Thursday, April 30, 2015

Frankfort officer resigns after search warrant ties him to stolen bourbon


Frankfort officer resigns after search warrant ties him to stolen bourbon
(WKYT) - A Frankfort police officer has resigned after being named in a search warranted connected to the theft of $100,000 worth of bourbon.

BLUME: Bourbon distilling is a complicated process


BLUME: Bourbon distilling is a complicated process
EVANSVILLE - Oh, bourbon. To many people, especially in the Southeastern part of the United States, bourbon is the jewel in the crown of whiskeys.

IMFL brands more popular than foreign liquor

IMFL brands more popular than foreign liquor
“One of our regular customers who used to purchase a bottle of scotch every week for the past few years now prefers Indian whisky.” An employee at a ...

Scotched Numbers

Scotched Numbers
In part this is because the “growing global thirst for whisky has left the Scotch industry struggling to keep up with demand.” So, now they are ...

Pernod Ricard's Imperial tops satisfaction index


Pernod Ricard's Imperial tops satisfaction index
Pernod Ricard's premium Scotch whisky Imperial ranked tops in a customer satisfaction ranking done by the Korea Brand Management Association, ...

Colorado Distillers on Authenticity, Consistency & the Truth of Craft Spirits


Colorado Distillers on Authenticity, Consistency & the Truth of Craft Spirits
Articles far and wide warned whiskey lovers that even though that bottle of bourbon might look (and say) it's handcrafted, it's in all likelihood filled with ...

Kissing Cousins Whiskey to be released May 22

Kissing Cousins Whiskey to be released May 22
THREE OAKS, Mich. — Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan will release its Kissing Cousins Whiskey on May 22, just in time for Memorial ...

Dining news: Wigle Whiskey celebrates start of Barrelhouse on North Side

Dining news: Wigle Whiskey celebrates start of Barrelhouse on North Side
Wigle Whiskey will celebrate the start of the Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden open season by roasting a pig, tapping a cask, rolling barrels over ...

How to make the Lebanese love single malt whisky


How to make the Lebanese love single malt whisky
When he launched his project at the beginning of 2007, it “received a lot of resistance because [Lebanon] was very much a blended whisky market.

Ballantine's Finest Whisky presents the Kick Off Footballer of the Season Award Top 8 nominees

Ballantine's Finest Whisky presents the Kick Off Footballer of the Season Award Top 8 nominees
After thousands of public votes, the top eight finalists of the Kick Off Footballer of the Season Awards presented by Ballantine's Finest Whiskey have ...

Bacardi opens Dewar's Travel Retail whisky store


Bacardi opens Dewar's Travel Retail whisky store
Bacardi has joined forces with duty free retailer Aelia to open its first John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium stores at two airports in Paris.

From dram to plate


From dram to plate
While an intelligent food and wine pairing is sure to whet our appetite, we don't normally find food and whisky pairings on the menu. However, whisky ...

Auchentoshan Distillery's 200 years of whisky brewing in Clydebank

Auchentoshan Distillery's 200 years of whisky brewing in Clydebank
It produced over 1.6 million litres of whisky last year. It is the only distillery in Scotland that triple distils every single drop — and it attracts between ...

Grant's whisky looks for India brand ambassador via campaign

Grant's whisky looks for India brand ambassador via campaign
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS): Grant's, a blended Scotch whisky brand from the spirits company William Grant & Sons has unveiled its #Standtogether ...

Look Back: Whiskey has own tale in our heritage

Look Back: Whiskey has own tale in our heritage
We have been looking at the Scots-Irish roots that many of us who live in Trousdale County share. In the early 1800s it is estimated that 90 percent of ...

Could Southwest Minnesota rival Kentucky for craft bourbon?


Could Southwest Minnesota rival Kentucky for craft bourbon?
(From left) Kieran Folliard of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Michael Swanson of Far North Spirits, Lee Egbert of 11 Wells and Joel Vikre of Vikre Distillery.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Crouch Distilling Aims for Small-Batch Greatness


Crouch Distilling Aims for Small-Batch Greatness
Somewhere between learning about cutting the heads and tails (various volatile substances that you want to eliminate when distilling) of the whiskey ...

American whiskey now worth £190m in UK


American whiskey now worth £190m in UK
Big brands helped push growth of American whiskey up by 19% in the UK last year, making it one of the “stand out” sub-categories in the country's ...

Letter | Front page whiskey ads


Letter | Front page whiskey ads
Now the paper is covered with whiskey. On Wednesday, you gave whiskey free advertisement on the front page. If the management of this paper is not ...

If We Had A Benjamin To Spend On American Whiskey, Here's What We'd Buy

If We Had A Benjamin To Spend On American Whiskey, Here's What We'd Buy
I agonized over my choices for quite some time, but realized I could just tell you what I did actually buy for $100 after getting back from that trip. Even if ...

