Friday, December 19, 2014

Crown Royal celebrates 75th anniversary with limited edition Canadian whisky


The Gate
Crown Royal celebrates 75th anniversary with limited edition Canadian whisky
Crown Royal is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a special limited edition blend that elevates the classic Canadian whisky with specially selected ...

Free Pappy Van Winkle bourbon tasting

Free Pappy Van Winkle bourbon tasting
Those who haven't tried it will get a chance to taste it for free Friday afternoon at SA Liquors at Costco, 5607 UTSA Blvd. The shop will serve 1/2 ounce ...

Anthrax Release Limited Edition Bourbon


Brooklyn Vegan
Anthrax Release Limited Edition Bourbon
(Classic Rock) Anthrax have released a limited edition bourbon whiskey named after one of their hit songs. The thrash metal icons have called their ...

Spec's to carry Ranger Creek limited edition bourbon


San Antonio Business Journal
Spec's to carry Ranger Creek limited edition bourbon
Spec's stores in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio will begin selling limited edition bourbon from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

Belmont Beverage bourbon auction almost busted

Belmont Beverage bourbon auction almost busted
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Belmont Beverage held a bourbon auction Thursday to raise ... Oberlyn has never been to a bourbon auction before.

Glasgow distillery buys rare casks for first release

Glasgow distillery buys rare casks for first release
... distillery to be built in Glasgow in 100 years has acquired a selection of “rare” single malt whisky casks to bottle ahead of creating its own Scotch.

Media Release: Whisky industry stalwart Douglas Cruickshank retires after career spanning 47 years

Media Release: Whisky industry stalwart Douglas Cruickshank retires after career spanning 47 years
... a fond farewell to their colleague Douglas Cruickshank recently, as he retired following a distinguished 47-year career in the Scotch whisky industry.

MHP and Edelman take over London pub for campaign against alcohol tax increases


PRWeek UK
MHP and Edelman take over London pub for campaign against alcohol tax increases
Together with Edelman, which represents the Scotch Whisky Association, MHP took over The Punch Tavern on Fleet Street and re-branded it to ...

Spectacular Christmas drinks gifts


Telegraph.co.uk
Spectacular Christmas drinks gifts
One for contemporary art collectors 34's Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a rare Glenallachie 34-year-old Speyside Single Malt that's currently available in ...

A Japanese whisky that's outshining Scotch


MarketWatch
A Japanese whisky that's outshining Scotch
The back story: A sip of Scotch? That's so 2013. These days, connoisseurs of brown spirits are paying heed to Japan, which has roughly a century-old ...

12 spirits that offer plenty of holiday cheer


Focus Taiwan News Channel
12 spirits that offer plenty of holiday cheer
Gold strike: A limited-edition marque for the holidays, Dewar's 15 is a lush Scotch whisky that has been matured in sherry and bourbon casks and then ...

Whiskey Will Soon Be the Bestselling Liquor in America

Whiskey Will Soon Be the Bestselling Liquor in America
The Daily Meal In other categories, the whiskey that was most added to whiskey lovers' personal collections was the Lagavulin 16, a single malt Scotch whisky, and it ...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jim Beam to Open “Urban Stillhouse” in Downtown Louisville


BevNET.com
Jim Beam to Open “Urban Stillhouse” in Downtown Louisville
Louisville, KY, December 10, 2014 – Beam Suntory, the world's leading Bourbon maker, today announced plans to open a unique new visitors ...

The 12 bottles of Christmas

The 12 bottles of Christmas
Sure, you can buy your beloved a new car for Christmas. Or that oh-so-trendy ugly sweater. But we think bottles — as in liquor or wine — make the ...

Pendleton Whisky lounge now open at the Moda Center


OregonLive.com
Pendleton Whisky lounge now open at the Moda Center
Hood River Distillers, the largest and oldest importer/distillery in the Northwest, and Pendleton Whisky have partnered with the Moda Center to open ...

Octaga Green Power & Sugar looking to raise $50 million

Octaga Green Power & Sugar looking to raise $50 million
The company's product namely Invincible Vodka, Master's Imperial, Blended Scotch Whisky, which are in the premium and lifestyle spirit segment.

The Scotch brands to watch in 2015


The Spirits Business
The Scotch brands to watch in 2015
Only time will tell if Scotch whisky can claw back sales after a year of decline, but which will be the three brands worth keeping an eye on in 2015?

Gift guide: 8 boozy options for drinkers on your holiday list

Gift guide: 8 boozy options for drinkers on your holiday list
That's why the New York-based Riviera Imports created Great Odin's Raven, named after a quote from the 2004 movie. It's a blended scotch whisky ...

Asda launches own range of blended Scotch

Asda launches own range of blended Scotch
UK supermarket giant Asda has launched its first ever collection of own-brand Scotch whiskies, including a 30-year-old blend costing £60.

How Japanese whisky Yamazaki won the world over


Sydney Morning Herald
How Japanese whisky Yamazaki won the world over
Nestled at the foot of wooded hills near the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, the Yamazaki whisky distillery feels a long way from the northerly glens ...

