Thursday, January 30, 2014

Just a wee drop to ward off the cold

Just a wee drop to ward off the cold
Montreal Gazette - MONTREAL — A chance to warm up winter taste buds will be offered Feb. 21 when 40 varieties of single-malt Scotch whisky and a lavish spread of ...

Johnnie Walker's new $2000 whisky

Johnnie Walker's new $2000 whisky
Vancouver Sun - Johnnie Walker & Sons has released a new scotch whisky in Canada, but unless money isn't an object, chances are you won't taste it any time soon.

Good food and whiskey

Good food and whiskey
The New Age Online - Pairing whiskey with food has become more and more popular. Whiskey works particularly well when you need a more robust accompaniment than ...

The Rolls-Royce Has a Whiskey Bar


Wall Street Journal
The Rolls-Royce Has a Whiskey Bar
Wall Street Journal - Each door in Mr. Brooks's Corniche II has a small whiskey bar. Matt Eich for The Wall Street Journal. I keep a different single malt in each bar.

Corsair Distillery honored at annual whiskey competition

Corsair Distillery honored at annual whiskey competition
The Tennessean - In addition to winning “American Craft Distiller of the Year,” Corsair also won “American Whiskey of the Year” and “American Other Grain of the Year” ...

Teeling to open new whiskey distillery in Dublin, create 30 jobs


Irish Examiner
Teeling to open new whiskey distillery in Dublin, create 30 jobs
Irish Independent - The Teeling Whiskey Company has announced plans for a new whiskey distillery to be located in Dublin's Newmarket Square in The Liberties, Dublin ...

Green Spot Irish Whiskey | Lukas Liquor St. Louis

Green Spot Irish Whiskey | Lukas Liquor St. Louis
Lukas Liquor St. Louis (LukasLiquorSTL) - New Release to Lukas Liquor Superstore Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey The Mitchell's In 1805 the Mitchell merchant family commenced ...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Balcones, Just Named the World's Whiskey of the Year, Plans to Expand Production

Texas' best little distillery under a bridge, Balcones, has won a new set of awards, further documenting its slow and steady conquest of the whiskey world.

Corsair Distillery honored at Wizards of Whisky awards

Nashville's Corsair Distillery won a series of awards including "American Craft Distiller of the Year" at the annual Wizards of Whisky awards.

Malty Mainstay: Fets Whisky Kitchen

Single-malt sleuths track down the town's most extensive collection of scotch and other origins at Fets Whisky Kitchen , a friendly, well-stocked purveyor on lively Commercial Drive .

Eye-Openers: Is a bottle of Scotch worth $620000?

Eye-Openers: Is a bottle of Scotch worth $620000?
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - There is a such thing as a $620,000 bottle of Scotch. It's a a six-liter bottle of Macallan M Scotch whisky, and was sold for $620,000 in Hong Kong.

Bacon, Coffee and Whiskey Soaps for Hipster Germophobes


Technabob (blog)
Bacon, Coffee and Whiskey Soaps for Hipster Germophobes
Technabob (blog) - Made by Outlaw Soaps, the set of three scents include bacon, coffee, and whiskey. I can get behind the bacon-scented soap, it even looks like bacon ...

Whiskey owner sets his sights on re-opening


Inyo Register
Whiskey owner sets his sights on re-opening
Inyo Register - Greg Alexander sits in the empty dining room of his Bishop restaurant, Whiskey Creek, on Monday, three days after shutting down this and the ...

WHISKEY BUSINESS: Class project could develop into Conover ...

WHISKEY BUSINESS: Class project could develop into Conover ...
Hickory Daily Record - The distillery will produce a 100 proof white whiskey and an 80 proof aged ... “We're not just trying to make white whiskey and have a cool product,” ...

Talking Bourbon With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe | Wine ...

Talking Bourbon With Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe | Wine ...
Wine Inquirer (Jim Seder) - It's rare indeed that a modern day Master Distiller can look back over 200 years and offer gratitude to his descendents so instrumental in the birth, e.

Glengoyne Whisky Released From Captivity - Whisky Critic - Whisky ...

Glengoyne Whisky Released From Captivity - Whisky Critic - Whisky ...
Whisky Critic - Whisky Reviews & Articles - Style. Attitude. Whisky. (Alex Bean) - After waiting around 25 years maturing in 100% first-fill European oak sherry casks, Glengoyne finally relinquished some of its single malt whisky for ...

Yorkshire rower wins one of world's toughest races


ITV News
Yorkshire rower wins one of world's toughest races
ITV News - Dan Howie from Northallerton and partner Will North won the pairs class in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They completed the 3,000 mile row ...

Gartbreck gets go-ahead for Islay distillery


The Spirits Business
Gartbreck gets go-ahead for Islay distillery
The Spirits Business - Situated by Lochindaal, just west of Bowmore and across the sea from Port Charlotte, Gartbreck Distillery will produce 100% peated single malt whisky ...

