Monday, June 30, 2014

5 Ways to Never Miss a Limited Edition Beer or Whiskey Release

5 Ways to Never Miss a Limited Edition Beer or Whiskey Release
Drink Insider DrinkInsider
The competition for limited edition, hard-to-find beers and whiskeys is getting steeper. Here are 5 tips to make sure you don't miss out when the next ...

A toast to the spirit of independence

A toast to the spirit of independence
Washington had all the ingredients for the whiskey business, including a water-powered grist mill and cooperage. He started with two stills in the ...

TV star distils moonshine legally in Virginia

TV star distils moonshine legally in Virginia
The lead protagonist in the Discovery Channel's 'Moonshiners' show has at last been granted permission to have his whiskey made legally in his ...

Diageo plc Set To Take Control Of United Spirits

Diageo plc Set To Take Control Of United Spirits
Instead, most whiskey sold within India is locally made. This local whisky market is dominated by United Spirits and the company's profits have soared, ...

Tennessee Hills Distillery restoring historic building, will make whiskey and apple brandy

Tennessee Hills Distillery restoring historic building, will make whiskey and apple brandy
For the product line, Callahan said he'll start with a number of flavors of corn whiskey, but he hopes the distillery will be known for its apple brandy.

A Scotch Whisky road trip

A Scotch Whisky road trip
Twelve Scotch Whisky distilleries, an archive, a cooperage and a maltings - not to mention a bird of prey demonstration and a traditional woollen mill ...

Glenfiddich releases 26YO expression


The Drinks Report
Glenfiddich releases 26YO expression
The single malt Scotch whisky has been matured exclusively in American oak bourbon casks for a minimum of 26 years. Previously used to mature ...

Glenfiddich celebrates 126 years with £2m campiagn

Glenfiddich celebrates 126 years with £2m campiagn
Distributor First Drinks has invested £2m in the drive with the aim to, “capitalise on the positive trend of the demand for single malt whisky outstripping ...

Deanston Scotch wins two major awards

Deanston Scotch wins two major awards
Both the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and The Spirits Masters (of which the Scotch Whisky Masters is a part) are well known as ...

A must read for those who love their whisky

A must read for those who love their whisky
GURGAON: Whisky is one of the last things that come to mind when one thinks about pairing food and alcohol together. But connoisseurs say that it ...

Baileys and Jameson ranked among top spirits brands


Irish Times
Baileys and Jameson ranked among top spirits brands
Baileys is one of two Irish brands included in the list. Jameson, the Irish whiskey market leader with global sales of 4.4 million cases, is ranked in 61st ...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Michael Uquhart, Managing Director of Malt Whisky Specialists Gordon & MacPhail, To Retire

Michael Uquhart, Managing Director of Malt Whisky Specialists Gordon & MacPhail, To Retire
The Managing Director of renowned single malt whisky specialists Gordon & MacPhail is to retire later this year, it was announced today. Michael ...

Fighting over Scottish food


The Scottish Farmer
Fighting over Scottish food
He also stressed the role of the UK's overseas diplomatic network in keeping Scotch Whisky to the forefront of premium markets around the world, with ..

New £4m Cotswolds distillery kicks off whiskey production


Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review
New £4m Cotswolds distillery kicks off whiskey production
Daniel Szor, whisky aficionado and founder of the Cotswolds Distillery, is planning to produce in excess of 10,000 bottles per month at the site, using ...

Tourvest lists Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky


DFNIonline.com
Tourvest lists Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky
Inflight concessionaire Tourvest Inflight Retail is to introduce Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky on South African and Kenya Airways in August and ...

A Company Is Selling Bottles Of Forgotten Old Whiskey. Here's Why You Might Actually Want To ...


Fast Company
A Company Is Selling Bottles Of Forgotten Old Whiskey. Here's Why You Might Actually Want To ...
The whiskey was left over from Diageo's brief ownership of the Bernheim ... The first offerings are a 20-year-old whiskey called Barterhouse ($75), ...

Japanese Whiskey Earns Shelf Space In Chicago

Japanese Whiskey Earns Shelf Space In Chicago
Indeed Japan does make some fine whiskeys. And while they got the idea from Scotland, at this point some of Japan's whiskeys are besting those of ...

Three Potable Bourbons for Less Than $20 at Starr's, Schnucks and Randall's


Riverfront Times (blog)
Three Potable Bourbons for Less Than $20 at Starr's, Schnucks and Randall's
With that in mind, the Drunken Vegan has picked out three bourbons that taste a lot better than their price tag suggests. Just peel the sticker off and ...

Filson to host bourbon academy in Lexington


Lexington Herald Leader
Filson to host bourbon academy in Lexington
Filson bourbon historian Michael Veach, a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame and author of Kentucky Bourbon History: An American Heritage, will ...

Jay Jones's Scotch cocktail pairs well with raw oysters


Straight.com
Jay Jones's Scotch cocktail pairs well with raw oysters
Scotch was always going to be a big identity for Blackbird,” Jones says. ... “A smoky whisky can go very, very well with oysters,” Jones explains.

