Bacardi Acquires Stillhouse

Bacardi Limited today acquired all the assets of Stillhouse, LLC. Bacardi made an initial investment in Stillhouse in 2014 and has provided additional funding and strategic support to the company through the years. This acquisition...

U.S. Announces 25% Tariff on Scotch, Irish Whiskey, Other European Alcohol

As part of an ongoing trade war between the U.S. and Europe, the Trump administration today announced plans for a 25% tariff on all manners of European imports. These includes Scotch whisky, along with European...

Amazon Launches Exclusive Gin Brand

What seemed inevitable is now happening. Amazon has posted a new gin brand that is available exclusively through the online retail giant. Tovess Single Batch Crafted Dry Gin is an English spirit from "a distillery...

Interview: Maker’s Mark’s Jane Bowie on Innovating Bourbon

Maker's Mark Distillery, which is not necessarily known for new products, last month announced its first-ever nationally available limited-release bourbon. With the (long) name of Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 Limited Release: Stave...

Interview: Jim Murray on the Evolution of American Whiskey

Among writers, what name is more synonymous with whisky than Jim Murray? The British journalist pioneered full-time whisky writing in the 1990s, and continues to shape the industry with his immensely influential Whisky Bible...

How Has Rabbit Hole Distillery Emerged in a Crowded Whiskey Market?

The number of whiskeys on retail shelves and back bars has never been higher. So how does a new distillery stand out amidst the brown spirits boom? Founded in 2012, Rabbit Hole Distillery was already...

Buffalo Trace Announces the 2019 Antique Collection

It’s fall season and that means time for the 2019 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection of bourbon and rye whiskey. This much-anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs....

7 Emerging Mezcals and Tequilas

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...

Jameson Announces Next Two Caskmates Craft Beer-Aged Whiskies

Jameson Irish Whiskey has unveiled the next two entries in its popular Caskmates series that ages the spirit in used craft beer barrels. This newest duo features the “hyper local” breweries Revolution Brewing and Bale...

Pernod Ricard Buys Castle Brands, Jefferson’s Bourbon

Pernod Ricard has continued its buying spree in the realm of spirits with the purchase of Castle Brands. The acquisition price is $223 million. The deal comprises the entire Castle Brands portfolio — including Jefferson’s Bourbon — following...

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