Monday, February 10, 2014

County officials kept busy pursuing moonshiners

County officials kept busy pursuing moonshiners

Johnston County’s legacy of moonshining presented quite a challenge for lawmen of the region. In 1950, writer Herman D. Lawson reported that the new sheriff was finding Johnston County “hard to dry up”:
Destruction of 600 whisky stills with a total capacity of 45,000 gallons is the record Sheriff C. L. Denning estimates for himself and his deputies during the 60 months he has been in office.

 

Day trips from Nashville - Part 1

Day trips from Nashville - Part 1

From Music City USA you can enjoy a multitude of different day trips. Over the next few weeks some of these day trips will be highlighted. Some of the trips to be highlighted will be Jack Daniels in Lynchburg Tennessee, The Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky, Charit Creek Big South Fork near Oak Ridge Tennessee, and Lookout Mountain in Georgia. With Tennessee being as narrow as it is you can hit Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia all within 3 to 4 hours. 

Bickford's plans new spirits distillery in the Riverland

Bickford's plans new spirits distillery in the Riverland
It will start out making its Black Bottle Brandy in the Riverland and then investigate producing a range of spirits such as brandy, whiskey and gin, from ...

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “February Outturn: The Elephant in the Room” - WhiskyIntelligence.com

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “February Outturn: The Elephant in the Room” - WhiskyIntelligence.com
So how about breaking the mould this year? Nothing says 'I love you' like a bottle of the world's finest single cask whisky. And as fate would have it, we ...

Gordon & MacPhail increases productivity by 50% with BCP's Voice WMS

Gordon & MacPhail increases productivity by 50% with BCP's Voice WMS
Renowned Scottish whisky specialist and wine and spirits merchant, Gordon & MacPhail, claims that implementation of BCP's Accord Voice WMS at its ...

Top Aussie distillers honoured at Top Shelf


The Shout
Top Aussie distillers honoured at Top Shelf
The top accolade, Champion Trophy for Best Australian Distiller was won by Tasmania's Lark Distillery, which also took home the Champion Whisky ...

Whisky Mist

Whisky Mist
London's notorious Whisky Mist night club, famed for its opulent d├ęcor, whisky and celebrities, officially reopens tomorrow promising a darkly ...

Luxury Hotels in Scotland Celebrate Whisky Month in May

Luxury Hotels in Scotland Celebrate Whisky Month in May
This May, Connoisseurs Scotland properties will toast Scotland's national drink in a month-long, countrywide celebration deemed “Whisky Month.

Whisky industry backing for alcohol abuse scheme gets warm welcome

Whisky industry backing for alcohol abuse scheme gets warm welcome
The Scotch Whisky Action Fund will support and develop projects and initiatives delivering targeted interventions to tackle harm among young people ...

GSN Review: Four Roses Bourbon | Good Spirits News

GSN Review: Four Roses Bourbon | Good Spirits News
Good Spirits News frodelicious
... and Origen Rose, they also included the two male heirs of the family into the brands name. Thus, the four Roses were born as a bourbon crafted…

Whiskey Is a Winner, and Brown-Forman Is Set to Benefit

Whiskey Is a Winner, and Brown-Forman Is Set to Benefit
Drinkers in America and overseas are developing a growing taste for Tennessee whiskey and Kentucky bourbon. Sales of American brown whiskeys ...

Don't slam it, sip it: Jose Cuervo tequila targets whisky drinkers

Don't slam it, sip it: Jose Cuervo tequila targets whisky drinkers
Jose Cuervo's first step is launching its more premium tequila variants in Australia with the intention of appealing to older whisky or vodka drinkers and ...

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt's The Great Scottish Adventure Comes to Asia


Popspoken
The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt's The Great Scottish Adventure Comes to Asia
Many know The Macallan as a premium distiller of single malt whiskey and their whiskey for being the poison of James Bond's choice in Skyfall (2012) ...

Tour draws the 'water of life'


Fresno Bee
Tour draws the 'water of life'
With a nod toward a generous pour of Bushmills 16 Irish whiskey in a crystal tumbler, John Morarity's dark Irish eyes meet yours, and he says, "It took ...

Russians Drank 10M Liters of Counterfeit Whiskey in 2013

Russians Drank 10M Liters of Counterfeit Whiskey in 2013
MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) – Russian retailers sold 9.9 million liters of whiskey more than the country imported in 2013, according to official ...

New Orleans gets first taste of new Thibodaux whiskey

New Orleans gets first taste of new Thibodaux whiskey
The city of New Orleans got its first taste of the first whiskey made and sold in Louisiana since prohibition on Friday night. The small team of locals that ...

$2B Diageo-USL Merger Could Harm Competition, UK Says


Economic Times
$2B Diageo-USL Merger Could Harm Competition, UK Says
... out concerns with Diageo PLC's £1.3 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of India-based United Spirits Ltd., owner of Scotch whisky maker Whyte & Mackay

English distillers race to profit from the £4bn whisky boom


Telegraph.co.uk
English distillers race to profit from the £4bn whisky boom
Of course, the spirit will not technically be Scotch: EU legislation only allows the label to be applied to whisky made entirely in Scotland. The taste will ...

Scotland's fight for minimum alcohol price to last years


Herald Scotland
Scotland's fight for minimum alcohol price to last years
Last week, lawyers for the Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) were back at work as an appeal over plans to set a minimum price for wines, beers and ...

Bacon-Infused Bourbon Summer Cocktails - Bacon Today

Bacon-Infused Bourbon Summer Cocktails - Bacon Today
Bacon Today Mr. B.
Our second post on bacon summer cocktails features two bourbon-infused cocktails from two distinctly different regions of the U.S. If you've never tried ...

The Chuck Cowdery Blog: Big Trouble in Bourbon Country

The Chuck Cowdery Blog: Big Trouble in Bourbon Country
The Chuck Cowdery Blog Chuck Cowdery
Bourbon is a Kentucky thing. The law says you can make bourbon whiskey anywhere in the United States but Kentucky bourbon is special, so special ...

Oakland lounge gets exclusive Four Roses bourbon barrel

Oakland lounge gets exclusive Four Roses bourbon barrel
Last week, the Oakland craft cocktail lounge in Ferndale began serving its own private barrel of Four Roses barrel-strength bourbon, the first of its kind ...

Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Bourbon to sample Ocean II at Husk


Charleston City Paper
Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Bourbon to sample Ocean II at Husk
Pappy Van Winkle isn't the only small-batch bourbon, and if you don't know that then you're probably not a good candidate for membership in the ...

There's Nothing Sour in These Whiskey Numbers

There's Nothing Sour in These Whiskey Numbers
It's not just U.S. drinkers who've acquired a thirst for Tennessee whiskey ... too, as Irish whiskey saw a 17.5% jump to 2.5 million cases in 2013 while ...