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• Booze Coming To Thousands Of Starbucks Locations, Eventually

Booze Coming To Thousands Of Starbucks Locations, Eventually

After a few years of testing and slowly expanding the number of Starbucks shops that serve alcohol, the coffee colossus says it will be going wide with that evening menu of adult snacks and drinks. But don’t expect it to happen overnight. Speaking with Bloomberg, Starbucks’ COO Troy Alstead says that the booze and nibbles […]

Warm California weather is good news for 2013 vintage

Warm California weather is good news for 2013 vintage

There’s no such thing as “normal” weather in the California wine country, and vineyard operators say this year that truism could mean good news for wine lovers. After cool temperatures slowed ripening and kept grapes on the vine until fall in recent years, growers in the nation’s premier wine region are facing a heat wave […]

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• Can’t Find Maker’s Mark? Try These Five Bourbons

Can’t Find Maker’s Mark? Try These Five Bourbons

Maker’s Mark stunned many in the bourbon world recently by announcing it was reducing the proof of its bourbon from 90- to 84-proof. The bourbon was staying the same (the same mash bill aged the same number of years), except the ABV was dropping from 45% to 42%. But when the backlash was more than […]

• Well, That Was Fast. Maker’s Mark Switches Back to 90 Proof

Well, That Was Fast. Maker’s Mark Switches Back to 90 Proof

We’re the first to share with the whiskey community that Maker’s Mark has just decided to switch back to 90 proof effective immediately.  Maker’s Mark just has shared the news with BourbonBlog.com this morning. A little over a week ago, BourbonBlog.com was the first to bring you the news that Maker’s Mark was “permanently” changing […]

• Maker’s Mark reduces Bourbon by 3% ABV to satisfy demand

Maker’s Mark reduces Bourbon by 3% ABV to satisfy demand

BREAKING NEWS: BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer spoke today with Rob Samuels, Chief Operating Officer of Makers Mark Bourbon Distillery, by phone as Samuels confirms that Maker’s Mark is reducing the ABV of their Bourbon by 3% effective immediately from 45% ABV (90 proof)  to 42% ABV (84 proof). The reduction of proof will be permanent for this global brand and will […]