Allied Blenders plans to raise Rs 800 cr

Allied Blenders plans to raise Rs 800 cr
Its flagship brand Officer's Choice whisky registered a 16% growth, taking its market share to 37% of the regular whisky segment, while ABD's ...

Bull in a China Shop - bar review: instant classic in Shoreditch


Bull in a China Shop - bar review: instant classic in Shoreditch
What they say: Opposite the iconic Tea Building in Shoreditch sits an all-day restaurant and whisky bar with a subtle hint of the Orient. Behind a ...

Straight Up: Milroy's and The Vault


Straight Up: Milroy's and The Vault
Consider this a warning for those who trip through the door disguised as a bookcase at the back of Milroy's whisky shop in Soho and descend the ...

Cuervo Owner JB & Cia. Considers Bond Sale To Finance Bushmills Deal


Cuervo Owner JB & Cia. Considers Bond Sale To Finance Bushmills Deal
JB agreed to acquire the Irish whiskey brand from Diageo earlier this year, for $408 million and full ownership of the Don Julio Tequila brand (Diageo ...

Top 10 royal family whiskies


Top 10 royal family whiskies
While Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated with the release of one of the world's most expensive Scotch whiskies, Prince Harry's ...

Johnnie Walker® Scotch Releases "Johnny for Johnnie"


Johnnie Walker® Scotch Releases "Johnny for Johnnie"
The world's leading Scotch whisky has partnered with the highly anticipated feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures, Home Box Office and Rat-Pac ...

The Sharp End: A room with a tipple of whisky on the rocks, please


The Sharp End: A room with a tipple of whisky on the rocks, please
For my money, I think the Bell family had it right – almost the only time I drink whisky is at the bar of a luxury hotel. As a tipple, Scotch whisky is funny ...

Sotheby's HK to Auction Rare 'The Last Drop' Whisky, Musigny 1976


Sotheby's HK to Auction Rare 'The Last Drop' Whisky, Musigny 1976
Bottle #1 of The Last Drop 50-year-old blended scotch whisky along with Burgundy wines from Maison Camille Giroud, including two lots of the very ...

Glenfiddich maker to take on Diageo in India with blended whiskies


Glenfiddich maker to take on Diageo in India with blended whiskies
William Grant & Sons, the UK-based distiller of popular single malt scotch whiskies like Glenfiddich and Balvenie, is expanding its presence in India.

Reviewing Herman Marshall Whiskey's Bourbon, Rye & Single Malt


Reviewing Herman Marshall Whiskey's Bourbon, Rye & Single Malt
When I first heard of Herman Marshall whiskey, I assumed, as with so many of the American whiskeys and bourbons I've tried and seen, that it was ...

Trekking the Bourbon Trail should include distillery tours, sampling


Trekking the Bourbon Trail should include distillery tours, sampling
One of the reasons for bourbon's distinctive color and flavor is being aged in charred oak barrels. There are multistory warehouses filled with the ...

Are you in on the bourbon boom?


Are you in on the bourbon boom?
Have you noticed that all around you people are drinking a brown drink in a rocks glass with one really large ice cube in it? Most likely, it's bourbon in ...

How to make a charcoal and chamomile cocktail


How to make a charcoal and chamomile cocktail
“The inspiration for the Chamomile and Charcoal Old Fashioned came from my research into Japanese whisky culture, which is centred around the ...

Best Selling Single Malt Whisky in the World


Best Selling Single Malt Whisky in the World
On the other hand, Japanese whiskies were exactly patterned after the Scotch, as I discovered too myself on my short trip to Kyoto when I visited ...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Interview, Part 1: Jean-Jacques Dubau, Managing Director For North America, Gruppo Campari

Interview, Part 1: Jean-Jacques Dubau, Managing Director For North America, Gruppo Campari
There is also potential for growth in Canadian whisky—we launched Forty Creek last year and we're now accelerating it into more markets. We don't ...

Don Draper and the History of Rye Whiskey


Don Draper and the History of Rye Whiskey
WhistlePig Rye is a premium, 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for ten years, and bottled on a farm in rural Vermont. Already unique for its mash bill and ...

Beam bus tour looks to Whiskey Rebellion's impact on distilling


Beam bus tour looks to Whiskey Rebellion's impact on distilling
A docent at the Oliver Miller homestead in South Park, the site where the first shots were fired in the Whiskey Rebellion, shows a flintlock rifle to a ...

Highspire Whiskey follows old tradition of using 100 percent rye


Highspire Whiskey follows old tradition of using 100 percent rye
The result of that project is Highspire Pure Rye Whiskey, which he debuted at the Austin Food and Wine Festival Sunday with a trio of cocktails that ...

