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Bonhams to auction rare Japanese Whiskies from Closed Distilleries

Whisky connoisseurs should be glad to know that there will be an impressive Japanese contingent in the Whisky Auction Featuring Closed Distilleries on February 6, 2015, at Bonhams Hong Kong. Read the rest of the story at: Bonhams to auction rare Japanese Whiskies from Closed Distilleries

Haig Club Scotch Whisky

Made at Cameronbridge Distillerythe oldest grain distillery in Scotland, this single-grain scotch whisky offers up a smooth body and spicy finish reminiscent of a good Añejo tequila. Packaged in a beautiful cobalt blue bottle with a copper lid.

Drinkhacker Reads – 12.22.2014 – Budweiser Myths, Pappy Preferences, and More

• Forbes takes on the myths and trends behind the recent major brand vs. craft distillery sales conversation. [Forbes] • This latest round of diplomatic talks between Cuba and the United States could have major ramifications for the rum industry. Show More Summary

Whisky Auction featuring closed distilleries on 6 February 2015 at Bonhams Hong Kong

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Earlier this year, Jim Murray?s Whisky Bible 2015 named a Japanese whisky as the world?s best for the first time. Murray praised the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, which retails at £100, for its ?light, teasing spice.? Murray?s...Show More Summary

Review: Craigellachie 13 Years Old, 17 Years Old, 19 Years Old, and 23 Years Old

These expressions from Speyside’s Craigellachie (pronounced CRAY-guh-lackey) Distillery have the same provenance as the three Aultmore whiskies we recently reviewed. Now part of the Dewar’s portfolio — which makes heavy use of Craigellachie...Show More Summary

Obama Gives The Gift Of Clemency, Sparingly

by Dish Staff Maya Rhodan passes along news of Obama’s “Christmas clemency”: Obama granted 12 pardons to people convicted of various crimes from 1964 to 1997: possession of an unregistered distillery, counterfeiting, and conspiracy to transport a stolen car. Obama also commuted the sentences of eight federal prisoners serving lengthy sentences for drug crimes. None […]

100,000 prisoners are in for low-level drug offenses. Obama just gave relief to 8.

President Obama granted 12 pardons and 8 commutations on Wednesday. The pardons, given mostly to people who had served out their sentences long ago, were for a variety of mostly minor offenses ranging from "working a distillery on which the required sign is not placed" to "manufacture of marijuana" to wire fraud. Of more interest to the debate over […]

Review: Lost Spirits Colonial American Inspired Rum

Monterey, Calif.-based mad scientist Bryan Davis is back at work with a new rum called Colonial American Inspired. Ultra-high in alcohol, it’s an iteration on the distillery’s Navy Style Rum that came out at the beginning of the year. Show More Summary

Whiskey Distillery Slashes Carbon, Increases Production

An Irish whiskey distillery has reduced its carbon emissions 40 percent while increasing whiskey production after installing equipment and technology supplied by GEA Wiegand. The Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard €100 million ($124 million)...Show More Summary

'Grey's Anatomy's' Kevin McKidd: Actor. Director. Scotch Distillery Worker.

Before becoming an actor, Kevin McKidd worked in a distillery, toiled as a coppersmith and studied engineering at the University of Edinburgh in his native Scotland.Then the acting bug bit, he became a drama major and went on to a successful career in television, radio, stage and film. Show More Summary

Old Fourth Ward Distillery Now Open

 Powered by Max Banner Ads The first distillery in the city of Atlanta since prohibition, in 1906, has officially opened. Old Fourth Ward Distillery, is now open for tours and tastings. While it only produces vodka right now, they have plans to begin producing gin, whiskey and bourbon shortly. Before Prohibition, there were numerous distilleries throughout […]

23 Craft Distilleries Every Liquor Lover Should Know

American craft distilleries are getting attention both here as well as across the pond. Back in August, The New York Times published an article about how boutique American spirits — from vodka to whiskey — are spreading around the globe. Small...Show More Summary

The Second Edition of the Glenrothes 1992 Vintage Single Malt Has Arrived

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Among the more than 100 single-malt distilleries in Scotland, the Glenrothes has made a name for itself by being one of the few that labels its whiskies by vintage rather than years in the cask. The reasoning behind this is that theShow More Summary

Review: Aultmore 12 Years Old, 21 Years Old, and 25 Years Old

Aultmore, a Speyside distillery, has changed hands many times, but again became part of the Dewar’s portfolio in 1998. Normally used in the company’s blends — including Dewar’s — only now is Dewar’s releasing these three expressionsShow More Summary

Expert Distillers Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Explain the Step-by-Step Process by Which Bourbon Made

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

New York City-based Gear Patrol took a trip through the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to learn from expert distillers the step-by-step process by which the distinctive spirit is made. Among the distilleries visited were Maker’s Mark, Buffalo Trace, Willett, Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Woodford Reserve. We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone […]

How bourbon is made

3 weeks agoOdd : Kottke.org

Gear Patrol visited 12 whiskey distilleries (including Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark, and Jim Beam) to find out how bourbon is made. Cool. Some of that I knew, and some I didn't. My favorite detail is how the placement of the barrel in the aging room can affect the flavor of the bourbon within. Just like cheese. (via digg) Tags: alcohol food how to video whiskey

Review: The Balvenie 25 Years Old Single Barrel and Tun 1509, Batch 1 Single Malt

Lucky day: Not one, but two new bottlings from a perennial favorite: The Balvenie. Actually, the distillery has recently released three different whiskies, the third being The Balvenie Fifty, Cask 4567, a 50 year old expression thatShow More Summary

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

last monthOdd : 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

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