Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Preliminary crime ring investigation bares just the tip of amassed bourbon and cash


Preliminary crime ring investigation bares just the tip of amassed bourbon and cash
According to case files, alleged ringleader Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger organized the storage of the bourbon stolen from Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace at ...

Why bourbon's incredible popularity might actually be a problem


Why bourbon's incredible popularity might actually be a problem
White oak barrels, which are used to age bourbon, are in such great demand that barrel production is actually struggling to keep up. "People are ...

Va. Beach planners to consider bourbon distillery in Cavalier Hotel


Va. Beach planners to consider bourbon distillery in Cavalier Hotel
Joshua Canada and Andrew Yancey were sipping bourbon at a North End restaurant when the idea to open a craft distillery in the historic Cavalier ...

Barrel shortage could send bourbon prices higher



Barrel shortage could send bourbon prices higher
Bourbon must be made of a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn. Bourbon must be distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by ...

Share “John Wayne's son produces a bourbon in...”

Share “John Wayne's son produces a bourbon in...”
Among the necessities his father would take with them was his favorite brand of bourbon. “All the people who worked behind the scenes, the crew, ...

You can (partially) thank the housing collapse for the bourbon shortage


You can (partially) thank the housing collapse for the bourbon shortage
Now, understand that bourbon, a specific type of American whiskey, must be aged for two years in brand new oak barrels. Usually it's aged in white ...

How Did Bourbon Become “America's Native Spirit”? Cutthroat Capitalism.


How Did Bourbon Become “America's Native Spirit”? Cutthroat Capitalism.
Forget small-batch producers carrying on family traditions. Cutthroat capitalism is what made bourbon “a distinctive product of the United States.”.

Irish whiskey strategy targets soaring volumes


Irish whiskey strategy targets soaring volumes
The Irish Whiskey Association is set to launch a strategy document entitled 'A vision for Irish whiskey' later today. Among the ambitions in the strategy ...

Consultant Readies DC Whiskey Distillery

Consultant Readies DC Whiskey Distillery
It's a business idea that will have many consultants wondering how they didn't come up with it first: A whiskey and vodka distillery a short ride from ...

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Introduces Two Unique Variants that Pay ...

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Introduces Two Unique Variants that Pay ...
Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, DIAGEO's newest brand within its American Whiskey portfolio, pays homage to the artful passion ...

Irish whiskey sector targets 300% growth by 2030


Irish whiskey sector targets 300% growth by 2030
Trade body the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) is aiming to increase the global market share of Irish whiskey by 300% over the next 15 years as part ...

How it's made: the illustrated guide to distilling Chattanooga Whiskey


How it's made: the illustrated guide to distilling Chattanooga Whiskey
Tim Piersant, owner and co-founder of Tennessee Stillhouse, stands with full barrels of 1816 Chattanooga Whiskey at the company's new location set ...

Beam Suntory sales soar in Q1 following takeover



Beam Suntory sales soar in Q1 following takeover
Beam Suntory has reported triple-digit sales growth in the first quarter of this year due to success of its Japanese whisky and Bourbon brands.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Canadian Rye Whisky Invasion Continues With Stalk & Barrel


Canadian Rye Whisky Invasion Continues With Stalk & Barrel
Stalk & Barrel Rye Whisky We've written of late about a few Canadian whiskies, ryes to be specific, released from distilleries up north which target a ...

Drink Spicy: 3 Savory Drinks You Should be Making


Drink Spicy: 3 Savory Drinks You Should be Making
"I look to products like Barr Hill Gin (distilled from Raw Honey and Grain) or Barrell Whiskey (aged in used whiskey casks for a richer, more savory ...

Journeyman Distillery's Kissing Cousins Gets Wine Barrel Treatment


Journeyman Distillery's Kissing Cousins Gets Wine Barrel Treatment
This whiskey, finished in a special wine cask provided by a Michigan winery, will price around $35 per 375 ml bottle. Kissing Cousins, according to ...

Virginia's Catoctin Creek Readies Cask Strength Rye Whiskey



Virginia's Catoctin Creek Readies Cask Strength Rye Whiskey
Virginia's Catoctin Creek distillery makes a name for itself in the whiskey world via its nearly two year old Roundstone Rye, which is organic, as well as ...

