Thursday, May 22, 2014

DGAP-News: ROK Stars PLC: Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey wins GOLD at the prestigious Los ...

DGAP-News: ROK Stars PLC: Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey wins GOLD at the prestigious Los ...
DGAP-News ROK Stars PLC: Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey wins GOLD at the prestigious Los Angeles International Craft Spirits Competition.

Allied Blenders to Sell 12 Per Cent Stake to TPG, Carlyle; Keen on Tilaknagar Deal


Economic Times
Allied Blenders to Sell 12 Per Cent Stake to TPG, Carlyle; Keen on Tilaknagar Deal
Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD), which owns the largest selling mass-whisky Officer's Choice, will divest an up to 12 per cent of its stake to two ...

Will and Kate to visit Scotland's oldest distillery

Will and Kate to visit Scotland's oldest distillery
The Spirits Business The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take a tour of The Glenturret Distillery – thought to be the oldest Scotch whisky distillery – during a visit to ..

Scotch Whisky Association: Stop Selling Fake 'Scotch'

Scotch Whisky Association: Stop Selling Fake 'Scotch'
As part of its work in protecting the integrity of authentic Scotch whisky, the association recently achieved a victory by getting Chinese authorities to ...

Dining news: Eleven Contemporary Kitchen celebrating 10th anniversary

Dining news: Eleven Contemporary Kitchen celebrating 10th anniversary
Wigle Whiskey will have the grand opening of the Whiskey Garden and Barrelhouse on May 30 at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. on the North Side.

Oxheart Owners Slated to Open Wine & Whiskey Bar

Oxheart Owners Slated to Open Wine & Whiskey Bar
Oxheart chefs/owners Justin Yu and Karen Man are joining forces with wine pro Justin Vann to open Public Services Wine & Whiskey bar this fall.

Copper Run Distillery Gets "Hopped Up" With New Wheat and Whiskey

Copper Run Distillery Gets "Hopped Up" With New Wheat and Whiskey
Copper Run Distillery in Missouri's Ozark Mountains is celebrating springtime with the recent release of a young wheat whiskey created in partnership ...

Big Star elevates whiskey

Big Star elevates whiskey
Wicker Park's reigning king of tacos and whiskey has launched a reserve list of "rare, incredibly old and interesting bottles" that have been bought at ...

Buying Tips for Whiskey Lovers


Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Buying Tips for Whiskey Lovers
Gilbert hunts for dusties—American whiskey brands, often long forgotten, that have sat in stores for years. Like Gilbert's bottle of Old Forester, they're ...

Whiskey maker tests VT's definition of farming

Whiskey maker tests VT's definition of farming
Leo Gibson, attorney for Raj Bhakta and WhistlePig whiskey, walks through the barn that will house the distillery operations for WhistlePig Straight Rye ...

Top 10 Scotch consuming nations


Associations Now
Top 10 Scotch consuming nations
Scotch whisky continues to be one of the most popular and valuable ... American whiskey, Bourbon, Irish whiskey, Japanese whisky, and more, shows ...

The Bourbon Boom: How This Accidental Whiskey Became So Popular

The Bourbon Boom: How This Accidental Whiskey Became So Popular
It's been here since the beginning of this nation and seems to be more popular than ever. So much in fact, bourbon producers are starting to struggle ...

Bucket List Adventure: Bourbon Immersion on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Bucket List Adventure: Bourbon Immersion on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
"There is a reason bourbon was born here in Kentucky, and a reason why bourbon that comes from here is still considered the gold standard," said ...

Bourbon and Brotherhood or the Longest Two Ounces of my Life

Bourbon and Brotherhood or the Longest Two Ounces of my Life
I first learned that the Cleveland Bourbon Club existed a year and a half ago, and I've been trying to worm my way into a meeting ever since. The club

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Awful Al behind Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge: What's in a Name?

The Awful Al behind Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge: What's in a Name?
Wilson opened Awful Al's Whiskey and Cigar Bar in November of 1996 with his business partners Tony and Gino Epifani. The Epifanis also owned ...

Mosswood whiskey aims for West Berkeley move

Mosswood whiskey aims for West Berkeley move
Photo: Mosswood. A San Francisco-based whiskey business hopes to open in West Berkeley this summer. Mosswood Distillers, run by Therese ...

ABD achieves sales of 25 million cases in FY'14


Economic Times
ABD achieves sales of 25 million cases in FY'14
The company's marquee brand, Officer's Choice Whisky grew by 14 percent in FY'14 taking its market share to 32% of the regular whisky segment, the ...