After 75 years - Capone's favorite Moonshine Whisky is back in ...

After 75 years - Capone's favorite Moonshine Whisky is back in ...
MMD Newswire (press release) - January 27, 2014 (MMD Newswire) -- Chicago's Maxwell Street Trading announced today that the World King of Moonshine, SIP Award winning LBL ...

Click to go to the Creative Space


Media Update
Click to go to the Creative Space
Media Update - Don't miss out on tasting the proudly South African and internationally award-wining whiskies produced in Wellington, at the exclusive whisky theatres ...

Review: Johnnie Walker & Sons Odyssey Blended Scotch Whisky


Drink Spirits
Review: Johnnie Walker & Sons Odyssey Blended Scotch Whisky
Drink Spirits - This past year Johnnie Walker dropped its popular Green Label Whisky, added Johnnie Walker Platinum Label to the line-up, and reformulated ...

Asus Gets Boozy, Names Padfone After a Whisky


The Periscope Post
Asus Gets Boozy, Names Padfone After a Whisky
TIME - The company's latest phone-tablet hybrid, the Padfone E, lists “Johnnie Walker Black” as a color option, along with the less-exciting “Pearl White.

Whisky byproduct will help solve arsenic problem in Bangladesh

Whisky byproduct will help solve arsenic problem in Bangladesh
Water Technology Online - Leigh Cassidy has created a cleansing agent that combines draff, a byproduct of using grain in brewing alcohol products such as whisky, with a secret ...

Yoma blends whisky production into Myanmar expansion


Business Times (subscription)
Yoma blends whisky production into Myanmar expansion
Business Times (subscription) - YOMA Strategic Holdings is making a first foray into whisky distillation as the real estate developer aims to be Myanmar's version of Jardine Matheson.

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey | Electrogent

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey | Electrogent
ElectrogentElectrogent | Electrogent (Andrew) - 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey is an up-and-coming whiskey that just recently expanded its availability into Texas in 2013. 2 Gingers is made in Ireland, but ...

Whiskey Wine & Dine to benefit Rochester Irish Festival

Whiskey Wine & Dine to benefit Rochester Irish Festival
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Cocktails, whiskey tastings and a dinner including corned beef will be served at ... 8 will benefit the Rochester Irish Festival and other organizations.

Taiwan spirits market: Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor the leading industry player during 2012

Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor led Taiwans spirits category with 38% of total volume sales in 2012.

Will the world change Kentucky bourbon?

Earlier this month, we heard the news that Beam Inc. , the Deerfield, Ill.-based owner of the Jim Beam, Maker's Mark and other bourbon brands, is being purchased by Suntory Holdings Ltd. A lot of fans of those bourbon brands were unhappy about the deal, as you can see in this story about how Twitter reacted to the news .

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival tickets launch

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival tickets launchhttp://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Spirit-of-Speyside-Whisky-Festival-tickets-launch-24012014.htm

TICKETS go on sale next weekend for the 2014 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
It is an extra-special year for the event, which draws people from all over the world to join locals in a celebrationOF our famous local product.

(no poker content) Jim Pepper's 1776 15 year old bourbon

(no poker content) Jim Pepper's 1776 15 year old bourbon
House of Cards Radio (House of Cards Radio) - I'm drinking this amazing whiskey -- It's a 15 year old 1776 bourbon. It's like nothing I've tasted before. I don't have quite the vocabulary to describe it ...

A great idea for any shavers that are also bourbon drinkers

A great idea for any shavers that are also bourbon drinkers
Badger & Blade (RedBird) - Even my wife liked this one :001_smile. I like an occasional high end bourbon, and some of the "high end" bourbons still release miniatures in real ...

Faces of the part-time economy: how to survive without full-time work


The Guardian
Faces of the part-time economy: how to survive without full-time work The Guardian - jim beam whiskey distillery kentucky Jim Beam employees along a conveyor belt in the bottling plant at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery on January 13 ..

A drop of Scotch, haggis, some poetry and you have a Burns supper


WalesOnline
A drop of Scotch, haggis, some poetry and you have a Burns supper
The Guardian Charlottetown - There was a dram or two of Scotch whisky interspersed with poetry, songs, stories and the traditional haggis during the annual Robbie Burns supper in ...

Old Forester Review

Old Forester Review - The Whiskey Jug
The Whiskey Jug (Josh Peters) - Old Forester is not only America's first bottled bourbon, it's also America's longest continuously distilled bourbon. First created around 1871 it was sold ...

Recent Acquisitions: Dorwart Mexican Whiskey Special Reserve ...

