Friday, February 28, 2014

What's New in Irish Whiskey

What's New in Irish Whiskey | Serious Eats: Drinks
Drinks Andrew Strenio
Are you drinking more Irish whiskey these days? Someone definitely is: the category had an astounding 18% increase in sales last year—it's up nearly ...

Sidney Frank Importing Company Issues Statement After Federal Court Denies Beam, Inc. Motion

Sidney Frank Importing Company Issues Statement After Federal Court Denies Beam, Inc. Motion ...
... Collins Irish Whiskey brand and seeking $100 million in damages. SFIC released the following statement of its Chief Executive Officer, Lee Einsidler ...

Beam's bid to block lawsuit dismissed by judge


The Spirits Business
Beam's bid to block lawsuit dismissed by judge
In March 2013, the importer began legal proceedings against Beam Inc alleging the group had “sought to destroy” the Michael Collins Irish whiskey ...

Agri-business: Irish whiskey – back where it belongs?


Irish Independent
Agri-business: Irish whiskey – back where it belongs?
Irish whiskey is reported to be the darling of global wine and spirits markets, with top-end whiskey brands experiencing 20pc annual growth in ...

Japan's Whisky Rebellion


Roads and Kingdoms (blog)
Japan's Whisky Rebellion
She's not alone. The whole whisky world is so, so excited about Ichiro, who is both leading and riding the global boom for high-end Japanese whisky.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dem State Rep: Legalizing Marijuana Isn't That Different Than Drinking Bourbon


Politico
Dem State Rep: Legalizing Marijuana Isn't That Different Than Drinking Bourbon
"But if you're going to make a deal with people who don't consume this, people like me who drink bourbon ... the give to that is the revenue aspect," ...

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is March 1


Atlanta Intown
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is March 1
beer The Third Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, a benefit of the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation, will be under the big tents at Atlantic ...

Event: Bourbon 101 with Ginny Tonic


Cincinnati CityBeat
Event: Bourbon 101 with Ginny Tonic
Tonic Tours' Ginny Tonic typically guides her guests off the beaten path to the best micro-produced alcohol Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky., have to offer ...

Distillery Will Finish Bourbon In Beer Barrels


Paste Magazine
Distillery Will Finish Bourbon In Beer Barrels
Seems like every outfit with a license to brew beer is aging porters and sours and stouts in bourbon barrels, a practice that often gives the beer boozy, ...

Bourbon Ad Shows You the Peculiar Way People Get Around in Woodstock, Ky.


Adweek
Bourbon Ad Shows You the Peculiar Way People Get Around in Woodstock, Ky.
Woodstock Bourbon's ad showing its hometown's enthusiasm for the brand is pretty funny (well, besides that "Barrellel Parking" sign—groan). But it's ...

For the bourbon-obsessed, a 5-course dinner with the Van Winkles

For the bourbon-obsessed, a 5-course dinner with the Van Winkles
For bourbon enthusiasts sick of hearing their Barolo or California Cabernet-obsessed friends bragging about this or that wine dinner they've attended: ...

Master of Cocktails - The Penicillin

Master of Cocktails - The Penicillin
Master of Malt Whisky Blog ben ellefsen
A little peaty, medicinal tasting whisky alongside ginger, lemon and honey? It must be Penicillin on this week's #MasterofCocktails.

Scandimania: Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original Single Malt Whisky - Caskstrength.net

Scandimania: Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original Single Malt Whisky - Caskstrength.net - Blogger
www.caskstrength.net - whisky blog Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley
Scandimania: Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original Single Malt Whisky. I do love modern technology. When you really sit back and think about some of ...

Whisky Review: A Tale of Two Glen Elgins - Duncan Taylor vs. Signatory

Chemistry of the Cocktail: Whisky Review: A Tale of Two Glen Elgins - Duncan Taylor vs. Signatory
Chemistry of the Cocktail Jordan Devereaux
Charging money for this whisky is just plain wrong. It is hands down one of the worst whiskies I've ever had the misfortune to taste. I made it through ...

Customs seize 1000 bottles of whisky

Customs seize 1000 bottles of whisky
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Karachi—The staff of Model Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Anti-Smuggling Organization, Karachi in a grand ...

