How Can Craft Distilling Survive The Coronavirus?

The U.S. craft spirits industry was booming before COVID-19 gripped hold of the globe. Consumers flocked to distillery tasting rooms across the country. U.S. spirits sales grew 5.3% last year, reaching a record high of...

Woodford Reserve Unveils 2020 Kentucky Derby Bottle

Woodford Reserve, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, has unveiled its 2020 commemorative Derby bottle. This year’s release features the work of Louisville artist Richard Sullivan, a former Atlanta Braves baseball player. Sullivan’s watercolor...

What’s New at Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Barton 1792 and Michter’s

As part of the Bourbon Classic 2020 festival last week, media visited four of the leading distilleries in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Barton 1792 and Michter’s. At each stop we caught up in with the distillery teams....

Blanton’s Gold Bourbon is Coming to America

Buffalo Trace has announced the first-ever launch of Blanton’s Gold Edition in the U.S. Normally only available overseas, this single-barrel bourbon, aged between six and eight years, will hit the American market this summer. Blanton’s...

MGP Launches Single Barrel Programs for Remus, Rossville Union Whiskeys

MGP continues to expand beyond its sourcing business with the newly announced single barrel whiskey programs for George Remus Bourbon and Rossville Union Rye. The distillery’s proprietary bourbon and rye whiskeys will both be available in two mash bills. George Remus...

Drizly Partners with Shop Rite & Tobacco in Louisiana

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...

Port Ellen Receives Approval for New Distillery Construction

Soon enough, whisky fans can sip Port Ellen without paying huge prices on the secondary market. This legendary “ghost distillery” — closed in the mid ’80s during the most recent Scotch nadir — recently received...

How a Craft Distillery Captured the Flavor of Texas

Texas is truly at the heart of Firestone & Robertson Distillery. From eye-catching branding to single-farm mash bills to a proprietary wild yeast strain and more, The Lone Star State is woven into the company’s...

Interview: Drizly Co-Founder Cory Rellas on Alcohol Ecommerce in 2019-20

Ecommerce is growing rapidly. Consumers increasingly purchase products online and expect prompt deliveries to their doorsteps. And while the world of alcohol might be slow in digitizing sales — whether due to legal hurdles...

When Will Consumers Understand American Single Malt?

U.S. distilleries produce an impressive diversity of American single malt whiskey, yet the question remains — do consumers understand the category? This question was discussed during a panel hosted yesterday in Manhattan by the American...

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