Recent Acquisitions: Dorwart Mexican Whiskey Special Reserve ...
What did I drink? (jwnichls) - About a year and half ago, I reviewed a bottle of Los 2 Compadres Single Cask Sour Mash whiskey. Just recently, our now former neighbors reached ...

Top Score For The Peat Monster in Whisky Bible 2014 – Scotch ...

Top Score For The Peat Monster in Whisky Bible 2014 – Scotch ...
WhiskyIntelligence.com (admin10) - To read the full review of The Peat Monster along with 4,500 other whiskies, just pick up a copy of Jim's Whisky Bible 2014 here. Posted in News ...

Almost 80% Of The Price Of A Bottle Of Scotch Whisky Is Taxation


The Economic Voice
Almost 80% Of The Price Of A Bottle Of Scotch Whisky Is Taxation The Economic Voice - Across the world, the anniversary of Robert Burns' birthday was toasted on Saturday night (25 January) with a dram of Scotch Whisky. However, the .

Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Port Finished Bourbon | Lukas ...

Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Port Finished Bourbon | Lukas ...
Lukas Liquor St. Louis (LukasLiquorSTL) - New Release to Lukas Liquor Superstore Abraham Bowman Virginia Limited Edition Whiskey “Port Finished Bourbon” Distilled 3/30/01 Bottled ...

The Chuck Cowdery Blog: Bourbon Classic Announces Schedule of ...

The Chuck Cowdery Blog: Bourbon Classic Announces Schedule of ...
The Chuck Cowdery Blog (Chuck Cowdery) - Now in its second year, the Bourbon Classic is focusing again on Louisville's world-class culinary and bartending talent. It will take place at the ...

Review: Henry McKenna Single Barrel (BIB) Bourbon

Review: Henry McKenna Single Barrel (BIB) Bourbon » Sour Mash ... Sour Mash Manifesto (Jason Pyle) - Now, let's get 2014 started off with a new review of a Heaven Hill brand, Henry McKenna Single Barrel (10 year old) Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon Whiskey .

The pork of the town! The new all-bacon restaurant where New ...


Daily Mail
The pork of the town! The new all-bacon restaurant where New ...
Daily Mail - Craft beers and bourbon complete BarBacon's repertoire, all chosen to ... 'Beer and bourbon obviously go hand in hand with bacon,' Mr Sherman ...

Hell's Canyon on the Rocks--Bourbon and Adventure Await

Hell's Canyon on the Rocks--Bourbon and Adventure Await
PR.com (press release) - Louisville, KY, January 26, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Try your bourbon with a splash of whitewater. Bourbons Bistro of Louisville, KY and Winding Waters ...

New bourbon-based cocktail at The Porter House in Montvale


NorthJersey.com
New bourbon-based cocktail at The Porter House in Montvale NorthJersey.com - The bartenders at The Porter House in Montvale have taken to barrel-aging small batches of bourbon. But the bourbon that they use for their new

Big Whisky Night. | underdogs bite upwards

Big Whisky Night. | underdogs bite upwards
underdogs bite upwards (legiron) - It's Burns night, the noo, and tonight's smoky-drinky is likely to reach levels that would make a Puritan explode in indignation. So I'm awa' tae the ...

Mark Hix recipe: Haggis and bashed neeps


The Independent
Mark Hix recipe: Haggis and bashed neeps
The Independent - 4 good shots of your favourite Scotch whisky (optional) ... the centre of warmed plates, place a spoonful of haggis on top and pour a little whisky over.

VIDEO: Sampling a wee dram in the name of Rabbie Burns

VIDEO: Sampling a wee dram in the name of Rabbie Burns
The Star - Whisky lovers enjoyed a tipple at a tasting session to mark Burns Night in Bawtry today. Manager at The Tasting Note in Market Place, Phyll Clark said: ...

Celebrate Burns' Night with a drop of #whisky

Celebrate Burns' Night with a drop of whisky
Gloucestershire Echo - Fans of malt whiskies which hail from the rich, full bodied flavour camp should try a wee dram of Old Harry 8 Year Old Malt Whisky (£25, 70cl) which ...

Men sought over £800 whisky haul


Petersfield Today
Men sought over £800 whisky haul
Petersfield Today - THIEVES have stolen £800 worth of whisky from Waitrose in Petersfield, using a similar method to an earlier theft. Police believe the gang has stolen ...

Bring your boat to Poulsbo cruise-in | Kitsap Week

Bring your boat to Poulsbo cruise-in | Kitsap Week
North Kitsap Herald - 7-9, and including a whiskey night, a marine swap meet, brewery tours and poker run, an art walk, a pancake breakfast, and more. — image credit: ...

Haggis Recipe with Whiskey Gravy


StyleNest
Haggis Recipe with Whiskey Gravy
StyleNest - Serve up with smokey whiskey gravy and the obligatory neeps and tatties. Scotland celebrates poet Robert Burns tonight with a traditional dish of ...