Brora 40 Year Old is Diageo's most expensive whisky ever


The Spirits Business
Brora 40 Year Old is Diageo's most expensive whisky ever
Diageo has released just 160 bottles of a Brora 40 Year Old, which at £6,995 is its most expensive single malt whisky release to date.

10 Insane Boozed Up Facts You Didn't Know About Whiskey

10 Insane Boozed Up Facts You Didn't Know About Whiskey | Bro Code, Hot Girls, Funny Stories ...
Whiskey. Some call it the nectar of life. Some subscribe to it in lieu of a Religion or a day time job. No matter your relationship with whiskey… we all ...

The Best Whiskey And Bourbon Bars In Philadelphia

Roundup: The Best Whiskey And Bourbon Bars In Philadelphia — Our Top Picks For Where To ...
Few libations warm the belly, body and soul quite like a tumbler of good ol' whiskey. Brown spirits top many a tippler's list of what to drink these.

Jack Daniels Is Promoting A Frank Sinatra Whiskey

Jack Daniels Is Promoting A Frank Sinatra Whiskey — And It Costs $150 A Bottle [THE BRIEF]
Jack Daniels is working with ad agency Arnold Worldwide on a new campaign to promote Sinatra Select, a super-premium whiskey brand named after ...

Madhuri Dixit's husband enjoys whiskey


Times of India
Madhuri Dixit's husband enjoys whiskey
So, we hear whiskey is low carb and fat-free — perfect reason for a doctor to serenade it. Cardiothoracic surgeon (better known as Madhuri Dixit's ...

Sidney Frank Importing Company Issues Statement After Federal Court Denies Beam, Inc. Motion ...


MarketWatch
Sidney Frank Importing Company Issues Statement After Federal Court Denies Beam, Inc. Motion ...
... a lawsuit against Beam, Inc. alleging that Beam improperly sought to destroy SFIC's Michael Collins Irish Whiskey brand and seeking $100 million in ...

Whiskey galore - US sales up €20m

Whiskey galore - US sales up €20m
It looks like the market for malting barley should remain strong if Irish whiskey sales in the US are anything to go by.

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #433 – Scotch Whisky News

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #433 – Scotch Whisky News - WhiskyIntelligence.com
Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #433 – Scotch Whisky News ... www.ralfy.com takes a moment to share the buying habit with Whisky Review 433 ...

Good Libations: Whiskey with an 'E,' please

Good Libations: Whiskey with an 'E,' please
Scotch whisky uses malted barley that has been smoked over a fire of peat from local bogs. While Ireland has copious quantities of peat, most Irish ...

Diageo unveils Cardhu Amber Rock Speyside whisky


The Spirits Business
Diageo unveils Cardhu Amber Rock Speyside whisky
Diageo's Cardhu single malt Scotch whisky has added a new expression to its range of Speyside whiskies called, Cardhu Amber Rock.

Inver to double capacity at Speyburn site


The Drinks Business
Inver to double capacity at Speyburn site
INVER House has become the latest Scotch whisky producer to unveil investment to meet growing global demand, announcing it is spending £4 ...

Canadian Whisky » How Canadian Whisky is Made

Canadian Whisky » How Canadian Whisky is Made
Canadian Whisky Davin
This new video from Hiram Walker Distillery gives a good overview of how Canadian whisky is made and what makes it unique.

Two very different Compass Box whiskies

Two very different Compass Box whiskies | Whisky Israel
Whisky Israel Gal Granov
Today I'm tasting two very different whiskies from Compass Box. The only similarities is that both are Blended whiskies (containing Grain & Malt.

The Best Whisky in the World, 2014 Glenmorangie Ealanta

The Best Whisky in the World, 2014 Glenmorangie Ealanta » TheSceneInTO
TheSceneInTO Janelle Watkins
Highly coveted, very limited edition single malt scotch, Glenmorangie Ealanta, is crowned “Best Whisky in the World 2014”

Tullibardine Coming To America - Whisky Critic

Tullibardine Coming To America - Whisky Critic - Whisky Reviews & Articles - Style. Attitude. Whisky.
Single malt Scotch whisky from the Tullibardine Distillery in Scotland is about to become more prevalent across America with the announcement that ...

