proving true at Bad Frog Brewery Co., Rose City, MI. In October, the company successfully launched its Bad Frog premium beer within its home state.
While the cool, sleek appearance of brushed aluminum is not uncommon for health & beauty aids, it is unusual to see it in the spirits category. Hertford, U.K.-based MDT Wines & Spirits believes it is the first to use such a container for vodka.
The results of the PMMI's Productivity survey show that few packagers regard their relationships with machinery makers as partnerships. And purchasing executives are most likely to initiate partnering.