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Podcast: Getting a Grasp on Gin

In our first podcast devoted to gin, we talk with Brendan Bartley, head bartender and beverage director at the renowned speakeasy Bathtub Gin and the creator of Botanery Barn Distilling’s new Revivalist Garden Gin....

Interview: Women in Spirits, with Beth Buckner of Maker’s Mark

March is Women’s History Month. In 2024 this comes as the U.S. spirits industry highlights and celebrates numerous women who have made huge contributions. Including Beth Buckner, senior manager of innovation and blending at...

Report: U.S. Spirits Sales Flat in 2023, RTDs Boomed

U.S. spirits revenues maintained market share in 2023, as the sector reset following the robust sales spikes during the pandemic super cycle. Thus reported the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) reported...

DISCUS Report: U.S. Spirits Exports Hit Record High in ’23

Concerns that the U.S. spirits industry — currently in a modern boom with frantic expansion across the industry — might soon come upon a bubble are typically answered with: Check the exports. And for good...

What’s New at Your Favorite Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries?

Kentucky bourbon remains in a modern golden age. An ongoing spirits boom was supercharged during Covid, as consumers stuck at home joined whiskey social media groups and researched brands and bottles. Suddenly, everybody was...

Podcast: Why Are American Whiskey Prices Rising?

Have you noticed that the prices on the bottles of American whiskey that you love continue to tick up, up, up? It's hard to miss it. How much longer can that go on? For...

Lisa Wicker Named Master Distiller at Garrard County

The Atlanta-based spirits company Staghorn has named Lisa Wicker as the first master distiller of its recently opened Garrard County Distilling Co. in Lancaster, KY. The former Widow Jane Distillery leader will oversee whiskey making...

Podcast: The Top Cocktail Trends of 2024

In this episode of our On & Off podcast, we talk the top drinks trends of 2024, with Andrew Freedman, founder of the San Francisco-based agencies af&co. and Carbonate, and Leith Steele, senior strategist...

How Retailers Will Handle Allocated Whiskey in 2024

How to handle allocated whiskey and the people who chase these products will remain a dominant retail story in 2024. You know these people. They burst into your store and ask for Blanton’s. They follow...

Campari Buying Courvoisier

Italian spirits company Campari Group announced Dec. 14 that it will acquire the Cognac brand Courvoisier from Beam Suntory. The deal — the largest in Campari Group’s history — is valued at about $1.32 billion and expected to...

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