Once upon a time

Once upon a time
To radically reposition Glenmorangie as the world's leading luxury malt whisky, we designed a new signet emblem to feature on all bottles and ...

Whisky and robots at the Satrosphere's lock in


STV Aberdeen
Whisky and robots at the Satrosphere's lock in
Plus World Whisky Day will be on hand to talk about the various types of whisky with samples on offer. Plus there will be affordable refreshments ...

Mars “Komogatake” Single Cask 1989 24YO American White Oak ...

Mars “Komogatake” Single Cask 1989 24YO American White Oak ... - The Japanese Whisky Review
Nose: Vanilla, banana, oak, orange, toffee, wood stain. Some fish sauce, grapefruit, bbq hotplate, and some minerals when a fair bit of water is added.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What do you mix bourbon with? Education

What do you mix bourbon with? Education
Bourbon Academy is a money maker for Filson, and it's something they've been taking around the country. I talked to Veach and others about it a few ...

whiskey week!

whiskey week! | grapefriend
grapefriend grapefriend
Hate being cold. Hate winter. One bright spot that utter frigid weather brings me is the perfect moment for whiskey drinking! Whiskey's like an internal ...

Whiskey Bars in NYC

Whiskey Bars in NYC | MurphGuide Entertainment
New York's lower east side was once dubbed “The Whiskey Ward”. ... The Kinsale Tavern has one of the largest selections of whiskey in New York ...

Sku's Recent Eats: What's in a Label? Undefined Whiskey Terms

Sku's Recent Eats: What's in a Label? Undefined Whiskey Terms
The US regulations governing whiskey include definitions of many terms that appear on labels, including straight, bottled in bond and blended.

Report: Bacardi looks to buy bourbon, maybe Kentucky-based Brown-Forman


Lexington Herald Leader
Report: Bacardi looks to buy bourbon, maybe Kentucky-based Brown-Forman
Bacardi might be eyeing a merger with Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp., parent Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey and Woodford Reserve ...

Diageo Restores Louisville Facility

Diageo Restores Louisville Facility
Very recently, Diageo started the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company to tap into the growing base of whiskey lovers. The company ...

10 Whiskeys Every Man Should Know


Men's Fitness
10 Whiskeys Every Man Should Know
Everyone is drinking whiskey these days, but not everyone seems to know what it is. Most of us know that Scotch is, indeed, a whiskey. And some of us ...

Scotch Whisky Auctions 35th Auction Now Live

WhiskyIntelligence.com » Blog Archive » Scotch Whisky Auctions 35th Auction Now Live – Whisky ...
Scotch Whisky Auctions 35th Auction Now Live – Whisky News. February 24th, 2014. SWA header. Welcome to the 35th auction and another selection ...

Scottish dinner

Scottish dinner
In their Scottish kilts and glengarry hats, Patrick Leach (left) and Will Nutt sample Talisker Storm, a single malt scotch whisky, provided by Dennie ...

Memorial services for founder of Glenfiddich whisky


The Northern Scot
Memorial services for founder of Glenfiddich whisky
"When one looks at the way he always maintained the integrity of our Scotch whiskies whilst at the same time innovating new brands such as ...

Maxwells offers pair of Irish-themed events

Maxwells offers pair of Irish-themed events
The West Fargo bar and restaurant holds its second annual Irish whiskey tasting at 1 p.m. on March 8. The event offers samples of The Irishman ...

Sazerac to distribute Wine Group spirits brands in US

Sazerac to distribute Wine Group spirits brands in US
Sazerac, a US-based spirits group, has signed a licensing agreement with The Wine Group to distribute its Irish whiskey, tequila and bourbon brands ...

