Friday, November 21, 2014

Five Oregon-Distilled Whiskeys to Try



Five Oregon-Distilled Whiskeys to Try
The Emerald is made from an 1865 Irish whiskey recipe, made in an alembic still from grain grown on Ransom's farm, then aged three years in oak.

Salut: Cheers to winter's warming whiskies Master distiller Willie Tait creates a taste of Brooklyn


Vancouver Sun
Salut: Cheers to winter's warming whiskies Master distiller Willie Tait creates a taste of Brooklyn
Now, if you're wondering what an ancient Scotch whisky house is doing naming one of its products for a trendy hipster enclave, well, let's just say Jura ...

Why Jakarta is This Traveler's Treasure

Why Jakarta is This Traveler's Treasure
... regional brand ambassador for Glenfiddich Scotch whisky in Asia. ... And in Singapore, the Auld Alliance is one of the best whiskey bars in the world ...

Top Ten Gifts For Bourbon Enthusiasts


Louisville.com (press release) (registration)
Top Ten Gifts For Bourbon Enthusiasts
Bourbon Barrel Foods makes every kind of bourbon barrel finished spice you can think of. There's a store in Butchertown, a new one on Frankfort ...

Bourbon Producer Hoping First Bottle Brings Record

Bourbon Producer Hoping First Bottle Brings Record
Now the owner of a new central Kentucky bourbon producer is hoping the first bottle from his first batch will fetch a record price in an online auction ...

Follow bourbon spirits with spiritual worship

Follow bourbon spirits with spiritual worship
President Barack Obama and soon-to-be-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky should by all means have the so-called “bourbon ...

Follow bourbon spirits with spiritual worship

Follow bourbon spirits with spiritual worship
President Barack Obama and soon-to-be-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky should by all means have the so-called “bourbon ...

Get Your Hands on Kings County's Rare Peated Bourbon

Get Your Hands on Kings County's Rare Peated Bourbon
Although co-founder and master distiller Colin Spoelman could trace his roots back to the land of bourbon, he was clearly influenced by the single malt ...

The 'holy grail of bourbon'

The 'holy grail of bourbon'
Andy McKinney wanted to donate at least $200 to charity, but other bourbon aficionados thwarted his plans. The limited supply of Pappy Van Winkle ...

Glenfiddich launches online Gallery giving whisky connoisseurs access to rare and unreleased malts

Glenfiddich launches online Gallery giving whisky connoisseurs access to rare and unreleased malts
Glenfiddich has launched a new online service which gives whisky fans and collectors access to rare and unreleased single malts from its collection.

Chivas warehouses approved despite whisky fungus fears


The Spirits Business
Chivas warehouses approved despite whisky fungus fears
Plans to build 14 new whisky maturation warehouses at the Chivas Brothers Willowyard site in Beith have been approved by the local council despite ...

Plan could see malt whisky return to Edinburgh


Edinburgh Evening News
Plan could see malt whisky return to Edinburgh
Proposals for a new brewery in South Queensferry include plans to turn part of the site into a whisky distillery – the first since the city's last producer ...

Drink up! Whiskey investing brings huge returns


CNNMoney
Drink up! Whiskey investing brings huge returns
Investors around the world are betting big on whiskey, which can skyrocket in value and toss back whopping returns.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cigar Spirits: Four Roses Barrel Strength Private Selection Bourbon

Cigar Spirits: Four Roses Barrel Strength Private Selection Bourbon
This isn't a normal spirits write up, because it Four Roses Barrel Strength Private Selection Bourbon isn't just one bourbon, but a barrel selection ...

Beam Suntory 'first and foremost a Bourbon company'


The Spirits Business
Beam Suntory 'first and foremost a Bourbon company'
However, the brand's CMO Kevin George insists Bourbon will continue to be a key focus in travel retail, especially in the US with the launch of small ...

Bourbon season

Bourbon season
The weather is growing cold and the leaves are falling, which means it's the perfect time to add the warm, vanilla comfort of American bourbon to ...

Bourbon producer hoping first bottle brings record

Bourbon producer hoping first bottle brings record
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Kentucky has its multimillion-dollar ham auction. Now the owner of a new central Kentucky bourbon producer is hoping the ...

Woodford Reserve Distillery offers classes


The Courier-Journal
Woodford Reserve Distillery offers classes
Woodford Reserve Distillery will offer its "Bourbon Academy," a full, interactive day learning the fine art of crafting and appreciating bourbon, America's ...

Barstool: 913 Whiskey Bar


Triad City Beat (registration) (blog)
Barstool: 913 Whiskey Bar
Greensboro's new — and only — whiskey bar is the type of place to start out an evening. By 8 p.m., the well-lit space is usually brimming with people, ...

At this year's Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival, some traditional tastes stood out

At this year's Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival, some traditional tastes stood out
The Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival, a salute to all things distilled, stampeded through Rivers Casino late last month. The annual event ...

