Exploring the Unexpected and Modern in Brandy

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Say what you will about brandy: no other spirits category spans a wider range of styles. From vegetal unaged pisco, to crisp Calvados, to rich, luscious, baking spice-tinged XO Cognac, brandy is brimming with...

Deutsch Acquires Partial Ownership in Cantera Negra Tequila

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As the tequila category continues to trend heavily, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has entered into a joint venture with Two Sons Imports, LLC, owner of Cantera Negra Tequila. Deutsch has acquired a partial ownership...

Bardstown Bourbon Announces The Origin Series

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Six years after distilling their first whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Company — now one of the largest distilleries in the country — will release its first estate-distilled collection of whiskies in early 2023.  The Origin Series...

Clyde’s May Breaks Ground on New Distillery

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Conecuh Brands broke ground this week on their new distillery — Conecuh Ridge Distillery — in Troy, AL. This facility will produce Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye. Attending the ceremony was Roy Danis, president...

Buffalo Trace Distillery Sets New Tourism Record

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In another sign of the continued boom of American brown spirits, tourism numbers at Buffalo Trace Distillery have hit record highs. The National Historic Landmark Distillery welcomed more than 340,000 guests in 2021, the company reports....

Uncle Nearest Launches its Own Whiskeys in New Packaging

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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey has unveiled new packaging that contains whiskey 100% distilled, aged and bottled by the fast-growing brand. The company also announced its 2022 slate of whiskeys. In addition to its current portfolio...

Diageo Introduces 2021 Distillers Edition Collection of Scotches

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Diageo has unveil its 2021 Distillers Edition bottlings in the U.S., an annual release of single malts double-matured in different casks.  Each of the six offerings uses that distillery’s core offering as the base. Thus,...

Why Brandy is on the Upswing

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Not only is brandy the backbone in many classic cocktails, the distilled wine spirit also features prominently in fine cooking recipes. As more consumers turned to cooking and mixing cocktails at home during the...

Interview: Master Distiller Chris Morris on Woodford Reserve Turning 25

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When Brown-Forman launched Woodford Reserve in 1996, the American whiskey market was remarkably different. Nobody drank bourbon. Premiumization was a losing strategy. Top bottles that fetch hefty secondary prices today sat on retail shelves,...

KY Distillers’ Association Names New Board Officers, Directors

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The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Kevin Smith of Beam Suntory has been elected chairman of the 141-year-old non-profit trade group that unites, promotes and protects the state’s bourbon and distilled spirits industry.  Smith, who is...

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