Whiskey makers in high spirits as US sales take off


Irish Independent
Whiskey makers in high spirits as US sales take off
Sales of Irish whiskey have surged in the US. It is now the 'darling' of the high-end spirit sector, with purchases up 17.5pc last year.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Universal Whisky Experience "Nth" Show Connoisseur Experience Package Tickets April 3, 2014

The "Nth 2014" Connoisseur Experience Package - Friday April 4th, 2014

 An unparalleled experience, Nth 2014 is a premiere luxury whisky tasting event not to be missed. This affair is a singular opportunity for serious whisky aficionados to come together to taste, savor, discuss and learn more about fine rare whiskies in the lavish, opulent atmosphere of the Wynn and Encore Resort. During this 4-day destination event in exciting and entertaining Las Vegas, you'll indulge in exceptional whisky tasting opportunities, mingle with master distillers and blenders, and take pleasure in epicurean delights. Come experience the most unique event of its kind - Nth 2014 by Universal Whisky Experience!

If you are looking for a high-class experience that includes a few extra indulgences without going over the top, then you are a CONNOISSEUR. Take advantage of this specified ticket option with the advantages below:

  • Registration Starts at 4:30pm at Registration Desk 5 at the Encore hotel
  • Sampling Premium whiskies from all exhibitors in the Encore Beethoven ballroom
  • (2) Super Pours of your choice are available during the Main Tasting Show
  • Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders and other whisky experts at the Nth 2014
  • Exquisite hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Wynn/Encore catering Team in Beethoven Exhibit Hall.
  • Gourmet Dinner reception prepared by Executive Chef James Benson and his culinary team at the Wynn/Encore from 9:00pm to 11:00pm in Brahms room.
  • Glencairn Cut crystal tasting Glass.
  • A cigar sample
Added Bonus Event Included:
Friday 4th April 4.15pm - 5.15pm (Chopin 1 & 2)

Orphan Barrel Whiskey Launch Event
Be among the select few to sample the first releases from The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. including Old Blowhard, a beautifully aged 26-year old Kentucky Bourbon and Barterhouse, an incredible 20-year old liquid. As you sip, you will enjoy a spirited debate led by a team of whiskey experts about the process of aging whiskey and a behind-the-scenes peek at how these barrels were formed 

http://universalwhiskyexperience.ticketleap.com/the-nth-2014-connoisseur-experiencect87/ 

Hooker's House Bourbon Review

Hooker's House Bourbon Review - The Whiskey Jug
The Whiskey Jug Josh Peters
Hooker's House bourbon is a bit rare in that it uses a “double barrel” aging process. The process in and of itself is not rare in the whisky world with a ...

Distill America 2014 highlights beer influences and bigger flavors in Midwestern spirits


Isthmus
Distill America 2014 highlights beer influences and bigger flavors in Midwestern spirits
The practice of aging beer in bourbon barrels became especially popular with such varieties as imperial stouts during the last decade's craft beer ...

Bourbonism: Louisville becoming the Sonoma of the south

Bourbonism: Louisville becoming the Sonoma of the south
Louisville hopes to bolster the rural bourbon trail with a booming downtown distillery presence of its own. Many will use Louisville as a launching point ...

One Tank Trip: The Bourbon Trail

One Tank Trip: The Bourbon Trail
"If you drink all that bourbon, you need a place to stay," Four Roses brand ambassador, Al Young joked. Kathie Agrell and her husband from Knoxville, .

Sazerac takes on Irish whiskey, Tequila and Bourbon brands


The Spirits Business
Sazerac takes on Irish whiskey, Tequila and Bourbon brands
Sazerac is to begin distribution of Big House Bourbon, Concannon Irish Whiskey and Piedra Azul Tequila following a licensing agreement with The ...

Paul McLean Talks to Alasdair Dickinson, European Brand Ambassado

Paul McLean Talks to Alasdair Dickinson, European Brand Ambassador - WhiskyIntelligence.com
Paul; Hello Ally, It was very nice to meet you at Uisge whisky fest in Helsinki, it was quite a busy wee time for us there, you were on the stand and ...

Review of 8 Seconds (Sec8nds) Canadian Whisky | The Scotch Noob

Review of 8 Seconds (Sec8nds) Canadian Whisky | The Scotch Noob
The Scotch Noob The Scotch Noob
Glutton for punishment that I am, I continued down the unforgiving road of blended Canadian whisky with another product aimed at the apparently ...

