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Woodford Reserve Names Elizabeth McCall Master Distiller

Woodford Reserve today named Elizabeth McCall as Master Distiller, the third in the bourbon brand’s 26-year history, succeeding Chris Morris, who will assume the role of Master Distiller Emeritus. McCall, who has been training for...

Imported Whisky Trends in 2018

While all the talk the past few years has been about the astounding rebirth of the American whiskey category, producers of many of the world’s best- known imported whiskeys are similarly counting their lucky...

5 Alcohol Trends At Taste NY Craft Expo 2017

Taste NY, which promotes agriculture from the Empire State, hosted an expo in Manhattan last week that highlighted craft products. More than 50 producers from around New York poured their latest small-batch offerings. Walking around the...

Remy Cointreau Agrees To Buy Westland Distillery

The French spirits group Remy Cointreau announced today that it has agreed to purchase the Seattle-based Westland Distillery. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction will close before year's end, according to an article...

Johnnie Walker Red Adds Nutritional Info, Alcohol Content To Packaging

Johnnie Walker will soon provide consumers around the world with on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information. Beginning early autumn, new labels for bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label go into production and will then be shipped to...

Blog: Sampling Maker’s Mark Wood-Customization Program

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...

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

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...

Interview: Yellow Rose Distilling and Texas’ Budding Whiskey Industry

Texas whiskey is a surprisingly new thing. While one might think that brown spirits and Texas pair together naturally, it's actually rather difficult to distill whiskey in the Lone Star State. Take Yellow Rose Distilling. The first legal whiskey...

Demand for Japanese Whisky in America Outweighs Supply

Bottles do not last long on store shelves. Shipments are limited. Connoisseurs and curious drinkers grab what they can. The cost to purchase can rise well beyond the suggested retail price. This may sound like...

Interview: How The Macallan Markets to Millennials

What do Millennials know about scotch? Probably that their dad and grandfather drink it. But do they know the difference between a single malt and a blend? Islay versus a Speyside? Are all scotches smoky?...

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