Most Brits know a thing or two about improving through collaboration, and Newcastle Brown Ale is no different. To keep beer discovery fresh and invigorating, Newcastle is kicking off the brand-new series of "collaboration edition" beers made with some of Europe's finest and oldest breweries.
While much of talk lately in the spirit business has been about the surge of whiskey sales in the US, the other brown spirit - brandy and Cognac - has managed to rebound quite nicely from the economic turmoil of a few years ago and even build on a solid growth trend here.
Earlier this year, I traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with sixth-generation rum maker Roberto Serralles, vice president of business development at Destileria Serralles.
Ardbeg presented a night of Whisky Exploration on Oct. 23 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City as NanoRacks Managing Director Jeffrey Manber officially returned vials of Ardbeg whisky that spent 3 years in space to Ardbeg's Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation Dr. Bill Lumsden.