Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are

AB InBev Buys Up Three Liquor Companies

by Alexander Frane on Apr 24, 2018 in Liquor

Anheuser-Busch InBev continues its neverending expansion and acquisitions, though this time it isn’t a local brewery being bought out—the goliath beer company has recently purchased The Atom Group, Forbes reports, a parent organization to three spirit distributors, including Master of Malt, a major online whiskey retailer.

The acquisition was executed by ZX Ventures, AB InBev’s “innovation arm”, for an undisclosed sum. Besides Master of Malt, Atom Group (and now AB InBev) owns That Boutique-y Whisky, a whisky bottling company, and Maverick Drinks, a distributor.

 

What this means for these companies’ US sales is unclear—currently, the US operates within a three-tier system, meaning a single company cannot own the production, distribution, and retail branches of an alcoholic product. Some states, like California, allow for a producer to also distribute their own beer, while other states, like Oregon, act as the sole distributor for all liquor. But on a national level, AB InBev might find it hard to continue distribution with its new property, considering its status as a producer. Still, the company is no doubt looking for ways around that.



Photo via Flickr User Blog Tyrant

 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Miller High Life is Now Available in Champagne Bottles

Miller High Life is Now Available in Champagne Bottles

Miller High Life, commonly known as the 'Champagne of Beers,' is now available in actual champagne bottles for a limited run during the holiday season...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 13, 2018
Jack Daniels is Making a Whiskey Advent Calendar For the Holiday Season

Jack Daniels is Making a Whiskey Advent Calendar For the Holiday Season

Jack Daniels has debuted a boozy advent calendar filled with, naturally, whiskey, just in time for the holiday...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 13, 2018
Drinks Decoded: Hot Buttered Rum

Drinks Decoded: Hot Buttered Rum

In this series, we take a closer look at well-known cocktails. This week's Drinks Decoded takes on the Hot Buttered Rum....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Nov 12, 2018
SPONSORED
Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are
Behind the Bar: Jason Wise, Director of the SOMM Documentary Film Series

Behind the Bar: Jason Wise, Director of the SOMM Documentary Film Series

For this installment of Behind the Bar, we spoke to Jason Wise, documentary filmmaker and director of the new ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 31, 2018
Where to Drink in D.C.'s Navy Yard

Where to Drink in D.C.'s Navy Yard

One of the city's fastest growing neighborhoods, Navy Yard is home to a plethora of bars and restaurants with more on the horizon. Here are our picks ...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Oct 29, 2018
Beam Suntory Has Launched a Japanese Vodka & Gin

Beam Suntory Has Launched a Japanese Vodka & Gin

Beam Suntory, one of the largest producers of both American and Japanese whiskeys in the world, has introduced two new clear spirits to its lineup: Ha...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 29, 2018
You Can Now Minor in Bourbon at This Kentucky University

You Can Now Minor in Bourbon at This Kentucky University

Thanks to the booming bourbon tourism industry in Kentucky, the state's Midway University now offers a minor in Bourbon Studies as part of their under...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 29, 2018
You Can Make Your Own Whiskey at This Virginia Beach Hotel

You Can Make Your Own Whiskey at This Virginia Beach Hotel

If you've always wanted to make your own whiskey, you're in luck - a hotel in Virginia Beach is letting guests make their own barrels of whiskey....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 15, 2018
Bono Has Purchased a Stake in a New Irish Whiskey Distillery

Bono Has Purchased a Stake in a New Irish Whiskey Distillery

Lots of celebrities have been partnering with distilleries lately, and now, U2's Bono is the latest star to form a partnership with a liquor company....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 15, 2018
Drink Locally at These DC Distilleries

Drink Locally at These DC Distilleries

Get into the local spirit by discovering some of DC's craft distilleries and the products made right here in the nation's capital. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Oct 15, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close