Aldi's Johnnie Walker deal sparks customer fury


The Spirits Business
Aldi's Johnnie Walker deal sparks customer fury
Supermarket Aldi's decision to slash the price of a AU$599 bottle of Johnnie Walker whisky by AU$200 has angered buyers who missed out on the ...

The Glenlivet creates fully integrated global campaign to support fan-created whisky launch


The Drum
The Glenlivet creates fully integrated global campaign to support fan-created whisky launch
The Glenlivet Scottish whisky brand handed the power to the people for the creation of its latest limited edition whisky. In a campaign led by Aesop, ...

Scottish whisky distilleries in £5m switch to biomass to cut emissions


Business Green
Scottish whisky distilleries in £5m switch to biomass to cut emissions
Aberfeldy is the largest malt whisky component of Dewar's Blended Scotch Whisky. It relies on the fresh water stream Pitilie Burn, which runs ...

Glenlivet tops Indian single malt market

Glenlivet tops Indian single malt market
BANGALORE: The world's largest whisky nation is revving up a single malt story, which some of the most storied brands are out to win. The Glenlivet ...

An Island You've Never Heard of Is Making the Best Whiskey You've Never Tasted

An Island You've Never Heard of Is Making the Best Whiskey You've Never Tasted
He describes Lark “as a classic highland scotch whisky; clean, sweet and vanilla, with not a lot of smoke. If I had to guess, I'd say the Tasmanians are ..

Whisky: A beginner's guide


Stuff.co.nz
Whisky: A beginner's guide
Whisky is made all over the world, with common types being Scottish, Irish and American (mainly Kentucky Bourbon). Scotch is made in Scotland, ...

Why the sale of Whyte & Mackay by United Spirits makes business sense.


Business Today
Why the sale of Whyte & Mackay by United Spirits makes business sense.
On May 9, the country's largest alcoholic beverage company United Spirits Ltd (USL) announced the sale of its Whyte & Mackay (W&M) Scotch whisky ...

UK slammed for charging Scots to promote whisky


The Drinks Business
UK slammed for charging Scots to promote whisky
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has criticised the UK government for charging Scottish organisations to promote whisky in UK embassies, citing that ...

GIB pours £5m into distilleries


reNews
GIB pours £5m into distilleries
The UK Green Investment Bank is pouring £5m into a pipeline of energy efficiency projects at Scottish whisky distilleries. Half of the cash, which will be ...

Johnnie Walker Blue Lable pops up at BuY Paris Duty Free


DFNIonline.com
Johnnie Walker Blue Lable pops up at BuY Paris Duty Free
They explain how it has the largest reserves of Scotch Whisky in the world but only 1 in 10,000 of these rare casks drawn from the four corners of ...

Is Your Scotch Whisky Counterfeit? –An Interview with Professor Dholakia

Is Your Scotch Whisky Counterfeit? –An Interview with Professor Dholakia
Many of us enjoy a dram of whisky every now and then, but how can we be sure that our tipple has not been counterfeited? The name 'Scotch whisky' ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Whiskies Of The World: Best Father's Day Gifts For The Whisky Loving Dad


Forbes
Whiskies Of The World: Best Father's Day Gifts For The Whisky Loving Dad
Hakushu 18: I've previously written about why Japanese whiskies, the closest stylistically to Scotch, are suddenly all the rage. Known as “the mountain ...

Gordan & Macphail Glen Grant 66YO Scotch launched


The Spirits Business
Gordan & Macphail Glen Grant 66YO Scotch launched
Gordon & Macphail has already sold all 160 decanters of a limited edition 66-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Grant distillery that ...

Spey Royal Choice whisky to go global

Spey Royal Choice whisky to go global
Spey Royal Choice single malt whisky, in association with Historic Royal Palaces, has been officially launched in the UK with plans to go global.

Emperador's Whisky Win Makes Sense


Wall Street Journal (blog)
Emperador's Whisky Win Makes Sense
Last week, a surprise buyer emerged for whisky maker Whyte & Mackay Ltd: Philippine liquor producer Emperador. But the Philippine company isn't ...

5 ways to enjoy a dram


The Independent
5 ways to enjoy a dram
Wilderness Scotland (01479 420020; wildernessscotland.com) offers a six-day guided sea kayaking trip along Scotland's Whisky Coast, from the isle ...

Distillery maintains royal link

Distillery maintains royal link
A SCOTCH whisky distillery has produced a single malt for exclusive sale in some of England's most famous palaces. A SCOTCH whisky distillery has ...

