Categories Spirits Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve Runs Out Of Stock

Eire Born Spirits today announced that demand for Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey rapidly outpaced supply, resulting in an out-of-stock situation in its original release markets of Ireland and the United States. The situation is a testament to the quality of the brand’s first expression, a fine blend of Irish grain and single malt whiskey. Proper No. Twelve is becoming known all over the world as a brand that pays homage to Crumlin, Dublin 12 the neighborhood where company Founder, Conor McGregor, was born and raised.

Johnnie Walker Allocates Rare 28 Year Old Midnight Blend

Johnnie Walker has launched the final and fifth edition in the John Walker & Sons Private Collection, 28 Year Old Midnight Blend. Only 3,888 limited-edition, individually numbered collectible decanters of this decadent Scotch have been released, with each containing rare and precious whiskies aged for a minimum of 28 years. 28 Year Old Midnight Blend features layers of butterscotch, caramel and toffee, balanced with a fruitiness and touch of spice. Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge said: “Whiskies aged for 28 years…

George Washington Distillery Turning Out Strong Volume

In 1797, George Washington’s farm manager, James Anderson, convinced his employer that producing whiskey made from corn and rye grown on the estate would be a natural complement to his milling business. Washington was initially skeptical but soon granted permission to build the 2,250-square-foot distillery, making it among the largest whiskey distilleries in early America. By 1799, Washington produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey, worth the then-substantial sum of $7,500. The distillery ceased operating in 1814 when the building burned.

Beach Whiskey Makes Four Major New Hires

The Beach Whiskey Company has announced four new major hires. “We continue to be encouraged by the response to Beach Whiskey and American Harvest Organic Vodka from retailers, distributors and consumers,” said Chuck Trout, CEO of the Beach Whiskey Company. “As a result of our success with national chains in the on- and off-premise, we’ve expanded our sales leadership and are thrilled to announce three new additions to the Beach Whiskey Company team.”

Nine Banded Whiskey: An Expression of Austin Culture

Nine Banded Whiskeyhales from Austin, Texas, a product of the city’s creativity and originality. Like Austin, NIne Banded prides itself on being able to bring people together, and to that end it brought Kyle Herman, President of the brand, and me together where I got to grill this spirits veteran on his new product, the shape of the industry today and what’s coming next for the ever-growing American whiskey category?

Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey Prepares Roll Out

Conecuh Brands will release Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey on September 1st of this year.  The newest addition to the Clyde May’s line up is aged a minimum of 3-years and bottled at 47% ABV. “Right now, Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey is at its peak in terms of flavor profile and taste.  Given the excellence of the product and current market trends, this is the perfect time to release this new expression,” says Roy Danis, President and CEO Conecuh Brands.

7 Recipes To Create Your National Bourbon Heritage Month Menu

Last year Bourbon reached 20 million cases in the United States — that’s a growth rate of about 30 percent since 2010. With warehouses filled to capacity, bourbon is just at the beginning of its return from the ashes after the vodka category burst its bubble back in the ‘70s. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, new educational and historical campaigns, a cool factor for the mixology space and the truly stellar standard across many of the brands responsible for growing this category makes this spirit the one to watch…

Master Distiller Chris Morris’s Newest Inspiration is Steeped in Kentucky Tradition

The only problem any master distiller could find with a brand like Woodford Reserve is, well, that’s it’s as close to perfect as you can get. So, what’s left to discuss you ask, and quite rightly? The problem is that if you’re adding to the brand’s portfolio then every addition must also, then, be perfect, or what’s the point? And define perfect? This writer’s perfect may not be your …

Old Forester Returns Home

Returning to the same building it once called home, Old Forester Distilling Co. opened to the public today at 119 W. Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky. The $45 million, 70,000 square foot distillery will guide guests through the brand’s rich history and Bourbon making process of Old Forester, a brand sealed in history as America’s First Bottled Bourbon.

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey Released Nationally

Woodford Reserve has just released Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, a blended malt whiskey based on historical recipes and influenced by Woodford Reserve Bourbon. The Malt is the newest expression of the Woodford Reserve portfolio, which includes the original Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, and Woodford Reserve Rye. This is the fourth addition to Woodford Reserve’s 22-year-old brand.

Hendrick’s Mastermind Launches New Bourbon Infused With Oil From Beaver Castor Sacs

Eau De Musc (“Water of Musk”), a new limited-edition beaver castoreum whiskey from the branding mastermind of Hendrick’s Gin brand, officially launches nationwide on June 11, 2018. Well-regarded in the spirits world for pushing boundaries with his bold choice of flavors and exotic ingredients, Steven Grasse and his talented team at Tamworth Distilling and Mercantile are about to introduce one of the most thought-provoking spirit releases of the year.

Dave Phinney on Why Now?

Napa Valley Winemaker, Dave Phinney, has always had a constant in his life: Agriculture. So when he opened The Savage & Cooke Distillery on historic Mare Island off the coast of San Francisco, and proximate to Napa Valley, it exemplified the natural evolution of the creative mind. In a recent interview, Dave told Bonfort’s that his move into spirits was a logical progression, “We were already in the alcohol space…