Confessions of a spirits retail buyer: Royal Mile Whiskies


The Spirits Business
Confessions of a spirits retail buyer: Royal Mile Whiskies
Arthur Motley, sales and purchasing director for Edinburgh-based retailer Royal Mile Whiskies, discusses the importance of helping inexperienced ...

Video: Tasting the new Jura 1984 whisky

Video: Tasting the new Jura 1984 whisky
A NEW whisky named after one of George Orwell's most celebrated novels has been created by the Isle of Jura Distillery, in tribute to the writer who ...


Green Brier Distillery to host 'Bacon & Bourbon' signing

Green Brier Distillery to host 'Bacon & Bourbon' signing
Author and former “Southern Living” executive editor Morgan Murphy invites lovers of pork and booze to celebrate his latest book, “Bacon & Bourbon,” ..

The Most Experimental Bourbon in the World


Men's Journal
The Most Experimental Bourbon in the World
Jefferson Bourbon founder Trey Zoeller lives a charmed life as a distiller, but the best day of it may have been catching and tagging sharks in Costa ...

Documentary features Kentucky bourbon industry

Documentary features Kentucky bourbon industry
(AP) - A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon. The documentary draws from ...

Cigar Spirits: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Cigar Spirits: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
Fact is variety is tough to find it comes to Irish Whiskey, even at liquor shops that have a excellent selection of other whiskeys. These days you'll often ...

Listen: Bourbon House's Barry Himel and Three Muses' Kimberly Patton-Bragg discuss whiskey in ...


NOLA.com
Listen: Bourbon House's Barry Himel and Three Muses' Kimberly Patton-Bragg discuss whiskey in ...
There are countless ways to get your whiskey fix in New Orleans — whether in local bars, restaurants or even at the grocery store. As Todd A. Price ...

Hillsboro's Big Bottom Whiskey named to '10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky' list

Hillsboro's Big Bottom Whiskey named to '10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky' list
"With their 111-proof bourbon, Oregon's Big Bottom Whiskey takes the rich flavors of their Straight One and expands them exponentially," wrote ...

The new whiskey river: Louisiana distilleries go beyond sugar cane


NOLA.com
The new whiskey river: Louisiana distilleries go beyond sugar cane
Whiskey has long been appreciated in south Louisiana but, until recently, not actually made here. Within the past two years, south Louisiana ...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Five & 20 Spirits releases second batch of rye whiskey


National Post
Five & 20 Spirits releases second batch of rye whiskey
Five & 20 Spirits released batch No. 2 of their aged Rye Whiskey to the public this past Thanksgiving weekend and announced that their first Bourbon ...

Forks & The Road: On the American whiskey trail

Forks & The Road: On the American whiskey trail
The American Whiskey Trail is a journey into the history of spirits in America, starting with the colonial era, where whiskey played an important ...

The US military buys more Jack Daniel's Single Barrel whiskey than any other purchaser in the world

The US military buys more Jack Daniel's Single Barrel whiskey than any other purchaser in the world
If you're ever searching for Jack Daniel's Single Barrel whiskey and finding it hard to track down, try a U.S. military base. "Over the entire span of (the ...

Distillery proposed in midtown Harrisburg with focus on whiskey, gin and more

Distillery proposed in midtown Harrisburg with focus on whiskey, gin and more
Business partners Alan Kennedy-Shaffer and Stanley Gruen plan to open a distillery along North Third Street in the midtown section of Harrisburg in ...

Bank & Bourbon


Philly.com
Bank & Bourbon
I took some solace at Bank & Bourbon with a wooden board graced with silky piles of cured hams from Benton's, Creminelli, and the Hamery - plus my ...

Boost for distillery in bid for whisky galore


Banbury Guardian
Boost for distillery in bid for whisky galore
The cash will allow the Cotswold Distillery, based at Stourton, to buy more fermentation tanks to be used in the production of its single malt whisky ...

Move over beer and wine; whiskey's time has come


CNBC
Move over beer and wine; whiskey's time has come
Amid all the buzz surrounding wine and beer, whiskey is enjoying a moment of its own. Sales for the dark liquor continue to rise, as do the number of ...

'Stodgy' scotch on the rocks as Mad Men turns the young on to bourbon


The Guardian
'Stodgy' scotch on the rocks as Mad Men turns the young on to bourbon
David Beckham – despite not being a whisky drinker in the Sinatra mould – teamed up with Diageo for the launch of Haig Club. Photograph: (left) ...

Drink: The whey to a historic cocktail


Philly.com
Drink: The whey to a historic cocktail
Secret Knock with punch of house aged whiskey, green tea and clarified milk as served at Bank and Bourbon, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia, ...

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: Five golden rings

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: Five golden rings
11/2 ounces Angels Envy Bourbon1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice (no fake stuff!)1/4 to 1/3 of a Golden Delicious apple (Granny Smith would ...

How Alcohol Changed History

How Alcohol Changed History
And Harding used to go golfing and would always stick a fifth of whiskey in his golf bag and about every two or three holes he would stop and take a ...

