November Book Reviews

OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS By Mark Bailey Algonquin Books, September 2014 $19.95 Did you know that silent film actress Mary Pickford — known as America’s sweetheart — used to stash liquor in hydrogen peroxide bottles during Prohibition?...

Newcastle Introduces Scotch Ale

WHITE PLAINS, NY – For centuries, the United Kingdom has stood for togetherness, collaboration and union. After all, making the whole better than its parts is a specialty of the British. Take some of...

OLCC Issues Statement Regarding Marijuana Bill

Oregon's Measure 91 -- which legalizes the possession of marijuana -- passed in a statewide referendum on Tuesday. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission now has until Jan. 1, 2016, to draft rules and implement...

Barenjager Honors Top Beardsmen

Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur was an official sponsor of the 2014 Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Portland, Oregon on Oct. 25. Held at Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland, hundreds of the...

Q and A: Hail to the Chief

In 1978, the North Carolina General Assembly approved liquor-by-the-drink permits for the first time in 70 years. Three years later Mike Herring was hired as a field auditor assigned to monitor bars and restaurants...

NHLC Launches Statewide Initiative

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission's Division of Enforcement and Licensing announced it's stepping up efforts to combat impaired driving and alcohol abuse during the holiday season.

That’s Amari: Campari America Adds Three Italian Brands

Tapping into the growing popularity of bitter Italian spirits in the U.S., San Francisco-based Campari America has added Averna, Braulio and Cinzano 1757 to its portfolio. Gruppo Campari, an affiliate of parent company Davide...

M.S. Walker Brands Win at World Spirits Competition

The winners include West Cork 10 Year Single Malt, St. Elder Natural Elderflower Liqueur, and Grand Macnish Black Edition. From the press release:   Geneva, Switzerland – December 15, 2014 Once again the finest beverage products in...

Strongbow Rolls Out ‘Cider at its Bestest’ Program

Strongbow Hard Cider recently announced details of its Cider at its Bestest program, a fully integrated retail and on-premise promotion. It will include digital media, in-store displays and signage, shopper offers and brand engagement across social media...

Collingwood 21 Year Old Rye named ‘Canadian Whisky of the Year’

A jury of nine independent whisky experts named Collingwood 21 Year Old Rye the “Canadian Whisky of the Year” at the 5th annual Canadian Whisky Awards. The awards, held Thursday, Jan. 15th at the Victoria Whisky Festival in Victoria,...

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