Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sons of Liberty takes home the gold for its Hop Flavored Whiskey

Sons of Liberty takes home the gold for its Hop Flavored Whiskey
South Kingstown craft distillery Sons of Liberty Spirits Company has been awarded 2015's Best Flavored Whiskey in North America, for its seasonal ...

Whiskey makes a comeback and Fresno bars take note


Whiskey makes a comeback and Fresno bars take note
Westwoods BBQ & Spice Co. features a variety of whiskey for customers to try. PHOTOS BY ERIC PAUL ZAMORA — THE FRESNO BEE |Buy Photo.

Rare royal whisky decanters could bring in thousands for Doncaster cancer campaign


Rare royal whisky decanters could bring in thousands for Doncaster cancer campaign
The bell-shaped decanters were produced by world famous scotch whisky maker Bell's as souvenirs to mark the weddings of Prince Charles and ...

A sobering experience: Cumbria's Whisky, for the perfect Kiddish


A sobering experience: Cumbria's Whisky, for the perfect Kiddish
A kiddush without a whisky is a bit like a football match without a goal – you might enjoy it, but you probably won't. Personally, I find a glass (or two) of ...

Jura Whisky calls in Wire Media following five-way pitch

Jura Whisky calls in Wire Media following five-way pitch
Jura Whisky, which is owned by Scottish company Whyte & Mackay, has appointed Wire Media as its retained PR and social media agency following a ...

Budget 2015: Cut spirit tax to help whisky industry


Budget 2015: Cut spirit tax to help whisky industry
Budget 2015: Cut spirit tax to help whisky industry ... MPs have been seen wandering the corridors of Parliament clutching a miniature bottle of whisky.

Bastille 1789, Plus Celebrate French Whisky (Oui, No 'E') In America

Bastille 1789, Plus Celebrate French Whisky (Oui, No 'E') In America
France tends to be best known for its wine, not whisky, which is why French whisky brand Bastille 1789 is playing up this arguably 'strange' notion ...

If you could rebrand Scotland, how would you go about it?


If you could rebrand Scotland, how would you go about it?
But just look at how much share of voice on Twitter is grabbed by Japanese whisky in a key export market – the USA. Mentions go from one in five to ...

Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in LA: Corned beef, green beer, green cookies


Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in LA: Corned beef, green beer, green cookies
Here in the States, it's an excuse to go to your favorite Irish pub, drink green beer ... with pork sausages; plenty of Guinness and flights of Irish whiskey.

Move over, green beer: Make room for Irish whiskey on St. Paddy's Day


Move over, green beer: Make room for Irish whiskey on St. Paddy's Day
Victor Matthews says there's a boom in Irish whiskey-making in this country that's "very exciting." He owns the Black Bear Whiskey Distillery in Green ...

'Slainte' - Irish whiskey a popular toast

'Slainte' - Irish whiskey a popular toast
St Patrick's Day is just around the corner and for some, they will enjoy a wee bit of Irish whiskey. Irish whiskey is not only being enjoyed on St. Patrick's ...

Irish whiskey sales soar as part the whiskey revival


Irish whiskey sales soar as part the whiskey revival
Irish whiskey is an accessible liquor with a lighter, sweeter flavor profile. It's also easily mixable, making it a good choice for cocktails. CHRISTOPHER ...

Vermouth sleuths find their proof


Vermouth sleuths find their proof
When served in a Manhattan, it did not contribute much to the party, receding far behind the bourbon. But at the bargain price of $10 for a liter, ...

Wild Turkey parent Campari reports modest annual sales growth


Wild Turkey parent Campari reports modest annual sales growth
Other European sales also grew but sales in Australia, a key bourbon market, were down. Sales of the Wild Turkey franchise as whole were off more ...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Brown-Forman reports mixed earnings over ice


Brown-Forman reports mixed earnings over ice
... into Don Julio, the tequila brand it recently acquired in a trade with Casa Cuervo, who obtained Diageo's own Bushmills Irish whiskey brand.

An Púcán, the ultimate whiskey experience

An Púcán, the ultimate whiskey experience
An Púcán is renowned for its remarkable selection of Irish and international whiskies, with around 200 to choose from. The extensive range can be ...

The best spots for Irish coffee on Long Island

The best spots for Irish coffee on Long Island
Who needs a cocktail -- or dessert -- when there's Irish coffee in the house? The hot beverage, a blend of coffee, Irish whiskey and sugar, is usually ...

Milwaukee jump on the whiskey wagon

Milwaukee jump on the whiskey wagon
Although Wisconsin has never been known famously for it's whiskey, it's more well known for it's fondness of a bout of brandy – (Order an Old ...