The Inaugural Colorado Whiskey Week


The Inaugural Colorado Whiskey Week
As if you needed another reason to indulge in a splash (or two) of whiskey, today marks the beginning of Colorado Whiskey Week. Drink up, do some ...

Classic Cocktailist: On the Rocks Edition

Classic Cocktailist: On the Rocks Edition
And what better way to enjoy whiskey than on the rocks? ... True to the single grain style of a deluxe Irish whiskey, Glendalough is rich and smooth ...

Douglas Laing pulls range under one umbrella


Douglas Laing pulls range under one umbrella
Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts is the umbrella title of its collection of four specialist, small batch 'vatted' malt Scotch whiskies marketed ...

Product Launch - Burn Stewart Distillers' Deanston, Ledaig 18-Year-Olds


Product Launch - Burn Stewart Distillers' Deanston, Ledaig 18-Year-Olds
Burn Stewart Distillers has released two permanent, 18-year-old additions to its Scotch whisky portfolio. Deanston 18-year-old has been aged in ...

Chivas Regal The Icon launches in duty free


Chivas Regal The Icon launches in duty free
The whisky is presented in an elegant decanter, hand-blown by master craftsmen at Dartington Crystal and hand-filled. The glass is etched before ...

What's your whiskey flavour?


What's your whiskey flavour?
There is a different approach towards whisky emerging, and as a result some exciting new ways to enjoy this versatile tipple. Today it's less about age, ...

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society To Open Feis Ile 2015

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society To Open Feis Ile 2015
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be opening the Fèis íle whisky festival with a Garden Party at Islay House on Friday 22nd May 2015, their debut ...

The Antiquary whisky packaging is redesigned

The Antiquary whisky packaging is redesigned
The Tomatin Distillery Co has given its premium blended Scotch Whisky brand, The Antiquary, a new look to give it a new lease of life, while still ...

Stories of whisky and war at museums festival in Perth


Stories of whisky and war at museums festival in Perth
Whisky was illicitly produced across the Highlands and Islands to avoid payment of the “malt tax” imposed in 1713. The practice continued until ...

Crown Royal Welcomes First-Ever Rye Whisky To Growing Portfolio


Crown Royal Welcomes First-Ever Rye Whisky To Growing Portfolio
To further enhance its portfolio, Crown Royal will also expand its highly sought after Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel whisky program to select ...

US Tax Break Bill For Bourbon Producers

US Tax Break Bill For Bourbon Producers
The Act would allow for the immediate deduction of interest expense relating to Bourbon inventories, thereby improving the producers' competitive ...

America's Whiskey: A History


America's Whiskey: A History
“Don't believe 90 percent of the tales you read on whiskey bottles,” writes Reid Mitenbuler in “Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's ...

Fallon Honors Woodford Reserve's Official Bourbon Sponsorship of Kentucky Derby


Fallon Honors Woodford Reserve's Official Bourbon Sponsorship of Kentucky Derby
In turn, the ad honors not only Woodford's status as the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby but its longtime affiliation with other racing events like ...

Dewar's Launches Scratched Cask, a Bourbon-Inspired Scotch Whisky


Dewar's Launches Scratched Cask, a Bourbon-Inspired Scotch Whisky
Dewar's Scratched Cask invites consumers to enjoy the prestige and tradition of Scotch with the characteristics of a bourbon. “We are thrilled to ...

Appraisals of bourbon memorabilia offered during June event


Appraisals of bourbon memorabilia offered during June event
(AP) - Collectors of bourbon memorabilia will have a chance to find out the value of their bottles, advertisements and other pieces next month at an ...

Bourbon Makers Feel the Burn of a Barrel Shortage


Bourbon Makers Feel the Burn of a Barrel Shortage
In 50 years of making bourbon barrels, no one had ever offered Leroy McGinnis more than what he charged for them. But over the past six months, ...

Distillers seek second golden age of Irish whiskey


Distillers seek second golden age of Irish whiskey
It was drawn up by Ibec economists and the Irish Whiskey Association, ... The World Whisky Bible named a Japanese whiskey as the best whiskey in ...

Friday, May 8, 2015