EXCHANGE: Whiskey Acres toasts local grains for spirits

EXCHANGE: Whiskey Acres toasts local grains for spirits
After that cooled, yeast was added to consume the sugar producing alcohol for whiskey, which is then sucked into one of four fermentation tanks.

Essential Louisville Bourbon Bars


Essential Louisville Bourbon Bars
Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe, according to Bourbon Historian Michael Veach. Whether you're in town for Derby or you live here full ...

Kentucky Derby, parties: fast horses, bourbon and fabulous hats


Kentucky Derby, parties: fast horses, bourbon and fabulous hats
If you go, prepare to see fabulous hats and taste the best the River City has to offer, including some of the finest bourbons around. Then there's the ...

Riding the Bourbon Trail


Riding the Bourbon Trail
A bourbon chocolate candy and two samples of Woodford Reserve bourbon, Distillers Select, left, and Double Oaked, are provided to visitors at the ...

'Louisville's bourbon' takes Kentucky Derby stage


'Louisville's bourbon' takes Kentucky Derby stage
If the Kentucky Derby is America's race, Old Forester may be Louisville's bourbon, and this year the two come together as Old Forester debuts as the ...

Attention, bourbon lovers!

Attention, bourbon lovers!
I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to interview him. . . . and maybe get a taste of the planet's rarest, most celebrated bourbon. So. Bourbon lovers.

Bourbon Babe to Gov. Beshear: 'Pardon My Pappy'


Bourbon Babe to Gov. Beshear: 'Pardon My Pappy'
FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY — When the law breaks a case, usually it's the crook who pays the price. But this time, it's the bourbon that could be going ...

Ladies, you might want to swap the bourbon for a bong


Ladies, you might want to swap the bourbon for a bong
That's a lot of bourbon. (Sorry, I don't drink Cosmos.) It's hard to say why women are binge drinking more. We do know, though, that women are much ...

Foodstuffs: Spring drinks at Americana


Foodstuffs: Spring drinks at Americana
Have you wanted to expand your whisky knowledge (and not just your drinking knowledge)? Has Vom Fass (833 42nd St.) got a series of classes for ...

Scotch whisky chief calls for political focus on competitiveness not constitution


Scotch whisky chief calls for political focus on competitiveness not constitution
The Scotch Whisky Association has said the industry faces headwinds in key export markets, and warned that despite the Smith settlement the ...

RECAP: Raise the Macallan Whisky Tasting


RECAP: Raise the Macallan Whisky Tasting
Last week Denver whisky enthusiasts were given the chance to attend Raise the Macallan, a whisky tasting that provided attendees with the ...

Monday, April 27, 2015

First Listen: Chris Stapleton, 'Traveller'


First Listen: Chris Stapleton, 'Traveller'
NPR
"Tennessee Whiskey" is one of two relatively recent country favorites included on Traveller, allowing Stapleton to prove his bona fides with the genre's ...

Las Vegas Distillery celebrates St. George Spring Whiskey Bottling. Las Vegas Blog

Las Vegas Distillery celebrates St. George Spring Whiskey Bottling. Las Vegas Blog
The Distillery is an artisan distillery with using a grain to bottle method in barrels to handcraft spirits in addition to gin, rum, vodka, bourbon, whiskey ...

Nice ice, baby: Japanese whiskey brand creates the world's coolest ice cubes

Nice ice, baby: Japanese whiskey brand creates the world's coolest ice cubes
Suntory, the Japanese whiskey brand, has just received an award for an advertising campaign from last year that saw it use a wood cutter to carve the ...

Grand Traverse Distillery wins whiskey award

Grand Traverse Distillery wins whiskey award
Excerpt: Grand Traverse Distillery's Ole George 100% Straight Rye Whiskey was awarded its third set of medals from the American Distilling Institute's ...

EXCHANGE: Whiskey Acres toasts local grains for spirits

EXCHANGE: Whiskey Acres toasts local grains for spirits
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Nick Nagele was cooking up a lucrative future at Whiskey Acres last week — about 500 gallons worth. Starch was added to water, ...

Ticket to Write: Distillery in Denver a dram come true


Ticket to Write: Distillery in Denver a dram come true
The result reminds me of a good Irish whiskey. Stranahan's proudly proclaims it to be “Colorado whiskey,” emphasizing the Rocky Mountain water ...

Media Release: Scapa Distillery opens its doors to the public for the first time


Media Release: Scapa Distillery opens its doors to the public for the first time
SCAPA, the artisanal Orcadian single malt Scotch whisky owned by Chivas Brothers, has today unveiled its first-ever distillery visitor centre as it seeks ...