Tasting: 5 of ‘The Last Great Malts’ From John Dewar & Sons

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Blind-taste someone with scotch and they’ll struggle to tell the difference between blends and single malts. But remove the blindfold and they’ll likely reach for the latter. Why is that? John Dewar & Sons Brand Ambassador Gabe...

8 Things Defining U.S. Craft Spirits In 2016

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The U.S. craft spirits industry is booming. An increase in consumer taste for experimentation and premium products has fueled a modern craft movement. Naturally, it’s useful to measure and define this trend. The inaugural Craft...

Should Retailers Fear Amazon’s Whole Foods Purchase?

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The e-retailer giant Amazon raised eyebrows last month when it purchased the national grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. Amazon it seems will continue to blur the lines between digital and physical retail. What...

7 Emerging Mezcals and Tequilas

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The increasing popularity of craft tequila has helped fuel the mezcal movement. Below we look at seven mezcal/tequila brands on the rise. 1) Mezcal El Silencio Launched in 2014, this brand has grown thanks to a...

Four Roses Announces 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

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Four Roses Distillery will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings this September – the 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch. Non-chill filtered and bottled at a 111.4 proof, the 2020 Limited Edition...

Interview: WhistlePig’s Michael Hodge on Producing a 15YO, Vermont-Oak Finished Rye

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Fans of rye whiskey have never had it better. The craft boom has powered a surge of interest in this classic category, leading to an increase in new brands and production techniques. To the...

A Competition That Judges Spirits Differently

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Spirits are graded with unusual parameters in The New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC). Judges still blind-taste entries, and receive info about style, age and geographical origin. But they also get to see the market price of each...

5 American Whiskey Trends to Watch in 2017-18

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The booming American whiskey market has forced new trends due to limited supplies versus soaring demand. This has necessitated creativity from whiskey-makers. Like Steve Beam and John Rempe, whose recent work is emblematic of the...

Drizly Partners with Shop Rite & Tobacco in Louisiana

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Drizly, the nation’s largest alcohol e-commerce marketplace, today announced a partnership with Shop Rite & Tobacco Plus, one of Louisiana’s leading liquor retailers. The partnership will bring delivery of beer, wine and liquor in under 60 minutes...

Woodford Reserve Unveils Very Fine Rare Bourbon

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Woodford Reserve has announced its latest Master’s Collection release, and the oldest whiskey released yet by the brand: Woodford Reserve Very Fine Rare Bourbon. This new, limited expression also comes in a redesigned bottle. The bourbon...

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