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Tag Archives: Kentucky

• Kentucky whiskey, spirits maker buys southern Indiana mill

Kentucky whiskey, spirits maker buys southern Indiana mill

A Kentucky company that’s a top maker of whiskey and other spirits is buying a southern Indiana lumber mill that will turn out wooden segments for its bourbon barrels. Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp. will spend $12 million to buy and expand that Owen County mill. The Indianapolis Star reports the 15,000-square-foot mill in Spencer about […]

• 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 […]

• Mission Accomplished! Senate recognizes American Craft Beer Week

Mission Accomplished! Senate recognizes American Craft Beer Week

Senate leadership scheduled a rare session on Sunday to keep the Patriot Act’s spying powers from expiring at midnight. That didn’t work, in large part due to Sen. Rand Paul, who’s been a thorn in Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s side on surveillance reform for weeks. But Paul and McConnell did manage to agree on something […]

• 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 […]

• ‘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 […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Overview The beverage industry can be classified into nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverage categories. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation, the carbonated soft drink is the key nonalcoholic beverage category with a market share of 33.1% of the total US beverage market volume. Alcoholic beverages, primarily beer, also form a dominant part of the US beverage market. […]

• One of Ireland’s Most Revered Whiskies Arrives On U.S. Soil

One of Ireland’s Most Revered Whiskies Arrives On U.S. Soil

“It was almost exactly a year ago that I wrote here in these pages at Forbes.com about the eagerly anticipated arrival of the Green Spot, a delicious single pot distillation Irish whiskey made in tantalizingly small quantities. In that article I called it “arguably Ireland’s greatest whiskey,” and with the hindsight of time, I realize […]

• What is the grain-to-glass trend?

What is the grain-to-glass trend?

In an unexpected offshoot of the local food movement, distilleries are embracing farming. The crops growing on 1,000-acre Myer Farm in upstate New York have been used in products ranging from animal feed to tofu. On a whim, fifth-generation farmers and brothers Joe and John Myer decided to try their hand at distilling their wheat, […]

• Chivas Brothers to triple production at Glenlivet Distillery

Chivas Brothers to triple production at Glenlivet Distillery

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whiskey and premium gin unit of France-based Pernod Ricard, is planning to triple production capacity at its Glenlivet Distillery. The company had applied to the Cairngorms National Park Authority for permission to build new facilities and upgrade existing facilities at Glenlivet site near Ballindalloch on Speyside. Work under the proposed expansion […]

• Good news! Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you’re over 60)

Good news! Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you’re over 60)

Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a ‘significantly’ better ability to recall memories. Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found. Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have […]

• Going to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival? Get a free ride home

Going to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival? Get a free ride home

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Guests to Receive Free Safe Rides Home from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Safe Rides Home Program Returns to Bardstown to Emphasize Responsible Drinking Bardstown, KY (Sept. 10, 2014) – Bourbon aficionados travel from all over the world to celebrate America’s native spirit during one of the fall’s most popular events – the Kentucky […]

• Don’t Believe Everything You Read On Bourbon Bottles

Don’t Believe Everything You Read On Bourbon Bottles

If you follow the bourbon industry closely, you’re familiar with the debate over the concept of contract products. Bourbon takes a while to make. Many distillers let it age for four to seven years before they’ll sell it. Some age it even longer. So how can a start-up company invest tens of thousands of dollars […]