Big Bottom Distilling Launches Barlow Trail, Port Cask Finish Whiskey

Big Bottom Distilling Launches Barlow Trail, Port Cask Finish Whiskey
HILLSBORO, OR – (March 4, 2015) – Big Bottom Distilling is launching its newest finished product of its staple whiskey – Big Bottom Barlow Trail, Port ...

Brown-Forman CEO: 'Mixability & premiumization' potential gives US whiskey edge over Scotch


Brown-Forman CEO: 'Mixability & premiumization' potential gives US whiskey edge over Scotch
Brown-Forman boss Paul Varga insists that Scotch and vodka are less versatile than American whiskey, as the distiller of Jack Daniel's and Southern ...

WA distillers shine at Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2015


WA distillers shine at Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2015
The night's hottest category, whisky, went to a peated single malt from Limeburners boutique distillery in Albany while the prize for gin went to The ...

He could get bank financing at 7%, but here's why Nant Distillery's Keith Batt prefers the public to ...


He could get bank financing at 7%, but here's why Nant Distillery's Keith Batt prefers the public to ...
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The Nant distillery in the highlands north-west of Hobart plans to treble production to 2400 barrels of single-malt whisky a year, but owner Keith Batt ...

Whiskey wars heat up: Jack Daniel's releases its version of Fireball


Whiskey wars heat up: Jack Daniel's releases its version of Fireball
In an effort to compete against Fireball Whisky, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire cinnamon whiskey went on sale nationwide Tuesday. Called "Jack Fire ...

Celtic Fest set for March 13-15

Celtic Fest set for March 13-15
International bands, Highland games, Scottish and Irish Clans, Celtic artisans and food, a Whisky Tasting and Northeast Florida's only St. Patrick's Day ...

Want to know how to make whisky?


Want to know how to make whisky?
The seeming increase in popularity of sprits and distilling can be attributed to many factors including a return to ways of old. Whisky was the main ...

Give whisky a shot


Give whisky a shot
Scotch? Irish? Whiskey? Whisky? Single malt? Blended? How do you choose what to sip on when offered one at your in-laws or at that high-society ...

Swizzle Masters Savoury Scotch winner revealed


Swizzle Masters Savoury Scotch winner revealed
Swizzle Masters Savoury Scotch winner revealed ... drinks were delightful – they really championed the whisky and blended the ingredients without ...

FNB offers exclusive whiskies to richest clients

FNB offers exclusive whiskies to richest clients
The bank is offering the Signatory Vintage Imperial Single Malt Scotch Whisky for R670 a bottle, with two pricier options in the form of the Glenfiddich ...

Scotch growth hindered by lack of flavoured whisky


Scotch growth hindered by lack of flavoured whisky
Scotch's failure to extend into flavours or promote its mixability has enabled American whiskey's strong growth, the owner of Jack Daniel's has claimed.

Meet the Millennial Whose Job Is to Taste Bourbon

Meet the Millennial Whose Job Is to Taste Bourbon
Marianne Barnes, a 28-year-old former chemical engineer, is the master taster for Brown-Forman and Woodford Reserve. Her job involves making ...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Dead Rabbit Debuts New Drinks; DIY Brunch Sips at Parker & Quinn

The Dead Rabbit Debuts New Drinks; DIY Brunch Sips at Parker & Quinn
This Irish/New York-themed drinking saloon has been a hit since it opened for ... The first tasting will feature Hudson Whiskey, which will be paired with ...

VOM FASS Naples Celebrates the True Spirit of Ireland all Month-long

VOM FASS Naples Celebrates the True Spirit of Ireland all Month-long
VOM FASS Naples is celebrating March with a month-long Irish Whiskey campaign to highlight the distinctive and nuanced flavors of Teeling Whiskey ...

Diageo invests $400m in Don Julio's future


Diageo invests $400m in Don Julio's future
The news comes just months after Diageo suspended its planned £1bn investment in increasing the production capacity of its Scotch whisky operation ...

Teeling Whiskey Co.'s Dublin Distillery Up And Running, As New Products Hit US

Teeling Whiskey Co.'s Dublin Distillery Up And Running, As New Products Hit US
Ireland's Teeling Whiskey Co. is getting production underway at its new distillery in Dublin's Liberties section and hopes to put its first whiskey in barrel ...

Now Serving


Now Serving
... Van Buren's Whiskey Bar & Grill, will serves classic pub grub and has a variety of drink options on offer, although its bread and butter is, of course, ...

Free Whiskey Tastings at JFK, Now Through St. Patrick's Day


Free Whiskey Tastings at JFK, Now Through St. Patrick's Day
Through March 17th, the whiskey connoisseurs at Tullamore D.E.W. are bringing a taste Dublin's Grafton Street to New York City's busiest airport.

Falls planners debate plans for whiskey and donkeys Rick Langenberg

Falls planners debate plans for whiskey and donkeys Rick Langenberg
The product is described as Irish-style, unpeated, single malt whiskey, boasting a nearly 50 percent alcohol, 90-proof content and 100 percent distilled ...

