‘Very Old’ Cognac Sells for $70K; Ice Cube Becomes Spokesman for Coors Light


Breuckelen Distilling Co. and the Brooklyn Distilling Co. have settled their trademark-infringement lawsuit out of court, although the terms were not revealed.
[NY Post]

A bottle of Rémy Martin cognac called the Louis XIII Grande Champagne Très Vieille Age Inconnu sold for 50,000 euros ($70,155) — the highest price ever paid for a Rémy Martin.
[Wall Street Journal]

Jack Daniel’s is coming out with Tennessee Honey, a 70-proof honey whiskey that will retail for $22 a bottle.
[The Republic]

Beam Global, which owns Canadian Club, has warned PETA to pull a cartoon ad depicting a seal in a saloon asking a bartender for “Anything but a Canadian Club.”
[NY Daily News]

Flying Dog Brewery has filed suit to overturn the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s ban on the sale of its beer called Raging Bitch.

Anheuser-Busch will acquire Chicago’s Goose Island beer in an effort to capitalize on the growing craft-beer market.
[Wall Street Journal]

Meanwhile, Anheuser-Busch might finally have beaten Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, securing sole rights to the name “Bud.”

Ice Cube is the newest celebrity spokesperson for Coors Light, and will appear in ads for the brand later this year.

Rapper Pitbull has become a majority shareholder in a new low-calorie vodka called Voli, produced in Cognac, France.
[Contact Music]