For whiskey in New Orleans, bartenders and drinkers happy to double down on brown

For whiskey in New Orleans, bartenders and drinkers happy to double down on brown
(Editors note: Today marks the first in a weeklong series we call "Through the Whiskey Glass," in which we examine how a national trend is playing out ...

Retro whiskey makers ride dramatic wave

Retro whiskey makers ride dramatic wave
Revived versions of Black Nikka and Hi Nikka whiskey brands to be released early next year in Japan; a morning TV drama has generated interest ...

Gin and whisky tax break would boost UK economy


The Spirits Business
Gin and whisky tax break would boost UK economy
Research conducted by EY for the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) found the industry's direct ...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 10 luxe gifts for the stylish man

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 10 luxe gifts for the stylish man
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Canadian whisky though, Crown Royal has launched an extra-special limited edition blend that offers a rich ...

Tanker carrying 7000 gallons of whiskey rolls

Tanker carrying 7000 gallons of whiskey rolls
No whiskey leaked in the crash with at least two others on the highway, which occurred between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Packard Road, and no ...

9 facts about Colorado whiskey


9NEWS.com
9 facts about Colorado whiskey
It was a fun idea of making 100 percent barley whiskey (Scotch-style), yet age in new American oak (bourbon style). Stranahan's is now owned by ...

John Distilleries to launch Paul John whisky in US


just-drinks.com (subscription)
John Distilleries to launch Paul John whisky in US
John Distilleries, the Indian spirits producer, is gearing up to enter the US market in 2015 with its Paul John single malt whisky brand.

Johnnie Walker designs whisky-filled brogues


The Spirits Business
Johnnie Walker designs whisky-filled brogues
Johnnie Walker has partnered with men's footwear specialist Oliver Sweeney to create a pair of brogues that can house a hidden bottle of whisky in ...

Whisky tours, winter walks and the route to Rouen: Travel agenda


The Independent
Whisky tours, winter walks and the route to Rouen: Travel agenda
Wine travel specialist Arblaster & Clarke is branching out with a new whisky tour in 2015. Taste your way around the Scottish Highlands, experiencing ...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Trail Blazers go for the hard stuff with distillery partnership

Trail Blazers go for the hard stuff with distillery partnership
The Portland Trail Blazers have struck a deal with an Oregon distillery that'll bring the locally produced company's whisky to Moda Center patrons.

Media Release: Ancient Scottish barley makes new whisky


allmediascotland.com (press release)
Media Release: Ancient Scottish barley makes new whisky
AN alliance between Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay and university researchers in Orkney has seen a new single malt whisky made from an ancient ...

Whisky set to be auctioned for more than £1000 a bottle in Barnard Castle

Whisky set to be auctioned for more than £1000 a bottle in Barnard Castle
The Whisky, Wine and Spirits Sale, the first of its type for auctioneers, Addisons of Barnard Castle, includes around 100 lots ranging from single malts, ...

Craft whisky, rum, gin, and vodka distillery...


Orangeville Banner
Craft whisky, rum, gin, and vodka distillery...
If their approvals come through, the couple intends to produce whisky, gin, rum, cassis, vodka, brandy, moonshine and other spirits, all with ingredients ...

Whisky Birmingham festival to return next year

Whisky Birmingham festival to return next year
More than 25 whisky brands and retailers are expected to be in attendance including Laphroaig, Buffalo Trace, Macallan and Chivas Regal across two ...

10th Mountain Whiskey: Two longtime locals are doing craft spirits the Vail way


Vail Daily News
10th Mountain Whiskey: Two longtime locals are doing craft spirits the Vail way
Flights at the 10th Mountain Whiskey Tasting Room in Vail cost $25 per person and include a half-ounce serving of all five signature spirits, a $5 store ...

High West builds 'ultimate whiskey distillery in the West' near Park City

High West builds 'ultimate whiskey distillery in the West' near Park City
(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) High West will soon begin whiskey production at its new distillery at Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship. The new ...

Heaven Hill's Potter named co-master distiller

Heaven Hill's Potter named co-master distiller
"His knowledge of Bourbon production and aging — and his ability to teach and relate these subjects to the trade and consumers — make him an ...

Dallas bourbon drinkers get schooled by Woodford Reserve master distiller

Dallas bourbon drinkers get schooled by Woodford Reserve master distiller
Dallas bourbon drinkers get schooled by Woodford Reserve master distiller. By Jonathan ... Blake Rogers, Josh Kretchmer, School of Bourbon.

Bourbon tourism gets new shot of momentum

Bourbon tourism gets new shot of momentum
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bourbon tourism in Kentucky's largest city received another shot of momentum Wednesday when the spirits giant behind the Jim ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The world's best single malt whisky


Independent Online
The world's best single malt whisky
But while some may see Tasmania's products as upstarts mingling with the old masters, Bill Lark - regarded as the grandfather of Australian whisky ...

Craft distilling comes to Ottawa (with video)


Ottawa Citizen
Craft distilling comes to Ottawa (with video)
But we will make a Canadian whisky with a bourbon-like taste profile. We're aging it in barrels from the same company that produces barrels for Jim ...