When Will Consumers Understand American Single Malt?

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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...

Diageo Reveals 2020 Special Releases Whisky Collection

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September is for more than bourbon hunting. Scotch-lovers, too, have reason to anticipate this season of limited releases. Diageo today unveiled its 2020 Special Releases Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection. The annual collection explores unusual age...

Blog: Sampling Maker’s Mark Wood-Customization Program

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The first batches of Maker’s Mark Private Select, the bourbon brand’s wood-selection customization program, became available this spring. Marriott and Maker’s Mark hosted a group of journalists in Kentucky in April to sample some...

6 Scotch Strategies From Diageo In 2017

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Global drinks giant Diageo counts 111 Scotch brands among its portfolio. This spans the styles and includes Johnnie Walker, J&B, Bell’s, Lagavulin, Buchanan’s, Oban, Talisker, Mortlach, The Singleton and more. To share its Scotch strategies for...

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

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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....

Bacardi Testifies Before Congress in Havana Club Rum Matter

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Bacardi continues to defend its ownership of Havana Club Rum. The U.S. government last month granted renewal of the rum's registration to the Cuban government. In response, Bacardi FOI'ed the decision. And on Feb. 11, at the request of the...

Interview with Tom Jensen, an American Making Whiskey in Ireland

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There’s opportunity in America for Irish whiskey. Although the category still trails scotch sales in the U.S. by about 1 to 4, it is gaining steam. Pernod Ricard’s Irish lineup has performed impressively in recent...

Interview: How Patrón Stays Small-Batch Despite Its Large Size

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Patrón Tequila has used artisanal production techniques well before that trend swept through spirits and marketing. The brand has long positioned itself as ultra-premium and has become a giant of the top-shelf. Still, the company...

Winners Announced From 2017 NY International Spirits Competition

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The 2017 New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) recently announced medalists from its 8th annual competition, which last month graded 600 spirits from around the world. The NYISC is notable for its unusual process. Judges only include trade professionals: retail...

September is Virginia Spirits Month

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared September as Virginia Spirits Month, marking the third annual celebration designed to educate consumers and travelers about Virginia distilled spirits. “Virginia is the birthplace of American spirits, and our...

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