Whiskey Distillery Opening in Buckhead Next Year

Whiskey Distillery Opening in Buckhead Next Year
Two former University of Georgia students who went into business together to make whiskey have decided to relocate their distillery to the Buckhead ...

23 Perfect Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Whiskey


The Patriot Ledger
23 Perfect Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Whiskey
Chances are you know someone who loves the stuff as much as we do, but you may not know what kind of gift to get the whiskey lover in your life.

Brothers revive family whiskey business in Marathon Village


Nashville Business Journal (blog)
Brothers revive family whiskey business in Marathon Village
Opened by Charles Nelson, a German immigrant, the distillery was one of the largest makers of Tennessee Whiskey when it shut down in 1909 due to ...

42-Macallan-Bottle Lot at Zachys Hong Kong Nov 22


BLOUIN ARTINFO
42-Macallan-Bottle Lot at Zachys Hong Kong Nov 22
The auction comprises a selection of 900 lots of fine wines and outstanding Japanese whisky and Scottish single malts, including some of the rarest ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Count Scotch out at your own risk


The Independent
Count Scotch out at your own risk
Ever since the 'best whisky in the world' prize was won by a Japanese single malt, people have been asking: has Scotch had its day? The answer is ...

Denson Liquor Bar Brings Whiskey and Classic Cocktails to Penn Quarter

Denson Liquor Bar Brings Whiskey and Classic Cocktails to Penn Quarter
Subterranean Denson Liquor Bar, opening in Penn Quarter Wednesday, looks like something out of The Great Gatsby. The latest project from ...

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Hits Shelves in NYC

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Hits Shelves in NYC
Earlier this autumn, Stranahan's announced the distribution of its Colorado Whiskey within the five boroughs. When it comes to the brown stuff, New ...

Angel's Share: A Whisky Story

Angel's Share: A Whisky Story
I first encountered the concept of an “angel's share” in a whiskey distillery near Stratford Upon Avon, England, when I was 16. What I was doing in a ...

Why Africa and south-east Asia are gaining a taste for whisky

Why Africa and south-east Asia are gaining a taste for whisky
Describing the 2013 launch of single grain scotch whisky Girvan Patent Still, the chief executive said the company was patient when it came to ...

Scotch whisky production resumes in Scotland's deep south


Scottish Daily Record
Scotch whisky production resumes in Scotland's deep south
Annan - A little bit of whisky history was made in Scotland last weekend as the Annandale Distillery, near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland's ...

Qosy Releases Guide to Best Scotch Whisky of 2015

Qosy Releases Guide to Best Scotch Whisky of 2015
The guide features 10 single malt scotch whiskies from various distilleries, and is followed by five blends, all of which have been carefully selected ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Whiskey Fungus Lawsuit Gets Second Life

Whiskey Fungus Lawsuit Gets Second Life
But Merrick says the whiskey fungus is destroying his inventory. In a matter of months, aluminum seating samples that can cost $25,000 to make are so ...

Get Your Heat On

Get Your Heat On
Soothe chattering teeth from the inside out with a stop at Vail's new 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Co., located just off Gore Creek Drive. Made with ...

Do-it-Yourself Whiskey Aging Kit Seeks Kickstarter Contributions

Do-it-Yourself Whiskey Aging Kit Seeks Kickstarter Contributions
This is ground zero for Age it Yourself, the company Volz and Olson started this year that allows anyone with their kit to barrel-age whiskey — or any ...

Special Feature: Whisky Galore!

Special Feature: Whisky Galore!
Fergusson-Stewart, who hails from Western Australia, was state manager of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society there, and later the founder and director of ...

Glenmorangie's Top Distiller Walks Us Through The 'Ridiculous' Process Of Creating Great Whisky


Aberdeen Press and Journal
Glenmorangie's Top Distiller Walks Us Through The 'Ridiculous' Process Of Creating Great Whisky
An enthusiastic supporter of single-malt whisky, Lumsden fell in love with Scotch after his first sip of 10-year-old Glenmorangie Original back in 1984.

What Bourbon Producers Can Teach the Oil Industry

What Bourbon Producers Can Teach the Oil Industry
What oil and bourbon have in common are the long time lags between investment in a new supply and availability of the finished product.

Thieves make off with £12k of Scotch whisky

Thieves make off with £12k of Scotch whisky
The thieves lifted three pallets storing 150 cases of Scotch malt whisky from The Bonded Warehouse at the Kelvin Industrial Estate in the early hours of ...

Karuizawa Whisky Decanter Sells for $31600 at Bonhams Hong Kong


BLOUIN ARTINFO
Karuizawa Whisky Decanter Sells for $31600 at Bonhams Hong Kong
A hand-blown decanter of Karuizawa 1960 33-year-old, decorated with gold flakes and a white marble spiral pattern and one of only 100, sold for ...

Whisky goes back to nature


Aberdeen Press and Journal
Whisky goes back to nature
A Highland distillery will make a donation to a wildlife charity for every bottle of a new whisky it sells. Taking the name from its location on the Dornoch ...

Fix My Drink: Let's hear it for the boozy B-sides!


