Spirits

• Get ready to Par-tay! “Magic Mike” launches another much-needed vodka!

Get ready to Par-tay! “Magic Mike” launches another much-needed vodka!

Channing Tatum now has his own potato vodka called Born & Bred distilled by Grand Teton Distillery in Idaho. What’s it made with? ”It’s a smooth 80-proof drink that’s made from glacial water, Idaho potatoes, and Tatum’s sweat.” I’ll take a case. “CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE FOR MISCHIEF”~ slogan on Born and Bred bottle

• Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Hoping they make beautiful music together, rockers Sammy Hagar, of Cabo Wabo Tequila fame, and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, blended tequila and mezcal to concoct a new brand new agave spirit, Santo Puro Mezquila. It should be available everywhere just about now! Give it a shot!      

• What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

Yes, Virginia, there is a single cask of Glendronach made especially for Trump’s golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Here are the deets: 26-Year-Old, only 500 bottles released, sherry cask, BOX SIGNED BY DONALD J. TRUMP! Hurry, hurry! This bottle is going to auction on January 13 at McTear’s in Glasgow, Scotland. “After his recent elevation […]

• Celeb booze news! Wayne Gretzky scores with his own whisky!

Celeb booze news! Wayne Gretzky scores with his own whisky!

If you drink this, will it make you a great hockey player? Maybe. Available in Ontario, Alberta & Manitoba NIAGARA, ON, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW/ – Wayne Gretzky and Andrew Peller Limited are proud to introduce the first ever Wayne Gretzky No. 99 ‘Red Cask’ Canadian Whisky. Made with locally-sourced grains that are individually distilled, matured […]

• Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Ok, so Jim Murray, of Whisky Bible fame, released his 13th annual guide in November and, believe me, we were all surprised by his pick for this year’s top dog: 90-proof Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye! While I’m a proud Canadian, Crown Royal isn’t the first rye that comes to mind when you’re looking for […]

• Studebaker, not a car, is a new line of bottled whisky cocktails

Studebaker, not a car, is a new line of bottled whisky cocktails

Easy peasy, cocktails for lazy people! Who needs a bartender? The labels sure are beautiful. What do you think of bottled cocktails? Have you tried any? Please let us know so we can save ourselves the disappointment. From the press release: “Inspired by the Prohibition classics, STUDEBAKER™ uses the finest Canadian Whisky, masterfully blended and […]

• Blast off! Suntory whisky’s going to space!

Blast off! Suntory whisky’s going to space!

Getting ahead of the game, Japanese booze behemoth Suntory Holdings is sending  six samples of its kickass whisky and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station in August. Suntory is sending up the samples for a year as it wants to check out how these samples age in zero gravity. Then, back at home assuming […]

• 10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

          1. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Milagro Did you know that 91% of people prefer fresh margaritas over those made with a pre-packaged mix? If you fall in this category, “The Milagro Freshest Margarita” recipe is the perfect mix of classic cocktail with a creative twist. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Recipe 2. CRUZ […]

• Celebrate New Harper Lee Novel With ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ Cocktails

Celebrate New Harper Lee Novel With ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ Cocktails

 The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, Vermont celebrated the release of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, with a happy hour at a local bar and ”Tequila Mockingbird” cocktails: a shot of tequila with a dash of hot sauce, chased with a pickle slice and for Go Set a Watchman - ”Go Get a Scotch, Man.”: scotch, […]

• Officer’s Choice Top Spirits Brand Overtakes Smirnoff Vodka

Officer’s Choice Top Spirits Brand Overtakes Smirnoff Vodka

Indian whisky brand Officer’s Choice is in high spirits. It has emerged as the world’s largest spirits brand by volume, surpassing sales of Smirnoff Vodka. In calendar year 2014, 28.4 million cases of Officer’s Choice were sold, compared to 25.6 million of Smirnoff owned by London-based liquor company Diageo. The Kishore Chhabria-promoted Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD)’s […]

• Buffalo Trace To Up Capacity With 50 Warehouses

Buffalo Trace To Up Capacity With 50 Warehouses

Buffalo Trace is planning to build an additional 50 warehouses over the next 10 years in order to expand its Bourbon production. The news follows Buffalo Trace’s warning that demand continues to outstrip supply of its Bourbon brands, many of which will remain on strict allocation for the “foreseeable future”. Plans for the warehouses were […]

• How To Properly Use Jagermeister in Cocktails

How To Properly Use Jagermeister in Cocktails

As cocktails with Jagermeister begin to appear on cocktail menus around the country, some of us might be wondering how to make a proper jagermeister cocktail . Wonder no more. Grant Wheeler of The Garret in New York City and Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo, also in New York City, provided us with some […]

• L.A.’s own Greenbar Craft Distillery featured on Eye on LA

L.A.’s own Greenbar Craft Distillery featured on Eye on LA

By D.R. Stewart BoozeNews covered this iconic organic spirit makers back in 2010! Eye-on-LA’s recent piece on Greenbar shows co-owner Litty Mathew letting us know that they are “LA’s first distillery since prohibition — until 2014 distilleries were not allowed to be open in the State of California to paid visitors.” Yes, Greenbar now has a tasting […]

• Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky’s Marketing Mistakes?

Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky’s Marketing Mistakes?

Despite the market split, the Tequila category is on the cusp of its own boomtime. But, the positioning of the mixto sector compared to 100% agave carries echoes of Scotch whisky past-tendency to hype single malts to the expense of blends. And now, Scotch volumes are suffering. Will Tequila make the same mistake? Richard Woodard […]

Justin Beiber’s manager Scooter Braun gets it on with his own Vodka Party

By D.R. Stewart Would Col. Tom Parker have had his own bourbon “Dutch Treat”? How about Brian Epstein sponsoring a Sweet Vermouth? Lou Pearlman’s Bitters?  These three men managed in order: Elvis, The Beatles and The Backstreet Boys. Sadly, they missed the era of sponsored alcohol, and can only be jealous of Scooter Braun’s Zodiac […]

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