Whisky review: Jefferson's Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky

Whisky review: Jefferson's Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky
The name would seem to suggest a spirit with its roots in the period of American independence. Actually, this brand was founded in 1997, part of the ...

Stuff To Freak Out About: Yes, There Really Is A Whiskey Shortage


Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
Stuff To Freak Out About: Yes, There Really Is A Whiskey Shortage
See, whiskey--good whiskey--is kind of like the ultimate slow food. It takes years to produce the aged stuff, and even though whiskey distillers are ...

Michael Deeds: Whiskey Bar in Downtown Boise pushes opening date


The Idaho Statesman
Michael Deeds: Whiskey Bar in Downtown Boise pushes opening date
Whiskey Bar, a new Downtown Boise bourbon haven I wrote about several weeks ago, has pushed its opening date to May 22. Owner Jason Kovac ...

Skol Tavern finds a whiskey niche

Skol Tavern finds a whiskey niche
But the place is priding itself on its whiskey selection — 50 kinds. Manager Ken Fluth has researched the region and says Skol Tavern has the largest ...

Rebellion, a Whiskey Bar, Opens Today


Washington City Paper (blog)
Rebellion, a Whiskey Bar, Opens Today
Looks like everyone had the idea to open a whiskey bar with Southern-inspired food around the same time. Hot off the heels of Southern Efficiency ...

Hipsters create world whiskey shortage

Hipsters create world whiskey shortage
It's enough to bring a tear to a Scotsman's eye. We're on the brink of a worldwide shortage of fine whiskey and bourbons, and Australia's ...

Whiskey lovers unite

Whiskey lovers unite
Whiskey lovers unite. In the spirit of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair, we offer two cocktail recipes and two recipes from our files featuring the first- and ...

REVIEW: 2014 Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon | BourbonBlog - BourbonBlog.com

REVIEW: 2014 Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon | BourbonBlog - BourbonBlog.com
BourbonBlog Tom Fischer
Review and video of the Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon 2014 which will be released in mid-June 2014, where to buy, tasting notes ...

Photo Gallery: New Orleans style cocktail bar Bourbon serves up classic American drinks

Photo Gallery: New Orleans style cocktail bar Bourbon serves up classic American drinks
Niemi and Columbia city officials celebrated the opening of Bourbon with a ribbon cutting Monday. “We are all excited about bringing another fantastic ...

New blues, beer and bourbon festival in Reading for May Bank Holiday


Reading Post
New blues, beer and bourbon festival in Reading for May Bank Holiday
The Blues, Beer and Bourbon Festival will feature the past, present future of blues, with former Crash Test Dummies star, Son of Dave, headlining on ...

Vernon Hills Beer Market owner opens Spears Bourbon-Burgers-Beer in Wheeling

Vernon Hills Beer Market owner opens Spears Bourbon-Burgers-Beer in Wheeling
Fire pits warm the outdoor patio while refurbished barn wood and strategically-placed vintage pictures of bourbon, burgers, and beer recreate their ...

Developer envisions bourbon distillery at Cavalier Hotel

Developer envisions bourbon distillery at Cavalier Hotel
Virginia Beach developer Bruce Thompson would like to incorporate a bourbon distillery and on-site tasting room in the renovation of the historic ...

Bourbon world goes berserk

Bourbon world goes berserk
CNN
As a longtime Manhattan drinker, I am surprised, confounded, pleased and yet at the same time a little concerned about the current state of bourbon.

Irish whiskey: something distinctly different

Irish whiskey: something distinctly different
I'll admit that until recently, Irish whiskey was a bit of a foreign subject to me. Sure, I've had the occasional shot in my coffee apr├Ęs ski to warm up after ...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Higham Whiskyboards - For Exploring Scotch Whisky. by Higham Whiskyboards — Kickstarter

Higham Whiskyboards - For Exploring Scotch Whisky. by Higham Whiskyboards — Kickstarter
FOR EXPLORING SCOTCH WHISKY. The Original Whiskyboard® was designed as gift for Roger Higham on his 60th birthday by his son Chris.

Diageo brings multi-sensory Johnnie Walker Blue boutique to Paris CDG


MoodieReport
Diageo brings multi-sensory Johnnie Walker Blue boutique to Paris CDG
... de Distribution Aeroportuaire (SDA) have opened a Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky boutique at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

Scotch faves get Sherry twist in new Darkness! range


The Spirits Business
Scotch faves get Sherry twist in new Darkness! range
Described as a “bold, brash, beastly new range”, Darkness! features whiskies from Scotland's most renowned distilleries that have been aged by ...

