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Tasting Mortlach Rare Old, 18 Years Old, and 25 Years Old with Georgie Bell

Mortlach, “The Beast of Dufftown,” is a storied Speyside distillery that has a long reputation as the maker of a connoisseur’s whisky. For years, single malt from Mortlach has been hard to come by; most of its production has been … Continue...Show More Summary

The Distillery No. 209 story is one of handcrafted gin

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The message brought to you by our sponsor Distillery No. 209, purveyors of handcrafted gin. Read the rest

Das Tal's latest stress test happens this Saturday

Fantasy PvP sandbox Das Tal is hosting a pre-alpha stress test this weekend, according to developer Fairytale Distillery's latest press release. The test runs from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 22nd. Das Tal's previous...Show More Summary

The Whiskey Wars That Left Brooklyn in Ruins

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

In 1862 the new Bureau of Internal Revenue began taxing whiskey as a means of funding the Civil War. The tax rose for years until the government’s take was more than the the value of the liquor, and distilleries went underground to avoid it. Show More Summary

Widow Jane Distillery Combines Chocolate and Bourbon for Unique Business

Opening a craft distillery in New York City isn’t exactly a novel idea anymore. But Widow Jane Distillery, near the corner of Conover and Coffey St. in the Borough of Brooklyn, is hardly your average distillery.  Here an innovative entrepreneur combines chocolate and bourbon for a unique business that seems to be paying off. Show More Summary

Get Your Booster Shots of Culture

Tapestry Opera's artistic director Michael Mori talks about marrying opera with food in the Distillery District. Tapestry Briefs: Booster Shots Ernest Balmer Studio (9 Trinity Street) November 13–16, 8 p.m. $35 Crawling is an activity...Show More Summary

Dining | New Jersey: Distilleries in New Jersey are Legally Ready for Business

A change in state law has made it easier and cheaper for distillers to get into the business. At least three are ready to go.

Japanese Distillery Nikka Yochi Demonstrates the Fiery Process of Charring a Whisky Aging Barrel

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

While Potluck Video was visiting the Nikka Yochi Distillery in Hokkaido, Japan, a worker demonstrated the amazing fiery process of charring a whisky aging barrel. Charring a barrel between uses is done “in order to flavor and sterilize the barrel.” Potluck Video had travelled to the distillery in order to learn more about Japanese whiskies. […]

Japanese Distillery Demonstrates the Fiery Process of Charring a Whisky Aging Barrel

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

While Potluck Video was visiting the Nikka Yochi Distillery in Hokkaido, Japan, a worker demonstrated the amazing fiery process of charring a whisky aging barrel. Charring a barrel between uses is done “in order to flavor and sterilize the barrel”. Potluck Video had travelled to the distillery in order to learn more about Japanese whiskies. […]

Review: Blue Heron Vodka

As we reviewed earlier, Wilderness Trail Distillery produces Harvest Rum — “the Bourbon drinker’s rum” — in the heart of Kentucky. But did you know they also make a vodka? Naturally, “the Bourbon drinker’s vodka,” Blue Heron. Made from a 50-50 … Continue reading ?

Suck It, Scotland: World's Best Whiskey Is From Japan

Each time a new edition of the World Whisky Bible comes out, you can expect to see a Scottish distillery at the top—but the 2015 version is full of firsts. A Japanese whiskey has stolen the No. 1 rank for the first time, while no Scottish whisky even made...

The World's Best Whisky is Japanese

Scottish distilleries are in shock after a Japanese single malt was named the best whisky in the world. Whisky expert Jim Murray described the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 as a drink of "near incredible genius," awarding it 97.5 marks out of 100 in the 2015 World Whisky Bible. Show More Summary

The Hard Road to Making Hard Liquor

A look at a nascent distillery in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley

Scotland Loses World's Best Whisky Title to Japan

It also lost the best European whisky title to a distillery from England. Scotland no longer makes the best whisky in the world. According to the Independent, Whisky expert Jim Murray — who runs the Whisky Bible competition — crowned...Show More Summary

Japan whiskey is the shot heard 'round the world!

A Japanese single malt has been named the best whisky in the world by an industry watchdog — and for the first time, there are no Scottish distilleries in the top five.

Tasting Report: 6 Whiskies Along “The Highland Journey”

I had the recent good fortune to attend an online tasting called “The Highland Journey,” a road that took us through four distilleries and six single malts, all from distilleries throughout the Scottish Highlands. Tasted roughly from southeast to northwest, the … Continue reading ?

Newly Renovated Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill Looks Like a Distillery From the Future

Have you seen the newly renovated Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill gin distillery in Hampshire? It's pretty dang cool. The site opened to the public early in the month, showing off the unique glasshouse... via JustLuxe.com

Drinkhacker Reads – 10.27.2014 – Fireball GoPro Goes Viral, Vodka Distillery Goes Fireball

San Antonino firefighters were called to an East Bexar vodka distillery explosion at 8 am this morning. A propane or ethanol leak is currently the theory investigators are working with, but won’t have anything confirmed until looking at the distillery … Continue reading ?

Spaceborne whisky returns to Earth

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Interested in finding out what whisky matured in space tastes like? You may get a chance sooner than you think. Scottish distillery Ardbeg teamed up with the scientists at NanoRacks to put vials of whisky aboard the International Space Station three...

Review: Michter’s US-1 Small Batch Bourbon, Rye, and Unblended American Whiskey

To clarify my earlier commentary on the company: Michter’s is an old name that’s reviving its distillery operations — but while that’s getting going, the company is bottling contract-produced spirits under its own label. Label copy on this series of … Continue reading ?

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