Overseas sales bring best profits for Isle of Arran Distillers


Herald Scotland
Overseas sales bring best profits for Isle of Arran Distillers
Euan Mitchell, the company's managing director, yesterday highlighted his expectation that the Scotch whisky distiller would achieve a further rise in ...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bowmore launches Tempest V single malt


The Spirits Business
Bowmore launches Tempest V single malt
Bowmore Single Malt Whisky has launched the fifth release in its Tempest small batch, high strength Islay single malts, Tempest V.

Blend your team together at The Scotch Whisky Experience

Blend your team together at The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Scotch Whisky Experience – Edinburgh's five-star whisky visitor attraction and venue – has launched a new Blend Your Own package for ...

Whisky-powered vehicles take step closer to commercial reality

Whisky-powered vehicles take step closer to commercial reality
Whisky-powered vehicles take step closer to commercial reality. by ClickGreen staff. Published Wed 25 Jun 2014 11:08 ...

New Holland Artisan Spirits Beer Barrel Bourbon


Detroit Metro Times
New Holland Artisan Spirits Beer Barrel Bourbon
New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon (the name is a bit of a misnomer, considering a bourbon must be made in Kentucky to be classified as such) is the ...

Old Pulteney launches limited edition 35YO

Old Pulteney launches limited edition 35YO
Scotch whisky brand Old Pulteney has launched just 450 cases of a limited edition 35 Year Old single malt. Old-Pulteney-35-Year-Old. Old Pulteney ...

Great Whiskey Debate: And the Winner Is...

Great Whiskey Debate: And the Winner Is...
Earlier this month, I attended the Great Whiskey Debate, a private event for whiskey enthusiasts in Houston. I received an invitation to cover the event, ...

Whiskey tax 'more than cost of bottle in US'


Irish Independent
Whiskey tax 'more than cost of bottle in US'
The tax on a bottle of whiskey in Ireland is more than the total price you'd pay for it in New York, whiskey entrepreneur Marie Byrne told the Oireachtas ...

India Faces Dry Spell as Customs Blocks Booze


The Drinks Business
India Faces Dry Spell as Customs Blocks Booze
“The Scotch Whisky Association and others say that ingredient labels are not required in the U.S., EU and other places, but Indian law requires this,” ...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Monday interview: Billy Walker, BenRiach distillery

Monday interview: Billy Walker, BenRiach distillery
IT DOESN'T take too long in the company of Billy Walker to discover that he lives and breathes whisky. But then his passion for Scotland's national ...

Whisky sour


Herald Scotland
Whisky sour
... lack a more prestigious image and could protect the Scotch category from losing future consumers to more innovative segments such as bourbon

Everything Old Forester is new again according to sales figures

Everything Old Forester is new again according to sales figures
And it doesn't get much more authentic than Old Forester, which is the oldest bourbon continuously made and sold by the same company, with roots ...

Emperador sees foreign business to account for a third of earnings in 2017

Emperador sees foreign business to account for a third of earnings in 2017
It is the fifth largest Scotch whisky company in the world, selling its products in 50 countries worldwide including the UK, the rest of Europe and Asia.

Glenmorangie, the 'Spirit of The Open,' is celebrating the 2014 Open Championship with a new ...

Glenmorangie, the 'Spirit of The Open,' is celebrating the 2014 Open Championship with a new ...
NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenmorangie, The 'Spirit of The Open' and Scotland's favorite single malt whisky, has announced a new ...

UK: Waitrose Expands Range Of International Whiskies

UK: Waitrose Expands Range Of International Whiskies
Waitrose has announced that it is adding 12 new varieties of whiskies from around the world, to meet the growing demand for international whiskies.

BEAM SUNTORY TO BEGIN DISTRIBUTING SUNTORY WHISKY BRANDS IN THE UNITED ...


BeverageManager .Net
BEAM SUNTORY TO BEGIN DISTRIBUTING SUNTORY WHISKY BRANDS IN THE UNITED ...
In both markets, distribution of brands including Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whisky, Bowmore and Auchentoshan single-malt Scotch ...

The Scotch Whisky Masters 2014 results


The Spirits Business
The Scotch Whisky Masters 2014 results
For the first time, The Scotch Whisky Masters featured the No Age Statement, ... Joining Ridley were Karen Taylor of the blog Whisky For Everyone and ...

English whisky producer set for 2014 start

English whisky producer set for 2014 start
A new distillery aiming to be England's largest combined producer of whisky, gin and vodka moved a step closer to production this week with the ...

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey created in U.S., distilled in Ireland

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey created in U.S., distilled in Ireland
Kieran Folliard, creator of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, lives in the U.S. now, but he's from a small town in Ireland and has the accent to prove it. That also ...

Heritage, popularity soar with Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Heritage, popularity soar with Kentucky Bourbon Trail
BARDSTOWN, Ky. — In a pretty valley at the edge of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, birds twittered on a recent Saturday morning while the waters of ...

The Filson Bourbon Academy Just Keeps Growing


Louisville.com
The Filson Bourbon Academy Just Keeps Growing
Currently, The Filson Bourbon Academy is held twice a year in Louisville, ... I recently attended the first of the Filson Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm, ...

