Photos by John McCarthy Joe Heron must be nuts. This eccentric South African rock music fanatic and serial entrepreneur risked everything he has by constructing a state-of-the-art, 45,000 square foot distillery in the heart of bourbon country during the biggest American whiskey boom in over 40 years—to make absinthe, experimental gin, [...]
There is no doubt a quip about drink and driving in here somewhere, but Jose Cuervo, the tequila distillery is partnering up with Ford Motor Company to create car parts out of the agave plant. Together Cuervo and Ford plan to develop a sustainable bioplastic material out of agave to use in cars and trucks... Show More Summary
Woodford’s latest Distillery Series bourbon — a limited edition experimental series that doesn’t quite merit Master’s Collection status — is here. “Five Malt” connotes what it is, though the company doesn’t exactly tell you everything: Inspired by the popularity of… Continue reading ?
The Ardbeg distillery on Islay Distillers are blasting spirits into space or sending them to the ocean floor in pursuit of flavor… Richard Carleton Hacker
Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55-Year-Old A small group of whisky enthusiasts will visit distilleries and taste the ultra-rare Glenfiddich 55 Year Old… Richard Carleton Hacker
The Arran distillery on the Isle of Arran turns 21 this year. To mark the occasion, the bottler is adding an 18 year old single malt to the permanent lineup. Aged in a mix of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, it is… Continue reading ?
Casimir Nozkowski grew up in a building at 70 Hester Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Before his parents occupied it in the late 1960s, the building had been a synagogue, a Prohibition-era distillery, and a raincoat factory. Show More Summary
High West Whiskey Stay up to date with the latest happenings at Utah’s High West Distillery… Juliana Distefano
The flaws in today's spirits labels, as outlined below, have led to myriad problems for distilleries and other producers, as well as for consumers, and even for bars and retail stores. The system, as regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is — in many ways — broken. Show More Summary
The Flaming Lips are releasing a special whiskey blend in collaboration with Few Spirits called the “Brainville Rye Whiskey.” It's made from a mixture of “rye, corn and malted barley grown within 150 miles” of Few's distillery in Evanston, Illinois, according to a press release. The 80-proof whiskey will be released this October. Show More Summary
From liquor cabinets to ghost distilleries, whiskey collectors are hunting for the rarest bottlings to add to their collections.
FEW Spirits have announced a truly unique collaboration with THE FLAMING LIPS: Brainville Rye Whiskey. The whiskey is made from a combination of rye, corn and malted barley grown within 150 miles of the FEW distillery, and aged in new, charred American oak barrels custom-made in Minnesota. Show More Summary
Invoking an air of Diablo combined with Don’t Starve, Das Tal readies for their alpha test. The Developers have been working hard over at Fairytale Distillery to get ready for this moment. The table is set, the candles have been lit and it is time. Time to get out your trusty Scythe (my favourite weapon [&hellip
San Francisco has always been a gin-drinking town, going back to pre-Prohibition days. Today, it’s gin’s time to shine with more gin bars than ever. The heritage continues both in the quantity and quality of local distilleries producing gin and the increase in gin cocktails seen on restaurant and bar menus. Show More Summary
It's 65 years old Scotch drinkers appreciate a beverage that's been aged for a while, so The Macallan offering up an extremely old — and extremely expensive — luxury. The distillery has released what it's calling "Peerless Spirit, a 65-year-old single malt aged in sherry-seasoned oak casks. Show More Summary
The Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand is allowing tour guides at its Tennessee distillery to tell visitors that the company’s eponymous founder actually learned how to distill whiskey from a slave, the New York Times reported. The company had previously stated that Daniel was taught by a...
On its 150th anniversary, the Tennessee whiskey distillery concedes that its official history didn’t tell the whole story of its origins.
IN LOCAL NEWS: The Colorado Springs Gazette did a story on Michael Girard and his 3 Hundred Days of Shine distillery here in Monument. The area’s sole moonshine-focused distillery opened September 2014. Girard has produced a whole lot of his flavored liquor since. His distributor picks up at least 300 cases once a month – […]
We recently had the privilege of visiting George Dickel Tennessee Whisky’s famous Cascade Hollow Distillery, and went behind the scenes to see how grains, water, and yeast are transformed into wonderful whiskies for us to enjoy. Here, we share our tour in photos.
For World Gin Day, I took a closer look at the Sipsmith Distillery in London, and the process of small batch spirit production.