National Post
Fix My Drink: Let's hear it for the boozy B-sides!
You might like Bushmills Irish Whiskey, but I know you're a fan if you reference Bushmills Black Bush. Glenfiddich 15 is lovely but keen admirers put ...

Castle Brands Announces Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results

Castle Brands Announces Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results
Continued strong growth of Jefferson's bourbons and Irish whiskey led to a 36.8% increase in whiskey revenues from the comparable prior-year ...

Monday, November 17, 2014

SWA unsure why US Scotch sales are falling


The Spirits Business
SWA unsure why US Scotch sales are falling
Sales of Scotch whisky in the US, its most valuable market, fell by 16% in the first six months of 2014, down £63 million. While austerity measures in ...

Digester Mixing System is the Right Blend at Tullamore

Digester Mixing System is the Right Blend at Tullamore
... package at the recently expanded WWTW in Tullamore, home of the celebrated Irish whiskey, Tullamore Dew. EPS Water's process for the WWTW, ...

Eden Mill Distillery celebrates historic whisky moment


The Courier
Eden Mill Distillery celebrates historic whisky moment
History was made on Friday when the first single malt whisky in over 150 years was distilled and casked at Eden Mill Distillery near St Andrews.

Jura 1984 whisky honours George Orwell

Jura 1984 whisky honours George Orwell
Whyte & Mackay is leaning on the legacy of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 for its latest single malt Scotch whisky expression from Jura.

Woodstone Creek winery/distillery reopens


Cincinnati.com
Woodstone Creek winery/distillery reopens
Woodstone's 238-gallon potstill, which Don Outterson designed himself, produces brandy, honey liqueur, five-grain bourbon, single malt whiskey ...

Celebrating Our History: Jefferson Bourbon


The Courier-Journal
Celebrating Our History: Jefferson Bourbon
A new state highway historical marker for Louisville distiller Evan Williams (1755-1810) was unveiled last Monday for the first anniversary of the Evan ...

Pappy Van Winkle bourbon listed for resale at a pretty penny, but officials say it's illegal


wtvr.com
Pappy Van Winkle bourbon listed for resale at a pretty penny, but officials say it's illegal
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Just hours after bottles of revered Pappy Van Winkle bourbon flew off the shelves of ABC stores around the state, several ...

Whiskey Distillery opens in Dension

Whiskey Distillery opens in Dension
"We were going out to eat at a family reunion, and it happened to be this little tiny place and they had the best tasting whiskey and vodka that we had," ...

Whistlepig releases rarest rye whiskey to date

Whistlepig releases rarest rye whiskey to date
Whistlepig Rye has released its rarest expression to date in the form of The Boss Hog; Spirit of Mortimer, named after the brand's late mascot.

Whiskey Master Paves Way for Heartland Distillers

Whiskey Master Paves Way for Heartland Distillers
“My mom was pretty disappointed,” the Master Distiller says, trying to conceal a grin. ““I'm very passionate about whiskey and it's easier to get up in the ...

Dumfriesshire distillery produces whisky again


ITV News
Dumfriesshire distillery produces whisky again
Dumfriesshire distillery produces whisky again. Co-owner David Thomson cheers as the first cask is filled. Credit: ITV Border. A Dumfriesshire distillery ...

Distiller proves booze apps are no flash in the bottle

Distiller proves booze apps are no flash in the bottle
Communities of booze connoisseurs have existed on the Internet for ages, but they weren't exactly easy to find or join. If you're a casual whiskey ...

Hardin County now a legal bourbon producer

Hardin County now a legal bourbon producer
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Hardin County will soon be legally producing bourbon for the first time since the 1890s. The News-Enterprise reports the ...

Famous Grouse whisky in £1.1m sponsorship deal with C4 and UKTV

Famous Grouse whisky in £1.1m sponsorship deal with C4 and UKTV
Famous Grouse whisky in £1.1m sponsorship deal with C4 and UKTV ... deal with Channel 4 and UKTV for its Famous Grouse blended whisky.

Taiwan plots regional growth as ardour for whisky persists


Herald Scotland
Taiwan plots regional growth as ardour for whisky persists
VANESSA YP Shih, Taiwan vice-minister for foreign affairs, declares a love of Scotch whisky after addressing about 30 international journalists in ...

€400000 Worth Of Jameson Stolen From Industrial Estate


98FM
€400000 Worth Of Jameson Stolen From Industrial Estate
Over €400,000 worth of Jameson whiskey has been stolen from a unit in Park West Industrial Estate. Two men, armed with iron bars, tied up workers' ...

Whiskey fungus lawsuit

Whiskey fungus lawsuit
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit claiming vapors from Jefferson County bourbon warehouses are causing a black fungus to form ...

Old Forester Whiskey Row series gives master taster Barnes her debut


Lexington Herald Leader
Old Forester Whiskey Row series gives master taster Barnes her debut
Brown-Forman master distiller Chris Morris and his protégée, Marianne Barnes, presented a flask of the first Old Forester Whiskey Row series.