Bacon, Bourbon and Brews event to benefit CARE

Bacon, Bourbon and Brews event to benefit CARE
RENO — Indulge in bacon treats, fine bourbon and local brews. Best of all, it's guilt free because it's for charity. CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada presents ...

Raleigh bourbon bar, scratch kitchen celebrates grand opening Saturday

Raleigh bourbon bar, scratch kitchen celebrates grand opening Saturday
Raleigh, N.C. — Oak barrels sit above a concrete bar hold aging bourbon. Those are the first of many barrels The Oak hopes to grow old with.

ABD eyes premium Indian whisky launch


The Spirits Business
ABD eyes premium Indian whisky launch
India's Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD), producer of the world's best-selling whisky Officer's Choice, is hoping to launch its first premium whisky later ...

Pernod to bottle Indian whisky brands in Africa


The Spirits Business
Pernod to bottle Indian whisky brands in Africa
Pernod Ricard is planning to bottle its Indian whisky brands in Africa as part of a bid to enhance its presence in the continent, reports have claimed.

Friday, June 20, 2014

What's the Best Whiskey Stock? STBFY, DEO & BF.B

What's the Best Whiskey Stock? STBFY, DEO & BF.B
Whiskey has become increasingly cool and popular thanks to the whole cocktail movement, something that's good for big whiskey stocks like Suntory ...

Rhetoric Whiskey Introduced as Third Addition to the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company

Rhetoric Whiskey Introduced as Third Addition to the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company
TULLAHOMA, Tenn., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the whiskey aficionado who dreams of selecting the choicest barrels from the guarded ...

Canadian whisky makers raising the bar on spirits

Canadian whisky makers raising the bar on spirits
Canadian whisky's popularity in the U.S. dates to the Civil War, which disrupted U.S. distilling, says De Kergommeaux. There's long been a myth that ...

Glassware firm is planning to expand

Glassware firm is planning to expand
Demand from Scotch whisky makers has remained very strong and does not seem to have been affected by the clamp down on gift giving in China.

Scotch distillers warned to grow more carefully


The Spirits Business
Scotch distillers warned to grow more carefully
The Scotch whisky industry has been advised to draw on the wine category's experiences and grow at a steadier rate to avoid the shifts between ...

Listen up and see, as well as taste what's in your mouth

Listen up and see, as well as taste what's in your mouth
They used Scotch whisky for the experiment and found that if you drink a glass of single malt in a room bathed in green light and covered in real grass, ...


Scottish Independence: Whitehall's Top Reasons for Why It's a Bad Move


Yahoo News UK
Scottish Independence: Whitehall's Top Reasons for Why It's a Bad Move
Scotland is famous for its whisky and, according to the Scotch Whisky Association, scotch exports contributed £4.3bn (€5.3bn, $7.2bn) to the United ...

Scotch industry told to embrace flavoured whisky

Scotch industry told to embrace flavoured whisky
Scotch producers have been advised to embrace flavoured whisky to retain interest from consumers and compete with overseas whisky brands.

Campbeltown whisky expert inducted into hall of fame


Campbeltown Courier
Campbeltown whisky expert inducted into hall of fame
Frank McHardy springbank distillery whisky A LEGEND of the whisky industry is toasting his success after being entered into the hall of fame of a ...

Tech-Heavy Leather Briefcase Finds Whisky Fans The Perfect Blend

Tech-Heavy Leather Briefcase Finds Whisky Fans The Perfect Blend
The idea of a whisky tasting brings to mind the smell of old books, dapper suits, and a bit of old-school pretense. Instead of an expert talking about ...

Whisky the winner as beer sales slide in 2014

Whisky the winner as beer sales slide in 2014
Sales of malt whisky and sparkling wine have boomed in the pub sector over the last year while beer sales saw a dip. Sales of malt whisky were up 20 ...

True BBQ & Whiskey Bar is Now Open!

True BBQ & Whiskey Bar is Now Open!
true-bbq-whiskey-bar Today is the opening day for True BBQ & Whiskey Bar in Munster. You should go and check out the great food and drinks at this ..

Want to drink like a founding father? Pour some cider, Madeira, whiskey and more

Want to drink like a founding father? Pour some cider, Madeira, whiskey and more
You know George Washington and John Hancock as founding fathers. But what about George Washington, successful whiskey distiller? Or John ...

India's thirst for whiskey may finally be waning


Quartz
India's thirst for whiskey may finally be waning
Sometime in the last decade, Indians started consuming whiskey with such gusto that the subcontinent became the world's biggest market for the spirit, ...

It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says


NPR (blog)
It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says
The latest chapter in the Tennessee whiskey wars revolves around the finer points of making whiskey in the Volunteer State — specifically, where you ...

Heady mix of the good stuff


Independent Online
Heady mix of the good stuff
Whiskey (the US spelling) and bourbon are actually more or less the same thing; bourbon gets its name from Bourbon County in Kentucky where it ...

Old Spirits

Old Spirits
Atlanta Magazine - Think running moonshine was tough? Eighty-six-year-old Carlos Lovell has 
found that going legit is enough to drive a man to drink 

Thursday, June 19, 2014