Tag Archives: Distilled beverage

• Bacardi Pledges $3 Million to Disaster Relief Assistance

Bacardi Pledges $3 Million to Disaster Relief Assistance

“In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico, Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family commit US$3,000,000 for disaster relief and recovery efforts in the impacted areas. The world’s largest privately held spirits company designates US$2,000,000 in cash and other assistance to Puerto Rico, and […]

• First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

The beautifully grained bike is constructed from about 15 staves taken from second-fill Glenmorangie whiskey casks. The Glenmorangie Original by Renovo bicycle, a collaboration between the famous Scotch whisky producer and Oregon-based wooden bicycle manufacturer Renovo, the unique new bikes can be yours for $7000. They are the first in the world to feature a frame constructed […]

• Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

There’s a persistent myth that different types of booze – tequila, bourbon, beer, Jägermeister, etc. – affects your buzz differently. Not true. Perhaps the myth has an overriding psychological effect and people adopt the mythological behavior of said booze, but it’s all in your head. Yeah, I know, you swear you act all crazy when […]

• 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!      

• Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Whisky.Auction, an online spirits auctioneer, uncovered what they call an “extremely sophisticated” counterfeiting operation. While this large-scale counterfeit whisky operation is in England, if you purchased vintage whisky at auction, there’s a very good chance it may be fake. “In a statement to sister publication The Spirits Business, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police commented: “Detectives from […]

• 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 […]

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

“IRI®, the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail, media and over-the-counter health care companies, announced today results from its study analyzing the habits of U.S. consumers regarding alcoholic beverages. Although drinks of choice differed among generations, consumers from millennials to seniors continue to indulge in beer, wine and spirits products with […]

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• Belated Xmas news: Guess what Kim Jong-Un put in his drinks!

Belated Xmas news: Guess what Kim Jong-Un put in his drinks!

Bizarre hair-do notwithstanding, Kim Jong-Un outdoes himself bydrinking bizarre booze made out of tiger and bear bones, giantcentipedes and deer placenta. Supposedly, these drinks do everything from boosting tiredness after sex, improving erections and curing everything from arthritis to cancer. Booze distilled from deer antlers and ginseng is said to be “very effective for good health” with “no headache after […]

• Hey, guess what ‘unlimited’ stuff you can now bring back from Cuba!

Hey, guess what ‘unlimited’ stuff you can now bring back from Cuba!

As of Monday, Americans can now bring home all the Cuban rum and cigars you want! Yes, you heard that right. As long as you don’t sell it but consume or smoke it all by yourself. Well, with friends, of course. And you’ll give a huge boost to the Cuban economy. What’s also nice, the […]

• Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

The ETF Managers Group and Spirited Funds recently rolled out a first-of-its-kind ETF that targets companies that produce alcoholic beverages. The Spirited Funds/ETFMG Whiskey & Spirits ETF covers publicly traded companies across the globe that are engaged in the production of whiskey and/or spirits. According to the prospectus, the initial universe of Index constituents consists […]

• Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Most liquor exports and imports between the UK and US have been tax-free for 22 years. Brexit might send that into a tailspin. “Leaving the EU would be a leap in the dark for our great British food and drink industry and could lead to years of negotiations on new trade deals – with no […]

• 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! […]

• Here we go. Drake to launch his own whiskey brand.

Here we go. Drake to launch his own whiskey brand.

Following rapper’s Puff Daddy’s Cîroc, Ludacris  for Conjure Cognac, Jay Z for D’USSE Cognac and Snoop Dogg backed Cuca Fresca- artisanal Brazilian cachaça, Drake wanted his piece of the money pie. And why not? He’ll be launching “Virginia Black Whiskey” – coming soon. That’s about all we know about it right now. Celebrities are  launching wine, […]

• 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 […]