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,...

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...

Barrell Launches Gold Label, New Year Bourbons

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Barrell Craft Spirits (BCS) has announced two new bourbon whiskey blends: Gold Label and New Year 2022. Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Bourbon This new release is a mix of 16- and 17-year-old straight bourbons, distilled...

Woodford Reserve Announces Holiday Bottles

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In time for the holiday season, Woodford Reserve has announced the release of its annual holiday bottle, which features artwork by British architect Nick Hirst. Also for the holidays, Woodford Reserve and Williams Sonoma will...

U.S. and EU End Whiskey Tariffs

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In another positive sign for the continued boom of brown spirits, America and the European Union have lifted tariffs previously placed on whiskey imports. This development comes as part of a broader agreement over the weekend...

Blue Run, Bourbon Legend Jim Rutledge Launch High Rye Bourbon

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The first Blue Run Spirits whiskey made with bourbon legend Jim Rutledge serving as the contracted master distiller is now available. Blue Run Kentucky Straight High Rye Bourbon is distilled from a mash bill of...

Johnnie Walker Names New Master Blender

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Johnnie Walker, the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky, has named Dr. Emma Walker as the new master blender, following news that legendary Master Blender Dr. Jim Beveridge will retire at the end of the year. Beveridge has been...

Buffalo Trace Unveils 2021 Antique Collection Whiskeys

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In one of Bourbon Hunting Season’s most eagerly anticipated moments, Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced its 2021 Antique Collection of uncut and unfiltered whiskeys. This year’s lineup does not include the traditional George T. Stagg...

Podcast: Alcohol Industry Trends: Part 2

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Following Part 1 of this two-part episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz dive into even more alcohol industry trends. These include celebrity-backed alcohol brands and their common pitfalls; the rise of CBD beverages and what comes...

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