Tag Archives: Distillation

• 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 […]

• Former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge Starting Distillery

Former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge Starting Distillery

Jim Rutledge and partners spirits industry veterans, Stephen Camisa and Jon Mowry, are planning a sustainable distillery close to Louisville – of course. The distillery, J.W. Rutledge Distillery, is projected to cost $2 million and Rutledge and partners hope to raise the money on IndieGoGo. Considering it’s Jim Rutledge, they might just double their goal! […]

• Ex-Diageo Director to Launch Whisky Investment Firm

Ex-Diageo Director to Launch Whisky Investment Firm

A former Diageo commercial director is to launch a new platform designed to give investors the chance to profit from maturing whisky, having raised more than £1 million through crowdfunding. Founded by Paul Tustain, the CEO and founder of BullionVault, and ex-Commercial Director of Diageo, Rupert Patrick, Whisky Investment Direct achieved its funding target of £1,002,972 via […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• Distiller Promises To Make Kentucky Liquor Quicker

Distiller Promises To Make Kentucky Liquor Quicker

Kentucky bourbon is in high demand these days. Sales and production of the whiskey have surged in recent years. The demand has created a problem: a shortage of barrels. Bourbon is typically aged for several years in wooden casks. But one company has found a work-around. It’s come up with a chemical process that ages […]

• Why Whisky Pros Add Water to Their Glasses

Why Whisky Pros Add Water to Their Glasses

You are hereby absolved of the faux-macho insistence that you drink your whiskys neat. Okay, yes, you may still get a few funny looks for pouring high-end booze over a glass full of rocks, but the science and the industry opinions are on your side: a little dilution can be good, and you should be actively pursuing it with […]

• ‘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 […]

• Female distillers know their alcohol – and always have

Female distillers know their alcohol – and always have

A new generation of distillery trailblazers navigates a checkered history of sexism to stake a claim in the traditionally male-dominated industry. Bridget Firtle interrupts our interview when an alarm sounds. The water has reached the right temperature for the next stage of making mash. I watch as she drives a forklift truck carrying 3,200lb of […]

• How to Drink a Cask Strength Whiskey

How to Drink a Cask Strength Whiskey

The idea of tasting a whiskey that comes straight from the barrel has been an enticing selling point in recent years, but the growing popularity of “cask strength” spirits is a bit more than just a nebulous term meant to conjure images of tough men, dark wood, and stiff drinks. If we put you on the spot, […]

• Pappy Van Winkle Heist Solved: Tied to Crime Syndicate

Pappy Van Winkle Heist Solved: Tied to Crime Syndicate

The most bizarre Bourbon story in recent memory got a little crazier with the indictment of 9 individuals on organized crime charges for years of stealing and selling Bourbon. Even weirder, the common denominator looks to be a softball team. This case first made headlines in October of 2013, when several bottles of the highly […]

• A Bullshitter’s Guide To Scotch Whisky

A Bullshitter’s Guide To Scotch Whisky

GQ meets up with Alan Winchester, the Master Distiller at The Glenlivet, to talk through the do’s and don’ts of Scotch whisky. First things first. To call itself a scotch whisky, a potential scotch whisky has a few hoops to jump through before it earns the moniker. It must be made from malted barley, it […]

• Jim Murray, the man who ranks the world’s best whiskies

Jim Murray, the man who ranks the world’s best whiskies

Latest edition of Jim Murray’s (pictured) Whisky Bible created a bit of a tumult, with not a single Scotch whisky in the top five. Putting together the Whisky Bible is not the hedonistic career it sounds to be. “People tell me I’ve got the luckiest job in the world,” Jim Murray says, in the lobby […]

• 20 Top Whiskies At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

20 Top Whiskies At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The results are in from the world’s most prestigious spirits competition. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place last month, showcasing the very best of some 1,500 liquors.  In all, nearly 50 bottles won awards – but we know what you’re here for, so we compiled a list of this year’s top whiskeys. From the […]