Jed valley distillery

Jed valley distillery
Edinburgh-based Mossburn Distillers Ltd, the company behind a proposed new whisky distillery on Skye , is behind what would be the first whisky

Paolo Nutini on whisky and his maturing music


Scotsman
Paolo Nutini on whisky and his maturing music
Actually, whisky is his poison these days, Talisker if you're buying and want to prise open this private, unassuming musician. “Whisky is a different kind ...

Walkerburn whisky distillery proposed

Walkerburn whisky distillery proposed
A second proposal in the space of a week has emerged to construct a whisky distillery in the Borders. A local businessman who currently blends ...

The Dalmore Cigar Malt Single Malt Scotch Whisky | AlcoholReviews.com

The Dalmore Cigar Malt Single Malt Scotch Whisky | AlcoholReviews.com
AlcoholReviews.com alcoholreviews
This is tonight's tipple. It is luscious. What flavor. Thank you sherry casks. Master of Malt howled when this expression of Dalmore exited the market.

SWA chief sidesteps independence question

SWA chief sidesteps independence question
New Scotch Whisky Association boss David Frost is not easily drawn into the independence debate. At a “meet and greet” dinner with the City of ...

Those Pre-Pro Whiskey Men!: John Wedderburn Peddled False Hopes and Whiskey

Those Pre-Pro Whiskey Men!: John Wedderburn Peddled False Hopes and Whiskey
Those Pre-Pro Whiskey Men! Jack Sullivan
His legal work got him disbarred; his whiskey made him rich. This is the Wedderburn file. The Wedderburns are an old and distinguished family with ...

An Affordable Wardrobe: Worth Every Penny: Koval Whiskey

An Affordable Wardrobe: Worth Every Penny: Koval Whiskey
An Affordable Wardrobe Giuseppe
So I was thankful in the last few years when Bourbon, Rye, and whiskey in general became trendy. I may rail on the Brooklyn/moustache/artisinal ...

Whiskylicious Toronto

Whiskylicious Toronto
Now the city will have it's first self-guided Whiskey trail. ... to eight of the city's greatest Whiskey Bars and 10 of the world's greatest Whiskey's. Each Bar ...

Johnnie Walker Walks The Red Carpet Next Week

Johnnie Walker Walks The Red Carpet Next Week - Whisky Critic - Whisky Reviews & Articles ...
You may not be lucky enough to find yourself in Hollywood for next week's 86th Academy Awards [March 2, 2014] but Johnnie Walker will be there in ...

Barcardi considers a tilt at Jack Daniels


Telegraph.co.uk
Barcardi considers a tilt at Jack Daniels
Industry consolidation is continuing with Japan's Suntory agreeing to buy America's Jim Beam bourbon brand earlier this month and Scotch whisky ...

Wine trade uncorks campaign calling Chancellor to cut duty

Wine trade uncorks campaign calling Chancellor to cut duty
Now the Scotch Whisky Association and the Wine and Spirit Trade Association have teamed up with the TaxPayers' Alliance to launch a 'Call Time on ...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Whisky PR Corner Feb. 21st 2014 | Whisky Israel

Whisky PR Corner Feb. 21st 2014 | Whisky Israel
Whisky Israel Gal Granov
Lovingly aged for almost a quarter of a century and beautifully gift-boxed, this exceptional whisky has been specially selected by Master Distiller Billy ...

The Aquaculturists: 21/02/14: New! IAF article: Whisky by-products – a sustainable protein source

The Aquaculturists: 21/02/14: New! IAF article: Whisky by-products – a sustainable protein source ...
The Aquaculturists Roger Gilbert
Scottish whisky is a truly iconic product, with Scotland the largest-producing nation of whisky worldwide. Production has increased by 30 percent in the ...

Dalmore's Tweaked Cigar Malt Reserve Still Perfect For Smoke

Dalmore's Tweaked Cigar Malt Reserve Still Perfect For Smoke
The sobriquet "dessert malt," often tagged to The Dalmore whiskies for their expansively sweet, yet nuanced characters, can be especially apt if your ...