Remainder of Barton 1792 Distillery Collapses

On top of the already unfortunate initial collapse of a warehouse at Sazerac’s Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, the remainder of warehouse #30 has given away.  Now, the warehouse remains as a pile of wood and barrels among the beautiful distillery grounds.  Luckily, no injuries were reported in either collapse. After the first collapse…

CEI Debuts New Film: ‘I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit’

Last week, I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit, a documentary-style short film that tells the story of how the freedom to innovate, enjoy, and profit brings people together, was launched. Produced by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Passing Lane Films, the film interviews whiskey industry entrepreneurs as well as whiskey drinkers to illustrate how the commerce of whiskey…

2016 Yellowstone Limited Edition Launching in October

Limestone Branch Distillery has announced the 2016 edition of Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon, set to hit the market in October. This year’s limited edition combines two extra-aged rye mashed bourbons – a stately 12-year and a bold 7-year – hand-selected and finished for several months in new toasted wine barrels. The result is…

Clyde May’s Announces New Straight Bourbon & Cask Strength Whiskey

Clyde May’s Whiskey has announced two new releases – a non-chill filtered, 92-proof Straight Bourbon and a 117-proof, 8-year Cask Strength whiskey. 5-year, Non-Chill Filtered, 92-proof Straight Bourbon Paying homage to Clyde May himself, this non-chill filtered straight bourbon is said to be a classic 5-year-old, easy drinking spirit. Using simple and traditional ingredients, the bourbon mash is…

The Bardstown Bourbon Company Starts Production with Sold Out Capacity

After nearly three years in development, the Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo) today achieved another major milestone with the start of commercial production. The Company also announced that it’s already preparing to expand because its collaborative whiskey, bourbon, and rye distilling program is sold out, based on the current capacity of the distillery. The distillery’s 1.5…

Rare Scotch Whisky Breaks £5 Million Barrier First Half 2016

The value of collectible bottles of Scotch whisky traded within a half year period has surpassed $6.6 (£5) million for the first time since records began in 2008, according to figures published this week by Rare Whisky 101, a firm launched in 2014 by Andy Simpson and David Robertson with the aim of offering a whisky valuation…

Laphroaig Prepares for Live Twitter ‘Opinions Welcome’ Projection Project

Opinions Welcome – “Big Opinions” Join in on the fun. You may all be familiar with Laphroaig’s ongoing “Opinions Welcome” campaign. To shake things up, John Campbell, for one week only (11-15 October), will be choosing “Opinions Welcome” tweets to display onto the over 200-year-old iconic white wall of the Laphroaig distillery, Warehouse No.1 on the shores of…

Tech Thursday: The All New Apple Watch is Finally Here…

The Jim Beam Apple Watch, that is… How we all like to have our fun. This week, in conjunction with Apple’s latest keynote, Jim Beam joined in the fun by sharing its latest innovation: the Jim Beam Apple Watch. “It’s a slick, stylish accessory that conveniently packs a 1.5 oz. shot glass right on your wrist,…

Rebel Yell Bourbon Launches 10 Year Single Barrel

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has introduced Rebel Yell Single Barrel, aged for a full 10-years and bottled one barrel at a time at 100 proof. This hand-bottled wheated bourbon will be available nationwide in limited quantity – 2,000 cases – in September, and 4,000 cases are planned for 2017. Rebel Yell Single Barrel…

Auchentoshan Launches the ‘New Malt Order’

Auchentoshan has announced its search to find fresh creative talent from behind the bar who can demonstrate they challenge the norms and do things differently to become part of the New Malt Order. Each year, the New Malt Order will unite 12 bartenders from cities around the world to collectively create a new limited edition…

Edinburgh Single Malt Whisky Distillery Gets the Green Light

Single malt whisky distilling is a step closer to returning to Scotland’s capital after a 90 year absence after the City of Edinburgh Council approved an application to develop the Engine Shed building and site on St Leonard’s Lane into a single malt whisky distillery and visitor center. The Holyrood Park Distillery is a joint…

Copperworks Unveils American Single Malt Whiskey

Copperworks Distilling Company, distiller of small-batch spirits on Seattle’s downtown waterfront, has announced August 27 for the unveiling of its much anticipated Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey. Copperworks Whiskey is a distinctive entrant to the newly emerging category of American Single Malt Whiskey. Copperworks Whiskey Release 001 is made from a high-quality craft beer brewed from 100…

Glen Grant launches Three New Premium Selections

Glen Grant recently announced the launch of three new expressions – 12 Year Old, 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered and 18 Year Old single malt Scotch whiskies, which will join the existing range, to include The Major’s Reserve, 5 Year Old, and 10 Year Old, as well as a selection of limited edition bottles; each based…

Laphroaig Announces New Cairdeas Madeira

Laphroaig (La-‘froyg) has announced the launch of the 2016 Cairdeas expression, Laphroaig Cairdeas Madeira. Released annually as a limited edition offering, Cairdeas is crafted by Laphroaig distillery manager, John Campbell, to celebrate friendship (“Cairdeas” means friendship in Gaelic), and honor the Friends Of Laphroaig community, an integral component of the Laphroaig family. Cairdeas Madeira features fully matured Laphroaig that is aged…

Glenfarclas Announces 1986 Refill Sherry Butts V

J. & G. Grant have announced the arrival of the Glenfarclas 1986 Refill Sherry Butts V, which takes its place as the fifth limited edition bottling from the Family Collector Series. This expression represents the 5th generation of the Grant family and current chairman of the distillery, John L. S Grant. Previous Family Collector editions have…

Introducing theUncommonGreen: Not Your Common Barware

As whisky drinkers, we all have our fair share of glassware in the cabinet – some of it fancy, some of it rather simple. How creative does it get, though? With theUncommonGreen, your barware is about to get a lot more attention. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts, a city I miss dearly, UncommonGreen is a modern-day design…