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WhistlePig Farms Is Not A Distillery In Vermont. It’s Canadian. Got That?

WhistlePig Farms Is Not A Distillery In Vermont. It’s Canadian. Got That?

There are two kinds of distillers: Those who distill whisky, and those who buy whisky. Usually, bottlers make no pretenses about selling whisky made by others. However, there are a few more mendacious types – fake distillers who pretend to make whisky – who divert attention from their deceitfulness with beautiful custom-designed bottles and labels, […]

‘Bourbon Empire’ Reveals Smoke & Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Craft bourbon, like craft beer, is in the midst of a boom: In the past 15 years, the number of distilleries in the U.S. has surged from just a handful to around 600. Why are Americans buying more bourbon? According to author Reid Mitenbuler, one reason is that we’re being seduced by clever bottles and […]

Does it matter where Templeton Rye whiskey is made?

Does it matter where Templeton Rye whiskey is made?

Templeton Rye has been in the news a lot lately. Bryce T. Bauer’s book Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots was released in July, the same month that the Daily Beast published an article by Eric Felten titled “Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a […]

ALERT: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably Made In A Factory Distillery in Indiana

ALERT: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably Made In A Factory Distillery in Indiana

The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret—many of the ‘small-batch’ distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana. Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a supremely artisanal effort. The distillery creates “small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico.” […]

World Class Whiskey – From Vermont?

World Class Whiskey – From Vermont?

I’ve been writing on wines and spirits for over 15 years, and living in Vermont for even longer, but the two have never had much in common – until now. Unlike vodkas made from Maple syrup or even lactose (really), WhistlePig, which is bottled on a farm in rural Shoreham, Vermont, is not just another […]

REMINDER: 4th Annual San Francisco Whiskeyfest Oct. 8, NYC Nov. 9

REMINDER: 4th Annual San Francisco Whiskeyfest Oct. 8, NYC Nov. 9

America’s largest whisky celebration comes back to San Francisco for the 4th year. WhiskyFest San Francisco will feature more than 250 of the world’s finest, rarest, and most expensive single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, American, Japanese, Canadian and other whiskies from around the world to sample in one Grand Ballroom. High-end cognac, rum, […]

Hillybilly Hooch goes Hipster at Silverlake Wine Whisky Tasting

Hillybilly Hooch goes Hipster at Silverlake Wine Whisky Tasting

By BoozeNews reporter D.R. Stewart Apparently, as Hipster beards become more Ken Burns Civil War style – it makes perfect sense they would start to gravitate towards whiskeys approaching Moonshine. I found this out last night, as Silverlake Wine put its operation on the road with a Whiskey tasting at Cliff’s Edge Restaurant . Silverlake […]