Opportunities for Irish Whiskey in China


Agriland
Opportunities for Irish Whiskey in China
Irish whiskey brands have been leading players all over the world and Alan O'Brien, Bord Bia Shanghai Office, says this can also be the case in China ...

Long Before Jack Daniels, George Washington Was a Whiskey Tycoon

Long Before Jack Daniels, George Washington Was a Whiskey Tycoon
When George Washington left the presidency in 1797, he was looking forward to some relaxation—returning to Mount Vernon and the pastoral life that ...

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)


Entrepreneur
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)
It never hurts to close a deal over a drink. Tom Lix certainly had that going for him when he was seeking funding for his company, Cleveland Whiskey.

Holler to bring Jura whisky tasting to life in festival installation

Holler to bring Jura whisky tasting to life in festival installation
All of the tasting notes submitted will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will get an exclusive trip to the remote island for the Jura Whisky ...

SHOPPING FINDS / Whisky made in England

SHOPPING FINDS / Whisky made in England
By Masahiro Sato / The Yomiuri ShimbunROUDHAM, England—When it comes to British-made whisky, Scotch whisky—produced in northern ...

David Beckham films whisky advert in Edinburgh bar


Edinburgh Evening News
David Beckham films whisky advert in Edinburgh bar
GLOBAL superstar David Beckham has sent tongues wagging in Edinburgh today after being spotted starring in a whisky advert on Hanover Street.

Whisky industry leads renewable drive

Whisky industry leads renewable drive
The Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) has been praised by the Environment Secretary for pioneering the use of renewable energy in the drinks ...

Whisky turns into wealth


The Asset
Whisky turns into wealth
The world's first private equity fund investing in premium single malt whisky, known as the Platinum Whisky Investment Fund, has raised US$4 million ...

The Littlefield to Bring Craft Bourbon Bar to Northside This June

The Littlefield to Bring Craft Bourbon Bar to Northside This June — UrbanCincy
UrbanCincy Drew Baugh
A craft bourbon bar called The Littlefield will open in Northside next month. The approximately 400-square-foot establishment, which will also include ...

Gruppo Campari's sales and profits drop in Q1


The Spirits Business
Gruppo Campari's sales and profits drop in Q1
Announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2014, Campari, producer of Wild Turkey Bourbon and Skyy Vodka, revealed that its pre-tax profits ...

Kentucky Distiller's Association offers fantasy camp for bourbon lovers

Kentucky Distiller's Association offers fantasy camp for bourbon lovers
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — People from as far away as Poland have snapped up tickets for "Kentucky Bourbon Affair" — the Kentucky Distiller's ...

New Wheeling eatery highlights burgers, bourbon and beer

New Wheeling eatery highlights burgers, bourbon and beer
Spears Bourbon-Burgers-Beer -- a gourmet burger cafe with a bourbon and craft beer bar -- will open Tuesday at 723 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Wheeling.

New bourbon bar plans to highlight history of Northside

New bourbon bar plans to highlight history of Northside
“We [Cincinnati] were a bit ahead of the curve in terms of bourbon popularity, and now you can find a decent bourbon selection around town,” Distel ...

Celebrate Scotland and help to launch Glenmorangie Taghta in the home of Malt Whisky.

Celebrate Scotland and help to launch Glenmorangie Taghta in the home of Malt Whisky.
Glenmorangie, the nation's Favourite Single Malt Whisky, is inviting every proud Scot to help ensure its latest whisky, Glenmorangie Taghta, will be ...

Whisky distillery solution that keeps the pipes warm

Whisky distillery solution that keeps the pipes warm
Freezing pipes taking water from the Dumgoyne Hills just north of Glasgow hindered the production of very special, high quality, unique Scotch malt ...

Up for spirits? Tour the now-legal whiskey, rum, vodka and gin distilleries in the Carolinas

Up for spirits? Tour the now-legal whiskey, rum, vodka and gin distilleries in the Carolinas
Blue Ridge Distilling Co. in Bostic. Defiant Whisky won Best New Whiskey of 2013 from forwhiskeylovers.com and Blue Ridge Distilling was just ...

Brothers revive century-old Green Brier whiskey

Brothers revive century-old Green Brier whiskey
The company is making Belle Meade Bourbon and will soon be making the same Tennessee whiskey his great-great-great-grandfather made in the ...