Check Out Bourbon, Scotch, Irish Whiskey, and Rye


Check Out Bourbon, Scotch, Irish Whiskey, and Rye
If you're a woman who loves whiskey, you need to get acquainted with The Kentucky Whisky Chicks. Last year they had a three part bourbon ...

Behind the scenes with Houston's only whiskey distillery


Behind the scenes with Houston's only whiskey distillery
One of Houston's only whiskey makers, Yellow Rose Distilling, recently opened the doors to its tasting room and tours of the facility, which the founders ...

Why More People are Investing in the Whiskey Boom


Why More People are Investing in the Whiskey Boom
This international demand and decreasing supply has driven serious returns: according to materials provided by the Platinum Whisky Investment Fund ...

Top 10 most investable Scotch brands


Top 10 most investable Scotch brands
Rare bottles of Scotch whisky may have reported record-breaking sales in 2014, but which brands experienced the highest leap in value on the ...

What's the Difference between Different Whiskeys? Chromatography Takes on the Taste Challenge

What's the Difference between Different Whiskeys? Chromatography Takes on the Taste Challenge
Order a Glenlivet and coke at any bar in Scotland and you'll more than likely be met with a grunt of disapproval. Diluting any single malt whisky with a ...

Special Macallan a really fine whisky


Special Macallan a really fine whisky
The good-to-the-last-drop award should certainly go to The Macallan award-winning single malt whisky. The Guinness World Records recently ...

6 Canadian Whiskies Worthy Of Your Attention


6 Canadian Whiskies Worthy Of Your Attention
During the opening credits of the HBO show Boardwalk Empire, bottles of Canadian Club whisky washed up onto a Jersey beach as protagonist ...

Devil's Share


Devil's Share
Laphroaig, for instance, is completely absent and not a single Japanese whisky features either. A similar Old World bias can be found in the wine list ...

Garrison Brothers' new bourbon highlights traits of the barrel


Garrison Brothers' new bourbon highlights traits of the barrel
The Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon, already available for purchase at the Hye distillery, is coming to liquor store shelves soon — and a bottle ...

How bourbon explains everything there is to know about 'Justified'

How bourbon explains everything there is to know about 'Justified'
Bourbon is a wonderful thing, just wonderful, and perhaps no television show in American history has realized this, or had as much fun with it, ...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president


Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president
“The Scotch (whisky) market is huge and there is space for development in Scotch, our brands are growing," he says. "We don't see it as a competition, ...

Oregon's Link to the World's Most Famous Single Malt Scotch


Oregon's Link to the World's Most Famous Single Malt Scotch
... some as tall as a person, house the 8-percent-alcohol, beerlike liquid that will be distilled into neutral spirit, and ultimately aged into Scotch whisky.

SWA concern over growth of 'geopolitical risk'


SWA concern over growth of 'geopolitical risk'
The CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association, David Frost, has expressed concern at the growth of “geopolitical risk”, most evidently by the current crisis ...

That's the spirit

That's the spirit
Scotland's blended whisky Cutty Sark will now be packaged in India. Master blender of the company takes Shrabasti Mallik through the process of ...

Scotch Whisky boost the UK economy

Scotch Whisky boost the UK economy
Scotch whisky adds £4.96 billion to the UK economy per year, making it bigger than the British iron and steel, textiles, shipbuilding or computer ...

Whisky-drinking women are 'strong-minded'


Whisky-drinking women are 'strong-minded'
Men think that women who drink whisky are “attention seeking”, “st

Diageo completes Don Julio Tequila acquisition


Diageo completes Don Julio Tequila acquisition
In relinquishing its Bushmills brand, Diageo is left without a presence in the fast-growing premium Irish whiskey category, however Euromonitor ...

Top 10 spirit launches in February 2015


Top 10 spirit launches in February 2015
A number of Irish whiskey brands demonstrated innovative strides made in the category last month, while Scotch and rum also sought to turn heads ...

60 New Reasons to Visit the Financial District's Best Bar, the Dead Rabbit


60 New Reasons to Visit the Financial District's Best Bar, the Dead Rabbit
Last weekend, she introduced a menu with over 60 new cocktails ($15 each), many of which focus on Irish whiskey, of course. One of these new ...

Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills, predicts a strong future for Irish whiskey

Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills, predicts a strong future for Irish whiskey
These are excavating times for Irish whiskey in general, and for Bushmills in particular. More than 20 distilleries have either started producing whiskey ...

Whisky Demand Rocketing in Japan


Whisky Demand Rocketing in Japan
Whisky Demand Rocketing in Japan Whisky demand is rocketing in Japan, with producers scrambling to increase production as a period drama about ...