$4k whiskey a go go in Upper East Side shop

$4k whiskey a go go in Upper East Side shop
New York Post - Frank Giresi, who opened Whiskey & Wine Off 69 last September, heard from Empire Merchants, one of his distributors, that Michter's, a whiskey ...

Bourbon maker Cleveland Whiskey 'ages' liquor faster with unique ...


WCPO
Bourbon maker Cleveland Whiskey 'ages' liquor faster with unique ...
WCPO - CLEVELAND - A new Cleveland distillery is touting itself as the new bottle on the block. Cleveland Whiskey, a small operation within sight of the city's ...

When iconic American bourbon goes global

When iconic American bourbon goes global
Boston Globe - By most accounts, the sale to the Japanese conglomerate, best known as makers of whiskey in their country (and an appearance in the film “Lost in ...

Film tells story of Scot behind Japanese whisky


Scotsman
Film tells story of Scot behind Japanese whisky
Scotsman - Japanese whisky writer Misako Udo, author of The Scottish Whisky Distilleries, said that Rita had a pivotal role in Masataka achieving his dream.

Wine

Wine
Herald Scotland - Scotch whisky is currently enjoying a boom abroad with the French, Chinese and Russian markets importing huge amounts of our favourite spirit.

£12000 fine for whisky spill


The Times (subscription)
£12000 fine for whisky spill
The Times (subscription) - A whisky bottling plant has been fined £12,000 for pollution after 6,600 litres of Scotch was spilled into the River Ayr. The accident occurred at Glen ...

Viridor invests in Scottish glass recycling centre

Viridor invests in Scottish glass recycling centre
Materials Recycling World - “Part of a £500m Scottish investment strategy to translate zero waste policy into practice, the centre will drive sustainability for the Scotch whisky and ...

Edrington Head Says Resilient Scotch Entering Unique Era

Edrington Head Says Resilient Scotch Entering Unique Era
DigitalJournal.com - The CEO of Edrington has said that broad-based demand for Scotch whisky has given the category a momentum "that we haven't seen before".

Distillers defend use of English barley

Distillers defend use of English barley
Herald Scotland - Distillers have defended the authenticity of Scotch whisky after it was revealed increasing amounts of barley used in the drink are being imported from ...

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch Two Scotch Whisky

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch Two Scotch Whisky
Pursuitist - glendronachcask2 The GlenDronach Distillery, nestled in Scotland's rolling East Highland hills in secluded Aberdeenshire (in the Speyside whisky ...

The Bourbon Classic Returns to Louisville


Cincinnati CityBeat
The Bourbon Classic Returns to Louisville
Cincinnati CityBeat - One of the nation's premier bourbon events is returning within driving distance of Cincinnati (... not that anyone should necessarily be driving after ...

A beginner's guide to Scotch whisky


Yahoo Lifestyle UK
A beginner's guide to Scotch whisky
Yahoo Lifestyle UK - Scotch is undoubtedly some of the best whisky in the world. A bottle of Macallan "M" was recently sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong for a staggering ...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Destination: The Whiskey Ring – Alive Magazine Blog

Destination: The Whiskey Ring – Alive Magazine Blog
Alive Magazine Blog (Molly Rippinger) - Considering the impressive number of whiskey bars that have popped up across St. Louis in recent months, it made perfect sense for owners John ...

Review: Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey


Drink Spirits
Review: Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
Drink Spirits - Jim Beam has traditionally divided its world between their core Jim Beam brand, including Jim Beam White Label, Jim Beam Black Label, Jacob's ...

Hood River Distillers buys Oregon whiskey maker

Hood River Distillers buys Oregon whiskey maker
Portland Business Journal (blog) - Hood River Distillers distributes the Pendleton whiskey brand. It has reached a deal to purchase Clear Creek Distillery. Malia Spencer: Staff reporter- ...

My Ohio: Local bourbon maker Cleveland Whiskey 'ages' liquor ...


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My Ohio: Local bourbon maker Cleveland Whiskey 'ages' liquor ...
NewsNet5.com - Cleveland Whiskey, a small operation within sight of the city's downtown, is making bourbon, using a high-tech process which its distillers claim puts ...

Chemistry of the Cocktail: Whisky Review: Michael Kravitz's The ...

Chemistry of the Cocktail: Whisky Review: Michael Kravitz's The ...
Chemistry of the Cocktail (Jordan Devereaux) - After taking out the rye spirit, he refilled it with single malt whisky to make a rye-finished single malt. This is the result. The Eagle Morning

Guide to choosing a Scottish single malt whisky | Visual.ly

Guide to choosing a Scottish single malt whisky | Visual.ly
Visual.ly (Mithering) - Most single malts can be categorized into four different flavor profiles. We divided those flavor profiles by region, allowing tasters to sip their wa.