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...

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: 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...

Interview: Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris Talks Small-Batch Whiskey

Woodford Reserve joined a growing movement in whiskey last year by starting its own limited-release, small-batch line. The Woodford Reserve Distillery Series launched last July with Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux, and expanded this year with Frosty Four Wood. These distinctly tasting...

Orphan Barrel Launches Gifted Horse, an Accidental Whiskey

Misfortune can sometimes turn into opportunity. Even better when there’s whiskey involved. Such was the case with the seventh release from Diageo’s Orphan Barrel line: Gifted Horse American Whiskey. This new bottle — with a suggested retail...

Behind the Barrel-Strength: An Interview with Wyoming Whiskey’s David DeFazio

The first legal distillery in Wyoming has launched its first barrel-strength bourbon. Wyoming Whiskey opened nine years ago in Kerby, Wyoming. The distillery crafts whiskey from the state’s natural resources, including grains grown within one mile of the...

Van Winkle Bourbon Annual Release

The annual release of the Van Winkle bourbons will begin in November. Unfortunately, the company says, the angel's share was worse this year than in past, meaning lower whiskey yields in 2015. "The result is less 15 year-old...

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye

Russell’s Reserve has unveiled its Single Barrel Rye. "Rye Whiskey is booming, and Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell are responding the only way they know how – a 104 proof, barrel-aged spice bomb like only...

Maker’s Mark Lets Retailers Customize in ‘Private Select’ Program

Whiskey enthusiasts can now make their own Maker’s Mark. The company announced its newest program this week — Private Select. This program allows retail customers to “make their own Maker’s,” the company says, by finishing fully-matured cask strength Maker’s...

Whiskey, Across America

Whiskey is now made locally, everywhere in America. The founders of Hudson Whiskey had not intended to produce craft spirits. The company operates on farmland originally purchased ten years ago to become a rock-climbing ranch. But neighbors...

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