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...

Independence Pays Off for Edrington

It’s been a full year since Edrington launched Edrington Americas, its wholly owned sales, marketing and distribution company for the U.S. market. I talked to Raul Gonzalez (pictured above), Marketing Director for single malts at Edrington, about the...

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...

A Global Phenomenon: Bourbon Continues to Boom

The chant “Buy American” can now be heard in bars and cocktail lounges around the globe. According to the Beverage Information Group, Bourbon is one of the bankable beverage trends in the U.S. Sales...

Bourbon Isn’t Having All the Fun

American whiskeys show no signs of slowing There may never have been a time like now in the long history of American whiskey. Bourbon, of course, is on fire, and distillers are now dealing with...

Brown-Forman Adds Irish Distillery

Brown-Forman Corporation held its official ground breaking ceremony this week for Slane Distillery, the company’s initial entry into distilling Irish whiskey. Slane Distillery is also the first distillery built by Brown-Forman outside of the United States. The U.S....

Buffalo Trace Distillery Old Fashioned Sour Mash

Buffalo Trace Distillery has released two Old Fashioned Sour Mash whiskeys as part of its long-running experimental whiskey program. Distilled in May of 2002, this recipe used Buffalo Trace’s proprietary mash, and the bourbon was cooked and cooled...

Buffalo Trace 2015 Antique Collection

Buffalo Trace Distillery will release its 2015 Antique Collection in late September or early October. The collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs: George T. Stagg The 2015 George T. Stagg weighs...

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